The Philadelphia School Partnership awarded a $60,000 grant to Our Lady of Port Richmond Regional Catholic School in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, June 29.

The grant will support 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.

The Catholic school serves 406 students in pre-K through eighth grade. Of them, 65 percent are economically disadvantaged and 62 percent receive financial aid.


OLPR intends to renovate classrooms and expand its special education program to accommodate rapid growth in both pre-K and K-8. The grant will also fund the school’s response-to-intervention (RTI) materials, as well as allow remedial reading and math rooms and assessment programs. New technology will also be outfitted for these classrooms.

Since 2011, the Philadelphia School Partnership has invested more than $53 million in Philadelphia schools to create better educational opportunities and help more than 20,000 students gain access to a high-quality education.

More information about enrollment at Our Lady of Port Richmond, located at 3233 East Thompson Street in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section, is at the school’s website here.