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Forming faith-filled leaders and confident learners in Howard County since 1879. A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) is a private pre-kindergarten through grade 8, Catholic elementary school of the Archdiocese of Baltimore.

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Average K-8 class size is 25 students

2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

Before/After Care: 7:15am – 6pm

Hours: 8:55am – 3:30pm

Current Enrollment 247

Tuition Assistance and Scholarships Available


Finding the right school for your family is a journey well worth the investment. We want to make this process as clear as possible with these simple steps

Learn more about the Admissions Process

Tuition & Fees

We believe a Catholic Education should be accessible for families who desire to belong to our OLPH community. We have the following programs available to assist in making that possible:

  • Sibling Discounts
  • OLPH Parish Assistance
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore Assistance
  • BOOST Scholarships
  • Merit Scholarships

Virtual Admissions

Through the use of technology, you can now connect with our Admissions Department in a variety of ways to ensure that all your needs and questions are being answered.

OLPH School seeks to foster a learning environment where the teachings of Jesus Christ, as passed down through the Catholic Church, are taught and lived daily.  Formal and informal prayer permeate the school day, with a religion program stressing basic formation in the faith, sacramental preparation and participation, opportunities for worship as a school community, and the call to service shared by all Catholic Christians.  This school is part of the total community of faith of the parish and considers growth in faith central to its existence.

Students spend approximately 9,000 hours in school between Kindergarten and 8th Grade! That’s a lot of time and your journey to find the right environment is important. What type of worldview will be presented? Consider whom and what ideas and values will be shaping and influencing your child?

Link: Read more about the uniqueness of a Catholic Education…

OLPH School is staffed by highly qualified lay teachers who demonstrate a profound interest in the lives of their students.  Learn more about the faculty and Principal Mrs. Tracy Underwood.

Angel News

OLPH to Host Cookies & Cocoa with Santa December 12

OLPH School Cookies and Cocoa with Santa 2021 OLPH School in Ellicott City is hosting Cookies & Cocoa with Santa on Sunday, December 12th from 1 pm - 4 pm. Pictures with Santa will be available from 2 pm - 4 pm. All activities will be outdoors. Santa is back at OLPH and there is [...]

OLPH School Welcomes Assistant Principal Nick Caputo

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School has welcomed Assistant Principal Nick Caputo to our community as a member of the administrative team and a math teacher. He joined the staff on October 1st, jumping right in to help at the OLPH Fall Festival. We’d love for you to get to know Mr. Caputo more.   Education […]

Taking Advantage of Nature

The 2021 fall season has offered up perfect temperatures for lots of outside learning opportunities at OLPH School. A study from Frontiers in Psychology describes positive outcomes regarding increased focus and attention in students who have participated in educational classes while outside immersed in nature. We can attest to the benefits of outdoor learning for […]