The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed indefinitely.
More about the closure, and other updates, in the letter from Dr. Hite HERE, provided in 10 languages.

March 31: The District recently announced their plan to provide a Chromebook to every student who needs one for learning at home. More information on the Chromebook Loaner Program can be found HERE. Internet info and resources are HERE.

Grab-and-go meal sites continue to operate for our students. Updated locations and times are HERE.

A second set of K-12 Learning Guides are available online, and at meal sites as of Monday March 30. More info is HERE.

We now have an email address ( and SDP Hotlines in 10 languages for Learning Guide support and general questions. More info HERE.

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions are being added regularly, HERE.

Please visit our Coronavirus Information Hub often for the most up-to-date information.

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COVID-19 Updates:

The School District and City of Philadelphia have announced a plan to provide grab-and-go meals for all Philadelphia students. Select schools, including Overbrook Educational Center, will be open Monday and Thursday from 9:00am to 12:00pm for all children to pick up three grab-and-go breakfast and three grab-and-go lunch meals. Academic packets (for grades K-12) are available at these meal sites and online. Please click the link below for the full list of meal sites.



Parent & Guardian Survey NOW OPEN!

Please click the link below to take the Parent & Guardian survey. Once you have submitted the survey, send a screenshot to Ms. Foote or Ms. Caroline and you will be entered to win a $20 gift card! All you need is your child’s ID number. To find their ID number, you can check the top of their report card or call the school at (215) 400-7540. Thank you!

There is no other school in the world like Overbrook Educational Center…

We are a K-8 public school located in West Philadelphia that serves a unique population of learners. If you are reading this right now, then you are unlike 27% of the students at OEC who are unable to read this print without magnification, technology aides, large print or braille. Slightly under 1/3 of our student population is blind or visually impaired (VI). Our ultimate objective is to prepare students to honor the diverse learner by providing excellent instruction for all students. Come explore everything we have to offer!


we Own our actions (O)

We work together and have a shared responsibility for what we do and our learning.

we put forth our best Effort to excel (E)

We have high expectations to be prepared for high school, college, and career.

we Care for all (C)

We honor diversity, partner with our community, and celebrate each other’s success.