Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School accredited?

The school is fully accredited by the National Council for Private School Accreditation and the Florida Catholic Conference.

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What is the application fee?

The application fee is $50.00 per child. This fee includes the entrance exam and is nonrefundable.

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Is there an entrance exam?

Entrance exam for prospective students entering 2nd - 8th Grade will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 8:30 a.m.

On the day of the exam, prospective students are asked to arrive by 8:15 a.m. The exam begins promptly at 8:30 a.m.

Prospective students entering 1st Grade will be contacted directly with an entrance exam date.

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What academic subjects are on the entrance exam?

The entrance exam tests reading comprehension, language arts skills and mathematics.

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When will applicants be notified of admission decision?

Decision notices will be emailed by February 14, 2020 for applicants taking the entrance exam on January 16, 2020.

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Is there a waiting list?

Any student, who meets all acceptance criteria and cannot be accepted because space is not available, will be placed on a waiting list. A new waiting list is started each school year. Students, who are not accepted, must reapply for the following school year.

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Does the school accept any scholarships?

At the present time, Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School accepts Family Empowerment Scholarship offered by the Florida Department of Education, AAA Scholarship’s Florida Income Based Scholarship, Florida Tax Credit Scholarship and the Gardiner Scholarship funded by Step Up for Students.

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Do the children take a nap?

Students in grades PK3 and PK4 have a daily 45 - 60 minute rest period.

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Do the students attend mass?

All students attend Mass on a weekly basis and on Holy Days of Obligation.

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What if my child does not have the sacrament of First Communion?

If your child is entering the second grade and is not up to date with his/her sacraments, he/she may be required to attend Christian Formation classes (CCD). Students in grades 3 – 8, who have not received the sacraments, may be required to attend Christian Formation classes.