Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is a private, Catholic school located in Riverside, CA. It has 276 students in grades PK, K-8 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1.
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
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Our Lady of Perpetual Help School Reviews
If you are looking for a family oriented school environment, this is the place to be! My children loved this school and the staff care about the children. The facility itself has a big improvement! The teachers go above and beyond academically to get your child ready for the next level. The best Catholic School to attend!!!
Overall, the teachers are okay. The school, again due to lacking in funds, doesn't exactly have the ability to offer high pay to the teachers. When a teacher is fired, they struggle to find someone else to replace them. This has led to some rocky teachers, but since the school is small, parental outcry succeeds when an unsatisfactory teacher needs to be replaced. As I was leaving the school, they replaced many of my older teachers for newer, younger ones. Due to this, I have no say over teaching styles or individual, let alone overall, quality. The teachers are always interested in the students because the classes are very small, 15 to about 20 students. If something is wrong, the teachers notice as well. Grading is pretty consistent because the teachers don't have as much to grade compared to public school teachers.
In my personal experience at this school, what made it so wonderful to go there was getting to know every and all of the personalities of your class. The school definitely doesn't have much to offer in the way of facilities or resources, but going here is a very interesting experience. My classmates, as I remember, were pretty crazy. I remember thinking that I laughed every day due to their crazy antics and personalities. You could comfortably talk to anyone in your class, and even to the grades above and beneath you. If I could do it all over, personally I would've liked to have gone to OLPH in elementary and public school in middle school. The reason for that is because going into high school, I didn't know anyone, but people knew each other. There was also no opportunity for me to begin running cross country until high school or any offer of going on a Washington, D.C. trip. However, despite this, I wouldn't be the same without my OLPH experience. Therefore, I probably wouldn't change a thing.