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WEST | NORTHWEST SEPTEMBER 18, 2013 A COMMUNITY PRESS/RECORDER SPECIAL PUBLICATION

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TABLE OF CONTENTS La Salle High School........................................2 McAuley High School .....................................3 Roger Bacon High School ..............................4 Cincinnati Christian Schools..........................5 St. Ursula Academy .........................................6 St. Xavier High School ....................................7 Badin High School ...........................................7 Seton High School ...........................................9 Mother of Mercy High School ....................10 Elder High School...........................................11

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DIRECTORY OF ADVERTISERS Badin High School ....................................7 Bethany School .......................................12 Bick’s Driving School ................................8 Cincinnati Christian Schools...................5 DePaul Cristo Rey High School..............2 Elder High School....................................11 La Salle High School.................................2 McAuley High School ..............................3 Mother of Mercy High School .............10 Roger Bacon High School.......................4 Seton High School ....................................9 St. Ursula Academy ..................................6 St. Xavier High School .............................7

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Lasallian education ‘forever transforms’ By Chris Winiarski

We learn early on in the Gospel of Mark of the importance of transformation in the lives of the Christian community. As it states, “The Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel.” The term repent, or metanoia, means a heartfelt transformation. Jesus the Christ wants us to understand early in his earthly ministry of God’s will for us to give witness to life-giving transformation. As a graduate of La Salle High School, I know that my life is forever transformed as a result of my Lasallian education. In the spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the patron saint of all educators, we continue to intentionally place students and their respective needs at the center of the educational environment. At La Salle High School, we continue to teach that a Lasallian brother is someone who places God at the center of his life, seeking God’s truth in his relationships, maximizing his Godgiven gifts and talents in the servant leadership of himself and others. La Salle High School is a Catholic school community where achievement, transformation and faith come together through brotherhood, and gives way to new and vital ways of living.

Chris Winiarski is the director of Campus Ministry, Mission and Formation at La Salle High School.


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McAuley’s ‘Women In’ launches careers McAuley High School is a Catholic school for young women, sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. McAuley has a history of academic excellence, and students exemplify the “Brilliance of Balance” in and out of school. One of McAuley’s programs, Women In, offers groundbreaking opportunities through exposure to careers in medicine, engineering and law. The nationally recognized program involves monthly seminars, discussions, hands-on activities and volunteer opportunities. Incoming freshmen who score 85 percent or higher on the High School Placement Test are invited to apply to Women In. Once ac-

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cepted, students are required to maintain high GPAs in Honors, Advanced Placement and Advanced College Prep classes along with participating in the program’s activities. At the end of freshman

year, each student selects her area of study to follow for the next three years, and the group divides into medicine, law or engineering. Upon completing the program, students earn one credit for their high school tran-

script. Women in Medicine graduates are currently pre-med students with majors in biology and zoology. Others are studying pharmacy, speech and hearing sciences, and physical therapy. Elizabeth Brock (’11), graduated in the first Women in Medicine class and attends the University of Cincinnati as a nursing major. Elizabeth says: “Women in Medicine showed me a huge variety of careers available in the medical field and helped me determine which one would best suit my lifestyle and goals. I found that nursing was the best job for me, primarily because of direct patient interaction. I really en-

joyed the monthly meetings that gave us an upclose and personal look into the lives of different medical professionals.” Elizabeth found attending field trips, such as visiting a cadaver lab and being in the operating room at Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital to watch a surgery, the most valuable. “I still keep in contact with some of the staff at Mercy Hospital from my volunteering days with Women in Medicine.” Annie Helpling (’14) and Malina Creighton (’15) are current students in the Women in Engineering and Women in Law programs, respectively. Annie says, “Women in Engineering has See MCAULEY, Page 8

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A new era and a renewed buzz surround Roger Bacon High School Through the years, Roger Bacon High School has experienced several changes. Some of those changes are as simple as not requiring young men to wear ties, or as large as welcoming young women and becoming a coeducational school. Roger Bacon High School is riding a wave of increased interest and momentum attributed to several new initiatives. The first is an innovative way the school is approaching admissions. Rather than focusing on

the number of students, the quality of each student is emphasized. Roger Bacon High School has capped the size of its incoming classes and has a waiting list for the Class of 2017. “Small enough to know you but big enough to challenge you” has become the philosophy that drives the admissions policy. One current parent stated, “Our son is given opportunities he would not have gotten at other, larger GCL schools.” Technology has be-

come an integral part of the educational landscape, and another example of innovation at Roger Bacon. Every student is given an iPad containing all of their books, and an educational app package to enhance their experience in the classroom. However, in the midst of technological change, Roger Bacon stays true to the educational philosophy that quality teachers and small class sizes are the key to success. According to Steve Schad, Principal

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of Roger Bacon High School, “The iPad is a powerful tool with numerous advantages over traditional laptops. The world of educational apps is expanding rapidly and the iPad allows us to harness these endless opportunities.” As the area’s only Franciscan high school,

Roger Bacon embodies a challenging and inclusive environment. Diversity, acceptance and community service form the cornerstone of the Roger Bacon culture. According to Alyssa Carlotta, assistant director of admission and 2005 graduate, the See NEW ERA, Page 8

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Christian education for the 21st century Since 1971, Cincinnati Christian Schools has been committed to excellence in Christian education, preparing its students for life through a rigorous academic program rooted in biblical truths. At the beginning of the 2012-13 school year they strengthened that preparation through the implementation of a digital conversion – a 21st century learning initiative. “The biggest change we are championing is our commitment to Christ-centered, 21st century education,” says Mark Phair, public relations director for the schools. “What we mean by that is we are a tradi-

tional, conservative, private Christian school that is also embracing technological and educational methods that will prepare our students for the 21st century. Digital conversion is an attempt to revolutionize how we educate our students.” Following two years of research, Cincinnati Christian Schools began using MacBook Air laptops for grades nine through 12. This school year the initiative expands to seventh and eighth grades. Even younger students will use the technology by the 2015-16 school year. “This will eventually encompass every one of our classrooms, with the

