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OEC Drama Club Presents The Lion King Jr.
Opens May 31st

OEC is a safe and welcoming gem in the Overbrook community, exceeding expectations and meeting instructional and attendance goals. With a Target Goal of 94% by 2025/26, OEC students are already in attendance for 84% of instructional days (for students attending at least 90% of the days).

A Note from our new principal, Ms. Olivia Jones:

Principal JonesDear OEC Families,

I hope you have had a great summer. 

I am honored to be a part of this amazing school community––your reputation precedes you!

I have been delighted at every interaction since my arrival.

OEC has cultivated such a welcoming environment that embraces and uplifts children. The love can be felt as soon as one steps foot on campus. 

It is my hope to work with you to continue this spirit of joy and provide excellent programming here at OEC. I am truly excited to meet each of you so that we may partner for a successful school year!

Olivia Jones


Scroll down to check out some of the amazing things that happened last year at OEC (2022-2023)

                          We cant wait to see the what’s in store for 2023/2024!

We can’t wait to watch these Kings and Queens move on as OEC royalty in 1st grade!

Congratulations to Ms. Honor, Ms. Spencer, Ms. Cole and Ms. Helen and our SPECTACULAR OEC SCRABBLE TEAM on a Fantastic Year!







Ryan Schwartz and Brandon Lee put together this very sweet video for all our staff for this last day of teacher appreciation week.

Teacher Appreciation Week Thank You Video from Student

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Aurora Alushllari (fondly known as Ms. Lora) for winning The Impact Award as Substitute of the Year across the northeast region.





“They Were Like Family To Me” The Success of The Overbrook Educational Center




OEC ON Fox 29:

A story on Para Pathway & Pathway to Leadership






OEC STUDENTS Learn About College Life on Tour of  BRYN MAWR Campus

Read about it here:

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!

MS. Barber-Jerkins with her students after researching HBCU schools and presenting to the school.













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.

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OEC OST After Care


OST is MONDAYS through FRIDAYS from dismissal (at 2:54) to 5:30 PM.





You can register up to 3 students that attend OEC Currently (who live in the same household) in one form submission.

If you need to register 4 or more students, you will need to complete the form multiple times.

The first day of school for the 2023/2024 school years is September 5th for 1st-8th grade.

2023 – 2024

School-Wide Uniform Policy (K – 8)

Students can wear a red, grey, black, or white polo shirt.

Students are required to wear
khaki bottoms.

Tops: Red, White, Grey, or Black Golf Shirt or any OEC shirt
Pants/Bottoms/Skirts/Jumpers: Khaki/Tan
Gym: All Black or All gray athletic attire and sneakers

We will continue our focus on ATTENDANCE.

Daily start time is 8:15am and end time is 2:54pm.

Students are allowed to come to school as early as 7:45am.

Be sure to visit for important back-to-school information such as how to get a Philadelphia School TransPass.

At OEC we celebrate regular attendance and I want to express my gratitude to every family member for ensuring your child or children met their attendance goal of 95% or more of school days last year. We will 1 continue to use our scorecards and monthly reflections and our new goal for 2022-2023 is to have 80% or more of students attend 90% or more of school days.


Our expressive arts class offerings will be music, physical education, and art (5 days a week).


Let us focus on our mission of proficiency for all students in each subject area and for the development of strong character. Let us hone in on our vision of 100% of 8th graders gaining admittance to the high school of their choice.

Through the involvement of families, I am confident we will reach our goals below and deeply believe in each of you as partners in this work. Goals:

Culture: We will create safe, welcoming and healthy spaces (classrooms) and relationships with all students, staff, and our OEC community.

Instruction: We will provide culturally relevant and academically rigorous instruction to all students.

Restorative Practices

As we work to grow and adopt more restorative behavior practices at OEC, we are dedicated to implementing multiple programs to support positive student behavior. Mr. Chaney is taking the lead on this with our climate staff team members and more information will be shared shortly.