Centrally located in the heart of the Port Richmond community, Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School (OLPR) services over 350 students in pre-kindergarten 3 through eighth grade. Its degreed and dedicated staff provides students with a solid, faith-filled education through a full academic course of study following the guidelines of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. With a low student-to-teacher ratio, classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, SMART Boards, laptops and iPads, and all students experience amenities ranging from a computer lab, art studio and college-level science lab to a full gymnasium, music studio and world language program. Students also enjoy a variety of extracurricular activities including student council, a CYO sports program and after school clubs and activities.
In addition to its core academic offerings, Our Lady of Port Richmond’s Early Childhood Program features the nationally-renowned Blueprint for Early Literacy® program which specializes in reading, writing and oral language development. For grades K through 8, the core curriculum in key areas of study is enhanced with several programs including Honors Math, Simple Solutions for grammar, and Lab Learner - a fully-furnished science lab complete with a lab-based science curriculum aimed at harnessing the power of hands-on science instruction.
Newly explanded this year, OLPR expanded its TECH Kids (“T”ablet-ready, “E”xperienced, “C”hallenged, “H”igh-performing Kids) program! This proprietary iPad-based curriculum provides a one-of-a-kind interactive learning environment where ALL students in grades 4 through 7 have their own in-school iPad mini that is used throughout the school day across all curriculum areas, including specials such as music, art, Spanish, gym, and technology. New for 2018-2019, students in grade 8 now have their own school laptops.