Mrs. Rosemary Vander Weele

As primary educators of your children, a Catholic Classical Education is the best gift you can give! The riches of the Catholic faith coupled with a natural and exciting way for students to learn makes Lourdes Classical a truly unique and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for your family.

As principal of Lourdes Classical I have fallen in love with education all over again. Classical education provides its students with a love for Truth and learning, and also continues to foster in students their wonder and awe of God’s creation. All too often we see students and teachers glassy eyed and going through the motions of education. This is not authentic education.

Education comes from the Latin root word educare meaning to “draw out” or “lead forth.” Lourdes Classical seeks to lead students to the Truth beginning in our Montessori Pre-Kindergarten program all the way through 8th grade. Offering not only rigorous academics and exceptional discipleship formation, Lourdes Classical also offers a family that will support your family as you seek to instill excellence in your children.

Our Catholic Faith is the most important part of our mission here at Lourdes Classical, and everything we do begins and ends in prayer. We participate in the sacraments frequently and help our students fall in love with Jesus in the Eucharist every day.

Our approach to education is to set the standard of excellence high and support students as they strive to achieve it. From math and science to Latin to English and history, all of our content courses focus on aiming students towards Truth, Beauty, and Goodness and helping them communicate these truths articulately. Through the three stages of the Trivium (Grammar, Logic, and Rhetoric), students learn the depth of an idea, why it is important, and how to speak clearly about it. Critical and objective thinking are invaluable skills that students at Lourdes Classical develop and practice during their time here.

If you are looking for the riches of the Tradition of the Catholic Faith, an excellent academic program, and joyful students and teachers, you have found it; we look forward to meeting you and assisting you in your primary role as educator of your children.

God bless you on your road to eternity,

Rosemary Vander Weele, School Principal