Our Academy, Past and Present
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School opened its doors on September 12, 1927, and became Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy in 2012. For the 2017-18 school year, we have 465 students enrolled.
Our academy is dedicated to the development of Christian values emanating from the teachings of Jesus Christ. Following the Catholic tradition as was begun by the Dominican Sisters of Sparkhill, an active faith response within the school, parish, and outside community is emphasized to every child. Therefore, as a school community in addition to our Liturgies, we not only celebrate, pray and worship together daily, our students are involved in a variety of service projects that call for community involvement that benefit the needy and elderly in our community and beyond. Read More
The mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy is the development of Christian values emanating from the teachings of Jesus Christ. The principal, teachers, students, and parents experience the Gospel-centered message through the power of prayer, building a personal relationship with God, creating a strong Catholic identity for our students, and, in a broader sense, building the family of God, the Church. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy is committed to the development of the whole child. The spiritual, academic, physical, and emotional growth of each child is nurtured within a child-centered, supportive environment based on truth. As a school of academic excellence, learning experiences are created with the uniqueness of each child in mind.
The priests, principal and faculty of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy are convinced that the Catholic school is the most effective means available today to instruct young people who may grow to adult life as mature members of our faith. Therefore, we adopt the following goals:
- To instill basic Christian values such as self-respect, self-discipline, self-sacrifice, respect for the rights of others and honesty.
- To teach updated Catholic doctrine.
- Present the full understanding of the parts and meaning of the Mass through lessons, participation at class Mass and on First Friday of the month.
- Stress Bible – both Old and New Testament.
- Encourage continued cooperation among home – school – parish.