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A St. Ursula education develops the whole person If you have a daughter looking at high schools, make sure St. Ursula Academy (SUA) 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.

We are dedicated to educating young women of Faith, Integrity and Courage committed to building a better world.

Experience the Saint Ursula Difference • Welcoming, Family Atmosphere • Collegiate Model Block Schedule and One to One Tablet PC Technology • College Readiness Resulting in 87% of the Class of 2013 Earning over $20 Million in Scholarship Offers

To schedule a tour or to learn more, contact: Michelle Dellecave, St. Ursula Academy Admissions Office (513) 961-3410 ext 183 • mdellecave@saintursula.org 1339 East McMillan Street, Cincinnati, OH 45206 CE-0000579666

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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 these 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. For more than 100 years, SUA has been considered a premier private girls’ high school in Greater Cincinnati. St. Ursula is committed to academic excellence, character building and service rooted in Catholic values. 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. Come see the SUA campus and state-of-the-art facilities, meet the talented teachers, and learn about our rich tradition and history. Students can pursue many interests at SUA beyond the classroom. There are more than 40 student clubs and organizations that include See ST. URSULA, Page 6


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expects the most from its students, leads the way Since 1680, millions of young people’s lives have been transformed by a Lasallian education, which was established through the vision and innovative spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle (founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and patron saint of teachers). Presently, 1,000 Lasallian ministries in 80 countries provide specialized educational services to more students than any other religious order in the United States and around the world. As a Lancer at Cincinnati’s La Salle High School, you join this outstanding group of 850,000 students who receive a Catholic education in the Lasallian tradition. Additionally, you join a distinct

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brotherhood of more than 10,000 La Salle High School graduates who enjoy the rewards of their chosen careers and the loving blessings of their families while answering the call to serve the needs of their communities. La Salle High School is committed to your success. You will experience the many aspects of our incredible school – our exceptional faith development and campus ministry programs; Christian service projects and spirituality opportunities; our outstanding high-tech, collegepreparatory academic curriculum designed to fully challenge each student; our De La Salle Signum Fidei Institute; our strong coand student-life

activities; and our leadership initiatives. All of these amazing opportunities and many more lie ahead of you during your four years at La Salle. Everything we do is centered on our five pillars – Leadership, Scholarship, Faith, Service and Community. At La Salle, you will be challenged to preeminent standards required of every Lancer. The standards you achieve during your education at La Salle will distinguish you as an extraordinary young man pursued by college admission personnel, scholarship committees, and career professionals. Some examples: » You will complete a minimum of 28.5 credits for graduation – we challenge you to

find a high school in Southwest Ohio that requires more. Many of our Lancers earn more than 30 credits, including multiple college-credit hours due to our Advanced Placement program and articulation agreements with various universities. » You will perform a minimum of 60 hours of Christian service – many of our Lancers do hundreds (some well over 1,000) during their years at La Salle. » You will commit to a drug-free lifestyle that transcends beyond the classroom, affording you a school environment of success, safety and opportunity. La Salle will See LA SALLE, Page 6

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St. James School

the best choice for what matters most

If your child is just starting on the elementary journey, graduation may seem like an eternity from today. However, the school you choose for your child can make all the difference. St. James School’s tradition of excellence and strong academic program are rooted in the Catholic faith. Students thrive in a premier, parochial educational setting where academics, faith formation, and community come together to form strong minds and caring, faith-filled hearts. St. James is the best choice for what matters most – your child and their success. St. James, the only elementary school in the U.S. to have earned four national Blue Ribbon Excellence in Education Awards, prepares students for success in high school and beyond. In May, we will proudly graduate 105 eighth-grade students. These future graduates join a talented group of alumni who continue to excel in high school, college, and life. St. James is confident that the Class of 2014 will be well prepared to carry on this tradition of academic and personal excellence. As you contemplate the beginning of your child’s educational career, consider how St. James can provide your child with the best academics, the best faith formation, and the best educational community so that he or she is prepared to excel in all aspects of his or her future.

instruction is a part of the curriculum for students from kindergarten through eighth grade. Students learn from teachers and one another about what it means to live a Christian life. More than formal prayer, learning and worship, faith formation at St. James is Faith-filled also about building character and helping students to develop an understandEnvironment ing of the world around them. The charthat Nurtures acteristics of love, justice, respect and Growing Hearts courage are among the traits students and Minds develop during their years at St. James. At a young age, students learn to serve others. Monthly Christian Service Days and regular service projects give students the chance to experience the joy of helping those in need.

