FAQ

What curriculum do you use?

Our Lady of Perpetual Help follows the Common Core curriculum that has been adopted by the State of Ohio. We have additional standards set forth by the Catholic Diocese of Columbus. With a balanced curriculum, students receive an education that embraces a constructive and enriching atmosphere that emboldens them to discuss and live out the values upon which their education is based.

For more information on our curriculum please visit the Columbus Diocese curriculum and courses of study page.

Does our family have to be Catholic in order to attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help School?

Our Lady of Perpetual Help welcomes all students, regardless of parish or religious faith. Our school is a community rich with religious backgrounds and practices. We offer a complete graded course of study in religion, which is taught in grades K-8, covering the basic tenets, beliefs, traditions, and practices of the Roman Catholic faith.  The student body also has the opportunity to experience traditional devotions and practices of the Catholic faith including weekly liturgies, the rosary, Stations of the Cross, Lenten sacrifices, First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, stewardship, vocation awareness, prayer, and, if Catholic, Sacramental formation. Non-Catholic students are expected to participate in liturgies, religious functions, and religion classes that are all part of the academic curriculum.

Does Our Lady of Perpetual Help School offer tuition assistance?

Members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish may apply for a Parish Grant. Recognizing that some families are blessed with financial resources that others are not, Our Lady offers additional Financial Scholarship to those in need. Non-Catholic families or families from other Diocesan Parishes pay the full tuition rate. Tuition assistance may be available to any qualifying family with students enrolled in the school. For more information visit our tuition information page.

What are the hours of the school day?

Our school day begins at 8:10 AM and ends at 3:00 PM

Does Our Lady of Perpetual Help offer before and after school care?

Our BASE (Before and After School Enrichment) program is available for families seeking care before and after school. Our before care begins at 7 AM and ends at 7:30 AM. Our after care starts at the end of the school day and ends at 6 PM. There is an additional fee for families who wish to enroll in our BASE program. For more information, please contact Amanda Athey.*

*At this time, our BASE program is inactive to adhere to Health Department guidelines.

What services are available to those who have special needs?

The Intervention team at Our Lady of Perpetual Help strives to plan for the success of all students. We value the contributions from all members of our community and believe that everyone belongs. This does not look the same for all students, but through a variety of models, we work to provide a Catholic education for all those who have the desire. We have intervention specialists and aides that work with our students daily, as well as weekly visits from speech and occupational therapists.

What is the total enrollment of your school?

Our Lady of Perpetual Help school has 315 students enrolled for the 2020-21 School Year.

How do I find out if my child is available for transportation?

Southwestern City Schools and Columbus City Schools provide transportation for students who attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. For more information please contact Southwestern City Schools Transportation at 614.801.8550 and Columbus City Schools Transportation at 614.365.5074.

What enrichment opportunities are available for students outside of the classroom?

Beyond the Classroom, we do offer extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities for students as a means to enhance their education and give them the opportunity to develop their individual talents and interests.  Those programs include, but are not limited to Student Executive Board, Invention Convention, Drama, Choir, Band, Saints Sentinel Newspaper, Ambassadors, Environmental Club, Chess Club, Robotics and Robotics Jr. Clubs, Girls on the Run, and Guys in Ties.

*During the 2020-21 school year, certain enrichment opportunities will be unavailable or offered at a limited capacity. As the school year progresses, we will continue to assess the possibilities of reinstating or expanding these programs.

What athletic programs are available at Our Lady of Perpetual Help?

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish sponsors a variety of athletic programs for students in grades K-8, who are currently enrolled in and attending Our Lady School or Our Lady Parish School of Religion and whose families are participating members of the parish.

Is there a Preschool/Pre-K program at Our Lady of Perpetual Help?

Our Lady of Perpetual Help does offer a Preschool/Pre-K program that is Christ-centered, play-based, and 5-Star Step Up to Quality rated.

To whom can I speak to learn more information about Our Lady of Perpetual Help School?

Principal Julie Freeman and Enrollment Coordinator Brad Allen can be reached by phone at 614.875.6779. You can also reach Julie Freeman by email and Brad Allen by email.

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.