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23225 Lyons Avenue
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

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(661) 259-1141
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November 12, 2014
My sister is new to this school, and she has had a horrible experience. On the first week, they would ask you to buy a ton load of school supplies but the supplies aren't for your child they're for the school. They make YOU buy the supplies instead of themselves as a "donation". This school is very low income, and through what my sister has experienced, the principal disregards the students, and barely any of the teachers know how to teach. If you were considering to transfer your child here, in a situation to avoid the "public school craze", they are better off in public school. Students behave the same way as public school students do. It also seems like teaching about Catholicism is more valued than the rest of the academic subjects. My sister has told me that, unlike public school students, the students here don't even try to learn, and completely blow off the classes their parents had paid for. The school also does this thing called a "Free Dress Day" every other week, wherein you come to school without your uniform, and each student is required to bring fifty cents.

- submitted by a community member
September 03, 2014
My son joined second grade in OLPH this year and I have all positive experiences until now. Its a very friendly, welcoming atmosphere and my son is loving OLPH. I am happy about the academic and spiritual focus and I am definitely confident about the values that the school can contribute to my child's personality development!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2014
Don't be fooled. School is struggling. Enrollment is down. Teachers & parents unhappy and leaving by the droves. 5th grade teacher quit mid year. Ask the MANY good families who have left, why they left. How many priests have they been through in the last year? Big discrepancy between what they market and what they really do. Got rid of science fair, got rid of spelling bee, got rid of 5th grade wax museum, got rid of 2nd grade participating in May Crowning, got rid of 1st Holy Communion reception, got rid of hymn practice, got rid of volunteer tea. Have a field trip planned and forgot to order a bus. Check out website. Many teachers on there have been gone for years. Many students on website will be juniors in high school. It is not updated & filled w/typos. We could go on and on. Middle school is awful. Teachers yelling and crying in front of students. MANY teachers unhappy and feel unsupported from principal. Run, as fast as you can to get away from this school. Many students don't feel safe there. Sad to hear leadership speaking poorly of staff and of parents. Nothing private w/lots of gossip. Has lost spiritual feeling and less Catholic by the day.

