Past and Present

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, accredited by Middle States for 13 years, opened its doors on September 12, 1927, with a registration of 425 students. Currently, we have enrolled 538 students.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic 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.

The faculty and staff of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy are committed to the spiritual, intellectual, physical, social, and emotional growth of each child. As a result, students consistently perform well on State Standardized tests surpassing local, national and Diocesan scores. Our students are accepted by their first choice of the best Catholic and Specialized Public High Schools in the area and are often awarded scholarships.

The foundation of our academic program is basic skills which are developed through a Christ-centered environment with an inter-disciplinary, multi-sensory intelligence instruction. The learning experience is further supplemented with such activities as Altar Server Service, Internet access with computer laptops, field trips, elocution, Math and Spelling Bees, Science Lab and equipment, Gym, Library, Spanish as a Second Language, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Academy Band, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Chorus, nurse, breakfast and hot-lunch programs, after-school program, academic intervention program, sports program, community service projects, peer-tutoring, Thanksgiving food and Christmas toy drives, Junior High Socials, monthly student awards, Student Council, Academic Intervention Room for Language Arts and Mathematics, and the enrichment Aquinas Program.

We have an exceptionally supportive community of parents needing to experience God’s love and compassion through our actions. Their support allows us to operate the school with a strong budget and no additional funding from our parish church.

Our students continue to higher education and as adults come back to serve their wider community as professionals. They are persons of integrity, spiritual, disciplined and compassionate people who are the leaders that create a better tomorrow.