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PK-8
Private
Ellicott City, MD
Students enrolled: 247
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4801 Ilchester Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043

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(410) 744-4251
(410) 788-5210
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August 22, 2014
If you're only looking for a school with strong academics, then go down the road to Ilchester. However, if you want your kids to grow spiritually, then this school is the best you'll find anywhere. Weekly Mass creates a community grounded in faith. We have daily Religion class where we go deeper into the mysteries of our faith through discussions. We also have two awesome priests who are very involved in both the parish and the school community. There is a very strong sense of family and the teachers and students really care about you. Prayer is an essential part of the day at OLPH. They also have lots of extracurricular activities to choose from. There are some discipline issues in middle school, but there is much less bullying than you will find at the average public school. Overall, the academics at OLPH are average and the faith community is outstanding.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2014
OLPH has provided a solid faith-based education that has helped to develop our children to be confident life long learners. The faculty, staff, students and parents provide a strong caring and nurturing community. Our children were well prepared for Catholic High School and most importantly to be compassionate, well rounded, civic minded citizens. OLPH School is a Christ-centered educational institution that is having a profound impact in developing future evangelists!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2014
OLPH has been a blessing for our family! My children love their teachers, they are thriving academically, and we feel like the teachers and staff truly care about each student. They have added numerous new clubs and enrichment programs to reinforce what the students are learning. My son loves the robotics club and is learning some pretty cool stuff. I would recommend this school to anyone looking for strong academics, truly personalized attention and authentic Catholic formation. The two priests are wonderful and very involved on a regular basis.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
I'm a parent with a wonderful child who as being going to OLPH school for 5 years. The principal plus faculty is great but their are some problems with bullying not major just slight problems. They don't get much homework but my child has advanced so much in her learning.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2014
Great school for the "typical" student, however if your child is "different", be prepared for your child to be ostracized by the other students. While Christian values are taught, they are not always put into practice by the students. Kids here are no different than kids in public schools. Mr. Pellechia, the new principal, has been a huge asset to the school. Most teachers are fantastic, and very caring.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2013
Posted a review in 2012 as a new parent and promised an update. This school has come a long way in a short amount of time. All for the best and still more to come! The transformation of making a solid great school of many years to an above average impressive school in just a year has been a pleasure to witness and our family is proud and blessed to be apart of the OLPH community. Where do I begin? The Principal, of course. Mr. Pellechia only started a year ago, and HE has made a HUGE difference in so many ways. His daughter is in Kindergarten & one on the way! He truly has an "open door" policy of hearing all of our parent concerns and suggestions. Not only has he made a difference, but the School Board and HSA (Home and School Association) have made a progressive, positive impact as well. All are truly committed and work together to make OLPH the best school for your child to thrive academically, spiritually, and socially. The surrounding community involvement (parish and non parish) is amazing as well. The new Interactive Learning Center or iLC is a must to see. It was literally built overnight (during the summer) and has the adaptability to change as our technology changes.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
Wonderful school! So many positive changes in the past couple of years. This school is really moving in the right direction. We love the families and feel so blessed that our kids have good friends who share our same family values.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2013
We feel like we are part of an extended family at OLPH School! The teachers and staff are very dedicated to their students, and they expect involvement from the parents as well. They are strict with behavior but it leads to good self-discipline for the kids, and it's a very loving environment.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
OLPH is a phenomonal school. The wonderful staff and teachers are extremly attentive to the students in and outside of school. I could not have asked for a better school for my child.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
Coming from a public school I wasn't sure what resources a private school would have. I am very impressed with the Principal and the teachers as well as the guidance staff. Overall a good curriculum and a smaller environment for my daughters to excel.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
We moved to Maryland from another state and attended another private Catholic school in the area. Academically the school was doing well. However, socially, religiously, fundamentally, and with respect to community the school was lacking. OLPH embraced us as a family and welcomed us with open arms. Principal Pellechia, the administrative assistant, and the teachers are amazing. The atmosphere is welcoming and each child is treated individually with respect and love for who they are and what special gifts/talents they possess. Academically they are on par with the other private Catholic schools in the area. Socially and Religiously they excel. They teach the foundations of what each Christian family would want their children to exemplify and demonstrate to others. Father Erik and Father John are both very involved with the children even in the PreK classroom. We have found a home and look forward to many more years at OLPH school and parish.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
OLPH has been great. The 1st time we visited the school, we knew it this was the place for our kids. We registered our daughter that day....and have loved it ever since.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
I am a parent of 3 children who have all attended OLPH since kindergarten. The staff fosters not only educational achievement but spiritual enrichment everyday. The new media center and advancements in technology are outstanding. There is a wonderful blend of new and more experienced teachers that keep the curriculum fresh. We are blessed to belong to such a loving and exceptional school community.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2013
I am the parent of 3 children that have attended OLPH since kindergarten. All 3 children have different personalities, different learning styles, etc. In the past years we have seen a consistent move to improve the resources within the school and the further development of the kids. This is evident in the new technology center, and also in the extra curricular activities that have been added. The new principal has be a GREAT addition to the school to move it forward. This school is small, with one class per grade. The size adds to the personal touch and attention, as well as to the family atmosphere. One of my children has graduated and moved on to a private high school. She was placed in all honor classes, and has handled them well. I did give the school 4 stars and not 5, for no other reason than I think as far as education for our kids go, there are always areas to grow and improve. The nice thing at this school is that you have active parents, active school board, engaged faculty and staff who are consistently looking for ways to do just that. Keep up the great work OLPH!!

