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Inside Saints Peter & Paul School . . . . . . . . 4 Directory listing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 St. Aloysius the Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 McAuley High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Seton High School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Roger Bacon High School. . . . . . . . . 1 0 St. Bernard Catholic School . . . . . . . 1 1 Mother of Mercy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 3 St. Ursula Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 4 St. Aloysius Gonzaga. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 5 St. James the Greater . . . . . . . . . . . 1 6 Corryville Catholic School . . . . . . . . 1 7 La Salle High School. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 8 St. Vivian School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 9

Contact The “Private School Directory� is published twice a year. The guide is organized by the Specialty Publications Department of The Community Press/ The Community Recorder. Questions and comments can be sent to Editor Melissa Hayden c/o The Community Press/ 394 Wards Corner/Loveland, OH 45140 or e-mail mhayden@communitypress.com. Or call 591-6166. For advertising call 923-3111.


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Saints Peter & Paul Academy: Where small classes allow quality time for every student Saints Peter & Paul Academy (SPPA) in Reading is one of a very few private, independent schools in the Tristate educating children in the Catholic faith from kindergarten through eighth grade. It was established in 2007, to continue the traditions of the original Saints Peter & Paul parochial school which had operated since 1853. The new school received its

charter from the Ohio State Board of Education in 2008. Ninety-two children presently attend Saints Peter & Paul Academy where small classes allow teachers to share quality time with every student. Their mission is to educate and prepare children spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, and physically; to treat all as individuals with respect and dignity; and to nurture their spiritual for-

mation by encouraging them to become one with God. School spirit abounds at Saints Peter & Paul Academy. The academy recently placed 51st in the nation in the “Keep America Beautiful” recycling contest. This rewarding effort was the result of students, parents and faculty working together. The fellowship shared by those who are part of the academy is hard to explain. It is really

something you must experience for yourself. You and your family are invited to become a part of this wonderful mission. Saints Peter & Paul Academy is easily accessed from both I-75 and Ronald Reagan Highway at 231 Clark Road, just north of Galbraith Road. Visit the school’s Web site at www.sppacademy.org or call Principal Glenda Donnelly at 761-7772.

Private School Directory Our community’s private schools are rich in tradition and quality education. Students at private schools get a lot from their education – a sprit of giving back, a respect for education and a deeply rooted value system. Editor’s note: Below is a list of private schools in the area and pertinent information about them. They are listed in alphabetical order. If you have questions about the information in this list, please contact Melissa Hayden, specialty publications editor at 591-6166 .

Bethany 555 Albion Ave. Glendale, 771-7462 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 235 Religious affiliation: Mission of the Sisters of the Transfiguration www.bethanyschool.org

Calvary Academy 11970 Kenn Road Springdale, 674-9600 K-4 through grade 12 Enrollment: 120

Religious affiliation: United Pentecostal www.thecalvaryacademy.org

Central Montessori Academy 1904 Springdale Road Springfield Township, 742-5800 Infant through grade six Enrollment: 115 Religious affiliation: None centralmontessoriacademy.com

Cincinnati Christian Schools 7350 Dixie Highway Fairfield, 874-8500 (Preschool through grade six) 7474 Morris Road Fairfield, 892-8500 (grade seven through 12) Enrollment: 678 Religious affiliation: Non-denominational www.cincinnatichristian.org Tuition: $1,800 to $6,780 Scholarship/financial assistance available: Yes

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Directory | From 4 Teacher/student ratio: 1:18 Percent going to college: 99 Hot buttons: Cincinnati Christian Schools is an independent, non-denominational coeducational school offering a college-prep curriculum. We are accredited by the state of Ohio and the Association of Christian Schools International. We offer honors courses, an exceptional Fine Arts Department and participate in the Miami Valley Conference for athletics. Our students graduate with high OGT scores. Bible classes are daily, chapel services weekly. Public school bus transportation is available. Before- and after-school care is offered.

Cincinnati Country Day School 6905 Given Road Indian Hill, 561-7298 Age 18 months through grade 12 Enrollment: 800 Religious affiliation: None www.countryday.net

5555 Little Flower Avenue Winton Place, 541-0220 Preschool through grade eight Enrollment: 209 Religious affiliation: Non-denominational www.cincinnatiwaldorfschool.org

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Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy 11525 Snider Road Sycamore Township, 247-0900 Developmental kindergarten through grade 12 Enrollment: 1,281 Religious affiliation: Christian Non-denominational www.chca-oh.org

108 Calhoun Street Cincinnati, 281-4856 Preschool through grade eight Enrollment: 180 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.corryvillecatholic.org Tuition: $4,500 Scholarship/financial aid available: Yes Teacher/student ratio: 1:18 Hot buttons: Corryville Catholic is a consolidated school. It focuses on the children having respect towards the classroom and the community.

