Welcome to Our Lady’s Academy
The search for the right academic environment can be an exciting and challenging process. I am delighted that your search has led you to us.
As principal, I am blessed to be part of this wonderful and amazing world that breathes within the Our Lady’s Academy walls. The chitter chatter of learning that spills out into the halls, the melodic sounds of instruments during the after school hours, the hoorays of a good chess move and the quiet presence of prayer are just a few of the sights and sounds that fill my mind at days end. The presence of happy students and the warmth of the Our Lady’s Academy community makes learning become natural in this a very special place.
At Our Lady’s Academy we truly believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will soar far beyond their wildest dreams. We accomplish this by providing our youngest to our oldest students a liberal arts education anchored in Catholic traditions. Our students are offered an innovative and challenging curriculum that is taught in small classes and tailored to each child’s needs. We strive to provide an environment that supports the academic, artistic, athletic, social and faith needs of the students as they grow to young adults. All this is accomplished within a welcoming and nurturing community that is supported by a strong culture of Catholic traditions and values.
Our teachers are our greatest assets. All the faculty members are fully certified and most hold advanced degrees. Our committed educators believe in challenging their students within an environment of love and respect. Students are groomed to feel empowered, to take risks knowing that a faculty member will be there to provide support when needed.
Our student body represents a variety of races, creeds and cultures; the Our Lady’s community is a microcosm of the world in which we live. Respect, tolerance and appreciation for all people are nurtured and celebrated.
I invite you to visit us and to talk to some our faculty members and students to truly gain insight into the spirit of Our Lady’s Academy. I look forward to personally welcoming you to our campus.
A Message From Our Pastor: Father James M. DiPerri
Welcome to Our Lady’s Academy in Waltham Massachusetts.
We are a Catholic school, sponsored by Our Lady’s Parish, serving students from PreK to 8th grade. Our school helps to instill life-long and enduring values providing the students with the necessary coping skills to live in this world as they strive for earthly success, and the eventual goal of reaching Eternal Life with God.
While blessed with students of other faith traditions, we remain faithful to the mission of Christ and the Catholic Faith.
We welcome and admit all qualified students.
Under the expert direction of the School’s Principal, Mrs. Chandra Minor, and the guidance of our accomplished, dedicated and enthusiastic teachers, our students enjoy many new and exiting learning experiences and meet with success.
More extensive improvements have been made to the school property these past several years making it a positive, cutting edge place for the students to pursue their overall education.
These include new and renovated classrooms, state of the arts Computer and Science Labs, and a brand new completely updated and well-equipped playground-area.
Our Lady’s Academy ably prepares the students for High School by providing them an up to date, innovative and challenging curriculum within a nurturing atmosphere.
I join the faculty regularly in teaching the students in scheduled conferences. Growing closer to God through prayer and worship the students join me, and the faculty in the celebration of monthly Mass, Eucharistic Adoration, and other seasonal religious and charitable activities.
May Almighty God bless you and your families together with the prayers of Mary, Our Heavenly Mother, Patron of our School and Parish.
Father James M. DiPerri,