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Overview

We offer a comprehensive academic program for students in grades preschool through 8th grade. Our Lady of the Lake responds to the developmental needs of children through instruction that is rigorous, relevant and directly related to national and state standards. Our curricular program and instructional approach is rooted in best practices and assessed using a variety of tools, including:

  • Measure of Academic Progress (MAP): Grades 2-8

  • Acadience Reading (formerly called Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills - DIBELS): Grades K-5

  • As well as other standards-based assessments in writing, spelling, and math

Teachers use this data to develop their classroom programs to ensure the high growth of all students.

Over the last several years, we have committed ourselves to implementing new math and writing curricula across all grade levels. Our students are well-prepared as they head off to local high schools, which include: Bishop Blanchet, Seattle Preparatory School, Holy Names Academy, O'Dea, Roosevelt and Nathan Hale.  

Schoolwide Learning Expectations

The mission of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School is a welcoming and inclusive community committed to a tradition of excellence by nurturing hearts, inspiring minds, and igniting spirits. 

Our Lady of the Lake students will have:

+ Nurtured hearts that:

  • Respect self and others' property, opinions, beliefs, rights and cultures
  • Recognize the importance of and participation in community service
  • Use interpersonal skills to promote a peaceful classroom, community and world
  • Demonstrate compassion towards others by words and deeds
  • Choose to make a sacrifice to benefit others
 

+ Inspired minds that:

  • Demonstrate mastery knowledge of academic subjects and learning objectives defined by Archdiocesan and State Curriculum Standards
  • Communicate effectively by listening actively, speaking clearly and writing concisely and correctly
  • Develop organizational and study skills, follow directions, and accomplish goals
  • Use research skills, think critically, solve problems and apply concepts to real life situations
  • Display intellectual curiosity

+ Ignited spirits that: 

  • Model Catholic Christian values
  • Have a knowledge of Catholic doctrine and prayers
  • Show respect and care for all of God's creation
  • Demonstrate reverence for and participation in sacraments, liturgical celebrations and personal prayer
  • Act justly