Religious formation is a crucial part of student life. In addition to being enrolled in a Religion class, students have many opportunities to grow in their faith and strengthen their relationship with God. At least once a month, students attend Mass as well as an hour of Adoration. Each class attends a class retreat led by OLA's Retreat Team. Juniors and Seniors have the option to attend a four day Kairos Retreat in either the fall or spring. Students may participate in numerous Campus Ministry events, as well as traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend the March for Life.
Athletic participation is encouraged and supported at OLA. The determination and commitment needed to be part of a team is a vital skill our students develop and carry into adulthood.
From the soccer field to the volleyball court, OLA students carry on the rich tradition of excellence in athletics while learning the importance of teamwork.
VOLLEYBALL - SOCCER - SOFTBALL - GOLF - TRACK - TENNIS - ARCHERY - CROSS COUNTRY - BASKETBALL - SWIM - TENNIS - CHEER - DANCE
The Chorus class of Our Lady Academy has showcased OLA's very talented singers. The class leads the Sacred Music at school masses and puts on performances for the school. All 7th and 8th grade students attend Chorus once a week to learn and develop a love of music. Our talented students may choose to continue taking Chorus in high school.
Our Lady Academy is known on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for it's talented fine art students. Visual art students have won awards at various competitions, participated in the Memory Project in providing portraits for children around the world, as well as being involved in the arts community of Bay St. Louis. Each year, the students participate in the OLA Student Art Show that showcases the amazing work that has been completed throughout the year. You don't have to wait until the student show to see artwork, however. Stop by to visit the OLA Art Studio to see work from previous students that adorn the ceiling and floor.
National Art Honor Society recognizes students who have outstanding talent and a desire to spread art to the school and community.
Our Lady Academy provides numerous clubs for students to participate in. OLA has an active Student Council, Robotics Club, Crescent Athletic Club, SADD, Quiz Bowl, and Taekwondo among many others.