Accreditation and Awards

Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School is AdvancED accredited and the Diocese of Richmond is AdvancED accredited as a school system.
AdvancED is the largest community of education professionals in the world. They are a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K-12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential. While their expertise is grounded in more than a hundred years of work in school accreditation, AdvancED is far from a typical accrediting agency. Their goal isn’t to certify that schools are good enough.  Rather, their commitment is to help schools improve.
Combining the knowledge and expertise of a research institute, the skills of a management consulting firm and the passion of a grassroots movement for educational change, AdvancED serves as a trusted partner to 34,000
schools and school systems—employing more than four million educators and enrolling more than 20 million students—across the United States and 70 other nations.

In 2011, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School.  The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program was established in 1982 to honor the country’s most successful schools.

We are a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador school.  As NOAA partners, we are committed to improving the nation’s readiness against extreme weather, water, and climate events.