About Us

Mission


Our school is a community of Jesus’ disciples growing in knowledge, love, and service.  We are committed to academic excellence, loving one another, and serving people beyond ourselves.

 

Philosophy:


Christ is our hope and our children are the future of the Church and society; the Church joins with parents, the primary educators, in placing the child at the center of the educational process, which promotes academic excellence and moral values, and fosters lifelong service.

Each child needs the values and traditions of the Catholic community; the school will impart an understanding of the Catholic faith, doctrine and moral perspectives, afford participation in a worshiping faith community, and foster the responsibility for service.

Each child is part of the Church and society beyond the school and home; the school will support and foster participation in the parish, the Diocese, and the larger world community.

Each child needs examples in the school and in the home; teachers and parents must model their faith as portrayed in the Gospels and our Tradition.

Each child must be able to make informed decisions and to live according to Christian principles; the school must encourage self-discipline, self-respect and respect for others, and growth in learning to deal with issues in a real world.

Each child needs a strong and caring environment for learning; the school, like the home, must be supportive, loving yet disciplined, encouraging yet challenging.

Each child needs knowledge and skills for today’s and tomorrow’s world; the school will provide opportunity and high expectations for learning and will develop the potential of each child spiritually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically.

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWLEDGE

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LOVE
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SERVICE

 

The school crest represents the spirit and mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School.

The crown is taken from the icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help and represents the patronage of Mary, the Mother of God, under the title of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

The other elements of the school crest represent the three pillars of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School.

The open book represents Knowledge and the school’s mission to educate students through a strong academic program built on the foundation of Catholic values.   

The Celtic cross represents Love,  God’s love for us and our love for God, while being a reminder of the Irish heritage of pastors Monsignor Eugene Maguire and Monsignor Thomas Hever.

The three crescents represent Service, and are reflective of the Seton family crest and the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hill who served Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School from 1956-2012. The spirit and example of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton continue to inspire the school’s commitment to service.