About Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Mission and Philosophy

In building a culture of life, we live the fundamental truth that all life is sacred, realizing the dignity of each student through the recognition of Christ’s presence in all of us.

In cooperation with parents, the Our Lady of Perpetual Help pastor, faculty, and staff develop students who are life-long active Catholic Christians, serving the Church, community, and society. We provide a strong a strong educational foundation to well prepare our graduates for further formal education. We encourage the exploration of our students’ vocational calling by forming them in Catholic truth, virtue, and fellowship while inspiring them to seek spiritual, intellectual, artistic, social, and physical excellence.

Pope John Paul II expressed that

“…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.