laptop-based instruction program for students as early as the fourth grade,” Phair says. “This is not technology for technology’s sake. It really is a learning and educational change we’ve made.” A parent suggested Cincinnati Christian Schools consider digital conversion, citing the dramatic improvements it caused in test scores at the Mooresville Graded School District in Mooresville, N.C. (located just north of Charlotte). “We went down to do our research,” Phair says. “We took several parents and teachers to see if this is something that would serve our

students well or if it would just put laptop computers in our students’ hands.” The research convinced Cincinnati Christian Schools of the value of digital conversion. “The reason they got these computers was to get away from traditional methods of rote memorization and lecture by teachers, where students have to memorize information,” Phair says. “We shifted our focus to teaching to multiple intelligences, where every student learns in his or her own way. Students have different learning styles.” Some students are “visual learners,” for

example. They can augment classroom presentations by watching videos on their laptops, enhancing their understanding and retention of a subject. The change in approach also emphasizes more hands-on learning and group projects. “The idea is we are trying to tailor-make our learning for our students,” Phair says. “It takes the teacher away from being just a conduit of information. They still are very much experts in their field but now they become academic coaches, giving students a little more freedom to explore.” See CCS, Page 12

BELIEVE.

At Cincinnati Christian Schools, faith and learning go hand-in- hand. For more than 40 years, we’ve developed a unique and proven educational model which infuses outstanding academic preparation with a Christ-centered, biblical outlook and approach.

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We understand that each student is uniquely and wonderfully made, from the precocious preschooler to the discerning senior. With Christ as the common bond, our differences— the unique God-given passions and talents—find room to grow and develop. Our small size and attentive personal approach opens doors to opportunities not available in other schools or programs.

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At Cincinnati Christian Schools we create lifelong learners, creative thinkers, passionate disciples, and visionary leaders. Our graduates are welcomed at a variety of universities and other institutes of higher learning because they’ve become the natural learners and inquisitive students of life God created them to be. Join us at an upcoming Open House! Sunday, November 3rd 2-4:00 p.m. Both campuses in Fairfield

Sunday, January 26th 2-4:00 p.m. Both campuses in Fairfield

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St. Ursula instills values If you have a daughter looking at high schools, make sure St. Ursula Academy is on her list. A St. Ursula education develops the whole person and guides each student into becoming a confident leader who is ready to achieve her own goals and dreams. Our students learn values, service and life skills so that when they graduate they are women of faith, integrity and courage, committed to building a better world. It is the mission of St. Ursula to nurture and educate every student with the values that she will carry with her for a lifetime and will forever connect her to the St. Ursula community. It’s the reason students come

from more than 90 grade schools in three states to attend St. Ursula Academy. St. Ursula Academy is considered a premier private girls’ high school in Greater Cincinnati. For more than 100 years, St. Ursula has been committed to academic excellence, character building and service rooted in Catholic values. Ask a student or come experience for yourself what makes St. Ursula so special and extraordinary. There are many opportunities to experience our friendly, family atmosphere firsthand – you’ll never forget that unforgettable feeling you get when you walk in the door. St. Ursula Academy students develop friend-

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ships that last a lifetime. Whether they know other girls on their first day or not, it doesn’t take long for new and lasting friendships to form. Our students become part of our family and feel nurtured by their caring teachers. St. Ursula Academy believes balance is important. Students find they can pursue many interests at SUA beyond the classroom. There are more than 40 student clubs and organizations that include hobbies, fine arts, honor societies, community service and much more. There are also several teams in 12 sports. There truly is something for everyone at SUA. Upon graduation, stu-

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dents tell us they feel prepared for college. St. Ursula students are educated to be openminded critical thinkers and lifelong learners who study all aspects of an issue and form opinions based upon inquiry and analysis. These skills give them self-confidence, high self-esteem

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Critical thinkers well-prepared for college

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St. Xavier students: Men for Others St. Xavier High School’s educational heritage stretches back more than 180 years – inspired by more than 450 years of Jesuit tradition – and is home to a warm, welcoming atmosphere of learning, friendship and spiritual affirmation. Boys from more than 100 grade schools across Greater Cincinnati come to St. X’s 110-acre campus and leave as men to populate the world with a genuine sense of purpose and belonging. St. Xavier is a collegepreparatory school. Each year more than 99 percent of its graduates matriculate to four-year colleges and universities. Eighty-four percent of the class of 2013 left with a college scholarship. The school offers 24 Advanced Placement courses in seven subject areas. Grounded in its Roman Catholic faith and Jesuit mission, St. Xavier calls its students to serve as Men for Others. Community service is not mandatory, yet more than 80 percent of the student body participates in some type of service program through the school. Students also participate in one of nine summer mission trips and five retreat programs over the course of their four years at St. X. St. Xavier boasts an impressive array of cocurricular activities, including 17 interscholastic varsity athletic teams, See ST. XAVIER, Page 11

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Badin students serve, lead, maximize potential in family-friendly setting How do you spell high school success? B-a-d-i-n, in a vibrant, coed community that is on the cutting edge of 21st century opportunity. Badin High School’s vision will prepare our students to think, achieve, serve and lead as we provide an environment that allows students to maximize their potential in a welcoming, family-friendly atmosphere.

Right-sized classes, numerous elective offerings, outstanding facilities and strong extracurricular activities make Badin the model for Catholic education in Southwestern Ohio. Our excellent collegepreparatory program gives students the right stuff for life after Badin, while our smallerschool experience makes Badin the right place to have a memora-

ble high school career. We do all of this in a supportive coed community that underlines the point, “You’re going to deal with men and women your whole life ... you should do that in high school as well.” All students are welcome at Badin. They come to us from nearly 30 junior high schools in the Butler County and northern Cincinnati area, encompassing some 23 ZIP codes. All

students use iPad tablet computers throughout their academic program and are well-versed in the value of technology. Our students learn how to think for themselves, how to achieve success in all walks of life, how to serve the community around them, and how to lead the way not just in high school but in the future beyond Badin. That’s what Badin is all about. m

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been beneficial because it has exposed us to different fields of engineering and how they could be put to use in different careers.” Annie enjoyed visiting P&G and Smucker’s as well as the opportunity to work on a 3-D printer. “Women in Engineering will educate you on the different types of engineering and can help you find the best fit for your future,” she said. “In addition, it’s great to have on a résumé and college application for competitive engineering schools.” Malina has had a similar experience in Women in Law. She participates in the Mock Trial Program, which has given