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St. Aloysius on the Ohio builds faith, values, academics Nestled on the lockers. banks of the Ohio This school River in historic year, the school Each day the classSayler Park, St. features new rooms come alive Aloysius on the computers in with activities as Ohio School has the classrooms 125 students are been a great place and a new comchallenged academifor children to puter lab, cally and nurtured learn and grow for equipped with spiritually and testmore than 136 25 computers. ed physically. years. Each day, In the past two these classyears, major renorooms come vations were made to the buildalive with activities as 125 stuing including the addition of air dents are challenged academicalconditioning, sound-proof ceilly, nurtured spiritually and testings, windows and new student ed physically.

These students enjoy a safe, friendly environment that encourages mutual respect and self-discipline. St. Aloysius provides a solid faith-based Catholic education for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The pre-kindergarten program, which is state certified, offers both full- and part-time options to meet the needs of the students and parents’ work schedules. The school’s low student-toteacher ratio allows for individual attention from a fully-certi-

fied staff. For students with special needs, academic support services are provided from specialists including a speech pathologist, reading specialist and disabilities tutor. Enrichment activities are offered through athletics, art, music, foreign language and one of the best Accelerated Reader programs in Cincinnati. Call 941-7831 or 941-3445 to schedule a personal tour and receive an information packet.

Directory | From 5 Elder High School 3900 Vincent Ave. Price Hill, 921-3744 Grades nine through 12 Enrollment: 950 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.elderhs.org

Hillside Christian Academy 5554 Muddy Creek Road Western Hills, 451-3777 4255 Ashland Ave. Norwood, 451-3777 K-3 through grade 12 Enrollment: 35 Religious affiliation: Baptist

Holy Family 3001 Price Ave. Price Hill, 921-8483 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 165 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.hfschool.org

La Salle High School 3091 North Bend Road White Oak, 741-3000 Grades nine through 12 Enrollment: 800 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.cincinnatilasalle.net Tuition: Call school Scholarship/financial assistance available: Yes Teacher/student ratio: 1:13 Percent going to college: 97 Hot buttons: La Salle is a col-

lege-preparatory, comprehensive Catholic high school. Founded in 1960, La Salle remains consistent in its

teachings that are based on the educational principals of St. John Baptist de la Salle.

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There’s always something new at McAuley High School New and great things are happening every day at McAuley. The new, highly successful Tablet PC program is in full swing with the Class of 2012 and will be expanded to include the Class of 2013 next year. The tablets encourage problem solving and project-based learning, and allow for differentiated learning within the classroom as well as immediate feedback. Teaching techniques and student assignments incorporating advanced technology are utilized daily by the outstanding McAuley faculty. Freshmen completed interdisciplinary projects (English and biology) using Photostory to create

environmental film documentaries. Chemistry and marine biology students have been exposed to podcasting/vodcasting to help review concepts.

Physics students participated for the second year in the Adopt-aPhysicist program, communicating via a discussion forum and creating PowerPoint presentations. Seniors have used

Photostory to create illuminated text in English classes, and juniors created Found Poems via technology. The McAuley academic team uses various game software to practice for their matches. Many teachers host online study and review sessions. Students are reaping

the benefits of McAuley’s new, progressive schedule, designed so that students take six classes a day, two 80-minute classes and four 50-minute classes, and based on a four-day rotation. This schedule allows for longer class time, while still allowing students to take eight classes per semester. Next school year, the

thriving Women in Medicine program will have two companion programs: Women in Engineering and Women in Law. These opportunities allow students to take advantage of a rigorous pre-college curriculum and to find out, firsthand, about these career fields through partnerships with hospitals, businesses, and law firms. Two outstanding classes will be added to the list of courses McAuley offers. Forensic science and AP psychology. For more information about what’s new at McAuley, or to arrange a visit, please call Kathy Dietrich at 681-1800, ext. 2272.


