Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions. As always, you are welcome to give the school a call at 508-822-3746 with any additional questions you may have.

  • What are the school hours? What grades do you offer?

    The school day begins at 9AM and ends at 3PM-students can be dropped off as early as 8:30 and it will not be considered part of the Before School Program.  For Pre-K Flex, we have several options.
    We offer Pre-K for ages 3 and 4 Year Olds and Grades K-5.

  • Is child care offered before and after the school day? What are the hours and cost?

    Yes. Our Before School Program begins at 7:00AM and the After School Program runs from 3PM to 5:30PM. The cost for the extended day is $2 per half hour.

  • How much is tuition? 2017-2018 Tuition Rates

    2018-2019 Tuition Rate

    There is a one- time $75.00 non- refundable registration fee for all new students.

     Grades K- 4

    Tuition $4189
    Book and Materials Fee $150
    Fundraising Fee $100
    Total Tuition $4,439
    Divided by 11 months $403.54 / month

    3 or 4 Year Old Full Day Pre-K Program

    Tuition $5,187
    Book and Materials Fee  $150
    Fundraising Fee  $100
    Total Tuition  $5,437
    Divided by 11 months  $497.27/month

    Part-Time Full Day 3 Year Old Pre-K Program

    Full Days Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    Tuition  $3,333
    Book and Materials Fee  $150.00
    Fundraising Fee  $100.00
    Total Tuition   $3,583
    Divided by 11 months   $325.72 / month

    Fundraising Obligation Fee: $100 per family

    Families are granted a fundraising credit at the rate of $10.00 per hour served at the following major school fundraisers:

    Golf Tournament
    Book Fairs
    Calendar Sales
    Penny Sale
    Parents’ Guild Events
    Bingo
    Gillette Stadium
    Candy Drive

    The fundraising obligation will be added into your overall tuition FACTS account. All fundraising obligations met by March 2018 will be credited to your 2018 April FACTS payment.

    Fundraising, book and materials fees may be paid separately by July 1, 2017 or included in your monthly tuition.

    There are other fundraising initiatives but participation is not required.

  • Do you offer financial aid? If so what is the process to apply?

    Sister Margretta Sol Scholarship

    This scholarship is awarded each school year on a “need basis”. This is open to OLOL students only. Applicants can apply directly with Sr. Margretta Sol at the school.

    Diocese of Fall River Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE)

    These scholarships are distributed on a “need basis” to ensure that any child desiring to attend one of the Catholic schools in the Diocese of Fall River will have that opportunity. A formal application procedure is required of all who wish to apply for aidTuition Aid amounts range from $300 to $1000 per academic year. There is a $15 application fee per family. Deadline for submission is April 7, 2018.
    Apply online: https://online.factsmgt.com/signin/3GJ1F

    Knights of Columbus Monsignor James Coyle Scholarship

    This is a new scholarship that is awarded to one student per year. The student must be currently enrolled in the school and exhibit exceptional character, especially in the areas of faith and service. Faculty will nominate and vote for the student in the spring. The recipient will receive a $200.00 scholarship deducted from the current year’s tuition.

    Parish Assistance

    Your parish may offer tuition assistance of up to $300 per academic year. Please inquire with your parish’s administration office for more details.
    All scholarships and financial aid require a formal application. To inquire, please contact our Principal, Mary Turner at 508-822-3746. We are committed to doing the utmost to make our school accessible to all children who wish to attend.

  • What are the criteria for acceptance? When are applications due?

    OLOL offers open enrollment throughout the year but we encourage early registration due to limited space and availability.

    The criteria for acceptance are as follows:

    1. Copy of Birth Certificate
    2. Copy of Baptismal Certificate (if available)
    3. Completed Registration Form
    4. $50 Deposit
    5. Transcripts for students transferring into Grades 1-5. We will need a release of information form.
    6. Immigration form if born outside the country
    7. Signed Permission for use of child’s photo
    8. Signed Computer Acceptable Use Policy
  • What is the student: teacher ratio?

    17: 1

  • What is the school’s curriculum?

    The curriculum is based on the learning outcomes set forth by the Diocese of Fall River. This can be accessed here: http://csalliance.wpengine.com/learning-outcomes/

  • How is religion incorporated? Do you accept non-Catholics?

    We welcome children from all faith backgrounds who wish to be taught in a caring and nurturing environment that views every child as a gift from God. The entire student body begins each day with a Morning Prayer assembly. Parents are welcome to attend. Religion is taught in the classrooms based on the diocesan outcomes. Eucharistic Adoration is attended by Grades 2-5 once per month. A monthly liturgy and observance of Holy Days of Obligation are attended by the entire student body.

