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.

Back to School Letter from Principal Hagy

With a new school year around the corner, we await with anticipation Pope Francis’s visit. In a more local sense, parents and teachers alike begin again with expectations of a successful learning and growing experience for all the children. This letter and accompanying literature is intended to provide information and reminders that can help families get off to the best start. We are in earnest that the 2015 -16 school year be a positive one for all.

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OMC ranked #2 among all Philadelphia parish schools!

Did you know that OMC Parish School is one of 5 Archdiocesan schools ranked 10 out of 10 on GreatPhillySchools.org? Did you also know that our school is ranked #2 in the city and is listed as a High Performing school?

Take a look at the NBC 10 news coverage of the recent Archdiocesan announcement!

Great Philly Schools is a website run by the Philadelphia School Partnership that rates schools throughout Philadelphia on a scale of 1-10. The ratings are based on academic performance, attendance, and safety of the school.

Click here for the full press release from the Archdiocese.

Latest Edition of The Consolation

The Consolation is the OMC student newspaper written by the Journalism Club. Take a look and contact Melissa Nash (mnash@omcparish.com) with questions, comments, ideas for the next edition or newsworthy items.

Click here to see the latest issue!

School Video

Enjoy our 11 minute video. An ideal introduction for any families looking for Catholic Values and Academic Excellence in a Parish School Setting. Gives a great feel for the school in every way.

OMC Parish School Capital Campaign in Full Swing!

In April 2013, we launched the Advancing in Faith & Learning capital campaign. Through this campaign, we pledged to use the funds raised to make investments in three significant areas:

  • Expand, Upgrade, and Enhance Facilities including Play and Athletic Areas
  • Expand and Upgrade Academic Technology
  • Provide Need-Based Scholarships to Qualified Students with 20% of the funds raised

Click here for the latest progress report.

We are grateful to all of those who have pledged their support for this campaign. For those who have not had a chance to pledge or would like more information about the campaign, please contact Colleen Amuso, Director of Advancement, at camuso@omcparish.com or 215-247-1060.

Click here for the view the full brochure and to learn how you can help to make a great thing even better!

Follow OMC on Twitter!

OMC Parish School is live on Twitter! Follow us at @OMCParishSchool to get updates and keep in touch with what is happening at OMC!

Use Socialvest to Shop, Earn, and Give to OMC!

What if you could raise money for OMC Parish School by doing something you already do every day, and something you’ll probably do quite often in this holiday season? Well now you can, thanks to our new partnership with Socialvest! Socialvest allows you to shop online with hundreds of retailers and earn money for OMC with every purchase at no additional cost to you.

Every purchase you make online with your favorite retailer, whether it’s a plane ticket or a pair of jeans, can help us to continue to provide the high-quality education and wonderful activities that you’ve come to expect from OMC.

Click here for full details.

Click here to jump to our page on Socialvest.

OMC is now on Facebook!

We’ve launched an OMC page on Facebook. Check it out!


This is a great way to keep up to date on the latest news, activities, and events within the OMC Parish School community. It’s also a terrific way to centrally post school photos. We’ll be able to use the best of these photos in our advertisements and our our website.

So take lots of photos and post them to our Facebook page!

OMC: A Parish School Serving a Wider Catholic Community in Northwest Philadelphia

U.S. Census data shows that there are approximately 29,000 Catholics living in Northwest Philadelphia (including Chestnut Hill, Mount Airy, Roxborough, and the surrounding areas) and that 14% of them (4,000) are children of grade school age. That’s a lot of Catholic kids with only a handful of Catholic parish schools in NW Philadelphia. With the wave of parish elementary school closings in the last few years, many families find themselves living in a parish that doesn’t have a school. Here’s one such family’s experience. Read more…