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.

Congratulations to the OMC Class of 2014!

We congratulate our 8th graders and wish them the best as they move on to their chosen high schools. We are proud of them, know that they are well-prepared to succeed at the next educational level, and pray that Our Lord continues to bless them with the strength to be witnesses to the faith they learned here.

The Class of 2014 will be attending the following high schools this fall: Abington Friends, Little Flower High School for Girls, Arts Academy at Benjamin Rush, Merion Mercy Academy for Girls, Bishop McDevitt High School, William Penn Charter School, Central High School, St. Joseph’s Preparatory High School for Boys, and John W. Hallahan High School for Girls.

2014 OMC Hall of Fame Inductees Announced!

We are happy to announce the school’s Hall of Fame Class for 2014. After nominations were submitted by school families, parishioners, and alumni, the committee finalized the list for the 2014 class. Each of these honorees has contributed to the school as teachers, staff, pastors, parents and parishioners. Begun in 2013, the OMC Parish School Hall of Fame seeks to remember and thank all of our honorees for all they have done for the school.

The members of the Hall of Fame Class for 2014 are:

  • Sr. Theresa Cargan, SSJ
  • Mrs. Suzanne Lasek
  • Mrs. Patricia Leaming
  • Fr. Francis Sirolli, O.S.A.
  • Mrs. Frances Strolle (posthumous award)

This class was inducted at the Spring Soiree on April 26, 2014.

Click here for further details.

Ms. Stutz Wins Teaching Tools Grant for Science, Technology, and Math

Ms. Caroline Stutz was recently featured in the Chestnut Hill Local after winning a grant for Science, Technology, and Math

Caroline Stutz, our sixth-grade homeroom teacher and upper-grade math teacher, has been awarded a Teaching Tools grant. The grant, given by the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), totals $3,000 over a three year period. This award will allow OMC Parish School to improve its educational offerings in the science, technology, engineering and math areas.

“We are very proud of Ms. Stutz, and this grant recognizes her talents as a teacher, particularly in the areas of science and math,” Principal Hagy said. “We are thankful to the AFCEA for recognizing her talents as well.”

Click here to view the Chestnut Hill Local article

Latest Edition of The Consolation Connection

The Consolation Connection is a newsletter sent to school families, alumni and parishioners as a way to stay connected. Take a look and contact Colleen Amuso (camuso@omcparish.com) with questions, comments, ideas for the next newsletter or newsworthy items.

Click here to see the latest issue!

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!

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’s Pre-K Expansion Featured in the Chestnut Hill Local

OMC Parishioner and Chestnut Hill columnist Paula Riley published a terrific article in the July 12th edition of the Chestnut Hill Local.

Due to increased demand, our Pre-K Program is expanding. Starting this September, we will have separate 3 and 4-year-old classes. In these programs, students will explore themes incorporating religion, reading, math, social studies, and science mixed with constructive physical activity. In addition, number skills, early language arts and social/emotional skills are woven into the children’s weekly experience.

Ms. Christine Gallagher directs our Early Childhood Program at OMC. Ms. Gallagher holds her Master’s degree in Education from Chestnut Hill College. She is certified in Early Childhood Education and as a Reading Specialist. Ms. Gallagher has been mentoring our young children for the past seven years here at OMC.

Click here to view the Chestnut Hill Local article

OMC Spirit Wear is Here!

Show your OMC spirit with sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, baseball caps, or knit caps !!!

Click here to order your OMC Spirit Wear

A portion of the proceeds goes to OMC!

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.

St. Francis de Sales message of the week

While all sins are committed in thought, word or deed, it is our sins of words which are the most common and usually the most dangerous. Use words to speak of God reverently. While speaking of our neighbor our tongue should be like the knife of a surgeon – clean and truthful.

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…