Junior High

The curriculum of Our Lady of Lourdes School is designed to educate the whole child and provide a solid foundation for higher Catholic education. We facilitate the child’s development by looking to emphasize the following important aspects.


  • Spiritual – by integrating Christian values throughout the curriculum.
  • Intellectual – by teaching an academic program that is both rigorous and relevant.
  • Psychological – by teaching respect for oneself and for others.
  • Social – by involving student in activities both within the Parish and in the community at large.
  • Cultural – by encouraging tolerance, acceptance and responsibility as members of the world community.
  • Physical – by valuing health, nutrition and physical activity as part of our daily lives.


We offer Junior High Electives once a week which include:
Computer Skills
Student Council


A printable list of Student Supplies for the School Year 2019 – 2020 (Grades 6, 7, & 8th) may be found here:

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Sixth Grade

Hello! My name is Ms. Rachael Allen and I am the Middle School English teacher and Student Council moderator here at Our Lady of Lourdes School, Tujunga.  I am extremely grateful and blessed to be a part of the OLL family.

Allow me tell you a bit about myself.  I am a lifelong resident of Sunland-Tujunga and I graduated from California State University, Northridge in May of 2018, where I received my Bachelors degree in Liberal Studies.  I completed a dual program where I received my degree, as well as my multiple-subjects preliminary teaching credential in the State of California. Currently, I am attending Loyola Marymount University to receive my masters degree in Urban Education. I am also working toward receiving my secondary teaching credential for grades seven and above.

I love to challenge my students and engage their learning through the use of technology and active participation. I have a passion for teaching and watching the minds of all of my students grow as they grow to love learning. When I am not teaching, I love to travel and enjoy the outdoors by hiking, camping, and taking trips to the lake with my family. I am excited to begin my teaching career in such a loving and kind environment here at Our Lady of Lourdes!

Please feel free to contact me at any time:  6thgradeteacher@olltujunga.org

7th & 8th Grades

Hi! My name is Alison Dirstine and I am the 7th Grade Homeroom teacher here at Our Lady of Lourdes School. I also teach Social Studies, Religion, and Art to 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Let me tell you a little about myself.

I am a proud OLL alumni, Class of 1987, and I am honored to be teaching at my alma mater! I come from a family of teachers. My mom, Mrs. Pat Livingston, was also a teacher here in the ’70s and ’80s as well as Principal in the early ’90s. After graduating from OLL, I went on to attend Providence High School.  I have both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from California State University, Northridge.

I also teach the Yearbook Elective, which is a subject near and dear to my heart. Most of my career was spent in the non-profit public relations and marketing fields and I love journalism and desktop publishing. I am looking forward to imparting some of my knowledge to my students.

When I am not busy, I love spending time with my husband and two kids at my home in Canyon Country. We all love reading, watching movies, playing video games, and eating at our favorite local restaurants.

I am so excited to be at OLL and being a part of this wonderful community of teachers, students and families. Go, Lions!

Please contact me any time at:  7thgradeteacher@olltujunga.org

Hi! I’m Ben Freeman and I’m the Middle School Math and Science teacher at Our Lady of Lourdes School. I was born and raised in La Crescenta and graduated from St. Francis High School before earning my BA from Boston College. I am currently pursuing my Masters in Education from Loyola Marymount University, so I’m well acquainted with the value of a Catholic education.

In addition to Math and Science I also get to teach a guitar class for middle school students. It has been wonderful sharing my knowledge of the instrument, as well as finding a use for a few of the guitars I’ve hoarded over the years. I am also the 8th grade home room teacher, and in that capacity it is my aim to get every one of our Catholic High School applicants in to the school of their choice.
I have loved my time teaching at OLL so far, and look forward to much more time at this truly special community.
Please contact me at 8thgradeteacher@olltujunga.org