Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School

  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is a Roman Catholic school of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.
  • OLPH School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2016. Our standardized test scores are in the top 15% nationwide.
  • Students benefit from a strong academic curriculum and personalized attention in a Christ-centered environment.
  • We integrate instructional technology in ways that enhance learning. Each kindergarten through eighth grade classroom is equipped with an interactive projector. Students in grades 3 through 8 have their own Chromebook and have access to digital textbooks.
  • Our dedicated teachers provide a positive learning environment with an emphasis on mastery of basic skills to assure competence in the fundamentals of each academic discipline.
  • Teachers nurture the God- given gifts and talents of each child and reinforce Christian values and virtures.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
AdvancED
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild to Moderate Dyslexia/ Language-based learning differences
Year Founded1879
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2016

Student Body

Total Students239 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
13%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size24 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(School uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,600
Tuition Notes Discount offered for more than one child.
% on Financial Aid
5%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
96%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMatthew Malone
Admissions AssociateBrandy Munoz

Sports

Total Sports Offered2 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross CountryBasketballCross Country,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Book Club, Chess Club, Lego Club, Mathcounts, National Junior Honor Society, Robotics Club, Student Council, Writing Club, X-STREAM Makers Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Band, Choir, Drama Club, Drama Program

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Cross Country Track, Girls Running 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 $7,350 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. In 2018 we constructede a makerspace engineering lab to supplement our STEM curriculem and provide enrichment opportunities. 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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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (17 reviews)
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I have two children at OLPH. The opportunities for my children to grow are endless. They are stretched spiritually, emotionally, and academically. They are supported every day by faculty and staff, beyond their own classroom teacher. But the best part is the community. My children know the names of every child in the school - and they know their families. Everyone says hi to everyone. And when a family is in need, the community comes together to support them. The value of community and helping our neighbors, combined with the value of knowing and believing in God's love for us all, are the most precious gifts my children receive at OLPH.
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My son receives a very good education at OLPH. It is obvious that the faculty and staff care very much about the students. I am impressed with the amount of specials they offer throughout the week as well as the extracurricular activities and the family events that take place on evenings and weekends.
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Two of our daughters are currently enrolled at OLPH. and they absolutely love it! We love that they're receiving a great education in a nurturing environment and the sense of community that OLPH possesses.! We can't wait until our youngest is old enough to attend too!
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My boys have attended OLPH since they were both in Pre K. The community feel of the school is unparallel. My oldest is in his 7th year at OLPH and my youngest, in his 4th year at OLPH. They love the small classroom setting, the friends they have made and the love the teachers show them every day. We moved over a year ago and didn't think twice about keeping them at OLPH. They are entrenched in the activities the school offers including the Parish basketball program. I look forward to seeing both of my boys graduate from OLPH when it's their time! For now, I, as a parent am enjoying every minute of their grade school years.
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We are so happy with OLPH. The entire faculty and staff are all wonderful, and the interactions with the students are always positive. My child always come home so excited about everything she does at school. Plus, the wider school community is wonderful to be a part of - we love the Fall Festival, Breakfast with Santa, and all the other events put on by the school. It is very faith-centered which is very important to our family.
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The quality of academic programming and warm atmosphere is priceless and worth every penny. Much better than Howard County Public School. My twins started kindergarten at Veterans Elementary in HoCo and the best decision I've ever made was to pull them out and enroll them into OLPH. Mrs. Lake was our first teacher and she is one of the best teachers I've ever met. The same with Mrs. Baldwin. Great school. Best choose!!!
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We have 2 children who go to OLPH and they love it! They love the teachers and have made a lot of friends. The academics are challenging for them. I would recommend the school to others.
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OLPH is a wonderful place that has brought out the best in our daughters both academically and spiritually. They have been able to try many things in arts, academics, and beyond. It is a rare place where one thing isn't celebrated or valued over another so children feel free to go deep into the things that interest them and know they'll be supported and celebrated by teachers and peers.
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We are so happy at OLPH! We love the focus on faith, academics, and community. Come see for yourself!
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We have been at OLPH for 5 years, since our oldest was in pre k. We have 2 boys, in 1st and 3rd grade, and we love the school. It's small, unlike the overcrowded public schools, where everyone knows each other, kids know all the teachers and all teachers and administrators care about every child and their success and happiness. Not only are the academics great, but they also have a faith-filled education, attend mass weekly and go through first communion with their classmates at school. Christmas and Easter are celebrated as the religious holidays that they are. While not all students are Catholic, they all share a love of God.
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We looked at several Catholic schools as well as the public schools in our area. We liked the small, family atmosphere for OLPH. Everyone in the school knows your child, not just their teacher, making a much larger community for your child. As previously mentioned, the events put on my the school re-enforce the close knit community the school provides. Despite what another review said, the school does offer tours during their open houses. We attended on around the time that review was written and had no issues as we were deciding where to send our child. We are very happy with our choice to send our child to this school.
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OLPH is the best family and faith oriented school around. My son graduated from there to move on and thrive in high school and now on the Dean's list in college. I couldn't have asked for a better community for him to grow up in and I am so grateful to OLPH for preparing him for his journey.
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My son just started school here this year, and we love it! It truly is a community, filled with faith, academic excellence, and lasting friendships! He loves his teachers and enjoys going to school each day. We particularly like the buddy system they have in place, so that the younger students are interacting and learning from the older students each week. He has friends at each grade level, again, creating that community feel for him. There are a variety of wonderful programs, for so many kids to get involved in, to excel in their interest. I would highly recommend it!
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We had a private tour given by the current principal. He won us over as we discussed faith integration, classroom dynamics, curriculum, and extra-curricular activities. Once we joined OLPH we were so taken by the community aspect. We love the family events like Family Dinner Nights, basketball games, Fall Festival and more. The academics have been top-notch with lots of support and attention from teachers and support staff. It has been a safe place for us to educate our boys and navigate the journey of parenting.
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When our child was getting close to school age, we compared our local public school and several private schools, but we loved the school, staff, students, and families at OLPH. It feels like one big family. There are wonderful school events like Fall Festival, Breakfast with Santa, Christmas concert, Field Day, and many more. They also do a buddy program where they match up younger students with a buddy in an older grade. Our daughter has loved her buddy each year. They also offer before care, aftercare, and after-school programs. Overall, the outstanding education and the focus on Christian values sets OLPH apart. Strongly recommend!
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This school, unfortunately, does not provide tours of the school except for those who are ready to enroll children. This is very shortsighted. St. Louis Catholic School is happy to show off their school to anyone who is interested. I would recommend sending children there, rather than OLPH.I notice that the "star" function doesn't seem to be working, so let me say here that I would not give the school any stars at all, as I have not been able to see what the school offers firsthand.
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"Our son is the second of our 4 children to attend OLPH and has transitioned seamlessly into the kindergarten class. We chose OLPH for their integration of religious education with academic excellence and forward thinking with regards to technology and learning."
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