Our Mission

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Mission Grammar School is an urban, college prep Catholic School dedicated to reaching individual excellence in a faith-based community rooted in Gospel values. The strength of a school is in its community. Families, the administration, faculty, staff, and scholars work in partnership to accomplish and strengthen academic and social success.

History & Leadership

Building a Faith Centered School

By the late 1800’s, the growing immigrant population of Boston created new opportunities and development across the city. Recognizing these challenges while serving the spiritual needs of the faithful, the Redemptorist Fathers of Mission Church sought to instill religious values and morality through the founding of a parochial school. At its opening in September of 1889, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Mission Grammar School welcomed a class of 914 pupils. Under the direction of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the school witnessed continued growth, academic achievement and foundation of faith based learning. As we enter our 125th year of operation, we proudly continue the mission of the School Sisters in their “ministry of education for the transformation of the world.” Generations of students have received and continue to receive a quality education, a tradition that continues today.

Fostering Success
Excellence in Education

We value the best teaching practices as well as a strong relationship with the most current language arts publications. Under collaborative leadership, the faculty and staff work to establish standards based, college prep curricula.

Unity in Diversity

In a society characterized by diversity, Mission Grammar commits itself to inspire in each student a desire to build just and enriching relationships.

As a community that embraces differences and celebrates the fundamental dignity of the human person, we work to build a code of conduct based on the principles of Responsive Classroom.

We promote growth and make change in partnership with families and scholars. We celebrate our identity of being a Peace First school.

Living the Gospel includes caring for God’s creation. As a school community we work to develop a deep prayer life, a commitment to helping others, and spreading the message of Christ.

As part of a neighborhood rich in resources, we seek to continually strengthen student opportunities, support our teachers and fulfill professional development at all levels.

Boston’s Basilica

The miraculous icon of Our Lady of Perpetual Help is the great spiritual treasure of our parish and school. As a Roman Catholic faith community, the Basilica is a beacon to the faithful. www.bostonsbasilica.com

The Redemptorists

For over 140 years, the Redemptorists have led our parish and school with zeal, commitment, and passion. As part of the Baltimore Province, this religious order provides the foundation to parish life. www.redemptorists.net