Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

成功从这里开始PK3至8th 年级


"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."


As our students enter first through fifth grade, 我们教一个富人, meaningful 和 balanced curriculum of skills 和 information through age-appropriate lessons 和 activities. It is a time when students continue their development towards a stronger foundation of Reading, 写作, 数学 和 our Catholic Faith.

Teaching the whole child is emphasized -- physically, 精神上, 精神上, 在情感上 和 academically.

As our students mature, we encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning. Organizational, time management 和 good study skills empower our students. We motivate them to be accountable 和 responsible, as they strive to live, love 和 act like Jesus.

Exciting 小学 Experiences

Our elementary program places students on the path to a life-long love of learning. The curriculum encourages curiosity, stimulates thinking 和 helps to instill a sense of self-confidence in every child.

We believe excellence is achieved by setting high st和ards, providing appropriate instructional methods 和 monitoring achievement. Our teachers use differentiated instructional techniques allowing each student to reach their fullest potential.

As children progress through the elementary grades, our teaching approach transitions from directed to guided learning, reflecting the changing developmental needs of our students. Students become more responsible for their own work 和 actions. They are encouraged to explore, question 和 advocate for themselves.

Our goal is to provide each student with an outst和ing, content-rich academic curriculum, enlivened by the values of the Catholic faith.



The spiritual development of our students is central to our school’s mission.

在小学阶段, teachers focus on developing a relationship with God, the foundations of the Catholic faith, 早期的圣礼. Prayer 和 the teachings of the 教堂 are woven throughout each day. Students attend Mass weekly 和 participate in devotions including praying the rosary, stations of the cross 和 adoration.

Our K-5th grade religion curriculum incorporates Catholic doctrine, 圣经的主题, 社会正义, 服务, family life 和 community prayer. Second 年级 students prepare for the sacraments of Reconciliation 和 First Communion in their classrooms. All elementary students participate in 服务 projects.


科学 education helps students underst和 the workings of the natural world. We teach students science concepts through a combination of h和s-on exploration, 基于技术的学习, 以及科学探究. We emphasize that science is a way to investigate, celebrate 和 care for God’s creation.

在我们的小学阶段, our science curriculum introduces students to the scientific method as they learn to gather data, analyze results 和 reach conclusions. Through the course of their elementary years at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School, students will study physical, 生命与地球科学. Some areas of study include the solar system, 身体系统, 树叶和植物, 生命周期, 简单的机器, 平衡和运动, 事, 空气和天气, 地质与昆虫.

Older elementary students complete science research projects, 写报告, give oral presentations 和 have the opportunity to work on STREAM projects in the classroom. Our elementary science curriculum prepares each student for middle school by enhancing their curiosity 和 developing their ability to investigate, 分析和解释.


The curriculum is designed to develop mathematical proficiency through the mastery of basic skills 和 concepts. 通过调查, 分析, 批判性思维, collaboration 和 use of technology, our students become effective problem solvers. Students develop the ability to effectively communicate their underst和ing of mathematical skills, 概念和过程.

Our math curriculum is based on a traditional approach that provides students with a strong foundation for underst和ing more complex concepts as they grow. We focus on the essential concepts at each grade level to build Math fluency 和 in-depth underst和ing of major mathematical ideas.

Our elementary students explore mathematical processes, number operations 和 relationships, 几何, 测量, statistics 和 probability 和 algebraic relationships. Our teachers use a wide variety of tools, h和s-on activities 和 daily practice to build each student’s number sense 和 mental math skills 和 to ensure each student’s preparedness for middle school math.


Education in social studies enables students to become well informed about the world around them through exploration of the social sciences of history, 地理位置, 经济学, 文化与政府. Our social studies curriculum is designed to help students acquire knowledge 和 skills to become informed citizens in a culturally diverse, democratic society in an interdependent world.

在小学阶段, our social studies curriculum includes an introduction to history, 地理位置, 经济学, 地理位置, 公民与政府. Some areas of study include neighborhoods, 城市/城镇, 州, 国家和大洲, 位置方面, 地图和地球仪技能, 著名的历史美国人, 时间线, 能源, 运输, 沟通, 货币与银行业, 商品和服务. The 4th grade 社会研究 curriculum emphasizes these areas on Florida Studies.

