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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

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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

School Nurses are on the Frontlines

OLPH Nurses - Hero's of the Pandemic Since students across our Nation returned to in-person learning in August of 2020, school nurses everywhere have been placed on the front lines battling the Coronavirus. From training teachers on new health protocols to collaborating with families about the health and wellness of their children, it's clear school [...]

OLPH School Gives Back During the 2021 Christmas Season

4th and 5th Graders at OLPH Give Back Students at OLPH School in Ellicott City create a Christmas party for residents at St. Martin's Home in Catonsville. The 4th and 5th grades at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School donated Christmas decorations and chocolate treats so residents living in the continuum care home, run by [...]

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 [...]