PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)
Classes in the OLPH PREP are held for students (Grades 1-6) attending non-Catholic schools. Our mission is to strengthen, supplement, and reinforce the knowledge of the faith and of the love of God that is introduced in the home by the parents. The PREP Calendar for the current school year can be found here: PREP CALENDAR 2023-2024
PREP Registration - 2023-2024 School Year
Registration for the Traditional Fall PREP is now open (since June 1, 2023). The Deadline for registration is August 31, 2023; after this date the registration fee will increase and registrations will only be approved provided we have enough teachers & staff to cover the number of enrolled students in each grade. This is an “in person" program and will meet weekly at Our Lady of Angels School (on our parish campus) from September to early May.
The Tuition Fee is as follows:
After August 31st (i.e., effective 9/1/2022) the Tuition Fees will increase as follows:
For Returning Families: If you were registered in our PREP program this past year (2022-2023), either Summer Intensive or Traditional, then you will be receiving an email from Parish Giving containing the registration link for the upcoming school year. Simply follow the instructions contained in that email.
For NEW Families: If you are registering for the first time in the OLPH PREP , then you will need to contact the DRE, Michele Hundermark, at 610-543-5448 to get registration information for NEW families. You won’t be able to sign up without doing this!
Sadlier Online Curriculum: Once you have registered, and prior to the first day of PREP, you will receive an email with details about how to log on to the SADLIER CHRIST IN US website. This email will contain separate user names and passwords for parents and children (grades 1-6) within each family unit. It is important that the students use their own user names to logon and complete each week's assignments as that is the only way the students progress can be measured. Parent accounts contain additional resources to help them participate in the weekly lessons and to assist in the religious education experience of their children.
Note: 7th Grade Students will use a different specialized curriculum (a targeted "Confirmation" program from Sadlier). For more information please contact the DRE, Michele Hundermark, at 610-543-5448.
Additional Resources: PREP Gift Card Program information, Parent/Student Handbook
Sadlier Logon Information for Grades 1-6
To access the SADLIER CHRIST IN US website click HERE and
enter your user name and password:
"Growing in Faith Series"
This is an additional resource for our Parish Families Every issue of Growing in Faith offers Catholics practical ideas to increase their love for weekly Mass, increase their time in prayer, lead Scripture-based lives, and learn more about their Catholic faith. Click HERE to access this monthly series.
Mid-Year Assessment Study Guide
At the end of January the faculty administers the Archdiocesan Mid-Year Assessment. To help prepare students for this assessment, parents may download a study guide by clicking on the link below.
Final Assessment Study Guide
At the end of April the faculty administers the Archdiocesan Final Assessment. To help prepare students for this assessment, parents may download a study guide by clicking on the link below.
Sadlier Christ In UsTM Program Resources for Parents/Students
Our PREP uses the "Christ In UsTM" religion series from Sadlier. For more information about how this series correlates to the Archdiocesan curriculum guidelines for each grade level (1-6) click on the appropriate grade link below:
Sadlier CIU Correlation Guideline - Grade 1
Sadlier CIU Correlation Guideline - Grade 2
Sadlier CIU Correlation Guideline - Grade 3
Sadlier CIU Correlation Guideline - Grade 4
Sadlier CIU Correlation Guideline - Grade 5
Sadlier CIU Correlation Guideline - Grade 6
These documents includes page references to the Student books.
In addition, the Sadlier "Christ In UsTM" website (https://www.christinus.com/@PAR190705448) includes extensive online resources for both parents and students as well as interactive connections between the Student Book and the website, music, assessments, social media interaction, customized lesson planning, program support materials, a multimedia glossary, question of the week, and many other features.