Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School

4801 Ilchester Rd,
Ellicott City, MD, 21043-0210
     Tel: (410)744-4251
Grades: PK - 8 | 213 students
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is a Roman Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Maryland, where excellence is expected and achieved and our Faith is taught and lived.
At the school students are challenged by a strong academic curriculum rich in Christian values.
The school seeks continuous improvement in its educational offerings and facilities, consistent with the requirements of the Course of Study for Elementary Schools of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
It 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
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate Dyslexia/ Language-based learning differences
Year Founded 1879

Student Body

Total Students 213 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 24 students

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $6,400
Tuition Notes Discount offered for more than one child.
Acceptance Rate 98%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Victor Pellechia
Admissions Associate Jodi Phelan

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 11 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chess Club, Drama Club, Kidzart, Lego Club, Mathcounts, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Club, Roots and Shoots, Student Council, Young Writers Club Band, Chess Club, Drama Club, Kidzart, Lego Club, Mathcounts, Robotics Club, National Junior Honor Society,
Roots and Shoots,
Student Council,
Young Writers Club,

School Notes:

In addition to a strong academic curriculum and commitment to spiritual formation, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School offers students an innovative technology program in our new Interactive Learning Center, called the iLC. The mission of the iLC, is to engage student learning through interactive instructional technologies. Students use our advanced digital learning environment to complete authentic, age-appropriate, cross-curricular activities and projects. Our teachers are engaged in ongoing    professional development to incorporate new instructional technologies into their curriculum. Our students receive instruction in the iLC during their dedicated technology class delivered by our Director of Technology, as well as from their classroom teachers who incorporate the use of multimedia into the general curriculum.  For example, Google Earth is to be used by all grades to teach geography skills, math skills and language art skills.  Sites such as ThinkPort, National Geographic, Discovery  Education, and WeatherBug allow students to engage in an interactive learning experience to investigate and discover the class objective set forth by the teacher. Middle school students use tools such as Scratch to learn computer programming, Sketchup to learn 3D drawing and math concepts, and GIMP for photo    editing and graphics creation.  The technology curriculum builds off of the Archdiocesan technology standards. Our primary grade students are learning how to use a computer and iPad to complete activities that supplement class material. Intermediate grades (3-5) are learning how to use productivity software as well as numerous Internet sites that enhance learning.  As a Google Apps for Education school, our middle school students are engaging in   authentic, cooperative learning tasks using Google tools and various software to become skilled at photo editing, programming and web site creation. The learning opportunities created by the iLC are limitless.   

Profile last updated: 11/06/2013

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