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switch majors and waste valuable college credit hours. They are awarded credit on their high school transcripts, showing competitive universities that their experiences in the program exceed the typical extracurricular activities offered in high schools. Additionally, our students are mentored by professionals in their future fields, making it easier to obtain muchneeded letters of recommendation for professional schools as well as a foot in the door when it comes time to fulfill residency and internship requirements. This one-of-a-kind program gives McAuley students advantages in competitive fields that are in need of women leaders ready to meet the needs of today’s global society. m

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Franciscan charism is one of the school’s biggest strengths. “I started my freshman year at an all-girls school and transferred to Roger Bacon. Being in a coed class with people from all over the city and of different backgrounds and cultures gave me the foundation to succeed in college.” This year also begins a new era for Roger Bacon High School as it celebrates its 85th year of education and welcomes new president, Tom Burke (’69). He has many plans for the school, including the renovation of the auditorium into a new Fine Arts Center. “The Arts

Center will be the focal point of our building and will showcase all of the great achievements of our students,” said Burke. This space will include an Our Lady of the Angels Chapel, a multipurpose area for classes and assemblies, a modernized theater and air conditioning. That is not the only change happening on campus. According to Burke, “all of us at Roger Bacon High School are excited about what is to come. Stay tuned for a groundbreaking announcement regarding Roger Bacon’s campus.” Spread the word – there is a new Roger Bacon, and it is thriving. Visit www.RogerBacon.org or call 513-641-1300 to learn more. m

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Seton offers young women unique learning approach Exceeding excellence in faith, academics, leadership and service makes Seton High School the preferred choice for young women seeking a Catholic high school education. And there has never been a more exciting time to become a Seton Saint. This year, our classrooms have each been equipped with brand-new tables, chairs and interactive flat screens that provide a collaborative learning environment.

Catholic faith intertwined in every aspect of the school Faith formation is the most important part of the Seton experience. Teachers and staff are

committed to educating the whole person. Students are encouraged to participate in a Eucharistic prayer service before every school day, and can even lead that service once a week. With daily morning prayers, schoolwide liturgies, retreats and extracurricular activities, our strong Catholic faith is intertwined in every aspect of the school. Building a strong faith foundation is imperative for molding the strong, dedicated, Catholic women of this world.

Unique learning approach fosters academic excellence Seton takes a unique approach to educating young women by offering

a collaborative learning environment, rather than the traditional teaching environment found in most schools today. This year our teachers and students are a part of a Professional Learning Community, or PLC. “Teachers meet, share and look for ways to continually improve Seton’s curriculum, revise and re-create assessments, improve teacher strategies, and make every classroom at Seton a student-centric learning environment,” said Associate Principal of Academics Anna Downey. Seton is headed into the third year of doing Senior Projects. This is a great example of students practicing the life skills they will use after graduation.

The project begins in the fall, with a formal proposal before a panel of faculty and staff members. When the proposal is approved, students write a research paper about an aspect of the topic and then begin fieldwork requirements. The yearlong project ends in May, when the students do a presentation before a panel of judges consisting of staff and community leaders.

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Students can be leaders in the classroom, on a sports field, in extracurricular clubs and activities, on stage and in their communities. With almost a dozen fine arts programs, 13 varsity sports

and more than 30 extracurricular activities, there is no shortage in growth opportunities. “We think an all-girls school offers a unique opportunity for young women to demonstrate their leadership skills,” said Director of Student Life Mary Agricola. “Our students only see other young women in student leadership positions – this is a clear demonstration that they can be leaders on their college campuses, in their parishes and in their offices.”

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Mother of Mercy balances faith, excellence Mother of Mercy is one school that has tremendous success in meeting the diverse learning needs and talents of every student. Whether determined to enroll at a premier college or university with Advanced Placement and Dual-Credit or envisioning their place on a Broadway stage or NWBA court, our students reach their fullest potential through the learning experiences and support provided at Mercy. And they arrive at their dreams as wellrounded, compassionate, confident and fulfilled young women. How do we do it? We have a core commitment to Individual Excellence in perfect balance with

Faith Formation. The Individual Excellence Program reflects the very distinctive and all-encompassing culture at Mother of Mercy. With a priority on the who and not just the what, Mercy achieves high-ranking statistical success in balance with emotionally and spiritually fulfilled young women. We are committed to realizing this healthy balance for authentic growth and learning. A Mercy student’s all-important scholastic pursuits are continually kept in balance with a priority on faith development. Mother of Mercy has a nearly 100-year tradition of guiding young women on their

MOTHER OF MERCY IS COMMITTED TO A HEALTHY BALANCE FOR AUTHENTIC GROWTH AND LEARNING Students of Mercy will learn and grow in an educational atmosphere that prioritizes: » Development of each young woman’s God-given potential by identifying and working with her unique strengths and challenges. » Compassionate care for each student as a whole person – academic, emotional, spiritual and physical. » Formation of students who think beyond the superficial answer because they are reflective and have an expansive intellectual curiosity. » Culture of empowerment that motivates each student to become the best she can be. » A setting of sophisticated, cutting-edge technology that fosters individual learning. » Faith and service as integral to growth and happiness.

spiritual journeys by integrating the principles of our Catholic faith throughout the curriculum and giving daily

practice to our core Mercy values of Faith, Compassion, Service, Leadership and Excellence. Mercy girls have

many opportunities to enrich and develop their personal faith through meaningful service experiences, reflection, prayer, student-led liturgy, annual retreats and classroom instruction. Inspired by the spirit of our foundress, Catherine McAuley, Mercy girls grow into women with immense faith and moral courage. From their homes to their communities, women who graduate from Mother of Mercy bring peace and goodness to all those they encounter. Though the majority of our student body is Catholic, we welcome and encourage students of every faith to share their own experiences with us. m

Mother of Mercy High School, a Catholic collegepreparatory school for young women sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, provides quality educational programs in a Christian community which promote life-long learning and strong, clear Mercy values: Faith, Compassion, Service, Leadership and Excellence. Empowered by these values and by the discovery of their individual giftedness, Mercy women are equipped to think critically, communicate effectively, embrace life and beauty, act with compassion and integrity, and assume roles of service and leadership in society.

