Monthly Member Feature School: Our Mother of Perpetual Help School

The mission of Our Mother of Perpetual Help School is to integrate Catholic values and moral teaching with academic opportunities that challenge students to achieve educational excellence.  Christian service programs complement and enrich the academic and spiritual life of the school, thus enabling students to take an active role in our Church and in the community at large.  OMPH School believes our students are a gift from God to be nurtured in the Catholic faith.  The school works in partnership with the parents, who are primary educators of their children, to create a loving community in which the students’ faith grows as they experience Jesus in their everyday lives. OMPH School challenges all students to reach their full potential spiritually, academically, socially, and morally.

Our Mother of Perpetual Help School is accredited by the Middle States Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools, and offers classes for Preschoolers through Eighth Grade students.  Students participate in daily Religion classes, along with the curriculum established by the Diocese of Harrisburg. In addition to core classes, OMPH School offers instruction in Art, Spanish, Music, Library, Physical Education, and Computer. Our Mother of Perpetual Help celebrates the diversity of our students’ talents by offering instrument lessons, after school clubs, and an athletic program. Community Service and Outreach programs, such as monthly service projects and donations to the local food bank, are another example of how OMPH students embrace their faith on a daily basis.

Meeting the many needs for technology in today’s school setting is an on-going challenge.  Currently, OMPH School utilizes SMART Boards, a computer lab with dedicated instruction time for each class, classroom iPads, an online student data management system with a parent portal to access grades, and student computers in the library and classrooms. The use of technology is also evident in the OMPH School Lab Learner Science Program. OMPH School is the first school in the Lancaster Deanery to implement Lab Learner, the premier method for teaching science to our nation’s youth, through hands-on techniques that engage children and increase their enthusiasm for the sciences. The focus on science given by Lab Learner enables teachers and students to progress through the STREAM (Science, Technology, Religion, Engineering, Arts, and Math) initiative while having fun!

Our Mother of Perpetual Help School: Children Believing, Believing in Children!