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2014
My child began attending OLPH Catholic School after a horrible incident at a Saugus Union Public School. OLPH immediately welcomed him and offered him a safe environment to learn and grow. The best thing I like about OLPH is the responsibility the children feel as being part of a bigger community. I am certain that the code of ethics the parents and students live by keep the public school "crazies" away. It's great, the children simply learn to be good students and even better humans without all the nonsense. I am thrilled we found OLPH for my child.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2014
We have been at OLPH for 4 years and have 2 children at the school. Since the very first day we have been welcomed and made to feel a part of the catholic and academic community. There is a very active Parent Teacher Organization that plans all of the school s activities and fundraisers. The school recently opened a chapter of the California Junior Scholarship Federation, an honor society for seventh and eighth graders of academic excellence. The teachers work in conjunction with parents to help students who are either struggling or need more challenging work. There are weekly after school classes in every subject for students who need additional help. Some teachers offer several levels of work to better fit the student s abilities. The principal is warm and caring and on the few occasions we've had concerns, she has worked with us to quickly resolve the problem. Bullying occurs in every walk of life and at every age, even with adults. These situations have been swiftly addressed when brought to the attention of administration or teachers. The staff of OLPH is dedicated to the education of the whole child. I am grateful we are able to send our children to this outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
Principal is a joke. Lack of institutional control in a big way. Strong parent involvement but almost too strong-a couple of parents run the school. If you like politics and lack of structure, combined with several teachers who yell and scream this is the place for you.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2012
My children have been very happy and have made lots of friends at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. We have all been welcomed with warmth and friendship at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. Moving my kids here is one of the best decisions I have ever made. The principal is kind, warm, and wonderful, the teachers are excellent, the academics are superb, and there is a very robust sports program. The students participate in weekly masses, are very respectful, and very knowledgeable about their Catholic faith. I highly recommend OLPH!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2012
My children have been enrolled at OLPH since we moved to Santa Clarita 2-1/2 years ago. I have been very impressed with the curriculum, the dedication of the teachers, and the helpfulness of the staff. The academics are excellent and the religious education is superb. The parents were very welcoming from the first day. We were encouraged to get involved and become not just a part of the PTO, but also a part of the Catholic community. Having my children at OLPH has made our move to this community feel like we've come home.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2011
We have gone to OLPH for 7 years and have had a great experience. Academics to athletics have been solid and the teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2011
I'm Glad i left this school! The principal was terrible and never help any of the kids. When i had a problem i went to her office and requested help. She replied : " I don't have time right now. Sorry." Teachers are terrible! I struggled with math and when i raised my hand for help. She never helped me! PE is only 1 a week. At public schools ( Jr high) Its everyday for at least 35 mins! I hate this school! I was a 7th grader there and there i was bullied and was never accepted. I ate lunch alone and was teased. And of course The principal thought i was a lier and never helped. ITS A WASTE OF MONEY! THEY ARE MONEY GREEDY!!! i only lasted 5 months of the pain i had to go though. Please save your child its happiness and seach somewhere else. La mesa is a great start. also 2 kids including me left because of bulling.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2010
This is my grandsons fourth year at OLPH. He is in the fourth grade. My wife and I were extremely pleased when we were accepted at OLPH. From the first day that he walked onto the school grounds to this day, he can't wait to get to school. The teachers have always been excellent. The quality of the education and Catholic education that he is receiving are paying off. When he tells me, this is my school and this is my church, I know we made the right decision to send him to OLPH. Grand parents and father of a very happy fourth grade student.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
My children have been students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help for 6 years now. The school has been a very positive influence in our lives and has offered my children many opportunities to excel both in their education and most importantly in their Catholic Faith. The teachers are all credentialed and are very professional both in and out of the classrooms. My children are very happy there and there is no other school we would rather send them too.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
I wanted my child to be in a loving Catholic environment that is equally great academically... and that is exactly what I got! This school has the most loving and caring staff, students and parents. when you attend OLPH you become part of a family. In volunteering here I have seen first hand how respectful the students are towards one another and to adults. My child's faith has soared, now that she is not only praying at home but at school as well.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
We've been at OLPH since 1996 and wouldn't have done it any other way. We have seen all the changes, some not favorable, but mostly good. We have to be realistic and learn to adopt to changes, just as we do in the real world. Like with any other school, parents have to be involved with their children's education, both academically and spiritually, and not expect the teachers to do everything for them. Both my husband and I have always been involved at the school and we have gained so many friends. Our oldest child is now in college and we still have one in middle school. The dedication to education and Catholicism that the Sisters and teachers instilled in our children have helped our children succeed in their endeavors.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
This is a very nice school. My children love it here and I love volunteering with the other parents. Love the fact that I feel appreciated not only by the staff, children but also other parents. The children are so respectful and you can tell they have a sense of belonging amongst each other. Because of the small number of students they all know each other and you can clearly see the little ones admiring the older ones and the older ones caring for the little ones the students and the parents form a big family. Its an amazing school! The academics, PE and sports programs are competitive within our Valley and there is nothing lacking in the religious aspect. I know all the teachers are credentialed and highly trained; love the fact that many have specialty masters. It is also very affordable and they have 100% back up financial support from the archdiocese of Los Angeles. The school offers everything and more academically and spiritually and in my opinion you get a well rounded education. I am so glad my wife and I decided on this school we could not ask for more.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2010
This is the second year for my son at Our Lady of Perpetual Help and he just loves it and is thriving! Everyone at OLPH immediately made us feel so welcomed like part of a loving family. He has learned so much academically & about his faith. All the teachers and staff are professional and caring. We're so blessed to have him attend such a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
This is a great school not only does it offer an outstanding education but it offers a firm religious foundation. The curriculum is accelerated and it surpasses the california state standards. Every teacher is fully credentialed and many have additional master degrees. Both my kids thrive here and there is no other place where I would send them. We have been welcomed by all the parents and it feels like a true community. My kids have made great friends. Overall the best choice we've made. Love the school .

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2010
The GREATEST private school in Santa Clarita !!!!! Champions of Santa Clarita Valley Private Schools Co-ed Volleyball League 2010

