OLPH School has been "Educating for Life!" for over 50 years.

School History

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School officially began with opening ceremonies and prayers on August 28, 1967, with Grades 1-4 being offered and staffed by the Marist Sisters. Later the fifth and sixth grades were added.

The school again entered a period of positive growth and expansion during the two years of 1974-1976, when three additional new grades were added. During this time the school was administered and staffed by an entire lay faculty. The addition of eighth grade in the school year of 1975-1976 witnessed the completion of the master plan and provided the basis of a complete environment for a well-rounded Kindergarten through Eighth Grade Catholic education. The school has seen many changes since that time including the following:

  • During the time period of 1976-1979, the Franciscan Sisters of Syracuse, N.Y., administered the school along with an all lay teaching faculty.
  • From 1979-1995, the Augustinian Sisters of Our Lady of Consolation in the Philippines assumed the administration of the school by providing a principal and sharing the teaching ministry.
  • In August 1984, the Capuchin Franciscan Order assumed the administration of the school. The parish also provided direction and leadership.
  • In September 1994, Our Lady of Perpetual Help School started with at lay principal. The school continued with a faculty of Augustinian sisters and lay teachers.

    The end of 1994-1995 school year brought about a significant change when the remaining Sister of the Augustinian Order, who had served the school for more than fifteen years, were recalled to the Philippines. The school years from 1995-2002 had a qualified lay faculty who were committed to the goal of quality Catholic education. In 2002, a Franciscan Sister of Syracuse, N.Y., responded to the position of principal and joined an all lay faculty and staff to the educational ministry.

    Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is an equal opportunity organization and an entity of the Roman Catholic Church in the State of Hawaii. The school does not discriminate in employment or admission policy based on race, color, sex, religion, or natural origin. It continues to offer a full range of curriculum from Kindergarten through the Eighth Grade.