PSP Awards Grant to Fund Pre-K Expansion

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia School Partnership (“PSP”) today announced it has awarded a $60,000 grant to Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School. The grant will allow for expansion of the school’s existing pre-K program, plus classroom renovations and additional academic programs aimed at growing the school’s total enrollment by 40 students. Our Lady of Port Richmond (“OLPR”) is a Catholic school serving 406 students in pre-K through 8th grade. 65 percent of students are economically disadvantaged, and 62 percent receive financial aid. As part of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the school provides a faith-inclusive education through a full academic course of study in addition to Catholic teachings.

OLPR will use the investment to support the renovation and conversion of classrooms and expanding its special education program, allowing the school to accommodate its rapid growth in both pre-K and K-8. The investment will also fund special education curricula and response-to-intervention (RTI) materials, as well as dedicated space for remedial reading and math rooms and assessment programs. New technology will also be outfitted for these classrooms.

Since 2011, PSP has invested over $53 million in Philadelphia schools to create better educational opportunities and help more than 20,000 students gain access to a high-quality education. These grants include approximately $34 million to public charter schools, $14 million to district schools and $5 million to private schools.

To learn more about enrollment at Our Lady of Port Richmond, parents and students should visit http://ourladyofportrichmond.com/Registration_Information.html

News

Philly Voice 

Catholic Philly