On June 2, in honor of Election Day, School District of Philadelphia schools will not be in session for students or school-based staff.
In light of the events of the past week, we will also be granting a District-wide day off to all staff. Employees do not need to work from home.
Our main office building at 440 N. Broad St. will be closed again tomorrow, June 2. Employees can learn more HERE.

The School District of Philadelphia will remain closed for the rest of the school year due to COVID-19.
Food benefits (P-EBT) cards will be distributed to qualifying families. Learn more HERE.
Need working papers? Info HERE.
Chromebook Pickup Dates and Times
have CHANGED. Updated info HERE.
Need Chromebook help? Tech Hotlines added to Chromebook Loaner Program HERE. Internet info/resources are HERE.
Find more information about the District’s Continuity of Education Plan for students HERE. Digital Learning and Planned Instruction info HERE.
Grab-and-go meal distribution
at our 50 District school sites occurs one day per week. Learn more HERE. Sites are listed HERE.
For the latest update from Superintendent Hite, included updates on Chromebooks and supports, Digital Learning resources, how to connect with school-based staff, and calendar updates, visit our Coronavirus Information Hub.
PreK-12 Learning Guides are available HERE and at all District meal sites.
Have questions? Call our Hotlines (extended hours, available in 10 languages), email us at covid19info@philasd.org  or visit our Frequently Asked Questions webpage.

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Diaper Distribution THIS WEEK

OEC, in partnership with the Neighbors of Overbrook Association and Keystone First, will be hosting a diaper distribution for the West Philadelphia Community this Thursday 5.28 and Friday 5.29 from 11:00am to 2:00pm. Distribution will occur outside on 68th St. Click here to see the flyer.

OEC Presents….,

OEC’s Count on Me Remix – Click to watch! Thanks you to Mrs. Coco and Mr. Tyler who worked very hard to direct and produce this video. We hope you will watch when you get the chance and remember we love and miss you all so so much!

Also make sure to check out OEC’s Spring 2020 Talent Show! BIG shout out to Mr. Rivera for putting this together and of course to all of our amazingly talented students and staff who participated!

COVID-19 Updates:

Meal Sites

  • The School District, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia, has designated select schools, including Overbrook Educational Center, as meal sites during the school closure. OEC will be open weekly on Thursdays ONLY from 9:00am to 12:00pm and will serve 10 grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals per child. Please click the link below for the full list of meal sites or text Ms. Caroline (252) 339-1712 to find the closest meal site to you.

Food Sites (closed for Memorial day, open Tuesday 5.26)

  • In addition to the meal sites, food sites have been set up around the city and serve one box of food per household. Food sites are open every Monday and Thursday from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Boxes contain non-perishable items on Mondays and fresh produce on Thursdays. Please click the link below for the full list of food sites or text Ms. Caroline (252) 339-1712 to find the closest food site to you.

Community Resources

  • Here is a list of Community Resources for food access, financial support, mental/emotional health, and general health and wellness.

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.