Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
National Catholic Education Association
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1948

Student Body

Total Students328 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio19:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size34 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(White polo & Plaid skirt for girls, light blue polo and navy pants for boys)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition varies depending on Parish membership. Please contact school for details.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMarci Mongan
Admissions AssociateTeri Vaca


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, 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, California Junior Scholarship Federation, Drama Club, Student Ambassadors, Yearbook Club

Club or Organization:
Christian Service Club, Creative Writing Club, Student Council, Youthact & Interact Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Choir, Drum Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Health & Fitness 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. 
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