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Academic Excellence Rooted in Catholic Values

920 Trapelo Road | Waltham MA 02452 | tel: 781-899-0353 | fax: 781-891-8734

The Our Lady's Difference

Our Mission

Our Lady’s Academy prepares its students to be responsible and productive citizens while leading a life of Christian service. We respect and appreciate the diversity of all cultures and learners and challenge them to reach their full potential of academic excellence in a nurturing environment. We strive to instill in our students the foundation to compete successfully in a global economy through Gospel Truth.

Our Philosophy

At Our Lady's Academy, educators and parents work together to enable the students to develop a set of values which includes: self-worth, self-discipline, and a moral way of life. Our students demonstrate the love of God by living these values. We strive to build confidence in our students by teaching independence and critical thinking skills while utilizing their strengths and improving upon their weaknesses. Throughout the educational process, the students are challenged and encouraged to use their knowledge to become independent thinkers and make sound judgments based on Christian values.

Our educational philosophy is based on the teacher as the facilitator and guide in the education of the students. The teacher fosters a desire for lifelong learning and acts as a role model. Our Lady's Academy aspires to help children develop their full potential by using a variety of teaching methods and assessment techniques.

Our school community is dedicated to cultivating an appreciation of the individuality found within our classrooms. Each student is taught to accept and respect the diversity which encompasses our lives. The students then develop the ability to make connections between school and life experiences. Students leave Our Lady's Academy able to use Christian values socially, intellectually, and spiritually.

Our Students

Our Lady's Academy accepts students regardless of race, creed, national, or ethnic origin. We admit all qualified students and grant them all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students.

The school seeks students of academic ability, integrity, imagination, and spirit who desire a challenging program of studies and personal growth. On standardized tests, our students score above to well-above the norm for the Archdiocese of Boston and the nation. Students graduating from Our Lady's Academy excel at the high schools of their choice including:

  • Arlington Catholic High School
  • Belmont Hill School
  • Boston College High School
  • Trinity Academy
  • The Cambridge School of Weston
  • Concord Academy
  • Cushing Academy
  • The Hun School of Princeton
  • Lexington Christian Academy
  • Matignon High School
  • Minuteman Career & Technical High School
  • Mount Alverna High School
  • Portsmouth Abbey School
  • The Rivers School
  • St. Joseph Prep High School
  • St. Sebastian's School
  • Suffield Academy
  • Ursuline Academy
  • Waltham High School
  • Xavarian Brothers High School

Our Faculty

Our enthusiastic, devoted, and caring faculty is the heart of Our Lady's Academy. Our teachers are carefully chosen to ensure that their values and attitudes are consistent with the philosophy and goals of the Academy. They provide a nurturing learning environment in which each child can grow and develop both academically and socially. All teachers are fully certified and teach in the area in which they are certified, and most hold advanced degrees.

Our faculty is particularly attuned to preparing students for the challenges of high school and teach a rigorous and balanced curriculum in math and science. It is here that the basic skills of reading, writing, and computing are polished. We are committed to inspiring the pursuit of moral and intellectual excellence.

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Our Goals

Our goals are to give each student the knowledge of Catholic teachings and traditions, and to have each student strive for achievement in communication skills, computational skills, proficiency in critical and objective thinking, a clear perception of nature and environment, and acceptance of responsibility for citizenship. Our school is obliged to help each student have a knowledge of self, appreciation of others, respect for law and authority, clarification of values, and appreciation of the achievement of humanity.

Our Discipline Code

A uniformly-enforced school-wide discipline code helps ensure a positive learning environment in which the rights and needs of each student are respected. Please refer to the Student Handbook.

 

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