"I graduated from OLLA two years ago and have not missed it since! I feel that this school is overrated and not worth the tuition cost. A lot of the faculty had a "better than" attitude towards the students and did not care to make the students feel welcomed to the school. I admit that the coursework was difficult at times and the girls could be snobby, but it was not unmanageable. While at lourdes, I did not feel that the science department was up to modern standards and the courses I took didn't really help me get through any my college courses. Bottom line is that I wish I would have enjoyed my high-school experience elsewhere and feel bad that my dad spent his hard earned money here."
"The best investment I ever made. The school's curriculum is quite challenging, but as a parent I love watching my daughter challenge herself. It's sad when I hear previous students trash-talk about the school, but that is part of one of the downsides of the school: some of the girls who attend are quite spoiled and believe that the world owes them something. Obviously, however, that is not the school's fault, but rather, the parent's. My daughter graduated three years ago and is now attending a well-known and highly-regarded university. Overall, the school is an excellent choice for parents who wish to see their daughters succeede in a community-orriented environment."
"I am a graduate of Our Lady of Lourdes Academy and I currently go to a top-15 American university. Lourdes had absolutely nothing to do with my success. It's a shame I was smarter than both my teachers and my peers. Most teachers hardly speak proper English, and the students all have heavy accents and are overly concerned with the car they drive. Send your daughter here only if you don't care about diversity or education. Otherwise, send your daughter here if she is individual and intelligent enough to know this is not a good school, and to take nothing from the experience."
"Academically it is excellent and rigourous. However, many girls have thrown away their religious principals and have become very materialistic. Too much interest in the car you drive, the house you live , and even the cell phone you have. The blame is not in the school and its staff, but the many parents who 'spoil' these girls. Nonetheless, this is the environment you inherit and the one you as a parent will have to deal with. One more thing, many of the girls that get in are tutored and as a result, are in over their heads with work. This takes away from some of the 'fun' that should go along with high school. If your daughter can't pass the entrance exam on her own merits, then I would consider another school. This may sound harsh, but the frustation may overwhelm her."
"Honestly, this school is excellent. I've seen many girls graduate from OLLA and they are just so nice and respectful and they have good values. In school, especially high school, not only should there be taught academics, but also manners, good values, respect, and how to interact socially and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy certainly did this."