Our Lady of Perpetual Help School was founded in 1967. “Educating for Life!” for more than 40 years, it is one of Ewa Beach’s oldest private schools that has been providing quality Catholic education to the young people of Ewa Beach and the surrounding communities from Kapolei to Waianae to Wahiawa to Pearl City. Committed to the Mission of Jesus Christ in building the Kingdom of God, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School firmly believes in the holistic development of the child. Parents, as the primary educators, work together with the administration, faculty, and staff to achieve the fullest potential of each child, thus preparing the child to be “an active Catholic, responsive producer, holistic learner, and capable communicator” who serves the community.
This faith-based and gospel-driven school fosters academic ambition, spiritual development, and social responsibility in its students from Kindergarten to Grade 8. With the needs of the whole child in mind, the faculty and staff use diverse methods of instruction that embrace a variety of learning styles and unique needs of individual students.
Besides the major subjects, OLPH School also features classes in technology, music, art, library, Spanish, Drama Fine Arts, Heiwa-Do Karate, and more. The expansion of the school’s technology program provides weekly computer education classes that focus on grade-appropriate skills and concepts and are often integrated with ongoing curriculum subjects.
“We are an extension of our families and strive to educate the whole child to help them meet the challenges of higher education and beyond. We teach our students to be dreamers on a mission – who are guided by faith and who use their God-given talents and strengths – to make their dreams a reality. OLPH School is proud of its students’ achievements and our faculty’s efforts,” says Principal Sister Davilyn Ah Chick, OSF. Students competed in the State of Hawaii’s Science Fair, Spelling Bee, and Geographic Bee.
Extra curricular activities, including such sports as volleyball, basketball, and track and field, and service-oriented programs throughout the year cater to diverse student interests. A Student Leadership Council-initiated food-drive helped raise the students’ efforts to aid their needy brothers and sisters in Christ, and the recycling program helped raise the students’ awareness of environmental responsibility.
The school celebrates the spirit of community with students and their families at school Masses, prayer services, awards ceremonies, P.T.S.A. meetings, and special events, such as: Grandparents’ Day, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, “Grand Giveaway & Family Fairs,” May Day Programs, Catholic Schools Week, Spelling Bee, Geographic Bee, Catholic School League, etc. Students continue to share their gifts and talents as speakers, performers, and ministers at many of these events.