Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is a Roman Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, where excellence is expected and achieved and our Faith is taught and lived.
We were named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2016. Students are challenged by a strong academic curriculum rich in Christian values.
The promotes a positive learning environment with an emphasis on mastery of basic skills to assure competence in the fundamentals of each academic discipline, while recognizing the challenges its students will face in their future.
The school seeks for each child the actualization of his or her potential through Catholic education, grounded in a broader parish and school community marked by respect and reverence.
The school considers its mission to have been successfully fulfilled when it provides the environment for each child to grow and mature as a child of God, with loving recognition of the unique intellectual and personal gifts each child possesses.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate Dyslexia/ Language-based learning differences
Year Founded 1879
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016

Student Body

Total Students 211 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 35%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 24 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(School uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,900
Tuition Notes Discount offered for more than one child.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Victor Pellechia
Admissions Associate Jodi Phelan


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chess Club, Cross Country Track, Drama Club, Kidzart, Lego Club, Mathcounts, National Junior Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Club, Roots and Shoots, Student Council, Writing Club, Young Writers Club Band, Chess Club, Drama Club, Kidzart, Lego Club, Mathcounts, Robotics Club, Writing Club, Cross Country Track,
National Junior Honor Society,
National Junior Honor Society,
Roots and Shoots,
Student Council,
Young Writers Club,

School Notes

  • OLPH School is a single-track Pre-K4 through grade 8 co-ed Catholic Elementary School of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, and is accredited by AdvancEd. We seek to educate the heart, mind, and soul of each child entrusted to our care. Dedicated teachers, academic excellence, spiritual formation, small class size and a strong sense of community are defining factors of OLPH School.Our mission is to develop faith-filled, confident students with strong character who will succeed in the world and make it a better, more loving place.
  • Our goal is to provide a strong faith-based environment where Jesus is present in all aspects of school life. We seek to nurture and fully develop the God-given potential of each child by delivering a rigorous academic program, recognizing each child's unique needs, forming virtue, and cultivating a love of learning. We endeavor to create a supportive and hospitable culture where families and staff collaborate to build a strong community.
  • The school is staffed by devout lay administrators and educators. The average tenure of our 30 faculty and staff is ten years. Our staff includes an Academic Dean, Reading Specialist, Guidance Counselor, Librarian, and Director of Technology. Students with learning differences can enroll in our Marian Program for academic support. Our $6,950 tuition places us in the mid-price range among area Catholic schools. Financial aid is available for qualified parish families, and we offer a multi-student discount.
  • An integral part of faith formation is developing a heart for serving others. OLPH students embrace outreach opportunities that benefit our brethren that are homeless, sick, hungry or underprivileged. They learn to see the needs of others and strive to be generous with their gifts.
  • OLPH School fosters strong Christian role models through our "Buddy Program".  Upper grade students are paired with our youngest ones for fun one-on-one activities throughout the year.  Through this fellowship, older students nurture the development of faith and virtue in our young students, while growing in their own personal formation.
  •  Advancements in educational technology are integrated into the curriculum in ways that enhance learning. Every classroom has an interactive projector, and students learn to use various platforms of technology including Windows, iOS, and Google Classroom. Students become proficient in productivity applications and software, making them well prepared for high school. In the fall of 2015 we will deploy a 1:1 device program using Chromebooks. This program will further enhance student engagement, productivity, and efficiency.
  • OLPH School emphasizes STEM and offers unique extracurricular opportunities to explore these interests such as a Robotics Club, It`s Academic, and MATHCOUNTS. Students also have the opportunity to be involved in numerous clubs and activities such as choir, band, drama, talent show, running club, Student Council, writing club, and basketball.
  • Greater than 95% of OLPH graduates are accepted into their first choice high school; many receive scholarships and the majority place in Honors/AP classes. Our 2015 graduating class included two Knott Scholarship recipients, one Carson Scholar, and a Marlatt Scholarship winner.
  • Our student population reflects the beautiful diversity of our region; 68% of our students are white, 8% Hispanic,  9% Black / African American, 10% Asian/Pacific Islander, and 5% Multi-Racial. Our community is enriched by cultural diversity and welcomes families of all backgrounds. We offer numerous opportunities throughout the school year to foster friendships and community fellowship. Some of our most popular events include Fall Festival, Breakfast with Santa, Priase and Worship, VIP Day, Living Stations, and our Christmas Pageant.
  • We offer 2-day, 3-day, and 5-day Pre-K, before and after-care, hot lunch, and free bus service (limited).
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