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A message from a man of Elder By Jacob Lindle

There are many high schools in the world, but to my knowledge, there is only one Higher school: Elder. A high school is an institution, which ought to prepare young persons to enter the workforce or pursue further education. The essence of Elder cannot be summarized as such; the essence of Elder lies in its ability to transform foolish, young freshmen into principled, courageous men through academic education, yes, but even more so through an overall experience of solidarity and Altiora. To say that I simply received an Elder education would be misleading: I participated in – I lived through!

– the Elder experience. A high school education is a necessary tool for one’s subsistence, but an Elder education is a blessing for one’s life. When making my high school decision, I was not clearly set on any particular school. I had it narrowed down to Elder and another school, but I still was not certain. To provide some help in deciding which school was the one for me, I shadowed both, and it was this decision to shadow which ultimately changed my life forever and for the better. After living the Elder experience for one school day, I first glimpsed the Elder gift; what it was like to be at home in a family of such

great numbers but even greater camaraderie, and I have never looked back. Elder unconditionally offers opportunities for involvement and growth to its students, but it would be easy to pass these chances up for the sake of ease. However, Elder has taught me that a person is not made for comfort but for greatness; thus, from day one, I sought to get involved and, consequently, to grow. I played soccer all four years and was chosen as varsity captain my senior year. I have tutored fellow Elder students all four years – one of my most cherished extracurriculars. I led a Kairos retrea. I co-founded the philosophy club. I

was the student Administrator of the Blood Drive. I was the president of the Ping-Pong club. I say these things not to brag or boost. In fact, I am uncomfortable starting that many sentences with the word “I.” Instead, I say them to illuminate the magnitude of the gift which Elder has given to me. I am clearly and forever indebted to Elder – a debt which can never be fully repaid. But as a man of Elder, I am called to strive for the Higher things, and perhaps in this pursuit, I will joyfully and ceaselessly carry on my Elder experience.

Jacob Lindle, Elder Class of 2013 valedictorian, is a student at the University of Notre Dame.

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a variety of intramural sports and more than 110 clubs. The arts are a vital part of the St. Xavier education too, and the school features a fine arts wing with ample space to provide a full arts curriculum and cocurricular programs. St. Xavier High School is the current choice of 1,580 young men and more than 18,000 living alumni known as The Long Blue Line. To learn more about the St. Xavier Advantage, contact the Office of Enrollment at 513-7617600, ext. 106. Or visit www.stxavier.org. m

Prospective Students & Families are Invited to our Fall Admissions Events Grade School Night in The Pit September 27 at 7:30 pm Wear your school spirit wear and get in free! Financial Aid Nights October 8 & November 5 at 7:00 pm

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away as Guatemala or as close as our backyard right here in Price Hill, Seton students understand the impact they can make by living a life of service. At Seton, there is an emphasis that each one of us should live as Christ did – serving and caring for others with various needs throughout the world. Service hours are spent in many places, including parishes, nonprofit organizations and mission trips. Students, parents, alumnae, teachers and staff take part in mission work for the Franciscans of the Poor Tau Community House, St. Vincent de Paul, as well as people in Liberty,

Ky.; Evansville, Ind.; Guatemala and Honduras. The curriculum, values and culture at Seton High School fulfill the dream of Elizabeth Ann Seton, who wished to fit young women for the world in which they are destined to live. Focusing on exceeding excellence begins during a student’s freshman year when they are involved in Freshmen Focus, a program that cultivates the success of each student as they transition into high school. The Class of 2013 earned nearly $14 million in college scholarships and 99 percent of the class went on to postsecondary education. There has never been a more exciting time to wear the plaid of Seton High School. m


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PRIVATE SCHOOLS DIRECTORY ANNUNCIATION SCHOOL

3545 Clifton Ave. Cincinnati, 513-231-1230 annunciationcincinnati.org Preschool through grade eight » Enrollment: 160 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Tuition: (2012-13) K-8, $4,500; PK, $3,450 (half day); $5,925 (full day) » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:17 » Highlights: The school is located in the heart of Clifton’s Gaslight District within walking distance to the University of Cincinnati and area hospitals. The multicultured student body is prepared to confidently meet life’s future challenges in a way that upholds the teachings of Jesus through service to the church, community and the world.

ARCHBISHOP MCNICHOLAS HIGH SCHOOL

6536 Beechmont Avenue Cincinnati 513-231-3500 www.mcnhs.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 640 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition $9,300 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance : Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:18 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 99 » Highlights: McNicholas is committed to preparing students for the 21st century. Since 1951, McNicholas has been engaging the mind, heart and spirit of future generations. Founded on the principles of the Sisters of St. Joseph, McNicholas High School is the premier Archdiocesan coed, Catholic high school on Cincinnati’s East Side.

ARCHBISHOP MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL

9001 Montgomery Road Montgomery, 513-791-1680 www.moeller.org Grades nine through 12 (all male) » Enrollment: 925 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic/The Society of Mary (The Marianists) » Tuition: $11,600 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Aid: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:51/Average class size: 21

» Percent of Graduates Going to College: 98 » Highlights: Emphasis is placed on the development of the whole person. The innovative House System provides a system of pastoral care and leadership development for all students. Student-support services program for reading and math. Moeller employs a one-to-one laptop program, with each student using a tablet computer with touch screen. Opportunities for global education are available to all students.

BADIN HIGH SCHOOL

571 New London Road Hamilton, 513-863-3993 www.badinhs.org » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: $8,200, $250 technology fee (2013-14) » Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:15 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 96 » Highlights: Badin High School is the only Catholic high school in Butler County and serves a variety of suburbs in northern Cincinnati, West Chester, Fairfield, Hamilton, Ross, Oxford and more. Badin is committed to tailoring an academic program that maximizes the personal success of each student. Badin uses 1:1 iPad technology, continuing to lead the way in technology innovation.