    Reconciliation is offered to students during Advent and Lent. Stations of the Cross are held in the school gym every Friday during Lent.

    Our Lady of Lourdes School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ethnicity or national origin.

  • What special classes do you have?

    We provide Technology, Music, Art, Physical Education and Grades 1-5 also have library. Grades 4 and 5 receive lessons in conversational Spanish.

  • Do you provide special education?

    Yes, our Certified Special Education Teacher supports IEP’s, remediation and response to intervention.

  • What type of technology do you have?

    Each Teacher has their own IPad and access to Interactive Mimio Boards. The school provides WIFI access for all faculty and students.

  • How much homework will my child receive?

    Pre-K & K do not have homework. The following table provides guidelines as to the amount of time the typical student should spend on daily homework.

    Grade 1 20 Minutes
    Grade 2 & 3 30 Minutes
    Grade 4 30-60 Minutes
    Grade 5 60-90 Minutes

    These times do not include independent reading times.

  • What extracurricular activities do you offer?

    We offer Garden, Cooking, Drama, Craft, Book & Astronomy Clubs. Children may participate in our semi-annual performance group. Also, for students who are experiencing or may have experienced grief in their lives, the school provides Rainbows group meetings.

  • Is there a PTO or a Parents’ Guild?

    Yes, we have an OLOL Parents’ Guild. The Guild meets monthly and it is an open forum.  The Guild gives us an opportunity to educate parents on the “behind the scene” items that are dealt with when trying to plan events for our students and their families as well as reviewing any updates from our Principal and/or Development Committee. The Guild sponsors after school events as well as in school Enrichment projects such as a Back-to-School Hoe Down, Halloween Party, Sweetheart Dance and Magic and Science Shows.

  • Is there a school nurse?

    Yes, we have a part-time school nurse three days per week from 9AM to Noon.

  • Do your students wear a uniform? Where can they buy one?

    Yes. The uniforms are offered through Donnelly’s or we sell gently used uniforms at the school. Please refer to the table outlining the uniforms by gender and grade.

    GRADE GIRLS BOYS
    PRE-K Short or Long Sleeve Hunter Green Polo with Gold OLOL Logo | Khaki Elastic Waist Pants | Brown or Black Dress Shoes Short or Long Sleeve Hunter Green Polo with Gold OLOL Logo | Khaki Elastic Waist Pants | Brown or Black Dress Shoes
                        K-5 Short or Long Sleeve White Broadcloth Round Collar Blouse| Plaid Jumper with OLOL Logo Patch | Hunter Green Snap Tie | Hunter Green or Grey Knee Socks or Tights | Brown or Black Dress Shoes| Short or Long Sleeve White Button Down Shirt | Grey Pants | Hunter Green Tie | Grey or Green Socks | Brown or Black Shoes | Black or brown belt
     

    Optional Warm Weather Uniform:

    8/31 to 10/31;

    4/1 to Last Day of School

     

     

    Uniform shorts may be worn until 10/31 and then again after April 1st. Pre-K may wear khaki elastic pull-on shorts and Grades K-5 can choose from grey flat twill short or grey pleat twill short. Green polos with the OLOL logo must be worn with the shorts.

    Uniform shorts may be worn until 10/31 and then again after April 1st. Pre-K may wear khaki elastic pull-on shorts and Grades K-5 can choose from grey flat twill short or grey pleat twill short. Green polos with the OLOL logo must be worn with the shorts.
    Optional Winter Uniform:

    11/1 to 3/31

     

    Two options for grey slacks are available and may be worn November 1st to March 31st and they must be accompanied by an OLOL sweater or sweatshirt with a crossover tie.

    Short or Long Sleeve White Button Down Shirt | Grey Pants | Hunter Green Tie
    GYM
     

    Short or Long Sleeve Grey T-Shirt with OLOL Logo | Grey Shorts or Grey Sweatpants with OLOL Logo

    Short or Long Sleeve Grey T-Shirt with OLOL Logo | Grey Shorts or Grey Sweatpants with OLOL Logo
    Optional Items
    Hunter Green Sweaters | Grey OLOL Sweatshirts Hunter Green Sweaters | Grey OLOL Sweatshirts

     

  • Do you offer a hot lunch program? How much does it cost?

    YES.  This table references the available options and pricing.

    Monday No Lunch offered N/A
    Tuesday Hot Dog $1.50
    Wednesday Chicken Nuggets $1.50
    Thursday Turkey & Cheese, Italian or Ham & Cheese Sub with bag of Goldfish(Prepared by Coyle & Cassidy) $3.50
    Friday Pizza or Caesar with Grilled Chicken or Breaded Chicken (Prepared by Coyle & Cassidy) $1.50 for Pizza |$3.00 for Salad with Chicken