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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 23 students

2016 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence

Before/After Care: 7:15am – 6pm

Hours: 8:55am – 3:30pm

Current Enrollment 229

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

Open Houses

We would  love to show you our school at an Open House. After hearing from our Principal, Mrs. Underwood,  one of our Student Ambassadors will take you on a tour of our campus, share stories and introduce you to teachers and faculty. We want to answer your questions and help you discover whether OLPH is the right community for your family.


RSVP to an Open House through our Inquire Form

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

National STEAM Day at OLPH School

National STEAM Day at OLPH School in Ellicott City, MD Tuesday, November 8th was National STEAM Day, which represents an intentional focus in the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. According to National Days of the Year’s website, “National STEM/STEAM Day was founded in 2015 by MGA Entertainment, with the intention of [...]

Fall Festival 2022 RESCHEDULED

OLPH’s Fall Festival Rescheduled for Sunday, October 16th, 3-7 pm Due to the forecasted rain and wind for Saturday, we have rescheduled the Fall Festival. New details are below. This email also includes details if you Pre-Ordered or signed up as a Volunteer. Date:  Sunday, Oct 16, 2022, | Time:  Games 3-6 pm, Food 4-7 […]

OLPH to Host Annual Fall Festival October 2nd

OLPH School 86th Annual Fall Festival  OLPH School in Ellicott City is hosting its annual Fall Festival on October 1st, 2022 with games kicking off from 3 pm – 7 pm, food vendors and trucks, plus a beer garden serving from 4 pm to 8 pm, and a Fireworks show to close out the festivities [...]