Our Mother Of Consolation Parish School

Our Mother of Consolation, a Catholic elementary school of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was founded in 1862.
In 1881, the doors at the present location, 17 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, were opened.
The school is staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph and lay faculty.
Our Mother of Consolation serves the educational needs of children from pre-kindergarten through grade eight.
Our average class size is 23 students. OMC carries a rich tradition of education to many fourth and fifth generation families attending the School.
OMC School exists to promote spiritual and academic growth in a Catholic Christian environment.
The triad of church, school, and home act co-educationally to provide a positive, faith-filled educational environment.
Our teachers provide a setting motivated by love of learning.
We promote relationships based on respect and dignity. OMC School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2015

Student Body

Total Students242 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
41%
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Our Mother Of Consolation Parish School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • Our Mother of Consolation, a Catholic elementary school of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, was founded in 1862. In 1881, the doors at the present location, 17 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue, were opened. The school is staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph and lay faculty. Our Mother of Consolation serves the educational needs of children from pre-kindergarten through grade eight. Our average class size is 23 students. OMC carries a rich tradition of education to many fourth and fifth generation families attending the School. OMC School exists to promote spiritual and academic growth in a Catholic Christian environment. The triad of church, school, and home act co-educationally to provide a positive, faith-filled educational environment. Our teachers provide a setting motivated by love of learning. We promote relationships based on respect and dignity. OMC School is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
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