Our Lady of Lourdes Academy strives for the development of well-rounded Christian women. Our students are not only strong academically, but also active in school and community activities. The school boasts an extensive list of student organizations for all sorts of interests. By connecting academics to real-life experiences, students graduate with tangible interests they can pursue with passion and zeal.
The mission of the Agape Prayer Group is to help students find a sense of community by exploring different styles of prayer that will help them develop a closer relationship with God and others.
The purpose of the Art Club is to propagate an interest in art among the student body; to inform students about art exhibitions, art careers, art contests and other activities related to art in the community and in the school; to paint and display special backdrops and other artwork around the school in order to enhance its beauty.
Members of the Book/Writing Club read a book assigned by the board and discuss it on a regular basis.
The purpose of the club is to create awareness of the dangers of cancer in the school community throughout the year. CARE Club members hold fundraisers and participate in projects such as the toy distribution and Christmas Party, together with the organization Kids and Families; promotes Breast Cancer and Skin cancer awareness.
Chapel Assistants first began in 2008, when a group of freshmen decided to create a club where friendships would be made between one another and with most importantly God. Since Jesus formed intimate relationships with His people through service, Chapel Assistants center the club activities on serving others. The club members meet on Thursdays to pray with one another and discuss club activities. Chapel Assistants are the ones who ensure the chapel is clean and in order. Under the guidance of the Campus Minister, Chapel Assistants help plan and assist with carrying out prayer services. Chapel Assistants also dedicate time to helping out the community. This particular group is the youngest branch of Campus Ministry. Most of the members continue their involvement in Campus Ministry by becoming Peer Ministers. Members of this club learn how to work with one another, serve others in their community and live a faith-filled life. Since 2008, the number of members has increased, and the club has grown to be an active part of the school community. Chapel Assistants is the club where friendships are started, service is the focus and faith is enriched.
Chem Club invites, motivates, and encourages high school students who are fascinated by the many ways that chemistry connects to their world. Supported by the American Chemical Society, Chem Club provides fun, authentic, and hands-on opportunities for members to: (1) Experience chemistry beyond what is taught in the classroom; (2) Learn about study and career opportunities in the many and varied fields of chemistry, and (3) Provide service for the betterment of their communities.
This club gives students who like to cook an opportunity to try new recipes and ideas. The club has sponsored Waffle Wednesdays and cookie contests.
The Debate Team gives students an opportunity to learn and practice the fun and challenging skill of interactive argumentation. Our debaters practice critical thinking, research, ethical argumentation, persuasion, oral presentation, group problem solving, and leadership skills. Our vision is that every debater at Our Lady of Lourdes Academy, through teamwork and friendship, will be empowered to become an effective communicator, ethical individual, critical thinker, and leader in a democratic society.
The Environmental Club is a multipurpose club that concentrates on issues that directly and indirectly affect the environment. Education of environmental issues is a prime concern. The club is responsible for the plastic and aluminum recycling for the school.
The French Club is open to all students interested in learning about the French culture.
All students are eligible for membership. Members assist the Library staff in various ways, such as processing books, reading shelves, guiding others using the computers, etc. They assist the school in special events such as guest speakers, the annual Book Fair, the Christmas Book Drive for underprivileged children. This service fulfills some of the service hour requirements.
The FBLA Club is a nonprofit education association whose mission is to prepare students for careers in business and business-related fields.
The purpose of the guitar club is to provide an alternative on-campus leisure activity that will bring together students who play the guitar or who are interested in learning basic guitar skills. At each meeting, the tablature, or sheet music for a song is presented and taught to club members. Throughout the year, club members will learn to play and appreciate various styles of guitar music. Club activities also include discussions and presentations relative to famous guitarists and fundraisers to help generate funds for our fine arts department.
This club is committed to helping the homeless through Camillus House. The goal is to alleviate the suffering of the homeless in any way possible. The club coordinates activities such as bake sales and sandwich-making that contribute to achieving its goal.