BETHANY

555 Albion Avenue Glendale, 513-771-7462 www.bethanyschool.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 250 » Religious Affiliation: Episcopal » Tuition: $8,950, plus fees: kindergarten, $425; grades 1-6, $390; grade 7, $405; grade 8, $530 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Aid : Yes, on qualifying basis » Teacher/Student ratio: 1:15 » Highlights: Bethany School provides a college-preparatory, Christian-based education. Bethany emphasizes academic excellence in a Christian environment. Christian eEducation classes and the Character Education program carry the themes of the weekly chapel service into children’s everyday lives.

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Our community’s private schools are rich in tradition and high-quality education. Students at private schools get a lot from their education – a spirit of giving back, a respect for education and a deeply rooted value system. Editor’s note: The Private School Directory is published in September and February. Listings data are submitted by the schools themselves and reflect the current information in our database. School administrators: To update information for the February 2014 publication, please call Jo Ann Kovach, Enquirer Media specialty publications editor, at 513-768-8367.

BISHOP FENWICK HIGH SCHOOL

4855 St. Rt. 122 Franklin, 513-423-0723 www.fenwickfalcons.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 550 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: Parishioner, $7,700; non-parishioner, $8,400 (201213) » Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 99 » Highlights: Block scheduling, engineering STEM curriculum through Project Lead the Way, technology in the classroom via iPads, Kindles, laptop computers and smartboards. Faith experience supported by two priests and one Sister of Charity on staff teaching religion courses, offering weekly all-school Mass and Kairos. Extracurricular activities include athletic competitiveness in the GCL/GGCL and 30+ clubs.

CALVARY ACADEMY

11970 Kenn Road Springdale, 513-674-9600 www.thecalvarychurch.org K-4 through grade 12 » Enrollment: 100 » Religious Affiliation: United Pentecostal

CENTRAL BAPTIST ACADEMY

7645 Winton Road Finneytown, 513-521-5481 centralbaptistcincinnati.com/ academy Kindergarten through grade 12 » Enrollment: 160 » Religious Affiliation: Baptist

CENTRAL MONTESSORI ACADEMY

1904 Springdale Road Springfield Township 513-742-5800 www.centralmontessoriacademy.com Infant through grade six

» Enrollment: 120 » Religious Affiliation: None

CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS

7350 Dixie Highway Fairfield, 513-874-8500 www.cincinnatichristian.org Preschool through grade six 7474 Morris Road Fairfield, 513-892-8500 Grade seven through 12 » Enrollment: 640 » Religious Affiliation: Nondenominational

CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

6905 Given Road Indian Hill, 513-979-0220 www.countryday.net Age 18 months through grade 12 » Enrollment: 850 » Religious Affiliation: None » Tuition: $6,035-$22,750 (201314) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Over $4.3 million available in need- and merit-based assistance » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:9 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 100, to four-year colleges » Highlights: Country Day is a coeducational, college-preparatory school. Since 1926, we’ve been focused on providing innovative preparation to our students, so they are ready to achieve success in college and in life. Rigorous preparation. A joyful environment. Students who find success in any world.

CINCINNATI HILLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

11525 Snider Road Sycamore Township, 513-247-0900 www.chca-oh.org Preschool 3 through grade 12 » Enrollment: 1,500 (Uniforms required, elementary and middle school) » Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1 » Tuition: $5,495-$13,595 (201314 school year)

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» Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Merit Scholarships: Cum Laude Scholarships are available to academically gifted high school students with proven achievement. Awards are renewable and equal 75-90 percent of high school tuition. Learn, Lead & Serve Scholarships recognize incoming freshman who embody CHCA’s mission. Awards range from $4,000$10,000 over four years. Needbased scholarships available to families with demonstrated financial need. » Graduation Rate: 100 percent » HIghlights: Rated one of Cincinnati’s Best Private High Schools, Cincinnati Magazine; U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence (four times); and accredited by Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS).

CINCINNATI WALDORF SCHOOL 5555 Little Flower Avenue Winton Place, 513-541-0220 cincinnatiwaldorfschool.org Preschool through grade eight » Enrollment: 209 » Religious Affiliation: Nondenominational

CORRYVILLE CATHOLIC SCHOOL

108 Calhoun Street Cincinnati, 513-281-4856 www.corryvillecatholic.org Preschool through grade eight » Enrollment: 180 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

DEPAUL CRISTO REY HIGH SCHOOL

1133 Clifton Hills Avenue Clifton, 513-861-0600 www.depaulcristorey.org Grades nine through 12 (by 2014) » Enrollment: 150 (freshmen and sophomores); will add a grade level each year to reach 400 students by 2017 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic, sponsored by the Sisters of Charity » Tuition: Sliding scale based on family need. » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes, for every student; EdChoice accepted » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:15 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 100 percent collegeacceptance rate across the Cristo Rey network » Highlights: DPCR has an innovative Corporate Work

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ELDER HIGH SCHOOL

3900 Vincent Avenue Price Hill, 513-921-3744 www.elderhs.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 935 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Tuition: $9,800 (includes laptop fee) for 2013-14 school year » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:13 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 96 percent to 4-year or 2-year colleges and 4 percent to armed services or full-time work. » Highlights: Elder High School prides itself in providing an exceptional comprehensive education for students with a variety of abilities and talents. Firmly rooted in tradition, Elder alumni and friends strongly support the school, making it possible for young men desiring a Catholic education to attend. Elder also has a unique Honors Program that not only focuses on academics but leadership development and community service as well.

GARDEN MONTESSORI SCHOOL

1318 Nagel Road Anderson Township 513-474-4933 www.gardenmontessori.com Age 3-Kindergarten » Enrollment: 47 » Religious Affiliation: None

HILLSIDE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

5554 Muddy Creek Road Western Hills, 513-451-3777 4255 Ashland Avenue Norwood, 513-451-3777 K-3 through grade 12 » Religious Affiliation: Baptist

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3001 Price Avenue Price Hill, 513-921-8483 www.hfschool.org Preschool through grade eight » Enrollment: 200 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes; EdChoice and Hamilton County Daycare vouchers accepted

JOHN PAUL II

9375 Winton Road Springfield Township 513-521-0860 www.jpiics.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 415 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic school affiliated with St. Bartholomew, Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Clare parishes » Financial Assistance: Determined by the parishes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:20, kindergarten; 1:25, grades 1-8 » Highlights: A child will experience hands-on learning through state-of-the-art technology: ActivBoards, iPads, laptops, computer lab and online textbooks. Enrichment math, Bible study, foreign language, Power of the Pen, Girls in Science Club, art club, individualized math and reading instruction, student government and instrumental lessons are among the many activities that challenge the student to excel.

