Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is committed to providing an affordable, quality education in a Catholic, Christian atmosphere within the framework of the teaching of Jesus and His Church. It is through this commitment to Catholic education that members of the school community work together for the betterment of the present and future student.
With a commitment towards ongoing advancement, the school invites you to join us in spirit as you journey with us in accomplishments, challenges, learning expectations, and all the components—large or small—that make Our Lady of Perpetual Help School what it is today. It is what a Catholic school is all about: evangelization, hope for the future, love for others, and faith in God’s everlasting love.
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" Our Lady of Perpetual Help School is committed to high-quality education in a Catholic, Christian setting. Our school’s philosophy aptly reflects this commitment and we invite you to read it."
Our school and church began as a small mission run by Franciscan priests under the auspices of the Diocese of San Diego. Now into the 21st century and under the Diocese of San Bernardino, we have grown to our present size of 3,300 registered families and approximately 250 students. Read our story of growth and evolution as it began in 1928.Read More.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School presents the 6th Annual Nite @ the Races event on Saturday, May 4, 2013.
Location: Heritage Palms Country Club, Indio
Time: 4:00-11:00 pm
Cost: $65.00 per person
The event will include the following:
12 Professional Races with 10 Ten Horses each Race
Beautiful Silent Auction items
Fantastic Raffle Prizes
Hawaii Trip Drawing
Disneyland Hopper Tickets Drawing
Italian Buffet Dinner, No Host Bar
A Nite @ the Races is an “Evening Getaway for Adults”. This is an event
where adults 21 years of age and older can socialize, have fun, and be
themselves! It is a night to get away and relax with others who desire to
enjoy an evening away from home. It is an event welcoming all adults!
To purchase a ticket which includes $15.00 of Derby Dough, contact the
school office at 347-3786. There is limited seating, so do not delay in
purchasing a ticket for this fun and fabulous event!
Proceeds will benefit Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School.
We welcome 2013 with open arms, as we continue our A Year of Faith.
“To enter through the door is to set out on a journey that lasts a lifetime. It begins
with baptism…To profess faith in the Trinity-Father, Son and Holy Spirit-is to
believe in one God who is love.” (Door of Faith) of the Supreme Pontiff Benedict
“This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” (John 6:29)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish and School Walk
The OLPH Parish and School Walk is being created in the walkway leading to the school building, as well as in front of the building. Brick pavers are available for purchase for the first phase of installation.
Pavers can be etched for our school families, parishioners and their families and/or friends to honor loved ones, to celebrate a special occasion, or to create a family memory. Funds raised will benefit OLPH Parish and School.
- Parishioner/School Family: $150 per brick
- Small Business: $250 per brick
- Corporation: $400 per brick
Information is available in the Parish and School Office. To order a brick paver or for more information, please contact the parish office at 760.347.3507 or the school office at 760.347.3786.
Location of the school: 82-470 Bliss Ave, Indio
Location of the parish office: 45-299 Deglet Noor, Indio
Religious Experiences- A Faith Formation Enrichment
One of the joys in teaching religion daily is the opportunity to embrace our faith in a meaningful way. Students and families at Our Lady of Perpetual Help School are able to participate in various prayer services throughout the school year. Celebrating St. Joseph’s Day by inviting fathers, grandfathers, or a significant father figure to attend a special prayer service with the school community, exemplifies values and the importance of honoring St. Joseph as our father “mentor”. Celebrating Mother’s Day in May with our mothers, grandmothers, aunts, etc. signify the respect given to Our Mother Mary. Students write essays about their father and mother figures that have made a valuable impact in their life. These two special prayer services are well-received by the school community.
Another way to share spirituality is the celebration of Mardi Gras. All parents/guardians are invited to attend this activity. In this prayer service, students recognize the great gift of Creation given to us by God. We praise and thank Him for this wonderful gift of life. After the prayer service, the school partakes of lunch as a community. We further celebrate God’s gift of talent as students are invited to participate in a talent show. Mardi Gras is emphasized as a celebration of life in all its fullness. The stark contrast to Lent as a season of prayer, almsgiving, and fasting is called to attention the next day on Ash Wednesday.
The school begins the season of Lent with a Mass during which blessed ashes are distributed. Parents are encouraged to attend this mass with their children. During the season, teachers stress the importance of growing closer to Jesus through the three disciplines of Lent. Parents are encouraged to help their children recognize this important component of spiritual life through the school newsletter, teachers’ communiqués that are sent home, and the donations to Holy Childhood Association with the “My Lenten Offering” folders.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School enriches the faith formation of each student and families by weekly school liturgies, Thanksgiving food drives, Classroom Seder Meals, Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist, Stations of the Cross, the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, praying the rosary, Advent and Lenten service projects, and through various opportunities for students to be active ministers through altar serving, music, lectors, and liturgical dance.
