Overbrook Educational Center
The vision of OEC is to be a model school in the School District of Philadelphia as rated by the School Progress Report (SPR) 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.
Points Of Pride
There is no other school in the world like Overbrook Educational Center. Slightly under 1/3 of our student population is blind or visually impaired (VI). If you are reading this right now, then you are unlike 30% of the students at OEC who are unable to read this print without magnification, technology aides, large print or braille.
The "C" in OEC's mission represents one of our core values, to Care for all. It epitomizes the sentiment that helping others is what life is centrally about. At OEC, our VI population helps our general education population of students in all aspects of learning, and vice versa.
OEC is an extremely unique place and the entire OEC family is proud of this distinction. Our purposefully designed vision program is led by a team of experienced, incredibly knowledgeable, and specially trained staff who have had valuable experience working with children who have vision deficiencies.
Admissions PolicyStudents must live within designated catchment boundaries; students may apply to a school(s) outside of their neighborhood and will be considered via lottery based on a available space.
Accreditations and Honors
Hours of Operation
|Mon||8:15 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Tues||8:15 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Wed||8:15 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Thur||8:15 AM - 3:00 PM|
|Fri||8:15 AM - 3:00 PM|