LA SALLE HIGH SCHOOL

3091 North Bend Road White Oak, 513-741-3000 www.lasallehs.net Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 725 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: (2013-14) $9,650, plus tablet fee ($500) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 96 » Highlights: College-preparatory Catholic institution rooted in the teachings of St. John Baptist de La Salle. Affiliated with Christian Brothers’ Lasallian education network that teaches more precollege students than any religious order in the U.S. and the world. Provides a range of academic programs, from Lasallian Scholars Institute to individualized education programs. Every student participates in the De La Salle Signum Fidei four-year leadership development program to become a

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servant leader equipped with experience and confidence to lead ethically in a 21st century environment. Students serve those in need locally and through immersion trips in the U.S. and Central America. La Salle’s cocurricular programs include athletics, fine arts and a variety of clubs.

MCAULEY HIGH SCHOOL

6000 Oakwood Avenue College Hill, 513-681-1800 www.mcauleyhs.net Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 550 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Sisters of Mercy » Tuition: $9,850 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 99 » Highlights: McAuley’s nationally recognized “Women In” Program prepares high-achieving students for careers in medicine, law and engineering. We are technology leaders; our tablets improve the learning experience and connect our students to valuable resources inside the classroom and beyond. Because of McAuley’s central location, our student population comprises young women from 76 different elementary schools. Our students achieve the Brilliance of Balance by taking advantage of more than 25 student organizations, 12 sports and a variety of elective courses, including forensic science, psychology, performing arts, creative writing and more.

MOTHER OF MERCY HIGH SCHOOL

3036 Werk Road Westwood, 513-661-2740 www.motherofmercy.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 485 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: (2013-14) $9,750, plus $100 Individual Excellence fee (iPad) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 100 » Highlights: A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Mercy offers: collegiate block scheduling; 11 AP classes, plus seven Dual College Credit classes, with 25 percent junior/senior participation; and state-of-theart technology, including the only TV/broadcast studio at a

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girls school on the West Side. Ninety percent participation in over 20 extracurricular activities.

MOTHER TERESA CATHOLIC ELEMENTARY

7197 Mother Teresa Lane Liberty Township, 513-779-6585 www.mtces.org Kindergarten through grade 8 » Enrollment: 460 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: $3,900 (2012-13) » Financial Assistance: Yes » Highlights: Established in the Spirit of Mother Teresa to nurture the growth of every student spiritually, intellectually, emotionally and physically. Nurture spiritual formation of the children by encouraging them to become one with God. Focus is on academic excellence and a commitment to serve while instilling the formal teachings of the Catholic faith and building values that last a lifetime.

MOUNT NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL

711 E. Columbia Avenue Reading, 513-821-3044 www.mndhs.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 688 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Tuition: $10,000, plus tablet PC (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:15 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 99 » Highlights: With state-of-theart facilities, a leadership development program and state championship athletics, MND graduates empowered young women. Strong programs in the humanities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines, an engineering program, 18 Advanced Placement courses, 22 Honors courses and the MND Billiart Scholar Honors Program. Additionally, 50 cocurricular activities are available for students to fully develop themselves. The one-to-one tablet PC program revolutionizes the classroom experience, providing a top-notch college and lifereadiness experience.

NEW SCHOOL MONTESSORI

3 Burton Woods Lane Cincinnati, 513-281-7999 www.newschoolmontessoir.com

3-year-olds through grade 6 Enrollment: 150 Religious Affiliation: None Highlights: The New School Montessori has served the neighborhoods of the Greater Cincinnati area for 43 years. Dance, art, drama, music and other enrichment opportunities abound with the addition of the Enrichment Center to TNSM’s campus. The excellent teaching staff, diverse and caring community, home-cooked lunches and wooded playgrounds provide a stimulating and nurturing environment for learning. Located minutes from downtown, I-71 and I-75. On-site before- and after-school care is available daily. Accredited by AMS and ISACS.

OUR LADY OF GRACE

2940 W. Galbraith Road Groesbeck, 513-931-3070 www.olgcs.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 575 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Highlights: As one of the largest Catholic elementary schools in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, we have the resources to offer a high-quality, well-rounded education.

OUR LADY OF LOURDES SCHOOL

5835 Glenway Avenue Western Hills, 513-347-2660 www.lourdes.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 350 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:18 » Highlights: More than 40 percent of eighth-grade students consistently receive scholarships to area Catholic high schools. Full-day and morning half-day kindergarten. Before/ after school care.

OUR LADY OF VICTORY

808 Neeb Road Delhi, 513-347-2072 www.olv.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 582 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

OUR LADY OF VISITATION SCHOOL

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Schools Continued from Page 14 Bridgetown, 513-347-2222 OLVisitation.org/school Grades one through eight » Enrollment: 857 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Highlights: National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence where we strive to create a mutually respectful and compassionate Christian community in which each individual’s talents are recognized and nourished and seen as significant to the building of the Kingdom.

PURCELL MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL

2935 Hackberry Street East Walnut Hills 513-751-1230 www.purcellmarian.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 430 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD

1740 Iliff Avenue Price Hill, 513-471-6600 www.resschool.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 180 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

ROCKWERN ACADEMY

8401 Montgomery Road Kenwood, 513-984-3770 www.rockwernacademy.org Pre-2 through grade eight » Enrollment: 215 » Religious Affiliation: Jewish Day School

ROGER BACON HIGH SCHOOL

4320 Vine Street St. Bernard, 513-641-1300 www.rogerbacon.org Grades nine through 12, coeducational » Enrollment: 418 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: Parish, $8,100; out-ofparish, $8,600 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes. Over $1 million awarded annually » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 95 » Highlights: With a new selective, benchmark-driven admission policy, Roger Bacon is the premier coeducational Catholic

high school in Cincinnati. The Class of 2015 will be the first to use cutting-edge tablet devices to enhance their educational and classroom experiences.

