Mission & Philosophy

Our Mission

Founded in 1929 and true to the tradition of the School Sisters of St. Francis, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is the largest Catholic elementary school in the Chicago Archdiocese. It is open to all OLPH Parish families who want to provide their children with every opportunity to identify, express, and celebrate a growing Christian faith as they acquire a foundation of knowledge and discipline, leading to the service of others in the spirit of Jesus Christ.

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"We want to share our gratitude for the many great teachers and the overall philosophy of learning practiced and taught at OLPH."


Our Lady of Perpetual Help School fosters the growth and development of the whole person through an educational program in which children are motivated intellectually, spiritually, physically, emotionally, and socially.

Recognizing parents are the primary educators of their children, our staff supports, supplements, and enriches the myriad experiences of family. Together, parents, children, and staff form a community in which we respond to Christ’s invitation to “Let the little children come to me…”

Religious education and its formation of responsible young Catholics is the foundation of our parish school. Prayer, worship, behavior, growth in faith, and a commitment to the service of others form the basis of the religion curriculum. Through the example of the staff and the daily experiences of the curriculum, children learn the truths of our faith, study and appreciate Scripture, participate more deeply in parish life, experience a variety of liturgies and prayer services, and respond to the call of service of those in need.

As an academic institution, OLPH School is dedicated to designing an individual program of success for each child. These learning experiences include opportunities to challenge and enrich talents, strategies to compensate for weaknesses, and programs designed to give children the skills to succeed in the 21st century. Additionally through fair, firm, and consistent discipline, children grow in responsible decision-making, self-esteem, and self-respect.
A Premier Private Education in the Finest Catholic Tradition