What are the school hours? What grades do you offer?
The school day for Grades K – 8 begins at 8:20 AM and ends at 2:30 PM-students can be dropped off as early as 7:00 AM as part of the Before School Program. For Pre-K students, the hours remain the same, 9 AM to 3 PM.
We offer Pre-K for ages 3 and 4 Year Olds and Grades K-8.
Is child care offered before and after the school day? What are the hours and cost?
Yes. Our Before School Program begins at 7:00 AM and the After School Program runs from 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM. The cost for the extended day is $2 per half hour.
How much is tuition?
Our tuition rates are posted on our tuition page and updated annually.
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.
Foundation to Advance Catholic Education (FACE)
These scholarships are distributed on a “needs 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 aid. Tuition Aid amounts range from $300 to $2000 per academic year. There is a $25 application fee per family.
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.
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:
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Copy of Baptismal Certificate (if available)
- Completed Registration Form
- $75 Deposit (for families new to Taunton Catholic education only)
- Transcripts for students transferring into Grades 1-8. We will need a release of information form (does not include Coyle and Cassidy families).
- Immigration form if born outside the country
- Signed Permission for use of child’s photo
- Signed Computer Acceptable Use Policy
What is the student: teacher ratio?
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 the older grades 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 library. Grades 4 through 8 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 4-5 30-60 Minutes Grade 6-8 60-75 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.
View the full uniform policy here.
Do you offer a hot lunch program? How much does it cost?
YES. This table references the available options and pricing.
Monday Lunch Box or Fruit Box $3.50 Tuesday Hot Dog $1.50 Wednesday Chicken Nuggets and Chips $3.50 Thursday Turkey & Cheese, Italian or Ham & Cheese Sub with bag of Goldfish $3.50 Friday Pizza $1.50