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You grow girl … plant yourself at Seton High School If you are looking for a high four foreign languages and school where you ground-breakcan grow in exceling technology. lence, then it’s time “I am chal“I am challenged to Go Green at lenged every every day in my Seton! day in my classSeton provides a class by incredible es by incredible strong foundation teachers who teachers who for academic sucdemand exceldemand excelcess. lence. I have a lence.” Rooted in excelrigorous aca- Stephanie Weber demic schedule lence and nurtured by faith, Seton’s including four Catholic collegeAdvanced prep comprehenPlacement sive curriculum offers a multicourses, but I know I’ll be ready tude of classes including 15 for college next year,” said Advanced Placement courses, Stephanie Weber, Class of 2009.

Students will be challenged by an exceptional faculty and have the world at their fingertips on the wireless campus with one-toone student computing. In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, students must have the tools for thriving in the electronic age. Seton students reap the benefits of unlimited resources and educational tools through their personal Tablet PCs which they carry with them from class to class, from school to home. Cultivate your interest by getting involved! It’s easy at Seton where there is something for

everyone with over 30 clubs and activities, 12 varsity sports, an outstanding fine arts program and numerous service opportunities. The state-of-the art campus offers all the amenities you need in one location including five science labs, an art wing, chapel, performance theater, 1,000-seat gym, and on-sight parking garage. The challenging academic programs, nationally recognized school spirit and the welcoming atmosphere make Seton the choice high school for young women.

Directory | From 6 McAuley High School 6000 Oakwood Ave. College Hill, 681-1800 Grades nine through 12 Enrollment: 713 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.mcauleyhs.net Tuition: $8,250 for the 2009-10 school year Scholarships/financial aid available: Yes Teacher/student ratio: 1:18 Percent going to college: 99 Hot buttons: McAuley students experience academic excellence, as well as excellence in many other areas, including fine arts, service, and sports, in a brilliantly balanced Catholic environment which results in well-rounded women. New in 2009, Women in Engineering and Women in Law programs will be added to the current, successful Women in Medicine program. Two classes will be added: AP psychology and forensic science. The Class of 2013 will be the second class to have their own TabletPCs.

Mother of Mercy High School 3036 Werk Road Westwood, 661-2740 Grades nine through 12 Enrollment: 527 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.motherofmercy.org Tuition: $7,750 Scholarships/financial aid

available: Yes Teacher/student ratio: 1:12 Percent going to college: 100 Hot buttons: A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Mercy is proud of its long tradition of academic excellence and is always striving to offer Mercy students the very best possible in education. With Mercy’s new Tech Wing, opened in the fall of 2007, and Diversified Technology Program, state-of-the-art technology opportunities abound, along with outstanding academic programs, and award-winning fine arts, sports and co-curricular activities.

Mount Notre Dame High School 711 E. Columbia Ave. Reading, 821-3044 Grades nine through 12 Enrollment: 760 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.mndhs.org

Our Lady of Grace 2940 W. Galbraith Road Groesbeck, 931-3070 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 340 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.olgcs.org

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Directory | From 8 Our Lady of Lourdes School 5835 Glenway Ave. Western Hills, 347-2660 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 425 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.lourdes.org

Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 170 Siebenthaler Ave. Reading, 733-5225 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 234 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.olshschool.net

Our Lady of Victory 808 Neeb Road Delhi, 347-2072 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 630 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.olv.org

Our Lady of Visitation School 3180 South Road Bridgetown, 347-2222 Grades one through eight Enrollment: 870 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.olvisitation.org/school.html

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Grades nine through 12 Enrollment: 430 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.purcellmarian.org

Resurrection of Our Lord 1740 Iliff Ave. Price Hill, 471-6600 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 175 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.res-school.org

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

Roger Bacon High School 4320 Vine St. St. Bernard, 641-1300 Grades nine through 12, co-educational Enrollment: 580 Religious affiliation: Catholic, all students welcome www.rogerbacon.org Tuition: $7,850 in parish; $8,050 out of parish. Scholarships/financial assistance: Financial aid is available through the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and Roger Bacon’s own resources. For the 2008-09 school year, Roger Bacon awarded more than one million dollars in scholarships and financial assistance to approximately 60 percent of the student body. Teacher/student ratio: 1:11

Percent going to college: 92 Hot buttons: Franciscan heritage with strong community service; new library, art rooms, guidance conference center and field turf; personalized attention in class and in college planning; emphasis on technology; consistent recognition as National Merit Scholars with seven in the Class of 2009; extensive databases available in the library/media center; wide range of extracurricular activities including band, underwater hockey and robotics club; family-like atmosphere.

