Our Lady of Lourdes High School

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Our Lady of Lourdes High School
Our Lady of Lourdes High School (logo).jpg
131 Boardman Road
Poughkeepsie, New York, (Dutchess County) 12603
Coordinates 41°39′53″N 73°53′25″W / 41.66472°N 73.89028°W / 41.66472; -73.89028Coordinates: 41°39′53″N 73°53′25″W / 41.66472°N 73.89028°W / 41.66472; -73.89028
Type Private, Coeducational
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic, Marist Brothers
Established 1958
Status Open
Principal Catherine Merryman
Faculty 75
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 730 (2017)
Student to teacher ratio 16:1
Campus Suburban
Campus size 18 acres (73,000 m2)
Color(s) Navy Blue and Gold         
Athletics 23 sports
Athletics conference Section 1 (NYSPHSAA)
Team name Warriors
Accreditation Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools[1]
Average SAT scores 555 verbal
547 math
Dean of Men Nicholas Fernandez
Dean of Women Lauren Prince
Admissions Mary Lockwood
Athletic Director Matthew Pascale

Our Lady of Lourdes High School is a private Roman Catholic school located in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. The school received accreditation from the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools in May 2004. In 2009, Our Lady of Lourdes High School separated itself from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.[citation needed]


Our Lady of Lourdes High School was founded in April 1958 by Francis Cardinal Spellman, who purchased the former Poughkeepsie High School building and grounds from the Poughkeepsie Board of Education. The school was given its name in honor of the centenary of the apparition of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes in France. The new school opened its doors in September 1958 with a faculty of four brothers and four sisters, and an athletic coach. The original school was divided into two halves, one for the boys and one for the girls. Opening enrollment was 280 students. The boys' school opened with four classes of 35 students each, as did the girls' school. Our Lady of Lourdes existed this way as separate schools until 1967.

The campus moved to a suburban location on Boardman Road in the Town of Poughkeepsie starting in the 1996-1997 school year at the location of the former IBM Homestead.

The school was led by Father John Lagiovane from 2007-2014. The 2014-2015 school year began under the leadership of the new principal, Catherine Merryman, in September 2014.

Interscholastic Sports[edit]

Our Lady of Lourdes is a member of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.



Year NYSPHSAA Section 1 Champions NYSPHSAA Class Champions NYSFSSAA
2006 Lakeland High School (Shrub Oak, New York), Shrub Oak, New York W Pearl River High School, Pearl River, New York W
2005 Lakeland High School (Shrub Oak, New York), Shrub Oak, New York W Honeoye Falls-Lima High School, Honeoye Falls, New York L
2004 W W Archbishop Molloy High School L
2003 W New Hyde Park L
2002 W Comsewogue High School, Port Jefferson Station, New York W St. Francis Preparatory School W
2001 W Iroquois High School, Elma, New York W St. Francis Preparatory School W

Formerly coached by current Marist College head coach Brian Giorgis, the Lady Warriors finished the 2002 season ranked #4 in the USA Today Super 25 girls basketball rankings (also #14 in 2001).


Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ MSA-CSS. "MSA-Commission on Secondary Schools". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ https://www.ollchs.org/live/news/88-lourdes-alumnus-to-be-named-ceo-of-delta-airlines
  3. ^ https://www.ollchs.org/live/profiles/152-brent-thompson-94/templates/details/alumni-profiles.php
  4. ^ https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/114224346/
  5. ^ Maslin, Janet (1984-12-17), "Movie Review - Mass Appeal -", The New York Times, retrieved 2010-09-29 
  6. ^ "Varsity Club Extra: Jeannette Eckelman to join Fairfield crew". USA Today High School Sports. 2012-06-03. Retrieved 2017-04-24. 
  7. ^ Miss New York - Former Miss New York Winners, retrieved 2009-03-17 
  8. ^ Howland, Jack (March 3, 2017). "Page, Paughkeepsie Native, Linked to Trump-Russia". usatoday.com. Retrieved April 24, 2017. 
  9. ^ Our Lady of Lourdes High School - 2006 Alumni Directory, University Publishing Corporation, 2006.

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