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Welcome back! The first day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd. School starts at 8:30am.

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!

Save the Date!

Make sure to save the date for the School District’s annual Back to School Event! The free event will be held on August 22nd from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm at School of the Future. Click the link for more information and be sure to check out the District’s back to school resources as well.

OEC will be hosting our own New Staff Meet and Greet on Wednesday, August 28th from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the OEC gym. It will be a time for students, families, and community members to come meet our new teachers before school starts and take the first steps to building positive, meaningful relationships. We will also be hosting our annual Back to School Night on Thursday, September 5th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at OEC. This event is a great opportunity to meet teachers and staff, attend the Fall Title 1 meeting, and learn everything you’ll need to have a successful school year.


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.