Award Year: 2014

Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School

316 Lafitte Street
Mandeville, LA, 70448-5827

(985) 626-5678

Mr. Frank P. Smith, Principal at time of Nomination

School Website


OLL provides a strong, Christ-centered foundation for students to achieve educational excellence, confidence, and personal responsibility.

Student Demographics
  • White: 96%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
OLL students researching social studies topics on their laptops.

OLL students researching social studies topics on their laptops.

Our Lady of the Lake (OLL), a Roman Catholic school founded in 1890, seeks to create the leaders of tomorrow by providing a nurturing, Christ-centered environment with a talented faculty and staff, high expectations for growth, and impeccable academic standards. An impressive SACS CASI/AdvancEd report commended OLL and awarded the school an unprecedented fourteen powerful practices. OLL was recognized as a model school for differentiated instruction and grouping; its students are actively engaged in activities differentiated to address learning styles, interests, achievement, and ability levels. The highly qualified staff integrates the latest technology into every aspect of the educational process. Each classroom is a unique media center, ensuring that all grade levels utilize innovative, technological tools with significant purpose. OLL’s students strive to achieve academic excellence and maintain results at the highest level of schools in the nation. All graduates are accepted into their first choice high schools, among all of the top-ranked high schools in the area. Faculty and staff at OLL work together with parents to facilitate the growth and development of each child. The school prepares the students spiritually, academically, and socially in its efforts to create the leaders of tomorrow.