About Us

Vision. Mission. Values.

The vision of OEC is to be a model school in the School District of Philadelphia as rated by the School Progress Report on Education and Equity (SPREE) while creating the least restrictive environment for students with special needs. Additionally, 100% of our 8th graders will have the opportunity to attend the high school of their choice. We will accomplish this through:

  • Ambitious Instruction
  • A Supportive Environment
  • Involved Families
  • Collaborative Staff
  • Effective Leadership

Our mission is to prepare students to become positive, productive citizens who can live independently and with purpose to serve others. We aim for proficiency for all students in each subject area and for the development of strong character.

We value and focus on shared responsibility by owning our actions, resiliency by putting forth our best effort, and kindness by caring for all while honoring diversity.