SETON HIGH SCHOOL

3901 Glenway Avenue Price Hill, 513-471-2600 www.setoncincinnati.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 511 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: $9,700 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:18 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 99 » Highlights: Seton High School helps every student find her strength. From faith and academics to leadership and service, Seton gives each student the tools she needs for the world in which she is destined to live.

SEVEN HILLS SCHOOL

5400 Red Bank Road, Madisonville Pre-K through grade 12 and 2726 Johnstone Place, East Walnut Hills area 2-year-old pre-K through grade 5 513-728-2400 www.7hills.org 2-year-old pre-K through grade 12 (two campuses) » Enrollment: 1,027 » Religious Affiliation: None » Tuition: $6,000-$21,565 (201314) » Scholarships/Financial Assistance: Over $3 million in financial assistance available through merit- or need-based awards. » Teacher/Student Ratio: Pre-K/K 1:10-12; Grades 1-5 1:15, Grades 6-12 1:15 (classrooms) » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 100 » Highlights: The Seven Hills School is a highly personalized learning community that prepares students for college and life beyond. 21st century curriculum, taught by teacher experts, combines with 21st century technology. Seven Hills engages hearts and minds, challenging students to develop their unique capabilities and preparing each for a meaningful role in a rapidly changing world.

SPRINGER SCHOOL AND CENTER

2121 Madison Road Hyde Park, 513-871-6080 www.springer-ld.org First through grade eight » Enrollment: 200

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» Religious Affiliation: None » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:8 » Tuition: Grades 1-6: $21,380; grades 7-8: $22,130 (2013-14) » Scholarships/Financial Assistance: Financial aid is available » Highlights: Springer’s day school is the only school in the region dedicated to educating children with learning disabilities. Based on readiness and individual needs, a comprehensive academic program is designed for each student. Technology is integrated throughout the school, and a one-to-one laptop program for older students prepares them for high school. Accredited by the Independent School Association of the Central States.

ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA

4390 Bridgetown Road Bridgetown, 513-574-4035 www.saintals.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 155 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Tuition: In-parish: $3,075 for one child, $5,930 for two, $8,785 for three, $11,530 for four. Non-parish: $4,610 per student. Half-day kindergarten $2,535 per student. (2012-13) » Financial Assistance: Available to registered parishioners. » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12 » Highlights: Opportunity to discover the joy of learning in a close-knit community of students, teachers and parents who highly value academic excellence, spirituality and service in a down-to-earth setting of small classes, personal attention and inclusiveness. Full-day, half-day option kindergarten; afterschool care; fully integrated technology; online grade access; and a cafeteria serving hot lunches daily.

ST. ALOYSIUS ON THE OHIO

6207 Portage Street Sayler Park, 513-941-7831 www.saoto.org Pre-K and kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 105 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Highlights: Pre-K (3- and 4-year-olds) program with halfand all-day options. Smartboards in every classroom; top-ranked accelerated reader/reading programs; small class size, needbased financial assistance is available to parishioners.

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ST. ANN CATHOLIC SCHOOL

13064 Pleasant Ave. Hamilton, 513-853-0604 www.stannhamilton.net Kindergarten through eighth grade » Enrollment: 140 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: Parish: $2,760 for one child; $4,560 for two; $6,600 for three or more. Non-parish: $3,900 per student (2012-13) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: For parishioners » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:15 » Highlights: All-day kindergarten program; smartboards in every classroom; up-to-date computer lab; a technology teacher who works with the classroom teacher to assure integration of technology into the curriculum; and bus service from Hamilton, Fairfield and Lakota districts.

ST. ANTONINUS SCHOOL

5425 Julmar Drive Western Hills, 513-922-2500 www.saintantoninus.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 470 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

ST. BERNARD TAYLOR CREEK

7115 Springdale Road Colerain Township, 513-353-4224 www.stbernardtc.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 180 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

ST. BONIFACE

4305 Pitts Avenue Northside, 513-541-5122 www.stbonifacecincinnati.com Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 185 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

ST. CATHARINE OF SIENA

3324 Wunder Avenue Westwood, 513-481-7683 www.stcatharinesiena.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 183 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

ST. DOMINIC

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www.stdominic-k-8.org Preschool through grade eight » Enrollment: 505 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:20 » Highlights: Before- and after-school care from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; preschool; and computers, flat-screen TVs, smartboards with mounted overhead projectors in every classroom.

ST. GABRIEL CONSOLIDATED

18 West Sharon Road Glendale, 513-771-5220 www.stgabeschool.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 448 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Tuition: Registration fee $175/family. Tuition for students of St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. John West Chester, St. Gabriel and St. Matthias parishes: $3,400 for grades 1-8; $3,500 for kindergarten. Non-parish students: $3,800 for grades 1-8; $3,900 for kindergarten (2012-13) » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:24 » Highlights: 2010 Blue Ribbon School. All-day kindergarten program, after-school latchkey program, advanced technology (including smartboards), daily hot lunch program and Spanish.

ST. IGNATIUS SCHOOL

5222 North Bend Road Monfort Heights, 513-389-3242 www.saintischool.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 1,015 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Teacher/Student Ratio: Grades K-3, 1:24; grades 4-8, 1:30 » Highlights: Recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. St. Ignatius was the recipient of the Greater Cincinnati Inclusion Network Leadership Award.

ST. JAMES THE GREATER SCHOOL

6111 Cheviot Road White Oak, 513-741-5333 www.stjameswo.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 637 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Highlights: St. James is a four-time National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. St. James offers Spanish to all students in

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ST. JAMES OF THE VALLEY

411 Springfield Pike Wyoming, 513-821-9054 www.stjamesvalley.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 183 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

5375 Dry Ridge Road Colerain Township 513-385-7970 www.stjohnbluejays.org Preschool through grade eight » Enrollment: 473 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST SCHOOL-HARRISON

508 Park Avenue Harrison, 513-367-6826 Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 297 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

ST. JUDE SCHOOL

5940 Bridgetown Road Bridgetown, 513-598-2100 www.stjudebridgetown.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 465 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic

ST. LAWRENCE

1020 Carson Avenue Price Hill, 513-921-4996 www.stlawrenceparish.org Preschool, kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 240 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

ST. MARTIN OF TOURS SCHOOL

3729 Harding Avenue Cheviot, 513-661-7609 www.saintmartin.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 240 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Financial Assistance: PSAS, EdChoice » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:20

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11136 Oak Street Sharonville, 513-554-3555 www.stmichaelsharonville.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 420 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: $3,120 parishioner, $4,400 non-parishioner (2012-13) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Need-based financial assistance available to parishioners » Highlights: All-day and halfday kindergarten offered. Extended-day program available.

