Bucks County Herald

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
celebrates new school year

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School students stand in front of the school’s ecological greenhouse.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel School in Doylestown opened its doors for the 142nd year on Sept. 6.

OLMC School has been educating children in the Doylestown community for over a century and the tradition continues. The school is building on its rich history of educating children in the Catholic faith while adapting to the needs and demands of a changing society.

In order to keep the technology current, the school has been outfitted with six additional Smart interactive TVs for classroom use and 120 new Chromebooks that allow for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students to enjoy a one-to-one device ratio. Students in grades K – 5 benefit from the use of cart-based iPads and Chromebooks for creative learning, presentations and research. The technology provides interactive learning and instruction for both the students and teachers.

The school cafeteria was updated over the summer with new flooring, lighting, seating and artwork and a salad bar station was added to support healthy eating habits. The improvements were made possible by the generosity of the Home and School Association.

The school continues to enjoy the benefits of the ecological greenhouse, now in its third year of operation. Students in prekindergarten through eighth grade utilize the ecological classroom to explore STEM-related topics such as soil quality, erosion, propagation and botany. They also grow microgreens for use in the cafeteria and fruits and vegetables for service-related activities.

“The religious and academic programs, enhanced through technology and supported by the designation as a National Presidential Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, demonstrate why we continue to be OLMC Strong after 142 years,” the school said.

For information, visit ourladymtcarmelschool.org.



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