aration, students are prepared for advanced high school study. Students are challenged to use technology to show what they know across the curriculum. St. James has two

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When students come to St. James, they become part of the St. James family. The warm, caring environment sets students at ease. Caring adults facilitate student learning and social development. Students are held to high expectations and learn that they are a part of something bigger than themselves. School families support one another in times of both sorrow and joy and are always willing to lend a hand to the community at large when needed. St. James prides itself on being part of the larger community and welcoming the many community resources available to help educate students. The for the 2014-2015 Exceptional academic preparation school opens its doors to welcome nuschool year Exemplary merous visitors throughout the year. St. James provides students with the Academic Students interact with local law enbest in academic preparation. Students Preparation forcement as they make both casual are nurtured by a dynamic, caring and ool for High School and planned visits. Many high school knowledgeable faculty. Teachers are alumni visit as part of various procommitted to meeting the needs of all R RECOGNIZED FOUR TIMES grams, including a traveling science learners and fostering students’ Goda a NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON as show and an annual Christmas concert. given gifts through a variety of instrucS SCHOOL OF EXCELLENCE Creatures of all sorts are visitors to the tional approaches. Students learn the science lab. Students enjoy presentavalue of organization, time management, tions from various arts organizations, and hard work as they progress from nationally recognized speakers on bulkindergarten through eighth grade. 6111 Cheviot Rd. Cincinnati 45247 | 741-5333 | www.stjameswo.org lying, an author or illustrator, and more. Alumni often return to St. James and Perhaps the words of a current sturelay that the workload and pressures of dent best articulate the value of a St. James computer labs for student learning, more high school are manageable thanks to the education: “St. James has provided a chalthan 80 laptops for student use, and iPads in foundation they received while at St. James. Student-centered educational experiences every classroom from kindergarten through lenging education in a positive atmosphere and teachers willing to help you strive for third grade. are the hallmark of each and every classexcellence.” room. Science is brought to life for every To discover how to provide the best posgrade level as students conduct experiments Faith formation for a lifetime sible educational foundation for your child or Students join together in prayer with in a phenomenal science lab. Students particto schedule a personal tour, visit www.stjaclassmates throughout their school day and ipate in cross-grade-level labs where older meswo.org. Or contact the school at 513-741attend Mass together weekly. Second- and students pair with younger students to learn 5333 or infosjs@stjameswo.org. seventh-graders prepare to receive sacrascientific principles through interactive St. James School ments of initiation as well. Daily religious experiments. Through rigorous math prep-

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Seton offers young women unique learning approach Exceeding excellence in faith, academics, leadership and service – this is what 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. At Seton High School we have an environment where our students can be empowered by their faith. 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, school-wide 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 High School 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. At Seton students take charge of their own learning. Seton makes excelling in academics an attainable goal for all students at their own, individual level. 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 studentcentric 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 year-long 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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school – big or small. What’s more is that they exceed expectations each year! Students can be leaders in the classroom, on a sports field, in extracurricular clubs and activities, on stage and in their communities. Seton students graduate with skills, confidence and moral grounding to lead the way onto their chosen colleges and career paths. 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

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hobbies, fine arts, honor societies, community service, and several teams in 12 sports. There truly is something for everyone at SUA. Upon graduation,

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become only the second high school in Ohio to require its entire student population to participate in drug testing. One of the reasons for this program is to set

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leaders on their college campuses, in their parishes and in their offices.”

Students, alumnae give back to their communities Seton students and alumnae are known for their willingness to give back to their communities. Whether it’s as far away as Guatemala or as close as our back yard right here in Price Hill, Seton students understand the impact they can make by living a life of service. At Seton High School there is an emphasis that each one of us should live as Christ did – serving and caring for others with various needs throughout this world. Students develop empathy, understanding and a desire to give back to the community through the 85 hours of service they are required to give during their time at Seton. Service hours are spent in many places, including parishes, non-profit or-

ganizations and on 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 at Seton 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 post-secondary education. There has never been a more exciting time to wear the plaid of Seton High School.

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students tell us they feel prepared for college. St. Ursula students are educated to be open-minded 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 and

integrity. Whatever your hopes and dreams, St. Ursula Academy can help you achieve them. For information or opportunities to visit SUA, please visit www.saintursula.org. Or call 513-961-3410.

the highest standard of behavior for our students that will, by design, carry over into their adult lives. These standards are some of the reasons why students and their families from all over the Tristate strive to attain a Lasallian education at La Salle High

School. To learn more about Lasallian Education and the preeminent standards at La Salle High School contact the Office of Admissions at 513-741-2365. Or visit futurelancers.com to schedule a one-on-one meeting.

