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About This School

Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a private middle school in Glenview. The principal of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is Amy Mills. 878 students attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Our Lady of Perpetual Help is 15:1. Ed & Life Skills Transition So is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Swimming
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 96%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%
Multiracial 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    OLPH is academically excellent. The teachers are dedicated. Students receive a rich faith development experience.

  • (6 months ago)

    This would be a great school if they would update the administration. Amy Mills is a very poor leader; and this reflects throughout the admn staff. I could tell you story after story but it is all nonsense. We ultimately pulled our kids. And were glad we did. They did much better at a school with stronger leadership

  • (9 months ago)

    I am an alum and have had two children go through OLPH. Although we don't have a lot of money I have always found a place and friends for myself and my children. Our primary reason for sending our children is religion. The children are well prepared for sacraments and perform service and attend liturgies. The teachers are dedicated hardworking and truly care for the students. I have found that kids advance a little slower in terms of dating and internet issues than at public schools. Bullying issues have been dealt with quickly and responsibly. The band program is phenomenal. Our one child has graduated and was well prepared for high school and the amount of work demanded. No place is perfect but OLPH has been a wonderful place for my children to learn grow and develop into moral responsible and intelligent young adults.

  • (10 months ago)

    We yanked our son out of OLPH after first grade. If your a working mother and not in the "in" crowd or don't live in the "right" Glenview neighborhood good luck having your child get a play date. Bullying and lack of discipline are rampant at this school. The principal Dr. Mills looks the other way if the bullying party is a good donor. I'd your child is gifted go somewhere else because there is no challenging curriculum for a gifted child at OLPH. Religion class at a Catholic School is not a priority here either..go figure? OLPH's Pastor Fr. Hickey is more concern about fundraising for the "sharing" parish then about the parish school. Fr. Hickey even had the gall to charge the students for athletics after the men's club raised the money specifically for athletics. If you looking for support from Fr. Hickey for youth groups like the Cub and Boy Scouts your in the wrong place. Fr. Hickey walked out on the Boy Scout prayer breakfast before the Scouts got there awards and after he gave his homily on the "annual appeal". Sub standard common core academics lack of discipline and lack of leadership from the principal & parish are reasons to stay away.

  • (11 months ago)

    I am so happy to be sending my children to OLPH. The sense of community and family are very strong. My husband and I are not from this area and we found it to be extremely welcoming for our family. Yes people have money at this school...but we live in Glenview....what do you expect? The public school kids have money too. Is our school perfect...no...but no school is perfect. Room for improvement for me would be more emphasis on arts and less on athletics. It comes down to what is the right decision for your family. And for us...it was OLPH.

  • (11 months ago)

    OLPH has been a wonderful school for our family. We have been at OLPH for many years and have found that our children are well prepared for high school (in many ways) and that they have a solid foundation in their Catholic faith. There is a great balance between the challenging academics and the engaging school events. It is nice that each grade has at least one major event to celebrate with their class every year. The sense of community and parent involvement is overwhelming! We have been fortunate to have OLPH here in Glenview!

  • (11 months ago)

    Not what I though a Catholic school would be about. This place is all about money. If you donate and spend a lot than you will be treated well. If you don't your voice will never be heard. Notice how many white families attend? Not much of a place for seeing different cultures. The principal tells a parent what they want to hear and then turns around and does nothing! Bullying is a huge issue and nothing is done about it. Math and Science are very poor and kids are behind when they enter high school. We were there for years and finally could not take it anymore and left. So much happier the last years in the public schools. Education is better and there is much less focus on material things. For a Catholic school I was disapointed in the non Catholic teachings. The Principal needs to go so that change can happen. Too focused on "tradition" and not willing to take something away. Kids have to grow up too quickly there and don't get time to be a kid. They don't even dress up for Halloween in the younger grades! Yet they all celebrate Homecoming? It is not a high school! This area has great public schools so I would save your money and go public!

  • (11 months ago)

    OLPH is a great school where children are able to learn about community responsibility and giving back - being kind respectful and thoughtful children

  • (11 months ago)

    OLPH has been a great school for my kids. Solid catholic background and good teachers.

  • (11 months ago)

    the teachers are very involved with students. The student of service projects are amazing! excellent school with a lot of support for parents!

