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DEDICATED TO FAITH, KNOWLEDGE & SERVICE

School Mission Statement
It is the Mission of Our Lady of Perpetual Help School to instill in our students the fundamental beliefs of the Roman Catholic faith, ensuring quality learning experiences with the highest regard for individual differences, while preparing them to live in a changing world as self-directed, caring, responsible citizens.


SCHOOL PHILOSOPHY

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School’s philosophy is firmly built on the “Cornerstone of Christianity,” Jesus, Our Lord.

Dedicated to Our Lady, who was entrusted with the care and formation of the Child Jesus, we seek to imitate her gentle love in nurturing our children. We strive to create an atmosphere which promotes our children’s spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical growth. Developing well-rounded students steeped in Catholic doctrine will ensure that the Church, supported by her “Cornerstone,” remains strong and true to Catholic beliefs.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is a meeting place for those who wish to express Christian values in education. The aim of the Catholic school community is the transmission of values for living. Its work is to promote a faith relationship with Christ in whom all values find fulfillment. Faith is principally assimilated through contact with persons whose daily lives bear witness to Christ. Christian faith is born and grows within a community.

Our school community generates an environment where our children gain a sense of responsibility for themselves and for the rights of others. Building on a foundation of faith, our children, like Mary, will have the courage and wisdom to serve their world community.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School is dedicated to providing an accredited, co-educational, child-centered school of developmentally appropriate excellence, serving all qualified children of any race, creed, national or ethnic origin. Christian values and an environment designed for the optimal development of the whole child are emphasized throughout the school program.
 
• Emphasizes Christian values, rooted in the tenets of the Catholic faith.
• Offers daily religious classes in Catholic faith formation and planned worship activities for all students.
• Provides a safe and loving environment.
• Maintains an accredited, coeducational, child-centered school of excellence.
• Serves qualified children of any race, creed, national or ethnic origin.
• Encourages each child to reach the full potential of his or her God-given abilities.
• Fosters cognitive development, social skills, and physical motor development within a faith-based environment.
• Accredited by AdvancED and the National Association of the Education of Young Children

EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM


Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School’s Early Childhood Program offers programs to meet the needs of children age twelve months through Kindergarten. We have both part and full-time classes. Our youngest children learn by experiencing the world around them through play, guided activities and creative art projects with time spent outdoors at our playground. Students’ imaginations and knowledge of the world are cultivated during story time in the school library, and they develop a love for rhythm and dance in their dynamic music class, Musik Adventures. Students receive age appropriate religious education daily and learn prayers, Bible stories, and Jesus’ love and compassion for us all.
The curriculum focuses on cognitive preparation, social skills development, emotional growth and enhanced physical coordination. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards and corresponding criteria serve as a foundation for curriculum planning.

One and Two-Year-Olds
Classes meet Monday through Friday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday or Tuesday/Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The One-Year-Old Program is available for children who are one-year-old on or before August 15 and who are walking. The Two-Year-Old program is available for children who are two-years-old on or before August 15.

Three and Four-Year-Olds
Classes are available Monday through Friday, Monday/Wednesday/Friday, or Tuesday/Thursday (three-year-old class only has Tues/Thurs option). Classes meet from 8:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Children must be fully potty trained. Children must be three on or before August 15 for the three-year-old class. Children must be four on or before August 15 for the four-year-old class. 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Children in grades one through five are immersed in a traditional academic program and formal religious education. Sacramental preparation in second grade prepares students to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion. Students’ math foundation is built using Singapore Math in the lower grades ALEKS Math is used for self-paced instruction to enrich the classroom experience. Instilling the love of reading is a fundamental goal throughout the school, and grade-level reading is planned along with individualized, leveled reading. The Renaissance Learning Accelerated Reader program is used to help students develop comprehension strategies and allow them to track their reading progress. Students also learn more about their community and world through our engaging, hands-on science and social studies curricula. Students are introduced to our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) focus during the elementary years with hands-on, problem solving experiences. Students also have Spanish, Music, Art, PE, Library, and Computer to help round out their academic experience. Students are prepared for Middle School through our rigorous curriculum that is aligned with national standards, Diocesan curriculum, and state standards. Our academic curricular resources include textbooks, workbooks, online experiences, teacher created materials, iPad enrichment, student driven projects, field trips, guest speakers, and teacher chosen supplements. Our religious formation resources include textbooks, weekly mass, weekly prayer service, daily prayers, sacramental preparation and participation, examining lives of the saints, history of the Catholic church, guidance from priests and deacons, and the history of the Diocese of Memphis and OLPH parish.

MIDDLE SCHOOL

The Middle School encompasses grades six through eight. Religious education, weekly Mass, weekly prayer services, retreats, service projects, and preparation for Confirmation help the students grow their personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Students are given a substantial foundation in their faith and are well prepared for life’s tough decisions. In addition to all of the subjects offered in Elementary School, Middle School students have an immersive STEM experience that helps develop their problem solving skills, inquiry, and scientific based research techniques. The rigorous math curriculum continues to build on previous math concepts by offering Pre-Algebra in 7th grade and Algebra in 8th grade. Students in grades 7 and 8 begin Latin to promote deeper reading, enhance English grammar, and better develop the students’ vocabulary. In preparation for their trip to Washington, D.C., 8th graders spend the school year learning about our government and the many monuments, museums, and government buildings they will visit. Students continue to work on writing skills by refining their understanding of grammar and writing. The reading program focuses on novel studies where students can analyze components including character development, genre conventions, and types of writing. Students continue to enrich their experiences with Spanish (6th grade), Music, Art, PE, Library, and computer to help round out their academic experience. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Beta Club, Student Council, Forensics, Yearbook, Owl Watch, Scouts, Parish Athletics, instrument lessons, Academic Team, and others as available.

Our engaging program prepares students to enter into the best high schools in the area with the confidence and knowledge they need to be successful. 100% of our graduating students have been accepted into the high school of their choice. High school principals have confirmed that our students are well prepared for the rigors of their next academic step.

KINDERGARTEN-EIGHTH GRADE

Classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. To enroll in Kindergarten, children must be five years old, on or before August 15th. The school calendar follows the Diocesan schedule.

EXTENDED DAY PROGRAM

Before and After School Care is offered for all children (one-year-olds through 8th grade) for an additional fee. Extended Care opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m. Students have time to play, complete homework, interact with others, have snack, and rest.

 

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