Each year a team of students in grades 6-8 prepare for months as test takers and study buddies for the annual Los Angeles Archdiocese Academic Decathlon, which takes place in early March at the L.A. Sports Arena. Over one hundred Catholic schools compete academically in this all – day event. The decathlon consists of two team events – a logic exam and super quiz – and eight individual exams. Our Lady of Lourdes has been representing themselves well each year.