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PRIVATE SCHOOLS DIRECTORY Annunciation School 3545 Clifton Avenue 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: Catho-

lic/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:

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 September 2014 publication, call Jo Ann Kovach, Enquirer Media specialty publications editor, at 513-768-8367.

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.

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 (2012-13) » 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 Preschool (age 21⁄2) through grade six » Enrollment: 100 » 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: 1,475 (Uniforms required, elementary and middle school) » Student/Teacher Ratio: 13:1 » Tuition: $5,495-$14,125 (201415 school year) » 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. Need-based scholarships available to families with demonstrated financial need. » Graduation Rate: 100 percent » HIghlights: Rated one of Cincinnati’s Best Private High Schools, Cincinnati Magazine;

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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 (in 2014-15) » Enrollment: 177 (freshmen, sophomores and juniors) » 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 Study Program (CWSP) in which all students work five days a month in entry-level, professional positions at companies throughout Greater Cincinnati, earning a significant portion of their education costs. Provides students with real-world work experience and professional role

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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

Holy Family 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

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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: Catho-

lic » 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 servant leader equipped with experience and confidence to lead ethically in a 21st centuryenvironment. 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.

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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 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

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» 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, 19 Advanced Placement courses, 24 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: Academic Excellence

is achieved with Montessori Heart at Cincinnati’s only AMSaccredited Montessori school. We apply Maria Montessori’s philosophy to all aspects of our rich and challenging curriculum that is individualized, not standardized. Our experienced, professional and caring staff is Montessori-credentialed. We know that the education of the whole child includes nutrition and recognize the connections between plate, planet, people and culture.

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, wellrounded 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 3180 South Road 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

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

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7115 Springdale Road Colerain Township, 513-3534224 www.stbernardtc.org Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 180 » Religious Affiliation: 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 Hillsdale Campus 5400 Red Bank Road Madisonville, 513-728-2400 Pre-K through grade 12 Doherty Campus 2726 Johnstone Place East Walnut Hills, 513-728-2400 Age 2 through grade 5 www.7hills.org » Enrollment: 1,030 » Religious Affiliation: None » Tuition: $6,174-$22,190 » 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 1-12, 1:15 » Percent of Graduates Going to College: 100 » Highlights: Students focus not only on the acquisition of knowledge, but on inquiry, discovery, and the application of skills to meaningful problem solving. Twenty-first-century curriculum, developed and taught by innovative educators, combines with 21st-century technology to prepare students for college and life as members of the global community.

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

Springer School and Center 2121 Madison Road Hyde Park, 513-871-6080 www.springer-ld.org First through grade eight » Enrollment: 200 » 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/school Kindergarten through grade eight » Enrollment: 137 » Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic » Tuition: In-parish: $3,075 for one child, $5,930 for two, $8,785

for three, $11,530 for four. Nonparish: $4,610 per student. Half-day kindergarten $2,535 per student. (2013-14) » Financial Assistance: Inparish tuition assistance available to registered parishioners. EdChoice Scholarships accepted. » Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:12 » Highlights: St. Al’s School in Bridgetown offers the 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 high academic expectations. We offer full-day, half-day option kindergarten; after-school care; measurable academic outcomes; 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, need-

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based financial assistance is available to parishioners.

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

St. Dominic 371 Pedretti Avenue Delhi, 513-251-1276 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

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Schools Continued from Page 10 $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: 620 » 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 grades K-8. Before- and afterschool care program.

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

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student learning with programs such as accelerated math, accelerated reader, computer and science labs, and smartboards throughout the building.

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

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

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

St. Michael School – Sharonville 11136 Oak Street Sharonville, 513-554-3555 www.stmichaelsharonville.org

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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 nonmember, $4,120; non-Catholic 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 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

1194 Rulison Avenue Covedale, 513-471-4530 www.stteresa.net Kindergarten through grade eight » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

St. Ursula Academy 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 eight » Enrollment: 460 » Religious Affiliation: Independent Catholic » Tuition: (2013-14) Ranges from $2,387 (for 3-day preschool) to $10,032 (for junior high)

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Continued from Page 11 » 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 4125 St.William Avenue Price Hill, 513-471-2989 www.saintwilliam.com Kindergarten through grade eight » Religious Affiliation: Catholic

St. Xavier High School 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 wellrounded, 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 firstchoice 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.

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 (2013-14) » 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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