About Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Philosophy Statement

“…the purpose of Catholic education is to communicate Christ to you, so that your attitude toward others will be that of Christ…part of a Catholic education is to learn to see the needs of others, and to have the courage to practice what we believe. With the support of Catholic education, we try to meet every circumstance of life with the attitude of Christ…”

At Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, we live our beliefs by:

  • Living our baptismal call to proclaim the Good News as part of the larger Christian community;
  • Following the example of Mary, Our Mother, as our model of discipleship;
  • Recognizing, encouraging, and supporting parents as the primary educators of their children in Gospel-centered families, including the education of the whole person spiritually, intellectually, socially and physically;
  • Fostering individuals in developing their unique gifts as part of God’s plan for strengthening the human family;
  • Integrating our Catholic Christian faith in all that we do, providing a strong foundation for our children’s lifelong spiritual development and active participation in the Catholic Christian community;
  • Encouraging awareness of each individual’s role as a member of the human family, working for social justice through prayer, charitable works, and leadership roles;
  • Acknowledging the sacredness of life through recognition of Christ’s presence in all of us;
  • Valuing education and academic excellence as a means to live our beliefs; and
  • Respecting and appreciating the cultural diversity of our society.

Curriculum Guidelines

Accredidation

School Wide Learning Expectations

Expectations Grades K-3

The students of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School are expected to:

I. Love God, Love Others and Love Yourself
Learn about God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Honor Mary.
Practice being like Jesus everyday.
Care for God’s world.

II. Live in Peace with Others
Learn from one another.
Make good choices.
Ask for help and give help.
Pray for the needs of others.

III. Talk and Write Clearly
Read many kinds of writing.
Speak with classmates and adults kindly.

Listen to others.
Write neatly on all classwork and homework.

IV. Learn Something New Each Day
Set goals for the days, the week and the month.
Finish all classwork and homework by doing your best.
Learn t use the keyboard and computer.
Ask questions and think about answers.

Expectations Grades 4-8

The students of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School are expected to:

I. Catholic Christians Who
Actively grow in their relationship with Christ.
Honor Mary.
Practice Christian values daily.
Care for creation.

II. Individual and Globally Aware Christians Who
Learn from and act upon social justice issues.
Make decisions based on facts.
Accept responsibility for their own actions.
Participate in service to the school, Church, family and community.

III. Effective Communicators who
Articulate in writing their own personal beliefs and opinions.
Interact appropriately with people of all ages both in and out of school.
Lead by example in working collaboratively and resolving conflict.
Respect other cultures, ethnicities, physical appearances and points of view.

IV. Life-long Learners Who
Exhibit personal achievements in all academic subjects.
Complete individual assignments and participate in group assignments.
Successfully use technology to complete classwork and homework.
Can state his/her own strengths and areas for improvement and work to strengthen areas of weakness as a student.