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Our Vision

The vision of Olney Elementary School is to create life-long learners and career ready citizens that celebrate diversity, model integrity, and exemplify excellence in everything they do.

Our Mission

It is the mission of our school to provide an active learning environment where each student is valued and challenged to meet his or her individual potential. Our learning community constantly strives to provide appropriate supports, challenges, consequences, and rewards. We endeavor to prepare our students to think independently, work cooperatively, and view obstacles as challenges to be met.

Points of Pride

·      Olney Elementary ranked as the top Philadelphia elementary school in progressing students academically over the last 3 years. 

·      This means OlneyEl out performed ALL public and charter schools in progressing students during the last 3 years.

·      Most impressively, Olney Elementary ranked 7th out of 2000 PA schools in literacy progress during the past three years.  The only Philadelphia public school in the top 40!

*We Dream*

Providing opportunities for students to explore the world through literature, hands on experiences, and exposure to various career opportunities.

Fields trips in every grade

College visits

Career day

Exposure to the arts

*We Prepare*

Using every resource at our disposal to ensure that students are getting the foundational skills and critical thinking skills they will need to excel as they move forward.

A strong focus on early literacy

Partnering tutors with students in all grades

Continual data assessment and tracking the progress of each individual student

*We Succeed*

Pathways are created to allow students to pursue their dreams.

Teachers and students push to excel state academic expectations

We set a goal that all Olney students are accepted into city-wide magnet or city-wide select high schools