Seton High School 3901 Glenway Ave. Price Hill, 471-2600 Grades nine through 12 Enrollment: 541 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.setoncincinnati.org Tuition: $8,025 grade 12, *$8,675 grade 11, *$8,525 grades 9 and 10 (*includes personal Tablet PC) (estimate for 2009-10 school year) Scholarship/financial assistance available: Yes. Over $1 million in scholarships and financial aid awarded. Teacher/Student Ratio: 1:14 Percent Going to College: 100 Hot Buttons: Catholic collegeprep comprehensive with 15 Advanced Placement courses and Tablet PCs. Exceptional facilities including five science labs, gym, theatre and parking garage. Service, extracurriculars and athletic opportunities. National Winner of Disney School Spirit Contest.

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Roger Bacon High School is your road to success Kevin Kay is a National Merit Finalist based on his SAT scores and outstanding academic record. Ciera Brooks won the National YMCA 5 Star Ambassador Award for her character and values. Ryan Richards was awarded the Evans Scholarship that covers full tuition. Being a Roger Bacon senior pays off because Roger Bacon will keep you on the road to success. Everything about Roger Bacon leads to success.

The academic prolife lesgram challenges stusons: How dents and prepares them The academic rewarding for a globalized world it is to be program chalby using the latest techof service lenges students to others. nology and engaging teaching strategies. With and prepares The Franciscan misthoughtthem for a glob- provoking sion inspires students to alized world. embrace their faith and classes, the put that faith into action latest in through community outtechnoloreach. gy, retreats Every year, the students at and mission trips, Roger Bacon Roger Bacon perform thousands creates a truly worthwhile high of hours of volunteer work, school experience. learning one of the most valuable The experience is within your

Directory | From 9 The Seven Hills School 5400 Red Bank Road Madisonville, 271-9027 Pre-kindergarten through grade 12 Enrollment: 1,036 Religious affiliation: None www.7hills.org

Summit Country Day School 2161 Grandin Road Hyde Park, 871-4700 Age 2 through grade 12 Enrollment: 1,060 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.summitcds.org

St. Aloysius Gonzaga 4390 Bridgetown Road Bridgetown, 574-4035 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 211 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.saintals.org Tuition: $2,365 (2009-10) Scholarships/financial assistance available: Financial aid Teacher/student ratio: 1:16 Hot buttons: Accredited school through State of Ohio. State-of-the-art computer and science labs. Big possibilities.

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6207 Portage Street Sayler Park, 941-7831 Pre-kindergarten through grade eight

reach too. Roger Bacon is committed to working with families to make Roger Bacon affordable. Don’t let the cost of tuition deter you – the stakes are too high. Roger Bacon is conveniently located less than a half a mile from the Mitchell Avenue exit off I-75, close to the I-74 junction, so it is easily accessible from any direction. To arrange a visit or for more information, call Dennis Coyle at 641-1300, ext. 1165.

Enrollment: 119 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.saoto.org Tuition: Call school Scholarships/financial assistance available: Yes Teacher/student ratio: 1:11 Hot buttons: Proven record of academic excellence, strong Catholic values, small class size and competitive tuition.

St. Antoninus School 5425 Julmar Drive Western Hills, 922-2500 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 500 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.saintantoninus.org

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St. Bernard nurtures technological skills In today’s world, children are surrounded by technology – cell phones, iPods, game systems, computers, notebooks, and the Internet. Information is at the fingertips of every child. St. Bernard Catholic School, Taylor’s Creek nurtures the technological skills of their students by offering a state-of-the-art computer lab, SMART Boards in every classroom, teacher Web sites, online grades, and interac-

Directory | From 10 St. Bartholomew Consolidated 9375 Winton Road Springfield Township, 521-0860 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 547 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.estbarts.org

St. Bernard Taylor Creek 7115 Springdale Road Colerain Township, 353-4224 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 165 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stbernardtc.org Tuition: Call school Scholarships/financial assistance available: Yes Teacher/student ratio: 1:20 Hot buttons: St. Bernard is an excellent choice for Catholic education. Service to others is stressed by collecting food for St. Vincent de Paul to raising money for St. Julie Billart in Uganda. Offers a state-of-theart computer lab, SMART Boards in every classroom, an extracurricular Spanish class, the option of a half- or full-day kindergarten program, fulltime kindergarten aide, and religious field trips to explore the Catholic faith. Meets individual needs of students in the class. Has a school psychologist, speech pathologist and instructional specialist.

