Overbrook School

Tel: (615)292-5134
  • Overbrook School is a private, Catholic, co-educational elementary school, preschool through eighth grade, owned and administered by the Dominican Sisters of the St. Cecilia Congregation. Overbrook School aims to help every child grow in grace and knowledge by fostering a life of prayer, instilling a love for learning, providing a community learning environment and setting an example of service to others. Overbrook roots children in truth, inspires them to wonder and challenges them to give their best to the world. A few facts: the advanced curriculum includes Singapore math in the lower grades, Latin taught in grades 3-5, Latin and Spanish offered in 6-8, music electives in junior high, prekindergarten uses Montessori methods. 87% - Catholic, 13% non-Catholic
  • 17% - diverse  15 - Average class size  39 - faculty members
  • 8:1 Student-teacher ratio  43% - faculty and administration hold master`s degrees

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Southern Association Of Colleges And Schools (SACS)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1936
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2010

Student Body

Total Students299 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 18%
Students by GradeOverbrook School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers39 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
43%
Average Class Size15 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$13,390
Tuition NotesPre-k is $6730 for half day with extended care offered for additional cost. Tuition assistance available and family discount.
Admissions DirectorMaria Acevedo
Admissions AssociateHelena Hess

Sports

Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
Cross CountryFootball,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
A robust after-school program of clubs and activities is offered, art, Chess Team, Chinese Language Classes, Forensics Team, Junior Legion of Mary, Legos, MathCounts Team, National Junior Honor Society (NJHS), school newspaper, Student Ambassadors, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
All school musical, choir, Private Music Lessons, school band

School Notes

  • Walking the hallways at Overbrook School, from the colorful prekindergarten rooms to the busy junior high wing, allows you to see the spirit of our students, the character of our teachers and the strength behind our program. We aim to help every child grow in grace and knowledge by fostering a life of prayer, instilling a love for learning, providing a community learning environment and setting an example of service to others. Overbrook roots children in truth, inspires them to wonder and challenges them to give their best to the world. Education in the Dominican traditionThe Dominican Order, to which the Dominican sisters belong, rests on the four pillars of study, prayer, community and service. Overbrook School was established in 1936 on those same four guiding pillars. 
  • The entry level prekindergarten at Overbrook provides a Christian Montessori-based program, where children learn through group lessons, one-on-one teacher guidance, and independent work time. Students work at their own pace and on various levels developing skills they will need for kindergarten. Overbrook offers enhanced learning opportunities with all the resources of a K8 school. Students participate in music class with a certified teacher, physical education in the full gymnasium, story time in the library, Catechesis of the Good Shephard in the Atrium, and can join Suzuki violin classes after school. Prekindergarten and kindergarten children also have their own play-based extended care with indoor and outdoor play, crafts, and rest time. 
  • Students progress through to eighth-grade in the advanced curriculum which includes math leveling in junior high, world lanugage offerings in Latin and Spanish, daily religion classes, studio art, STEM projects beginning in the primary grades, and many after school enrichment programs.
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