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Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School5
Posted January 30, 2015
- a community member
There is so much I love about this school! I love the way every student is engaged and supported in a very personal way through awesome teachers who live their faith out loud. The school is very strong academically and every year students receive scholarships and many awards. They have recently added a state-of-the-art interactive learning center that is so awesome. The new Principal, Mr. Pellechia, is phenomenal and has a strict no bullying policy which has worked, period. The fellowship at the school is amazing making it more than just a school but really a family who really cares about each other. It's not only a great school for the students but for the whole family. Truly everything this school does is centered in Christ. It's really beautiful to see these kids so passionate about their faith, especially at the praise and worship service with their arms lifted high in praise and their voices singing out! Love it!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.