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.
OMC Parish School Capital Campaign in Full Swing!
The Advancing in Faith & Learning Capital Campaign is in full swing. Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 with the following objectives:
- 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
To date, we have obtained pledges from supporters of OMC Parish School totaling $500,000, so we’re half way there. We need everyone’s support to reach our goals!
To get more information or to pledge your support, please contact Colleen Amuso, Director of Advancement, at email@example.com.
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!
Announcing the Expansion of our Pre-K Program
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 Principal Bruce Hagy’s announcement letter including scheduling and tuition information.
OMC Earns a 10 out of 10 Score on GreatPhillySchools.org!
OMC Parish School is ranked as one of the top schools in the city, according to GreatPhillySchools.org, the Web site of the Philadelphia Schools Partnership.
No one is surprised that OMC ranked so highly, but it’s great confirmation of the hard work of Mr. Hagy, the faculty, staff, students and parents – OMC is a Great Philly School!
Click here to view our page on the GreatPhillySchools.org.
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 Featured on Front Page of the Chestnut Hill Local
OMC Parishioner and Chestnut Hill columnist Paula Riley published a terrific feature article on the front page of the November 28th edition of the Chestnut Hill Local.
Since 1862, Our Mother of Consolation Parish School has been educating the children of Chestnut Hill and its surrounding communities. Thousands of students have walked the halls of the Catholic school on East Chestnut Hill Avenue. Today, the school offers the best of 21st century learning, but its core mission has changed little over the past 150 years.
“Parents choose OMC Parish School because it has always been a place where a child can get a quality education based on strong religious values,” said Bruce Hagy, OMC Parish School principal.
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 Spirit Wear is Here!
Show your OMC spirit with sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts, baseball caps, or knit caps !!!
A portion of the proceeds goes to OMC!
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!
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.
Celebrating 150 Years of Excellence in Catholic Education
OMC was founded in 1862 by the Sisters of St. Joseph. This year, we celebrate our 150th anniversary. To mark the occassion, we have scheduled great events every month of the school year. To name just a few events… Homecoming Weekend in October includes Alumni Reunion events, an Alumni Pub Crawl, the official dedication of Brennan Hall, and our Fall Carnival. Trivia Night in February is always a fun event. April brings our gala fundraiser, The Spring Soiree, and the inauguration of the OMC Hall of Fame before capping off the year in June with the Closing Mass of our yearlong celebration of 150 Years of Excellence in Catholic Education. Click here for the full Calendar of Events.
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…