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Our Lady of Perpetual Help School

Private | PK-8 | 360 students

Our school is best known for our community and faith-based environment.

 
 

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $118,400. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $850.

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2011:
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Posted May 22, 2013

This school and parish do not demonstrate a Christian environment. My true rating of this school is zero. We have withdrawn due to continued harsh and abusive treatment of our child by peers. Treatment that the leaders, staff, and parents have long been aware of and could not or would not do anything about. We will pray that the culture of the school will one day change for the better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2013

This is a great school with a great mission. The students are highly prepared for High School and the structure and order is hard to find. Many of the other students in my childs HS are struggling but the students from Our Lady are doing well. If you want great teachers and for your child to grow up in a loving environment this is the place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2011

I have 3 children that have been attending OLPH for 2 years now. Although I do like the school, I don't feel that they are getting an education above that of any public school. What you get with OLPH is extra curricular opportunities and an education upbringing. They have good and bad teachers just the same as anywhere else. If you have an already "gifted" child that is great. If you have a child with something like ADHD, the school is not equipped or trained to deal with them. If you like to volunteer there is ample opportunities. They have a great youth k-3 and above sports program. I'm just not seeing the "educational benefit". My daughter (now in 2nd grade) attended public school for kindergarten at Georgian Heights and she was reading by the time Christmas came along. All my son really gets is sight words to memorize. It should be part of their daily homework to read simple books that associate those sight words every day. I do believe most schools are what you make them and I don't think you have to pay to get the same educational quality in Grove City.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2011

We are new to the area, about a year now. We talked to many people about schools. (Our daughter was reaching kindergarten age.) We are Catholic and joined OLPH parish. We instantly felt like family! I have never been in a place (and we have lived all over this country) where we so immediately made so many great friends. So we decided to enroll at OLPH school. Even better. Very open to new families, very family-involved, many opportunities to volunteer and really be a part of a wonderful school. Small classes, many paid aides and volunteers. Grove City/OLPH parish is a fast-growing, young-family Columbus suburb that should be in USA Today's Top Places to live in the country, and OLPH school is a very important contribution to my very strong opinion! We already knew our daughter was a gifted child, but we had no idea just how great her potential to learn, lead, and love until she began kindergarten at OLPH. I hope we never have to move again! GO SAINTS!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2011

Great school. I have had children attending for the last 14 years and have been very satisfied. Wonderful school with wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2011

I have 2 children at OLPH, and have been very satisfied! The faculty is very helpful and caring. I am not naive to think its great, not everyone can be happy always. I was frustrated at first with some things overlooked by principal, however the more I have dealt with her, the more I realize if she addressed every little comment she;d never get to go home! Pick your battles and talk to your kids! The school can only do so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2010

Our daughter had attended this school for the past 4 years and now we have removed her from this school. The principal is not willing to admit that in the past few years she has not hired the correct teachers to do the right job. The teachers do not want to be be there nor like children that they are teaching. When a parent comes to a teacher to ask for feedback concerning their child, they should receive it, not a comment like 'she is doing fine' without another word. There is no longer a comforting spirit in the school from the other parents, principal or teachers. Do not send your children to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2010

I was very disappointed by the experience at this Catholic school. I attended Catholic school as a child, but the experience was of moral value. The principal turned a blind eye when inappropriate situations occur under her watch. My child learned how to defend himself from ongoing attacks from students and against biased teachers. These are not the experiences that I wanted my child to take away from a school pledging to stand for God and Jesus.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2010

This WAS a good school but ever since the latest principal was hired things have went down hill. The teachers are very disrespectful to not only the students at this school but the parents also. The K-3 program is amazing but once you get into middle school the teachers rather get on their cell phones in the middle of class rather than to teach the students. The teachers desire to fit in with the students has ruined the educational atmosphere. my child has been repeatedly bullied by both students and teachers, yet no disciplinary action was taken. This is why my child no longer attends this school. you would be doing you and your child a favor by not sending them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2010

This school is great. Wonderful eachers and safety. I would deffinetly reccomend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2010

The principal demonstrates poor leadership skills at this school. The caliber of most new hires is lacking. In turn, the principal is ineffective at managing the teachers. This results in lack -luster student learning. Also, more emphasis is placed on sports than academics at this school. The tone on the football field is unacceptable. The climate at the school was completely different 10 years ago. It is unfortunate.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2010

Overall, a very caring atmosphere and a good education. I LOVE the fact that my kids know that the reason for Christmas is Jesus' Birthday and they can celebrate it openly and lovingly with their peers. There are always going to be unsatisfied parents, and I am not saying the school is perfect...but is there such a thing? It goes back to the parents making sure the children are using what they are learning. We are first and foremost, their primary teachers in life!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2009

Not as academically advanced as they let on. Always needing money on top of tuition. Not as Catholic as you might think.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2007

Each child is not treated the same. A disappointment. Based on cliques.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2007

Very dissapointed! After 6 years with this school, my children have been pulled out. Several new families came to this school fall of 2006 and they have really brought this school down. My family had absolutely no problems until these families arrived. The school has chosen to side with these families for some reason we aren't aware of. Good luck to any of you new families entering the school, my advice, don't do it, but if you do, don't get involved in any extra curricular activities or volunteer work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2007

My experience with this school has been positive. I have three kids in the school, in grades K,2nd, and 4th. I have always loved all the teachers and aides that my children have had. All the teachers are caring, and the curriculum is challenging. I love the school, have been more the satisfied, and will definitely be sending my 4th child there when the time comes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2006

Having had an older son graduate from OLPH ,we thought we would receive the same caring experience for our daughter. We were sadly mistaken. After seven years, we withdrew her last year and opted for public school. Although we miss the religious education offered in the school setting, our daughter no longer comes home in tears. Every child is not treated equally or with respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2006

I don't know why one would think the curriculum is strong. I find it satisfactory at best. A lot of homework is given and much of it is to help the teacher, not the other way around. Heavy on test prep. They are constantly asking for money, yet they even get state money for books. Lots of pressure to involve your child in sports as well, but it is pay to play. After the 1 1/2 years my son has been there I do not see much real 'teaching' going on. It is up to the parents to help the child lagging in an area, even slightly. Class size is approx. 29 students per teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2006

This is a great Catholic school with an outstanding principal. The order in the school is incredible and the teachers really seem to care. Tuition is reasonable. The children seem to be getting a great education academically as well as their faith.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

Our son is intellectually advanced and he is not challenged with the current structured curriculum. The school seems to fall behind in the areas of advanced and special needs. We do not feel questions are adequately addressed by his teacher either. Since we have been here the tuition has increased yearly, yet they continue to regularly ask for funds and donations throughout the year. Sports are pay to play.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 77%
Asian 3% N/A
Black 1% 19%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching

Language learning

Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 2:30 pm
School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Julie Freeman
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Age at which early childhood or Pre-K program begins
  • 3 years old
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (614) 539-5719

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • Religious
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • Spanish
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Performance stage
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Diocese of Columbus
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Bishop Ready High School
Grove City High School
Central Crossing High School
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3752 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123
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Phone: (614) 875-6779

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