The 354 students currently enrolled in grades PreK through 12 come to Lourdes
from seven supporting parishes in eight surrounding school districts. The
average class size is 15 to 20 students.
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School has developed a comprehensive
curriculum of academic and non-academic programs. Course offerings are
designed to meet the needs of students on all levels. A minimum of 26 credits
accumulated throughout four years of study is required for graduation. A
student must, therefore, pass all subjects totaling no fewer than 26 credits.
Credits are acquired from the following:
Social Sciences 3
Arts or Humanities 2
The electives can be selected from the following areas: Accounting, Art,
Computer Applications, Foreign Languages, Homemaking, and Music.
Levels of Study
Our Lady of Lourdes Regional High School offers two levels of study,
distinguished by the comprehension and depth of subject matter exploration.
These levels are both designed to lead to higher study. These tracks or
levels are Academic and Honors. Honors courses are offered to students in
English, foreign languages, mathematics, science, and advanced computer
applications. The Fine Arts/Music Department activities include individual
lessons, chorus, and liturgical singers. The Art Program offers instruction
in various media such as drawing, watercolors, oil painting, sculpture,
graphic design, and art history. The Computer Program offers introductory and
advanced courses using Office 2007 and Windows XP Operating System on IBM
Lourdes is dedicated to developing promising young adults. This means that,
in addition to providing a stimulating intellectual and physical environment,
Lourdes places great emphasis on the students'spiritual and moral growth.
Liturgies, devotions, and opportunities for the Sacrament of Reconciliation
are scheduled on a regular basis. Classroom discussions in Religion focus on
contemporary moral and social issues. We believe our graduates gain a more
complete understanding of themselves and their world and are awakened to the
contributions they can make as a result of a values-based education.
Faculty and Staff
As teachers, in all disciplines, our faculty seek to be exemplary models of
faith. Among our current faculty, many hold master's degrees and more than
half have been teaching for more than ten years. They bring a wealth of
experience to a strong academic program while conveying Christian values and
a strong sense of community.
The academic, college-preparatory program at Lourdes is designed to meet all
the entrance requirements of colleges and universities.
Lourdes meets the requirements of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the
Diocese of Harrisburg.
Lourdes graduates have attended Harvard, MIT, Notre Dame, University of
Pennsylvania, and competitive colleges and universities. Some of our
graduates have gone on to West Point, Annapolis, the Air Force Academy, and
other military academies.
Information as of July 1, 2011, indicates that 92% of the Class of 2011
enrolled in higher education. 75% have matriculated to four-year programs.
The remaining 25% pursued military, two-year programs or vocational
opportunities. The Class of 2011 earned a total of $1,073,486 in scholarships