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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    A+

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$9,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Lourdes High School

Lourdes High School serves students in grades 9-12. Located in the northwest quadrant of Rochester, Minnesota, the school is part of Rochester Catholic Schools (RCS), a unified Catholic school system that has been serving our community since 1877.

Lourdes High School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1350
10 responses
Average ACT
28
130 responses

In-Person Classes Begin August 31

We will adapt our instructional model in this rapidly changing environment, if needed, to provide the most positive, productive, and safe environment for our students and staff. Whether on campus or online, RCS offers a high-quality education with small class sizes that allow for individualized attention and support for your student - academically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Culture & Safety

Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Sports games
    30%
  • Concerts
    13%
  • Fundraising
    13%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Performances
    13%
  • Pep Fests for Homecoming, Prom
    9%
  • School Sponsored Events
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    B
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    373
    90%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.10 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.10 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.10 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    12:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    82%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
    Poll
    73%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
    Poll
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    78%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.9 responses
    44%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.9 responses
    78%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.9 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      A-
    Median Household Income
    $70,749
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $942
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $188,000
    National
    $184,700

    Lourdes High School Reviews

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    Great school! Cannot say enough about how much I enjoyed attending the school. Teachers have high expectations of the students but are kind, caring, and are good at what they do. I made my transition from a graduating class of 92 to a college with an enrollment of 30,000. Could not have been better prepared. Not as much diversity as the public schools. The athletics and music programs are outstanding as well. Coaches and mentors are sure to put first school and academics before sports practices and games. The administration is supportive and understanding in a variety of ways both for the student on the individual level as well as a community approach.
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    One of the most valuable aspects of Lourdes High School is our beautiful fine arts facilities. If only the students involved here were more respected! Our athletics department is regularly recognized for achievements and this is where the heart of LHS spirit lies. Additionally, participation in acts of faith is encouraged although very few people are actually Catholic. A few accomplishments that are special to LHS but not recognized as frequently include our amazing marching band and one-act theatre that went to state for the first time in 20+ years my freshman year.
    Overall, my experience at Lourdes was great. It was a small school so you knew almost everyone, which has its pros and cons. The pros are you were very close with your group of friends and felt like a family. For example, my dad died when I was a freshman and the Lourdes community did everything they could to be there for me and check in on me, making me feel loved. It truly showed that the community cared. The cons are the drama that happens. Yes, typical high school drama, but since the school is so small, word spreads around quickly so it sometimes feels like you have no privacy. Most teachers and coaches shown they care about your progression and are very reasonable which made going to Lourdes easy. Sometimes it didn't feel like school because you get to be with your friends the whole day and you'll see them multiple times during the days.