DENVER — Like too many other Catholic schools, Our Lady of Lourdes experienced declining enrollment throughout the past decade. By 2008, enrollment at the pre-K to 8 school had fallen to just 100 — too low to remain open if the trend continued.
Suddenly, the picture has changed, and mere survival no longer reigns supreme, thanks to a recent switch to a classical-education curriculum.
Principal Rosemary Anderson credits classical education — known to some as “liberal-arts prep” — with upward enrollment and the school’s new enthusiasm.
“We needed to somehow differentiate ourselves from other schools in the area,” Anderson said. “We want to produce Catholic leaders, and the more we can...READ MORE