Lial Catholic School is designed for children 4 to 14 years of age. It provides the prepared environment in which the child’s sense of wonder leads to the joy of discovery and the gradual grasp of the truth. Here, intellectual growth and social discipline go hand in hand.

The students work in multi-age groupings. At Lial, how students relate to one another is as important as how students grow in academics. Through multi-age grouping, a more stimulating environment can be provided exposing older and younger students to a variety of concepts and ideas. In the multi-age setting, children can find challenge, satisfaction and a feeling of personal significance. Cooperative effort, rather than competition, is encouraged.

Students work together within four units: Readiness (for 4,5, and 6 year olds), Primary (for 6, 7, and 8 year olds), Intermediate (for 8, 9, 10 and 11 year olds), and Middle School (for 11,12,13 and 14 year olds). When a child reaches the needed academic, social, spiritual and emotional maturity for the next unit, work within that unit may begin.