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Our Lady of Lourdes High School

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Private, Coeducational



Number of students
721 (2010)


Catherine Merryman

+1 845-463-0400

Religious affiliation(s)
Roman Catholic, Marist Brothers

131 Boardman Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603, USA

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

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Our lady of lourdes high school

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.


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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

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


  • Boys' Cross Country
  • Girls' Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Boys' Soccer
  • Girls' Soccer
  • Girls' Tennis
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls' Volleyball
  • Girls' Swimming
  • Winter

  • Boys' Basketball
  • Girls' Basketball
  • 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).

  • Boys' Swimming
  • Cheerleading
  • Winter Track
  • Boys' Bowling
  • Girls' Bowling
  • Boys' Fencing
  • Girls' Fencing
  • Wrestling
  • Spring

  • Baseball - 2006 New York State Class A Champions
  • Crew
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Boys' Tennis
  • Outdoor Track
  • Notable alumni

  • Edward Bastian, Class of 1975, CEO / Delta Airlines
  • Joseph Mazzello, Class of 2001, actor
  • Kelly Cass, Class of 1985, Meteorologist
  • Kevin Doyle, Eccentric Billionaire
  • Brent Thompson, Class of 1994, Head Football Coach / The Citadel
  • Scott O'Neil, Class of 1988, Chief Executive Officer / Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center
  • Patrick Whearty, Class of 1998, Professional Basketball Player / 2002-2003 Patriot League Player of the Year (Holy Cross)
  • Bill C. Davis, Class of 1969, playwright and author of Mass Appeal
  • Lisa Molella, Class of 1983, Miss New York 1989
  • Barbara Rhoades, Class of 1964, actress
  • John C. Tkazyik, Class of 1998, (Incumbent) Mayor of the City of Poughkeepsie
  • References

    Our Lady of Lourdes High School Wikipedia

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