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2010
Don't bother. This school is not for the academically gifted, and the principal is extremely weak. The teachers do their best with what they have, but have few resources. It's true that Catholicism is preached, but "love they neighbor as thyself" is not practiced. Nastiness by parent volunteers toward other volunteers is sanctioned by the administration. Do yourself, and more importantly, your child, a favor by looking elsewhere. The public schools in the area are great, and there are other private schools as well.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2010
Our children have been attending OLPH since 2001. We have had the experience of having the Sisters as teachers as well as the current faculty. We were concerned that our children would lose the Catholic teaching once the Sisters left the school but that has not been the case at all. Academically, OLPH standards are very high. Yes, the kids have lots of homework that keeps them busy most weeknights. The new Principal Mrs. Krall is a smart, lovely woman who is approachable and involved with the school families. If anything, I feel a stronger sense of community in this school since the changeing of the guard. My son moves on to Alemaney this year and graduated OLPH with honors. The one improvement I would like to see is a school gym and a full time gym teacher for daily Phys Ed class and a more competitive approach to sports.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 14, 2009
No, not all the teachers are accredited. The newer ones are college graduates who are working on their masters and towards getting accredited.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2009
I am an alumnus of OLPH and I also have my child there now. The sisters will be missed but we are looking forward to better things for this school. All of the teachers are accredited and have a great focus on the studies. My child has grown immensely since attending OLPH. I thank them for all that they have done!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2009
I have two children and we love this school. The teachers and staff are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
While we miss the Franciscan Sisters. Our school is still going strong. We are focused on teaching our children about the Catholic faith and we are making huge strides in academics, technology, and safety. Our children are in a more secure environment and the principal's door is always open. Our teachers motivate our children with positive reinforcement and encourage them to set personal goals that help them both in the classroom and in society. This has been a wonderful year. The teachers have raised the bar and the children are rising up to meet it! Kudos to the teachers for the countless personal hours and personal financial contributions they give to our children that many parents are completely unaware of. We love OLPH!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2008
What a disaster this school has become. This is our last year there. I will take public school over this! The religious aspect is gone- there is no reason to pay for the education. Most of the teachers are new and inexperienced and the children suffer with their incompetence! The new Principal is confused about what is means to be Catholic! TheyThere are too many great teachers gone!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2008
This is a great school. The Franciscan Sisters will be missed but we welcome the new leadership and fresh ideas. It's only been a few weeks since the school year started and I'm already seeing a lot of positive changes. I disagree about the comments about not having enough PE. Yes, they have PE once a week but they also have sports programs. It's up to the student and parents to participate and sadly, I don't see enough children joining the school teams because the parents are too busy to get involved. The academics are great, sometimes a little too much homework. Most importantly, they set the right foundation for the students to believe in their faith. Academics can be learned at any school but faith is something that must be introduced very early to young children. OLPH does all that and more.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2008
I am glad that I took the option to leave this school. Upper managment does not want to undersatand that academics and faith comes first than money !! sad. Even with a new Principal and fresh ideas it will fail. it will only succeed if church and school are separate entities.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
I have 3 children attending OLPH, I happy I have chosen this school for them. I am sad to see our Franciscan Sisters leave but I look forward to what our new principal and teachers will bring. Fresh Ideas!!

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March 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
Yes, the religious aspect is fine, but we take kids to school to learn academics. No emphasis on physical education, one hour per week, with some unexperienced leader. Spend your money on higher education not for flag salutes.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2007
I love this school. I have been a parent with multiple children at this school for many years and am very pleased. The spiritual and philanthropic direction our school has taken this year is amazing. I love that we start each day in prayer as a school community often times with the leadership of our wonderful priests. A great education in the Santa Clarita valley...free. A great education based upon the tenets of our Catholic faith taught by loving, caring, faith-filled teachers...priceless. We are blessed to be at this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 07, 2007
My family and I love this school. We are very satisfied. Our children have attended for the past three years and we fully expect them to graduate from OLPH. Our children love their teachers & principal.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2007
I am very happy that I finally left this school. The quality of education, safety issues & lack of leadership was unbelievable. Good luck trying to give suggestions to make positive changes. My children are learning more about their Faith at CCD at a different parish then they did at OLPH. Sad.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
This past year was our first year at this school and sadly I am sorry I have chosen this school. Teachers are not understanding and compassionate. In addition, they have a large class they do not take the time to teach the children who may be struggling. Parent involvement is a must; therefore, it is very high, however, the leadership does not listen to the parents and/or take our concerns seriously.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 03, 2007
As an alumni of olph , this school was great; in terms of friends and atmosphere. But sadly, this school lacks so many things. New equipment, new teachers, more activities. More people and classes and oppurtunities. The school puts way too much pressur on the teachers due to limitations. The school and parents especially think way too much about themselves and not about the future of the students before hand! I feel unprepared.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 12, 2006
The Location is not the best. Lyons Ave is a very busy street. Playground doesent have very much of a soft area to play in..For parents that are seperated.. I find that school staff does not play a big role in trying to make sure the correct parent is picking up child when their soppose to..

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2005
This school is great for students that can work on their own. Too many students per class.

- submitted by a parent
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Our Lady Of Perpetual Help
23225 Lyons Avenue, Santa Clarita, CA  91321
(661) 259-1141
Last modified Our Lady Of Perpetual Help is a Private school that serves grades K-8
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top