Our History
  
        Founded in 1907, the Sisters of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin contracted with the Archdiocese of Boston to staff St. Louis de France in Lowell, Massachusetts. In order to meet the religious and education needs of the Canadian families who journeyed across the border in search of a better way of life, the Sisters taught class in English and French. Many families were encouraged to move by the textile industry’s recruiting agents or family and friends that were established in New England. St. Louis School soon became an integral part of the Lowell community where one out of every ten residents was of Canadian descent.
        St. Louis School continues to be a safe harbor 110 years later for newly immigrated families from various parts of the world. Many of our students from Pre K 3- grade 8 carry our rich tradition of being part of our multigenerational legacy (three and four generations deep). Administration, faculty, and staff have dedicated their lives to Catholic education, firm in its foundation and progressive in approach and technology. St. Louis School has continued to meet the needs of its families and students. Academic programs have evolved to meet the ever-changing advances and data driven practices to strengthen our curriculum. Classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards and students benefit from collaboration with Merrimack College, which brings a weekly STEM program and student teachers. Community Resources such as the Pollard Library and Textile Museum enhance the experience of our students. St. Louis School continues the Sisters of the Assumption’s dedication to the Arts with a renowned Music program throughout our school, Band and instrument instruction, Concert Choir, Liturgy Choir, and our annual musical.
        Rooted in its Catholic identity, St. Louis School has protected the roots of its institution while providing a vision for its future. The reason for the school’s existence is best expressed in the following:

Be it known to all who enter here that CHRIST
Is the reason for this school.
He is the unseen but ever present teacher in its classes.
He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students.