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tive computerized textbooks. It is dedicated to up-dating the computer lab every four years in order to offer students the most current software applications. For the 2008-09 school year, the computer lab opened to offer the students a Vista operating system, Microsoft Office 2007, and creative publishing software such as Movie Maker. The classrooms are equipped with SMART Boards and laptops.

This technology creates an engaging classroom where optimum learning occurs. St. Bernard is also planning for the 2009-10 school year by implementing the student responds system to classroom instruction. These devises will encourage participation and immediate assessment of each child. Incorporating technology in the learning process makes learning come to life.

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Directory | From 11 St. Boniface

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

St. Catharine of Siena 3324 Wunder Ave. Westwood, 481-7683 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 230 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stcatharinesiena.org Tuition: Parishioner $3,800; non-parishioners $4,200 Scholarships/financial assistance available: Yes Teacher/student ratio: 1:22 Hot buttons: The rich tradition of joining traditional Catholic values with academic excellence has been a longstanding priority for more than 100 years. St. Catherine

graduates are regularly accepted with honors into the area’s most prestigious private high schools and typically are awarded scholarships.

St. Dominic 371 Pedretti Avenue Delhi, 251-1276 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 540 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stdominic-k-8.org

St. Gabriel Consolidated 18 West Sharon Road Glendale, 771-5220 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 415 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stgabeschool.org

St. Ignatius School 5222 North Bend Road Monfort Heights, 389-3242 Kindergarten through grade eight

Enrollment: 960 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.sainti.org/school

St. James the Greater School 6111 Cheviot Road Green Township, 741-5333 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 878 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.stjameswo.org Tuition: $2,640 Hot buttons: Saint James has a proud tradition of academic excellence. In 2007, Saint James was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for the fourth time by the United States Department of Education. Saint James is honored to be the only elementary school in the nation to have earned this distinction four times.

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Students develop maximum potential at Mother of Mercy “Mercy has become more than 1915, Mercy serves more than a school to me, it has become my 500 young women from all over second home.” greater “I’ve discovered Cincinnati. many talents I didn’t Mercy “Mercy has know I possessed.” strives to As these comments become more continue the show, Mother of than a school to ministry of Mercy High School the Sisters of me, it has offers each student Mercy, in become my the opportunity to educating develop her maxiyoung second home.” mum potential women with through a varied and respect for challenging curricuthe past, lum. understanding of the present and Part of the Westwood coma vision for the future. munity since its founding in Here’s a sample of student

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John Neumann. Three parishes, one commitment to Catholic Education.

St. James of the Valley 411 Springfield Pike Wyoming, 821-9054 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 175 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stjamesvalley.org

St. John the Baptist 5375 Dry Ridge Road Colerain Township, 385-7970 Preschool through grade eight Enrollment: 494 plus 26 preschool Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.stjohnbluejays.org Tuition: $2,580 for parishioners and $3,700 for nonparishioners. Scholarships/Financial aid available: Available to parishioners. Teacher/student ratio: 1:18 Hot buttons: St. John the Baptist School educates preschool through eighth grade. The school is a past Blue Ribbon winner and regularly scores at the ninetieth percentile range of schools across the nation. Our students score significantly higher on all standardized tests compared to their anticipated ability. Technology opportunities at St. John’s are state of the art. A Pastoral Area partnership has been formed between the parishes of St. John the Baptist, Corpus Christi and St.

St. Jude School 5940 Bridgetown Road Bridgetown, 598-2100 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 499 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.stjudebridgetown.org

St. Lawrence 1020 Carson Ave. Price Hill, 921-4996 Preschool, Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 240 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stlawrenceparish.org

achievements in 2009: • Mercy’s mock trial team took second place in district competition and received two Best Attorney awards, a Best Witness award and will proceed to regional competition. • In the Scholastic Art Competition, Mercy art students amassed the most awards of any Archdiocesan school. • Senior Laura Grothaus is an Overture Award finalist in creative writing. • Mercy’s varsity academic team will proceed to regional tournament play. • Students in the

St. Martin of Tours School 3729 Harding Ave. Cheviot, 661-7609 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 232 Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www.saintmartin.org

St. Michael 11136 Oak St. Sharonville, 554-3555 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 398 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stmichaelsharonville.org

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INTERAlliance program continue to participate in 3GWIT (Three Generations of Women in Technology) group, mentoring third- to fifth-graders in information technology at an area elementary school. A National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, Mercy is proud of its long tradition of academic excellence and is always striving to offer Mercy students the very best possible in education. For more information, call Diane Laake, Assistant Principal, at 661-2740 or visit the Web site at www.motherofmercy.org.


