OLPH is known for its positive, welcoming, and faith-based environment. The school is often referred to as the “OLPH family” and community members frequently comment on the loving atmosphere that is evident across the campus. Cheerful smiles and personal greetings from faculty and staff are a routine part of students’ mornings. This caring climate sets the tone for an encouraging and nurturing learning environment. Our devoted faculty offer guidance and time beyond the classroom to support all students, while dedicated parent and grandparent volunteers maintain critical home-school connections. We enthusiastically support and encourage various activities throughout the year and welcome the addition of new activities whenever possible. Some of these activities include:
The Student Council of OLPH School is a leadership organization of representatives from 4th through eighth grade under the direction of teacher moderators. Students in fourth through eighth grades elect the officers in the fall from among seventh and eighth-grade nominees. The purpose of the Student Council is to provide service projects and community outreach programs for the entire student body of OLPH and to encourage school spirit.
The loving environment at OLPH is fortified through structured interactions between classes via the Buddy Program. Each grade is paired with another, older grade to promote mentorship and community-building through collaborative activities and field trips, but something deeper occurs between the buddies. The older students develop a more mature and responsible version of themselves; the younger students benefit from interacting with a role model beyond their teacher. Through the Buddy Program, the students learn how to work as a team to be servant leaders within the community, as well as how to reach outward to service the greater community through charitable acts for organizations outside the school.
Angel Safety Patrol
The OLPH Angel Safety Patrol provides an opportunity for older students to lead and take responsibility for younger students’ well-being and care. This supports the idea that we take care of each other and are responsible for our collective well-being.
Home and School Association (HSA)
The OLPH Home and School Association (HSA) is a vibrant and active organization that focuses on enriching connections between teachers, families, and school administrators. The HSA develops connections by hosting events designed to provide time to socialize as well as garner support for school initiatives that benefit the entire community, centered on creating support for the students and teachers.
Catholic Schools Week
A weeklong celebration is typically held during the last week of January and includes activities highlighting Catholic School education’s value.
A fun-filled day for students, faculty, and parents alike aimed at promoting good sportsmanship and celebrating our athletic abilities in an organized day of sporting events. At OLPH, everyone is a winner on Field Day!
The OLPH student body enjoys a day of carnival-like amusements sponsored by the OLPH Home and School Association.