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Our Lady Help of Christians School

Private | PK-8 | 42 students

 

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Posted May 9, 2014

Our Lady Help of Christians is a great school. My daughter and I are graduates and both of us continued to excel in high school and college with the Catholic foundation we received OLHC. My son is a current student who has struggled scholastically, and I am convinced that things would not have turned out as well for him at another school. With the help of the best teachers, the guidance and hands-on attention from an excellent Principal, he has done well. The staff and leadership of OLHC is top shelf. Their small classes create a very special and caring camaraderie among the children and the school fosters the spirit of our religion and moral excellence. Simply put, OLHC provides the best well rounded education your child could receive. We are extremely proud and very blessed to be a part of this great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2013

Many teachers are excellent and truly care about the children. However, the school is severely lacking in leadership. The principal has a "we can't do that" attitude and allows his office staff to run the school. Many issues are not dealt with and it seems the principal feels it is easier to talk about anything else but deal with the real issues. Even small problems can't be handled such as opening a gate or asking double parked cars to move. Forget dealing with any big issue. Several inneffective teachers and no actions taken. Could be a great school but needs to be changed from the top.
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Posted March 11, 2013

OLHC is a wonderful school with an equally wonderful principal. It has been our school for nearly 10 years and have seen many changes over the years. With the new regionalization program in the Archdiocese there have been some changes that unless educated about the system, one wouldn't understand certain guidelines. I personally have seen the current principal jump through hoops to help students. If you want a safe, controlled and nurturing environment for your children then send them here!
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Posted February 21, 2013

Is a nice small school with good teachers. Has the potential to be a great school if it had proper leadership.The current principal is very ineffectual and does not want to hear about making any changes. Instead of trying to do what is in best interest of students,his response is "Well we can't do that". A good and effective leader will ask for parents support and figure out how to implement changes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2010

Great teachers, small classes
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Posted October 28, 2010

its a second home us, it has a warm family like atmosphere. it grows academically each year. students and staff are kind and compassionate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

OLHC is one huge family. The spirit of and in the school is uplifting. The education provided, the faculty/staff interacting with our children, the nurturing environment, the extra-curricular activities, as well as the love and faith with which our children are filled, each, in their own way, make us proud to say that we are part of the OLHC family!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2010

Excellent care and education for their students.
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Posted October 26, 2010

Excellent education, students are well prepared to go on to top high schools.


Posted October 25, 2010

I love OLHC because you feel as if you are part of one big family. It is a small school and everyone knows everyone and I find that to be very welcoming. The faculty happens to be very caring and nurturing to the students and I am certainly very happy with OLHC!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2010

Wonderful loving teachers. New Principal Graduates receive many High School scholarships and go on to college.


Posted October 24, 2010

We are very happy with OLHC. Both the staff and the parents are focused on what's important - the children, their education and their well being.
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Posted October 23, 2010

It is a great school. Its small size makes everyone feel comfortable.
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Posted October 22, 2010

Great school! Been a parent in the school for 14 years, I love it!
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Posted October 21, 2010

our lady help of christians is a wonderful school with caring teachers. Not only do the teachers care about education,they care about each student in every way. We are one big faithful heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

My children attend OLHC !
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Posted October 21, 2010

It is a nice learning environment and everyone looks out for each other
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Posted October 21, 2010

Family oriented,small, caring staff
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 21, 2010

My daughter has Type I Diabetes and wears an insulin pump. The staff are wonderful, caring professionals, especially Nurse Barbara. I know my daughter is in a safe, positive learning environment with people who truly love working with children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

this is a great school with teachers that care and kids that excel and my daughter loves to go to school she is in 1 st grade and has lots of fun..
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 99% 52%
Asian 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Black 0% 21%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Hispanic 0% 21%
Two or more races 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Michael Saldarelli
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  • Roman catholic
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