Discover OLPH School

Imagine a school where FAITH
has a seat in the classroom.

OLPH School by the Numbers

Top 15%

Student national standardized test scores

24 Students

Average K-8 class size


Student to teacher ratio
in pre-K


National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

The Gem of Howard County

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.

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore provide a Christ-centered education that is academically excellent and empowers students to reach their full potential –spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally. They nurture and sustain the God-given gifts of every person to be used in service to the Mission of Christ.

Ames Family

As a parent and teacher at OLPH I love the peace of mind knowing my children are in good hands, taken care of, and loved by all the teachers. It brings me so much joy to be able to share my faith with my students. To show them how much God loves them and is there for them in every moment of their day is a priceless reward. As a practicing Catholic it is very important to my family that my children receive Christ-centered education that is strong as my children develop their own Catholic identity. One that empowers students to reach their full potential – spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally. Here at OLPH all students are nurtured and sustain the God-given gifts of every person to be used in service to the Mission of Jesus in an inclusive and faith filled environment daily.
OLPH truly is dedicated to developing confident, faith-filled, active learners who seek to transform their community and make the world a better, more loving place.

McHugh Family

OLPH School is a wonderful place. Having been a staff member for 23 years and having had three sons attend from kindergarten through the eighth grade, I am here to say this is a special place. My sons learned various subjects with rigor, they celebrated their sacraments and they graduated prepared to enter high school at Mount Saint Joseph. They were prepared in an exceptional way for high school and each of them finished with great success. They came away with a sense of community. The friends they developed are lifelong friends. All of these things helped to develop in them the character that has benefited their life pursuits, growing families, and communities where they now live. OLPH School reinforced the values that my husband and I taught our children over the years and that we hold dear. I am forever grateful to have worked at OLPH School, witnessing, from the inside, the love, care, compassion and respect given to my children and all students, whose journey brings them through OLPH School.

Munoz Family

OLPH School is such a wonderful place to send your children. The close knit family vibe and the individual attention the children need, is found there. My heart is warmed to know both my children have and continue to receive their religious formation from OLPH. When my son graduated and moved on to a catholic high school, he felt very prepared and ready to move up to the next level. He was not overwhelmed with the workload or homework, as he had the experience in middle school. I am very blessed to be a part of the community and family of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School.

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