In September of 2014, Our Lady of the Lake School was again recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an Exemplary High Performing National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, the highest honor a school can receive. With this award, OLL became the only school, private or public, in all of St. Tammany Parish to have received this honor more than once.
Our Lady of the Lake Roman Catholic School was also distinguished as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2004.
The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence. Every year, the U.S. Department of Education seeks out and celebrates great American schools, schools demonstrating that all students can achieve at high levels. The National Blue Ribbon school award affirms the hard work of students, educators, families, and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master challenging content. The National Blue Ribbon School flag gracing an entry or flying overhead is a widely recognized symbol of exemplary teaching and learning.