Award Year: 2015

Our Mother of Consolation Parish School

17 East Chestnut Hill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA, 19118-2712

(215) 247-1060

Mr. Bruce Hagy, Principal at time of Nomination

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OMC Parish School is dedicated to rigorous education of parishioners and community members. OMC creates a faith-filled academic community promoting mutual respect and social responsibility.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 32%
  • White: 59%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 5%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
OMC 2nd and 3rd grade students working together to learn math on our iPads.

OMC 2nd and 3rd grade students working together to learn math on our iPads.

Our Mother of Consolation (OMC) Parish School is a Catholic elementary school serving families in Chestnut Hill and surrounding areas in Northwest Philadelphia. With equal focus on Catholic values and academic excellence, OMC is a strong, thriving school characterized by small classes, exceptional parent volunteerism, rich diversity, superb faculty, and a warm family atmosphere. OMC celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2012, and classes have been held in the same historic building since 1919.

OMC is blessed by a profound diversity that encompasses various ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses, neighborhoods, and faiths. We cultivate a safe environment that encourages each student.

One of OMC’s greatest strengths is a faculty committed to academic excellence and who are willing to exceed expectations. They are attracted to OMC because of a positive environment where they are treated with professional respect and encouraged to implement improvements within the school.

The school’s Code of Courtesy is also central to our positive learning environment. It encourages acceptable behavior in the areas of respect, responsibility, effort, and overall leadership. Students learn how they can contribute to their own personal improvement and community betterment.

OMC has also achieved success through a network of parents who volunteer their time and expertise to create the best possible learning environment.

With our faculty, our families, and our students working together, OMC Parish School is at its very best. This collaboration inspires us daily and allows us to become a National Blue Ribbon School, the first Archdiocesan school in the City of Philadelphia to achieve this distinction.