Religion is a lived reality at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School. Faculty, students, and families not only are able to partake in these prayer experiences, but are able to share the “Good News” about their faith and why this is one reason they have their children enrolled at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – School – Home – and Family
By: Guadalupe Gutierrez Saldivar
I have been attending school ever since I was four years old- actually Preschool, here at Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Presently I am a seventh grader but I am not sad to say that I no longer attend a school. Somewhere along all the hustle and bustle as I grew, so did my appreciation for Our Lady of Perpetual Help. I now find myself entering a home that is mine, full of people I know and care about. We are the people that make up Our Lady of Perpetual Help. We are the exact opposite of a school. We are a family, consisting of a group of people learning, growing, working, and praying for each other.
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a place to explore, create, and try out different experiences as well as our likes and dislikes. This is a place to find out who you are and who you want to be and do in your life to come. I have been to no other place that acts as such. There is a very comfortable environment where everyone knows everybody and no one is left in the dark. We do everything as a family and even have our own families created here in the school. Every year we are placed in a new selected group of students that shall become our school sibling and parents for that year. Next year I am looking forward to being a great school family parent and mentor. There are families in our families and everywhere you turn there is a familiar face and conversations waiting to be had. This is a safe haven for you to freely grow mentally and spiritually without being teased or accused. Everyone is allowed to be a part of whatever they would like to do without being judged. As long as there is a dream to pursue, Our Lady of Perpetual Help will get you started in the right direction. For example, there are many opportunities for wishes to be made real. I had once wished for myself to find a future in storytelling and becoming a novelist. This is a slight push forward in that I had promised myself that I would somehow find a way to become published. The teachers offer me opportunities for the future. They allow me to test my waters and see if I can create a wave. They offer these chances as well as others such as writing short stories and entering art contests within the school. On top of that, a wide range of options in extracurricular activities are available such as sports and student council along with many others.
Once you find a place that you have known and learned to love so well, it is never easy saying goodbye. A good family and household begins with a strong soul. This soul is created by the people that make all this possible, from my parents, to the kind hearted principal for her hard work and dedication, and for the high spirited teachers that take the extra time to care for their students. As well as all the people who have supported and helped us as we grow, and for those who have been involved in anything that we have strived to see accomplished. These are just a few of the things that make this school all the more special. I am really lucky and even more, to say that I am able to attend Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School. Together we walk as one family under the guidance and blessings of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.
The teachers and staff at OLPH honor the legacy passed on from The School Sisters of Notre Dame who opened the doors of OLPH School in 1951.
Their dedication towards excellence and quality inspire us to provide the best education possible to our students—we invite you to come grow with us as we move into the future!
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School
82-470 Bliss Avenue
Indio, CA 92201
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Thank you to the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians for all their support and contributions given to Our Lady of Perpetual Help School. You are appreciated!
Norman’s Uniforms, our school uniform vendor for OLPH, will take orders throughout the school year. You can always contact Normans at 310.832.8342 or visit their website @ normansuniforms.com to place an order. Refer to the OLPH School Code, 82470.
Background Check & Safe Environment
All parents, guardians, and volunteers working with children must complete a background check and complete training for Safe Environment for the Protection of Children, through the Diocese of San Bernardino. Click Here for more information.
82-470 Bliss Avenue
Indio, CA 92201
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday when school is in session; 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays during summer break.
Grade School Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parents, please plan to have students on campus by 7:45 a.m.
Preschool hours: 7:00 to 5:30 pm, Monday – Friday For more information contact 760.775.3477
Mark your calendar for the following events:
- Third Grade First Holy Communion, Apr. 20, 10:00 am
- Fourth Parents’ Club Meeting, Apr. 29, 7:00 pm
- Nite at the Races, May 4, 4:00 pm, Heritage Palms
- Graduation Picture Day, May 7
- Mother’s Day Prayer Service, May 10, 9:00 am
- May Crowning, May 16, 8:30 am
- Fourth Parents’ Club Maintenance Day, May 18, 7:30 am
The OLPH preschool began in 1996 and enrolls approximately 50 students annually. The staff consists of a director, three teachers, and one assistant. Preschool hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program is run September through mid-June with a summer school program in June, July, and August.
For more information on our preschool enrollment and curriculum, please contact Margaret Rivera at 760-775-3477.