OPEN ENROLLMENT POLICY
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School holds to the policy adopted by the Bishop’s Education Council: “In accordance with Christian principles, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School recruits and admits students of any race, color or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities. In addition, the school will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarships, loans, athletics, fee waivers and extracurricular activities. In addition, the school is not intended to be an alternative to court administrative agency ordered, or public school district initiated, desegregation.”
“Our Lady of Perpetual Help School will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, or ethnic origin in the hiring of its certified or non-certified personnel.”
All new students at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School are accepted on a probationary basis.
If you are interested in registering with the school please fill out the School Interest Form. After filling out the form, you will be contacted and informed of the registration process which includes a $100 registration fee. Generally, registration for current OLPH school families takes place in February or March of each year. Registration for new OLPH families takes place throughout the year. Please understand that enrollment is subject to the discretion of the principal and is not guaranteed.
PRESCHOOL and KINDERGARTEN
For information about OLPH Preschool, please click here.
Entering kindergartners must be 5 years old by September 30.
Parents wishing to have a child tested for early entrance into kindergarten (5th birthday after September 30) should contact their neighborhood public elementary school to ask that the child be tested. OLPH will admit a child early only if the test results indicate that early entrance is in the best interest of the child.
TUITION, FEES and SCHOLARSHIPS
For current tuition and fees, please contact the School Office at 419-382-5696.
There are a number of scholarships administered by the State of Ohio that are made available to eligible families, but are awarded by the state based on the state’s criteria. These scholarships include the Northwest Ohio Scholarship, EdChoice Scholarship, EdChoice Expansion Scholarship, and the Jon Peterson and Autism Scholarship. If your family does not qualify for one the above mentioned scholarships but may need financial assistance, please inform the school office.
All tuition must be paid in full by the 1st week in May or arrangements must be made for monthly payments through SMART. Families may set up payment plans through SMART tuition services. There is an initial $50 fee payable directly to SMART. SMART allows families various payment options for your convenience. Please call the office at 419-382-5696 to start the process of enrolling in SMART.
School families are encouraged to participate in the annual school fundraisers.
The OLPH TRIP program gives families the opportunity to purchase gift cards from participating retailers who then donate a percentage of the total purchase back to the school.
1% of any rebate goes to OLPH, and the remaining rebate goes into an account for each participating family and can be used to offset tuition costs, as well as other school expenses – such as the 8th grade Washington DC trip, the 6th grade Camp Storer trip, extended day, enrollment fees, technology fees, and the hot lunch program. (Disclaimer – Some options may be affected by the TRIP fundraising deadlines and payment due dates.)