Student Life


The Dominican Order is based on four pillars: study, prayer, community, and service. Overbrook Catholic School, owned and operated by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, was established on those same four guiding pillars.

Overbrook Catholic School maintains a high standard of academic excellence, preparing students for higher levels of education while acknowledging and providing for individual learning. The faculty and staff made up of Sisters and lay teachers, provide an atmosphere in which children can grow to their fullest potential as they aim to find the truth in every subject.

Students’ lives are further enriched through a comprehensive fine arts program and a versatile physical education program. These classes develop a positive self-concept, which helps students recognize every person is created by God and has unique gifts and talents.

As a Catholic school, we pray Christ permeates through the students’ entire day and is the source of their strength, the goal of their actions, and the center of their lives. Students are taught the worth of each individual as one made in the image and likeness of God. This dignity of life focus is developed by fostering a deep prayer life and by participating in the liturgy and Holy Sacraments. Students study religion through prayer and scripture. School-wide Mass is held each Friday morning.

Overbrook Catholic School places great value on the virtues of relationship and community. God did not intend for man to travel on a journey alone, but to experience life together as a community that seeks the common good and has concern for those in need. Teachers prepare students for the duties of good citizenship through the development of character and leadership. An emphasis is placed on community through our Mass and Book Buddy program and throughout the year with our many family activities and events.

Friendship with God invites us into friendship and communion with our neighbor, urging us to communicate His goodness and love to the world through service. In the words of Saint Catherine of Siena, “when we see ourselves loved so indescribably much by God, we run after love, loving God and whatever God loves most . . . And because we see that the Creator loves His human creatures most of all, we love them, too; and the service we cannot do for God we do for other people for love of Him (from the “Letters” #301 in Vol. III)." As students at Overbrook Catholic School grow, they also learn to step outside themselves and love the Lord by loving others.

Daily Prayers

List of 7 items.

  • Morning Offering

    Heavenly Father, I offer you this day, all that I do and think and say. Uniting it with what was done by Jesus Christ, your only Son. Amen
  • Act of Contrition

    O My God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins because of your just punishments, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve with the help of your grace to sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen.
  • Prayer to St. Dominic

    O most holy father, St. Dominic, who always showed yourself loving to all and never despised, wounded or offended anyone, obtain for me from our Savoir, the grace to know and correct my faults, and always be gentle and loving toward my neighbor, pardoning all who injure or offend me. Amen.
  • Our Father

    Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
  • Glory Be to the Father

    Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
  • Hail Mary

    Hail Mary, full of grace! The Lord is with thee; blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
  • Prayer to the Guardian Angel

    Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here; ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

St. John Paul II

"The ways of the Lord are not easy, but we were not created for an easy life, but for great things, for goodness."
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