The Key Club is the largest student service club in the world. Along with its sponsor, the Kiwanis of Little Havana, and the Key Clubs of Belen, Columbus, and Carrollton, the Lourdes chapter works to assist our school as well as the needy of Miami and the world. The club has been recognized for its good efforts. Successful Key Club members are dependable and hard working.
Membership to this group is through auditions in the spring of the year for girls who have dance experience. The dancers learn different types of dances to perform at school events, liturgies and various outside functions. The group meets three times each week to practice and prepare dances for performance.
This club is our support for "Operation Smile," a non-profit organization which goes on missions around the world fixing facial congenital deformities of children in poor countries. The club raises funds to support these missions. Membership is open to everyone who is willing to participate.
The purpose of “Outraged!” is to heighten the awareness of the members to the plight of political oppression and political prisoners in our global community, as well as any discrimination or injustice in our country and in our world. Students are made aware of individuals throughout the world who are victims of no religious freedom, freedom of speech, and other rights we take for granted in our country.
Peer Counselors are trained to provide academic and emotional counseling to students under the supervision of a Guidance Counselor. Members also assist with Guidance functions. Members are selected, by invitation only, by teachers and/or Guidance Counselors.
The Photography Club is open to any student interested in the art of photography. The students have the opportunity to learn more about the technical aspects of taking a photograph. They put these lessons into practice by participating in different events throughout the year such as: our annual Halloween celebration, the Christmas Formal, and field trips. Students are also encouraged to enter different local and nationwide contests throughout the year and have the opportunity to display their works in our annual Art Show.
The purpose of the club is to make physics a fun learning experience. Members have the opportunity to enhance scientific thinking and observation by relating theory to everyday experience. They play, compete, learn and help one another out in a friendly atmosphere, which makes it a unique experience. Activities include a once a month astrological observation night, games, competitions, field trips and more. This club is open to all students.
The purpose of this club is to pursue and expand a student's interest in all professional medical fields. Membership is open to all students who have an interest in pursuing a medical career. The students who participate will have various opportunities to participate in community events regarding health.
The purpose of this club is to raise awareness about mental illnesses such as depression, eating disorders, autism and educate people about psychology. Members participate in various service projects throughout the year.
The purpose of the Life Club is to defend the dignity of life from womb to tomb. It seeks to develop an atmosphere in the community where life is respected and valued as a God-given right. Activities of the club include the March for Life, Walk for Life and the Life Chain.
Membership is open to all students who have a desire to defend and foster life in all aspects.
The Robotics Team is a team where students design and create a robot during a six week period, which must complete an international-stated task. The team is united with Belen Jesuit Preparatory School. The six-week period is intense and mind-thrilling and requires the student to dedicate much of her time. For success in this program it is important for parents to be involved as well.
The purpose of this club is to prepare a scrapbook of school events for the Main Office and archives.
The purpose of the Spanish Club is to provide opportunities to expand the knowledge of the Spanish language and culture.
Membership is open to all students interested in learning more about the Spanish culture. To keep membership, you are to attend meetings and actively participate in club activities throughout the entire school year.
The Spirit Club is comprised of energetic, motivated students who are responsible for promoting school spirit and pride, while emphasizing good sportsmanship. The Spirit Club encourages strong attendance at various athletic and school activities and promotes the wearing of "Bobcat" apparel at school events. The members not only supply volunteers for the many activities, but also provide support in the form of banners and posters. Club activities also include fundraisers for supplies and fan support materials.
The purpose of Student Council is to work with the administration and faculty in promoting a positive learning environment. Student Council focuses on the development of strong, Christian leaders. Together, they work to promote school spirit and plan activities and events accordingly.
They provide a forum for student expression; promote a good relationship between the faculty and the student body and promote the general welfare of the school.
Members of this club make morning announcements and videotape some of the activities throughout the year in order to create a video archive of the school year.
WICS helps Centro Mater with its after school program by providing volunteer tutors for the children. Members plan and organize numerous holiday celebrations for the children. Each member must tutor twice a month and must participate in at least two other community activities for Centro Mater.
The purpose of this club is to raise awareness of women’s issues, create a space for discussion of women in the arts, literature, and public life; to provide open discussion of issues affecting young women.