Indicators of Success
Academic excellence is an everyday occurrence at Overbrook. Our faculty and staff daily strive to provide the children with all they need to excel in school and in life. Students grow personally and are stretched intellectually under the guidance of a faculty committed to caring for each student as an individual. Overbrook eighth-grade graduates are well-prepared for a college preparatory program at the high school level.
Kindergarten students are given an early mastery in the academic fundamentals as they prepare for the primary grades. Read more.
Students in the primary grades at Overbrook progressively build a solid foundation of academic skills and a love of learning, preparing them for success in the upper grades.
The junior high program at Overbrook is a strong academic preparation for a college preparatory program at the high school level. The junior high teachers work together as a team to provide the students with a supportive and nurturing environment in math, science, literature, social studies, English grammar, religion and Spanish. In addition, junior high students take a music elective, physical education and studio art.
Technology education is integrated within the subjects discerning which media resources are most appropriate for various projects undertaken. (In a new paragraph) Retreats in off campus settings for each grade level provide opportunities for personal spiritual growth and inter-relational development as a class which is difficult to achieve within the school setting. These experiences help form the students into mature Christian individuals who are able to seek the good not only for themselves but even for others first.
The Class of 2016 accomplishments:
- Six state level high scores on the ACT college entrance exams in the Duke TIP program.
- Two National History Bee qualifiers.
- Completing the equivalent of first-year high school Spanish and going on to study concepts above and beyond the curriculum.
- Earning 14 medals for excellence on the National Spanish Exam and the National Latin Exam.
- Helped the girls’ basketball team win second place in the diocese and a spot in the championship game.
- Completing more than 350 service hours.