  • (11 months ago)

    OLPH As an Alumni of OLPH and married to another Alumni of OLPH and now our 2 Children are attending OLPH is so fantastic! What I know helped me most was that OLPH taught me HOW TO STUDY! When I got to HS and College I drew upon the study skills I had learned at OLPH and they took me through life. Catholic Education is a choice for sure but once your children come to OLPH they will be taught things for life! Religion education language sports character teamwork discipline faith knowlege and service! A big school but a small "OL" Community. We welcome all new families like our own. There is many volunteer parents who work to make sure every new family has a mentor family of their own who can help them every step of the way with open and welcoming arms! OLPH is not all work and no fun! These students work hard so they can play hard! In the last 2 weeks we have had pep rally homecoming warrior day STANLEY CUP and 4 well deserved non uniform days! I couldn't any prouder of OLPH today as my 2 kids are thriving from the continued dedication of the teachers and administration to provide a premier education in the finest catholic tradition! BRAVO OLPH!

  • (11 months ago)

    We love OLPH. 3 out of our 4 children are currently enrolled all of them are having a great experience. We love the sports program the band director is unbelievable and we can't say enough about the sense of community. The academics are tough and the focus on responsibility and study strategies is wonderful. They will be fully prepared as they move on to high school and college.

  • (11 months ago)

    Great teachers and staff and outstanding academics? Check. Incredible school spirit? Check. A great sports program? Check. Theatre programs choir and an outstanding band program with a full-time band director? Check. A full-time school nurse speech pathologist and reading specialists? Check. Extended Day Programs after school clubs variety shows all-school musical Science Olympiad program and Battle of the Books? Check. Our Lady of Perpetural Help (OLPH) is a wonderful welcoming school with rigorous academics and terrific resources. We have been part of the school community since 2007 when our oldest attended the Junior Kindergarten program. We now have 3 children all of whom are enrolled at OLPH. We have utilitized so many of the resources at school from the speech pathologist to the reading specialist. My husband and I are not only happy with the academics at OLPH; we also love the sense of community and faith that weaves through student life. It is such an important part of what OLPH is all about - preparing our children to be successful not only academically but spiritually socially and physically.

  • (1 year ago)

    Amazing school that strives to instill a sense of morality in its students while educating them at a level far above that of their public school counterparts.

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from OLPH over a decade ago and would not think twice before sending my children here. OLPH has an incredible sense of community involved teachers parents and prepared my classmates and I for success in the outside world. This school is a gem and I am grateful to have had the privilege of attending it.

  • (4 years ago)

    I just graduated in '09 from OLPH and even though sometimes I told my self the school was a joke it really wasn't that bad. i mean there are still a lot of flaws though. for instance the administration. the principal does not give in to parents' incite and never changes it seems. also there is a lot of favorism among the main office staff. it seems like they have their own clique or something and that all of their children get all these great little prizes for it. but the teaching staff was extremely helpful and i feel that i could have not been better prepared by them for high school. but now that i am at loyola i realize that many cliques formed. actually just one in particular...the populars. now you might say that the school has nothing to do with it but thats not true. they never did...

  • (4 years ago)

    Hi i went to this school and graduated few years ago.... No offense..... But this school does not teach discipline. It disciplines innocent children including me. This school is all about people who have lots of money and brag about it. If you were popular you were ok if you werent you were tortured and beaten up everyday like me. This is my experience. Your experience may differ if your loaded.

  • (4 years ago)

    I agree with what everyone has said about discipline and instilling a strong work ethic. When I got to high school I noticed that the OL kids even the ones that got the most detentions were among the best behaved students in public school classes. If your child has special needs like I did I would recommend putting them in public school. OL just doesn't have the resources or commitment to helping students with math and reading disabilities. Also in response to the cliquey nature of the school it was like that when I was there. It is really up to the parents as to who becomes friends. So if you are a working mom who doesn't have time to join the lady's guild don't expect your children to be very popular or to have play dates.

  • (4 years ago)

    The teachers and assistants have been wonderful. They choose to teach at OLPH knowing that they could command a greater salary elsewhere because they truly believe in the school's mission. The principal also has been exceptional in many ways.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school's strength is that they teach discipline...if that is what you are looking for in your kid's education. Your child will learn that assignments must be done correctly and in a timely manner. Graduates go on to highschool with a strong work ethic. The elephant in the room is that there is an unacceptable number of marginal teachers on the staff. Weak teachers stay on at OLPH forever. Tests and grading is usually about being able to use memorization skills. Many teachers are unenthusiastic (parent-teacher nights really open your eyes on this topic). Good teachers leave. The administration blames the pay scale but there are ways to find and reward good teachers in ways other than salary.

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