Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School

10441 Downey Ave
Downey, CA 90241-0902
Tel: (562)869-9969
Grades: PK-8 | 321 students
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School has been educating children for over 60 years.
As a Catholic school we pride ourselves in weekly mass attendance, a strong commitment to Christian service and daily religion classes.
Student have the opportunity to participate in CYO Sports and a variety of clubs.
Our Middle School is Departmentalized giving the students the valuable experience of moving from class to class and enjoying varied teaching styles. 100% of OLPH Students who apply to catholic high schools are accepted.
The feedback we receive from the high schools is that OLPH Students are fully prepared for high and school and positioned to excel.
Currently, OLPH Graduates are attending USC, University of California at San Diego, Chapman College, Yale University, Boston College, Georgetown University and more.
Because of the family-like atmosphere at OLPH School our Alumni come back to visit frequently.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Catholic Education Association
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1948

Student Body

Total Students 321 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 34 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(White polo & Plaid skirt for girls, light blue polo and navy pants for boys)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition varies depending on Parish membership. Please contact school for details.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susan Espitia
Admissions Associate Lidia Hernandez


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Academic Deacthlon, Art Club, California Junior Scholarship Federation, Choir, Christian Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Drama Club, Drum Club, Health & Fitness Club, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Yearbook Club, Youthact & Interact Club Art Club, Choir, Drama Club, Drum Club, Yearbook Club, Academic Deacthlon,
California Junior Scholarship Federation,
Christian Service Club,
Creative Writing Club,
Health & Fitness Club,
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
Youthact & Interact Club,

School Notes:

  • Since 1948 the continuing mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is to foster Catholic values while meeting the spiritual, academic, social and physical needs of each student. As a Parish Ministry, Our Lady of Perpetual Help assist the parents in raising responsible, educated students able to live out the values and teachings of Christ as they meet the challenges of the future. 

Profile last updated: 08/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Immaculate Heart Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Mark's Episcopal School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St Mark's Episcopal School (0.1 miles away)
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  • Downey
    Grades: PK-8 | 136 students
    0.1 miles
    10354 Downey Ave
    Downey, CA 90241
  • Downey
    Grades: PK-7 | 97 students
    0.3 miles
    10335 Paramount Blvd
    Downey, CA 90241
  • Downey
    Children's Academy Of Success
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K | 30 students
    0.4 miles
    10839 La Reina Ave
    Downey, CA 90241
  • Downey
    Immaculate Heart Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 1-11 | 16 students
    0.4 miles
    8561 Via Amorita
    Downey, CA 90241
  • Downey
    Grades: PK-3 | 245 students
    0.5 miles
    10822 Brookshire Ave
    Downey, CA 90241

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