ST. NICHOLAS ACADEMY

170 Siebenthaler Avenue Reading, 513-686-2727 www.stnacademy.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 238 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic. All are welcome » Tuition: (2013-14) Catholic in-parish, $3,300; Catholic non-member, $4,120; nonCatholic non-member, $5,410. Discount for multiple children. Tuition assistance available to parishioners of St. John the Evangelist (Deer Park), Holy Trinity (Norwood) and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (Reading). EdChoice vouchers are accepted » Teacher/Student Ratio: On average, 1:20 (Art, Music, and Physical Education taught by certified specialist) » Highlights: St. Nicholas Academy is a regional elementary school providing high-quality Catholic education to students from more than six different communities and 24 Zip codes. In addition to the Archdiocesangraded course of study, our expanded curriculum includes programs in foreign language, computer technology, Seeds of Service volunteerism and Christian outreach. On-site beforeand after-school care is available daily.

ST. PETER CLAVER LATIN SCHOOL FOR BOYS

121 East 13th Street Cincinnati, 513-929-9164 www.stpeterclaverlatin.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 36 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Highlights: The school is

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located in Over-the-Rhine, and our students live throughout the Cincinnati core, from Price Hill to Avondale to the East End.

SAINTS PETER AND PAUL ACADEMY

231 Clark Road Reading, 513-761-7772 sppacademy.org Kindergarten through eighth grade » Enrollment: 88 » Tuition: $2,190, plus $100 book fee (2012-13) » Highlights: We enhance student learning with programs such as accelerated math, accelerated reader, computer and science labs, and smartboards throughout the building.

ST. RITA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF

1720 Glendale-Milford Road Cincinnati, 513-771-7600 www.srsdeaf.org Daycare through grade 12 » Enrollment: 180 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

eight » Enrollment: 460 » Religious Affiliation: Independent Catholic » Tuition: (2013-14) Ranges from $2,387 (for 3-day preschool) to $10,032 (for junior high) » Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:11, on average » Highlights: Focuses on the individual; dynamic, nurturing teachers; small classes; familycentered community. Outstanding high school preparation, acceptance and placement.

ST. VIVIAN

885 Denier Place Finneytown, 513-522-6858 www.stvivian.org Preschool through grade eight » Enrollment: 325 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: Parishioners, $3,075; non-parishioners, $4,550 (201213) » Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:20

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ST. WILLIAM

ST. URSULA ACADEMY

ST. XAVIER HIGH SCHOOL

1194 Rulison Avenue Covedale, 513-471-4530 www.stteresa.net Kindergarten through grade eight » Religious Affiliation: Catholic 1339 E. McMillan St. East Walnut Hills, 513-961-3410 www.saintursula.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 656 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: $11,890 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:15 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 100 » Highlights: St. Ursula Academy, 103 years strong in tradition, is known best for: academic excellence; faith-based education; technology; and a balanced high school experience with more than 40 student clubs and organizations. St. Ursula empowers each student to become a woman of faith, integrity and courage committed to building a better world.

ST. URSULA VILLA

3660 Vineyard Place Mount Lookout, 513-871-7218 www.stursulavilla.org Preschool (age 3) through grade

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4125 St.William Avenue Price Hill, 513-471-2989 www.saintwilliam.com Kindergarten through grade eight » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

600 W. North Bend Road Springfield Township, 513-7617600 www.stxavier.org Grades nine through 12 » Enrollment: 1,580 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic/Jesuit » Tuition: $12,350 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: Yes, more than $3.2 million was disbursed for the 2013-14 school year for tuition assistance. » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:15 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 99+ » Highlights: St. X offers a well-rounded, diverse educational opportunity. Not only will your son grow academically at St. X, but also spiritually, physically, interpersonally and expressively. More than 99 percent of our graduates go on to a four-year college or university; in the class of 2013, 84 percent of those students matriculated with a combined $49 million in scholarship opportunities. Eighty-two percent of the Class

of 2013 were admitted to their first-choice college. Men for Others, the school motto, is one not just said, but also put into practice. Students have myriad opportunities to become servant leaders – locally, regionally and even internationally – by way of several community service and mission trip opportunities.

THE SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

2161 Grandin Road Hyde Park, 513-871-4700 www.summitcds.org Age 2 through grade 12 » Enrollment: 1,030 » Religious Affiliation: Catholic, Independent, all welcome » Tuition: $3,900-$19,950 (201314) » Scholarships/Financial Assistance: For qualified families PreK-12, and merit scholarships for grades 7-12 » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:9 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 100, since 1890 » Highlights: The Summit combines the academic excellence and one-on-one guidance of a top-tier independent school with the servant leadership and character-building environment that are hallmarks of a Catholic education. New this fall: World Language begins at age 2 in the toddler program.

URSULINE ACADEMY

5535 Pfeiffer Road Blue Ash, 513-791-5791 Grades nine through 12 www.ursulineacademy.org » Enrollment: 695 (2013-14) » Religious Affiliation: Catholic » Tuition: $12,050 (2013-14) » Scholarship/Financial Assistance: For the 2013-14 school year, about 33 percent of Ursuline’s students are receiving either scholarships or financial assistance totaling more than $1 million. » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 99+ » Highlights: Long-standing reputation as one of the premier all-girls Catholic high schools in Greater Cincinnati, based on its academic achievements, athletic awards, fine arts and performing arts accomplishments. Ninety-one percent of the Class of 2013 collectively earned more than $24.7 million in college scholarships. About 95 percent of the student body participates in some form of community service. m

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