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Our Lady's Academy

920 Trapelo Rd
Waltham, MA 02452

(781) 899-0353


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Our Lady's Academy is a private, parochial Roman Catholic elementary school serving students in Waltham, Lexington and from many surrounding communities.

We educate children from PreK age 3 to grade 8.

We are accredited by New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Teacher-Led

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

Learning Philosophy & Tools

  Play- based mostly teacher led not formally in curriculum conducive environment
Oral language  
Nursery rhymes, poems, songs  
Storybook reading  
Emerging literacy skills  
Cognitive development
Math & number sense
Time & space
Sci. reasoning/physical world
Visual arts
Physical activity
Other subjects taught Guided reading and math. Extra subjects include Spanish, Italian, Computers, Art, Music, Gym

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Parents in classroom early on