Overbrook High School 

Shannon Mayfield

5898 Lancaster Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19131
Phone: 215-581-5507

Providing all students with the academic,
technological & social skills
to be productive & contributing citizens in our society.

Overbrook High School

Overbrook High School

Message from the Principal


Reminder:  The third report period ends on Friday, April 15.  Spring recess is from April 18-April 22.  All schools are closed during that week. 


Opening Message 3/1/11 

Welcome to Overbrook High School! 


    I am thrilled to launch our latest student, parent, teacher and community resource-- our website!



    At Overbrook High School, we believe in the legacy and future of our esteemed school. We believe that "excellence is a standard and college is a given."  Every child has the right to an outstanding educational experience, fostered by committed partnerships between faculty, staff, families and the community.


    Education is about building character, enriching minds and creating experiences that will last for a lifetime.  At Overbrook, we offer multiple pathways to learning through our Health, Finance, Urban Education, Scholars, Success, and Oasis Academic programs, as well as the after school Educational Opportunities Program (EOP). Our dedicated and caring staff members are committed to helping students transition their lives to become productive citizens in society. We welcome parents and volunteers as partners in our school community. With the support of the school district, the regional office, and school staff, our students will continue to achieve high standards and become successful adults.


    Looking forward into the 2011 academic year, we continue to strive for academic excellence, preparing all of our students for their bright futures.  Please be sure to use our website, and the resources it offers,  to further enrich your experience at Overbrook High School, the Castle on the Hill. 



Ethelyn Payne Young