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
OLPH School has a wonderful environment which helps children feel safe and loved, which in turn helps them feel more confident and ready to learn. I have two children at the school, who have very different personalities. OLPH does a wonderful job challenging and encouraging both of my children to have them excel at their natural abilities.

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
I like this school , because we feel very comfortable dealing with every body from the staff . it looks like a big family , and my daughter loves it and loves her teachers. I gave it 5 stars .

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2013
OLPH is a unique learning environment. Its small size and caring teachers create a very sincere and focused setting in which our son is thriving after only 2 1/2 weeks of school. The parents also make OLPH more than just a school - it truly is a community. We feel so lucky to have found this incredible school and we couldn't be happier for our son!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
Learning more than ABC's and 123's. This is my daughter's third year at OLPH (1st grade) and every year continues to get better. Wonderful school with extended parish community. OLPH embraces parent involvement and welcomes diversity!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
I can't say enough great things about OLPH! The staff, principal and Pastor provide a wonderful, loving environment for the children. There is such positive energy at the school right now. The parents are willing to get involved in every aspect of school life, the teachers are coming up with fresh, new ideas to keep the children engaged and excited, and the principal is very dedicated to the school, staff and children. If you are looking for a loving, caring environment for your children, I highly recommend OLPH!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2013
We have two children currently attending OLPH and we could not be more pleased. It is a wonderful community with an extremely dedicated staff. We love all the improvements that have been made over the last couple of years. We are confident our children are getting a quality education in a caring, supportive environment.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2013
worst school ever! It is not diverse and if your not catholic they dont treat you right! Mean children who don't even care about religon!

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2013
I cannot say enough good things about OLPH. They have such caring teachers, and the parents are very involved and supportive. We love the new improvements that have been made over the last couple of years, and I am certain that both of my boys will be well prepared for high school once they leave here.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
my child left this school and is now thriving at a different private Catholic school. It all depends on the principle, teachers and how they handle the classrooms and in pre-k, the critical year. You cannot judge the school as overall but the quality of principle and teachers based on their experiences and knowledge.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
The principle and teacher of pre-k classroom do not have enough experience to offer kids extra support and help. They are set to use one behavior chart for all in classroom that outside professionals do not find it working at all especially for kids who just need extra help. Another red flag is, OLPH has a new principle and new teachers again this year, the same as for last year. If you think your child may test teachers and principles will, (they REALLY do have limited resources) then this school is NOT the place for your child. OLPH can actually ask for your child to leave in middle of the year. You do not want to experience that.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2013
I attended OLPH some years ago. The school was underfunded and under-resourced. The school could not hang on to good teachers. The teachers substituted actual teaching with student-directed study aids monitored by un-trained, un-certified parents. Reading emphasized speed-reading over comprehension. Upon entering high school, most of my contemporaries found themselves in remedial classes. The only thing worse than the teaching at OLPH was the narrow-minded bigotry that permeated the school at the time. I hope things have changed.

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2011
My two children attended OLPH School from Kindergarten through 8th Grade. They have now moved on to High School and are doing very well. OLPH prepared them in all of the areas they needed to succeed. Their Math, Creative Writing, Technology and Public Speaking skills were built at OLPH and have proven to be key in their high school careers. I believe OLPH prepared them well and I highly recommend the school for anyone who wants a strong education and a deep Christian/Catholic foundation.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2010
We feel like we are part of an extended family at OLPH School! Our three children are very happy there and the teachers really know each of them as individuals and have found ways to highlight and nurture each of their special strengths and talents. If you are considering this school, I highly recommend this school and suggest you have your child come in for a shadow day to find out if it is a good fit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2009
After an incredibly dissapointing and difficult experience at another Catholic school I found myself searching for a school to move my two children to. Mrs. Malloy graciously not only accepted my middle school son as a transfer but made room for my kindergartener. My oldest is so happy (as is my youngest) with the switch he asked why I made him go to the other school for so long! The teachers here really care about the success of their students and the administration is involved with each student individually. Just a wonderful school and wonderful atmosphere for your children to be in!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2009
I have two daughters that attend OLPH and I can attest without hesitation that OLPH is meeting all of their academic and spiritual needs. The teachers and Principal(s) are excellent and have been open to questions and concerns that I have had over the years. My oldest had a rough start to 4th grade and I was extremely impressed with the concern shown by all her instructors as well as the solutions brought forth to benefit her. She is doing great now and that is due in much part to all of her teachers and guidance counselors. The Pastor is young and energetic and is highly visible at the school as well. If you are looking for a school that really cares about it's students while showing them how to live their faith and be good people, then OLPH is the place for your children.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
OLPH is a great place for children to learn and grow. We have seen 2 children graduate and go forth with great academic preparation to competitive high schools. The teachers are truly dedicated to seeing the children succeed. As far as the academic programs are concerned, the technology integration into the curriculum exceeds many other schools in the area. Computers are available in most every classroom an teachers utilize them as tools. One weakness we saw was in the Middle School English program but, these problems have since been resolved and new faculty have resumed positions for this subject area. Overall this was the best choice for our family and we will always credit our children's success to the skills and values they learned at OLPH

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2004
My daughter is just finishing the second grade at this school. We are all happy that we selected OLPH. The teachers are wonderful, the Pastor is very involved with the school. It is a caring environment. The children are doing well with test scores. The emphasis on God is excellent, they pray and live the Christian way. I wouldn't want to send my child anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
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Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
4801 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD  21043
(410) 744-4251
Last modified Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top