We emphasize the connections among the peoples 和 nations of the world, teach an appreciation 和 respect for diversity, 和 demonstrate ways to practice good citizenship. We help our students underst和 their place in the world as citizens of the United States 和 as children of God.

Our elementary students move on to middle school with an underst和ing of the past 和 present 和 the ability to meet the challenges of the future.


The goal of our language arts curriculum in the elementary grades is to ensure every student has a firm foundation in phonemic awareness, 理解, 语法, 写作, 词汇和拼写. We work with our students to develop strong reading, 写作 和 speaking skills in order for them to be effective communicators.

In our lower elementary grades (1st - 2nd), we utilize a reading program that blends a strong phonics foundation with a rich literature experience, providing a balanced approach to reading 和 language arts. Grammar, punctuation, h和写作 和 spelling lessons are embedded in the reading series. The 写作 process is introduced through interactive 写作 activities 和 students learn 写作 traits such as word choice, organization 和 conventions. Teachers instruct h和写作 using the Zaner-Bloser method.

As our 3rd through 5th graders continue to develop their reading skills, they are challenged to become more active, 思考的读者. Our reading series grows with them 和 embeds phonics, 写作技巧, 研究策略, spelling 和 语法 into the curriculum. We continue to teach 写作 as a process 和 students further hone their skills. Students learn to write clearly 和 effectively, to share information 和 knowledge, 影响和说服, 创造和娱乐.

Students gain the experience of gathering their ideas 和 presenting them in front of a group. Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School’s elementary students learn to communicate with confidence, 清晰, 创造力和能力. The transition to cursive begins in 2nd grade 和 is reinforced in subsequent grades. Our older elementary students learn research 和 inquiry methods 和 teachers introduce note taking 和 the organization of information to help prepare them for the move to middle school.


Enriching Minds, Inspiring Creativity 和 Developing Talent

In addition to the core curriculum, students at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School enjoy a variety of specialty
subjects designed to complement 和 enrich their overall academic experience.


All students receive weekly instruction in Spanish. The Spanish curriculum is implemented using age-appropriate activities in a creative, interesting 和 engaging classroom environment.

Students in grades K – 5th visit the Spanish classroom once per week 和 focus on the basic language skills of speaking, 听, 理解, 阅读和写作.

Students in grades 6 - 8th receive Spanish instruction twice per week, further deepening their knowledge. 通过实践活动, 歌曲, 游戏和项目, students acquire both linguistic skills 和 a greater cultural awareness.


Education in the Visual Arts is important to the development of creative expression. Through the study of visual arts, students develop creativity 和 build self-confidence. Our visual arts curriculum provides students with aesthetic experiences 和 builds an underst和ing of 和 an appreciation for a variety of cultures.

Students in grades K - 8th meet weekly with our art teacher in the Art Suite. Students are instructed in Art history, 画, 绘画, 和 sculpture work as well as a variety of other methods 和 media. They are encouraged to create their own works of beauty 和 individuality.


Music education is an essential component of a child’s education. Through music, students develop creativity, imagination 和 expression. The music curriculum introduces students to a broad cultural awareness 和 deeper appreciation of the arts while developing life-long skills.

Students in grades PK3 - 8th participate in weekly music classes in the Music Suite. Our focus is on developing young singing voices, 学习音乐技巧, 欣赏音乐, 分享音乐天赋. 小学 students work on learning rhythm, reading notes 和 a mastery of repertoire of age-appropriate 歌曲.


Our physical education program is designed to develop the necessary skills 和 experiences that benefit students physically, 在情感上, 社会, 和精神上. By fostering physical fitness, 团队合作, 和 healthy lifestyle choices students establish a positive self-concept.

小学 students in grades PreK3 - 8th enjoy physical education classes each week in our outdoor athletic facilities. 通过有趣的, 健康和公平竞争, our students develop eye-h和 coordination, 基本力量, 平衡和敏捷. They learn the skills 和 rules related to a variety of sports. The elements of improving personal skill level, 支持队友, respecting opponents 和 the quality of sportsmanship are stressed.