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Our Mother of Consolation Parish School
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Math
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School Details

  • School TypePrivate Catholic
  • Grade LevelsOther (PreK-8)
  • Waiting List SizeVaries from year to year, and within each grade. Longest waitlists are in the early grades (PreK through grade 2).
  • Enrollment221
  • PrincipalMr. Bruce Hagy
  • Phone Number215-247-1060
  • SEPTA RoutesBus (94, 97, L) RR (Chestnut Hill East)
  • Address17 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, Philadelphia PA
  • NeighborhoodChestnut Hill
  • Tuition$4340 - $5750
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Mission

Our Mother of Consolation Parish School is a Catholic elementary school (Pre K through Eighth Grade) serving families in Chestnut Hill and the surrounding areas in Northwest Philadelphia and nearby suburbs. With equal focus on Catholic Values and...

Our Mother of Consolation Parish School is a Catholic elementary school (Pre K through Eighth Grade) serving families in Chestnut Hill and the surrounding areas in Northwest Philadelphia and nearby suburbs. With equal focus on Catholic Values and Academic Excellence, OMC is a strong, vibrant, and thriving school characterized by small class sizes, exceptional parent volunteerism, rich and balanced diversity, superb administration and faculty, and a genuinely warm and friendly family atmosphere. Our Mother of Consolation Parish School is dedicated to the mission of educating the children of parishioners as well as others who entrust their children to our care. As an institution of Catholic education, our purpose is to teach Catholic values and to contribute to the formation of educated Christian persons who live and proclaim the message of our Lord Jesus Christ. Through a fully integrated curriculum, a qualified faculty is committed to the teaching of Catholic values that fosters the intellectual, moral and spiritual potential of students. By maintaining a strong identity as a parish school, we create a faith filled academic community that promotes mutual respect and social responsibility.

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Points of Pride

Our Code of Courtesy reinforces teaching the whole child how to be a responsible and caring person in addition to a good student. Our students are able to attend and to succeed at any of the numerous private, archdiocesan and public schools that...

Our Code of Courtesy reinforces teaching the whole child how to be a responsible and caring person in addition to a good student. Our students are able to attend and to succeed at any of the numerous private, archdiocesan and public schools that they choose to attend. A partial list of those schools include: Mount S. Joseph’s Academy, Merion Mercy Academy, LaSalle College High School, St. Joseph’s Prep, Bishop McDevitt High School, Archbishop Carroll High School, Roman Catholic High School, Hallahan High School, Friends Central, Penn Charter High School, Central High School, and Girls High School, among others. OMC has been a Blue Ribbon Winner in Reading Olympics for the past 5 years; full-time Reading and Math support offered; Athletic Teams consistently reach playoffs and post-season tournaments; extensive list of extracurricular activities for all grade levels; partner with local businesses such as Weaver’s Way Co-op to offer nutritional snacks and a business education. Our students also partner with our parish to provide service opportunities in the community-at-large. Now in our 150^th year serving Chestnut Hill and surrounding neighborhoods, OMC is proud of all it has been able to accomplish. For more information, to look at a calendar of events, and to see our school video, see our Web site at school.omcparish.com or our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/OMCParishSchool.

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Admissions Policy

Visit our Web site (http://school.omcparish.com), and click on the Admissions tab for more details about each of these admissions steps: Step 1: Request Information Step 2: Visit and Observe (Optional) Step 3: Submit Your Questionnaire Step 4: Meet...

Visit our Web site (http://school.omcparish.com), and click on the Admissions tab for more details about each of these admissions steps: Step 1: Request Information Step 2: Visit and Observe (Optional) Step 3: Submit Your Questionnaire Step 4: Meet with the Principal (Note: Children you may wish to enroll are required to be present at this meeting.) Step 5: Schedule a School Visit for Your Child Step 6: Admissions Decision

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Accreditations & Honors

Middle States Accreditation; Our faculty, with an average of 18 years of teaching experience, are all certified teachers, with many holding Master’s Degrees in their field.

Middle States Accreditation; Our faculty, with an average of 18 years of teaching experience, are all certified teachers, with many holding Master’s Degrees in their field.

School Details & Data

Demographics

Black 31.8%
White 58.7%
Asian 3.5%
Other 6%

Students Per Grade

Enrollment Pre K
31
Kindergarten Students
22
1st Grade Students
25
2nd Grade Students
22
3rd Grade Students
21
4th Grade Students
19
5th Grade Students
20
6th Grade Students
22
7th Grade Students
21
8th Grade Students
18
Total Students
221

Safety Incidents

Incidents Per 100 Students
0.7

Activities & Programs

Career & Technical Education (CTE) Programs

  • Voc Other

Arts Programs

  • Vocal,
  • Instrumental,
  • Theater,
  • Visual Arts,
  • Dance Instr,
  • Choir,
  • School Plays,
  • School Musicals,
  • Theater Group,
  • Poetry,
  • Literature,
  • Orchestra,
  • Other

Sports Programs

  • Football,
  • Basketball,
  • Soccer,
  • Track and Field,
  • Cross Country,
  • Sports Other

Other Sports

CYO Track (Girls and Boys), CYO Basketball (Girls and Boys), CYO Pee Wee Sports (Soccer and Basketball). As part of Physical Education curriculum, students are exposed to a variety of sports and activities.OMC will be a new site for Girls on the Run...

CYO Track (Girls and Boys), CYO Basketball (Girls and Boys), CYO Pee Wee Sports (Soccer and Basketball). As part of Physical Education curriculum, students are exposed to a variety of sports and activities.OMC will be a new site for Girls on the Run, a program for girls to teach self-esteem and a love of running. Finally, OMC has partnered with Matt Paul Basketball to offer Basketball and Flag Football instruction after school.

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Other Activities

Students are offered art instruction by our art teacher; volunteer opportunities are available with the St. Vincent dePaul Society and Teens, Inc.; Weaver's Way Co-op runs a Marketplace at some of our lunches where students run the market and...

Students are offered art instruction by our art teacher; volunteer opportunities are available with the St. Vincent dePaul Society and Teens, Inc.; Weaver's Way Co-op runs a Marketplace at some of our lunches where students run the market and sell healthy snacks and treats; Robotics classes and a Gardening club are also offered.

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Electives

First in Math, Advanced Math, Horizons Math

First in Math, Advanced Math, Horizons Math

Language Programs

  • Spanish,
  • Additional Languages

Parent Programs

  • Parents Home and School Association,
  • Parents School Advisory,
  • Parents Classroom Volunteers,
  • Parents After School Volunteers

Parent Involvement

Parents are requested to volunteer at least 4 hours per year at OMC. There are opportunities in and out of the classroom to be involved, whether it is a weekly position like lunch parent, or a situation-specific event like a class trip. Parents...

Parents are requested to volunteer at least 4 hours per year at OMC. There are opportunities in and out of the classroom to be involved, whether it is a weekly position like lunch parent, or a situation-specific event like a class trip. Parents receive a listing of all opportunities at the end of the year, and are asked to volunteer throughout the year.

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Before and After Care

  • After Care,
  • Extended Day,
  • Extended Programming

Safety & Culture

In addition to frequent drills to practice responses in a variety of situations, OMC Parish School has recently invested in a camera surveillance system that allows staff to monitor all doors (which are kept locked).

In addition to frequent drills to practice responses in a variety of situations, OMC Parish School has recently invested in a camera surveillance system that allows staff to monitor all doors (which are kept locked).

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