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.


Thanks to all those who purchased tickets for Bag Bingo on November 14 at St. Paul’s Church Hall, 22 E. Chestnut Hill Avenue. Doors open at 6PM, Bingo begins promptly at 7PM.  Look forward to a fun-filled night of Bingo and Designer Bags!

OMC Parish School is a 2015 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence!

US Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has named OMC Parish School as one of the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools! Adding to this national honor is the distinction of being the only Archdiocesan elementary school in the City of Philadelphia to receive this award. We could not be more proud of everything Mr. Hagy, our dedicated faculty and staff, Fr. Bob Bazzoli, and our students and families have invested in OMC. Look for information on future celebrations, and congratulations to all!

For our press release, click here…

For the official press release from the US Department of Education, click here…

For our National Blue Ribbon School Profile, click here…

To view ABC Action News coverage, click here…

To hear KYW News Radio coverage, click here…

For neighborhood news coverage in the Chestnut Hill Local, click here…

OMC Annual Barnes & Noble Bookfair

Our next OMC Bookfair is November 6 at the Plymouth Meeting Barnes & Noble. Come out to have a fun time with friends and classmates – find a new book, try a signature drink, and hear one of our teachers read a favorite story!

Remember… a percentage of your purchases supports OMC Parish School !

Click on the flier for details – hope to see you there!

Back to School Letter from Principal Hagy

Welcome back to OMC Parish School for the 2015-16 school year!

Click here to read Principal Hagy’s Back to School Letter with exciting changes and updates, as well as some reminders to help the school year start smoothly.

Call to Service and Technology Statement

In the 2015-16 school year, two new statements were introduced in the Family Policy folders.

In our Call to Service (read more), we outline the role that Service plays in a complete OMC education. Service is not just something we do, but it is an integral part of who we are at OMC Parish School.

In our Technology Statement (read more), we introduce our new Technology Task Force in an attempt to address the concerns of our parents who want to find a balance between technology use and more traditional methods of learning. Our task force is open to feedback, and will provide updates throughout the school year.

Are you getting school supplies or doing any other shopping via Amazon.com?

OMC Parish School is now a part of the Amazon Smile program. Just click here to select OMC as your charity and a percentage of your purchases will be donated to OMC!

A simple way to show your support!

Questions? Contact Colleen Amuso at camuso@omcparish.com.

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…