School Details

Our Lady of Ransom School

6740 Roosevelt Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19149
(215) 624-4352

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 218 students 17 students/teacher (PA avg is 15)

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About this school

Our Lady of Ransom School is a private middle school in Philadelphia. The principal of Our Lady of Ransom School is Miss Grace E McGuirl. 218 students go to Our Lady of Ransom School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at Our Lady of Ransom School is 17:1. Allen Ethan School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 45% %
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 22% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 15% %
Black, non-Hispanic 13% %
Asian 11% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Ransom is a great school! My oldest graduated in 2005 and my youngest in currently at OLOR. It really has been the best experience for both boys! It's like having your own private academy right here in Phila! The class size is awesome and the teachers are really great1 I'd recommend it to anyone!

  • (6 years ago)

    I currently have 1 child in OLOR and my other 3 chilren graduated from OLOR. I also went to the school. It is a great school! The classes are small so it's like going to private school. The teachers are all excellent! The principal Ms. McGuirl and our Pastor Father Redcay both work very hard to make the school and church interesting for the children. They get a great education. My other children graduated from there one is in college now one will go in the fall and the other is a freshman. If you are thinking about where to send your kids go look at Ransom!!

  • (6 years ago)

    Our Lady of Ransom is alive & well. We provide an excellent education to students from Pre-K to 8th grade. We did not raise the tuition last year but added a Spanish teacher in all grades. Our students are eagerly recruited by all local high schools. We have many social activities for all ages.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has been going here a few years now and in the beginning i thought it was a good school but now that there has been a decline in students it seems their asking for more money and if they dont get it they will continue to raise tuition like they have done for the past couple years its ridiculous.Tuition here is like sending your child to a private hs. Last year my child did receive what i believed to be too much homework and now this year its one project after the

  • (7 years ago)

    this school has good things and bad things but they need to let the students socialize with other grades because not everyone gets along with people in their own grade. this school gives way to much homework. and too many projects at once. they need to have more sports teams and more events.

  • (7 years ago)

    I just transferred my daugther to this school and she loves it. The classroom size is just right and she really understands the lessons. In just about 2 weeks I have noticed a complete change in my daughter's attitude towards learning. She wants to learn ! Which of course makes my husband and I very happy with the decision we made in sending her to OLOR.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have two children in OLOR and have two children that have graduated. The school is excellent! The teachers are the best! I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else. The class size is small so it's like sending you children to a private academy for a great price. I would recommend anyone looking for a new school or to switch schools to call for an appt to see the school. I graduated from the school and its still a great school and parish after all these years!

  • (9 years ago)

    I believe that this school has changed their ways a little too much. As a former student there they really have changed and took out the great things about. I do agree there is way too much homework givin and I am in college and have less then that.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a former student of OLOR. The academic program in my opinion is excellent. There is a new developing music program and an art program unsurpassed by many other diocesan schools. I would highly recommend OLOR.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student at Our Lady of Ransom. I've been in this school since I was in kindergarten and now I'm in seventh grade. My school has been open since my dad was in grade school almost 25 years ago! My school gives great education to every race color and nationality. This weekend our parish celebrates 50 years. I really do love my school and when I head off to high school I'm gonna be very sad but I will remember all the memories I had here at the best school!

  • (11 years ago)

    My daughter has been in this school for the past 7 years. I feel it is a good school but they tend to give way too much homework. She has come home with a bookbag so heavy that she can hardly carry it and has spent up to 3-4 hrs. doing homework. I have mentioned this to the teachers several times......but nothing has been done. The onlyother complaint that I have would be that I feel that they could do alot more to help their students when they are having trouble in a particular subject..........As far as helping them to comprehend. Other than that it is a very good school.

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