What They Do
Overbrook Elementary School is a small, child-centered and family oriented K-5 public school, located in the Overbrook Park section of Philadelphia. It first opened its doors in 1907 and has a current enrollment of 400 students. Overbrook Elementary School's vision is to create a high-achieving school that makes considerable gains in student achievement each year. Its mission is to provide students with a solid elementary education as the basis for future learning and for model citizenship in the 21st century.
How We Work Together
The Civic Engagement Office has been involved with Overbrook Elementary since 2001.
- Each semester, 10-15 Praxis and Education Program students are engaged in fieldwork at Overbrook, acting as classroom assistants for two to six hours per week.
- Over the past few years several BMC and Haverford students have done their student teaching at the school.
- The Civic Engagement Office and the Athletics Department have collaborated to host field trips for groups of 25-30 children from Overbrook Elementary on campus, including a whole day of sports activities like swimming, soccer and basketball.
- Since 2010, the Bryn Mawr Art Club volunteers have taught Art to an entire grade of Overbrook children.