Centrally located in the heart of the Port Richmond community, Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School (OLPR) services over 400 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, Netbook computers 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 Accelerated 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.
New 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 8 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. Also new this year, OLPR enhanced its learning support programming to include a Math Resource Room as a complement to its high-successful Reading Resource Room.