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.
Mr. Richard Leonard Honored
2017 Philadelphia North Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Mr. Leonard for his induction into the Philadelphia North Hall of Fame! He was selected from nominees throughout the Philadelphia North Advisory Council, which supports Catholic education through scholarships and grants.
Congratulations to Mr. Leonard for his dedication to OMC and Catholic Education!
OMC JV Boys CYO Basketball – They are the Champions!
Our OMC CYO 5/6 Boys team won the Region 5/8 JV Championship game on February 18!
It was a very exciting game and we had lots of OMC fans in attendance showing great OMC spirit.
Our team was down by 6 points going into the fourth quarter before going on a 13-4 run (led by game MVP Keith Gee) to win the game by a score of 23-19!
Congratulations to Coach Derrick High, the assistant coaches, and all of our players for such a great accomplishment! They now move on to play in the Archdiocesan playoffs against the champions from the other regions.
GO GOLDEN KNIGHTS!
OMC Parish School’s 2nd Annual Christmas Stairwell Concert!
In what has become a tradition, the OMC School Choir serenaded the school right before dismissal for Christmas Break. What beautiful music! Enjoy this (23 minute) video with our Christmas wishes!
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OMC Gift Card Program is BACK!
The OMC Gift Card Program is back! We hope you find these changes exciting! You can now register for the program online at www.shopwithscrip.com and have access to hundreds of new retailers and electronic gift cards. See the flier for more details!
If you have any questions about the program, please contact the Gift Card Program Coordinator, Suzanne Danella at email@example.com
As a Catholic school, we educate the whole person, and teach our students to serve and engage in society. Among other things, that means we try to be balanced about technology. We give our students the technical and ethical skills they need to use technology well, but we also teach them when to unplug. We want our graduates to succeed in high school and beyond, and we also want them to engage in face to face conversation, to learn how to quiet the mind and pray, and to look up from the screen. That’s why our school has a policy statement on technology and spirituality, and has recently started publishing Golden Knights Online, our new newsletter about technology and making good choices.
Click here to see the latest issue!
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…
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: 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…