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St. Ursula Academy offers quality cultural experiences St. Ursula Museum, Academy is a Playhouse in the college preparaPark and Krohn At. St. Ursula tory, secondary Conservatory. Catholic high Over the past Academy educaschool for girls several years, nearin ninth through tion is enhanced ly 100 percent of by community 12th grade. the students have Located in graduated and culture. East Walnut attended colleges Hills, the acadeand universities. my draws stuIn the Class of dents from the 2009, 26 seniors or entire Greater Cincinnati area to 13 percent were honored by the its location where education is National Merit Corporation. enhanced by community culture Eighty-seven percent of the Class including the Cincinnati Art of 2008 received over $16 million

in college scholarships. The athletic teams have won 18 state championships since 1990, and one national championship; and the school has won the Harold A. Meyer Award for sportsmanship, ethics and integrity in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The vocal ensemble was invited to perform four times at Carnegie Hall; and the ensemble theatre was chosen twice to represent the U.S. at the Fringe Festival in Scotland. About 175 students perform community service in the Greater

Directory | From 13 St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys 121 East 13th St. Cincinnati, 929-9164 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 36 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stptclv.org

Saints Peter & Paul Academy 231 Clark Road Reading, 761-7772 Kindergarten through eighth grade Enrollment: 92 www.sppacademy.org

Cincinnati area on a weekly basis. In its third year, the One-toOne Tablet PC Program is now being used by three-fourths of the student body. The freshmen, sophomores and juniors use the tablets 24/7 in and out of the classroom; and the faculty uses them as well. The lightweight tablets use penbased technology and eliminate the need for school supplies and textbooks. In its second year the St. Ursula Dance Team features both varsity and junior varsity teams.

Tuition $2,310 Tuition/financial assistance available: Yes Teacher/student Ratio: 1:13 Hot buttons: Saints Peter & Paul Academy is a private, independent Catholic school supported by tuition, fundraising and donations. The low teacher-to-student ratio allows for enrichment and remedial opportunities for all students. A speech/language therapist and reading specialist are a part of the faculty to further enhance the academic program. SPPA follows the Archdiocesan Graded Course of Study as well as the Ohio Standards. Extra curricular activities include: Boy Scouts, afterschool study club with MND

students, athletics through CYO and VYO, choir, student council, and Principal Corp. Our goal is to challenge our children academically and spiritually to be the best they can be. Students learn to be leaders and accept responsibility for their actions.

St. Rita School for the Deaf 1720 Glendale-Milford Road Cincinnati, 771-7600 Daycare through grade 12 Enrollment: 180 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.srsdeaf.org

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Families find St. Al’s to be perfect fit The west side of Cincinnati has many excellent schools, both public and private. Among them, St. Aloysius Gonzaga in Bridgetown truly stands out. It has been educating and nurturing children in their faith for well over 100 years and continues to offer a combination of challenging academics, fully-integrated technology and strong Catholic values. Yet what is heard often about the school is that families feel welcome, comfortable and accepted. “My daughter was in third

Directory | From 14 St. Teresa of Avila School 1194 Rulison Avenue Covedale, 471-4530 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 385 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stteresa.net

St. Ursula Academy 1339 E. McMillan St. East Walnut Hills, 961-3410 Grades nine through 12, (all female) Enrollment: 717 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.saintursula.org Tuition: $10,475 Scholarship/financial assistance available: Yes Teacher/student ratio: 1:13 Percent Going to College: 99.7 Hot Buttons: St. Ursula Academy prepares women of faith, integrity and courage to meet the future with moral values and standards of excellence. It draws students from the entire Greater Cincinnati area.

grade elsewhere when we decided to change schools,” said parent Toni Brennan. “When I visited, I was immediately impressed by the atmosphere at St. Al’s. It is so centered around the children. As we visited classrooms, teachers were welcoming and the students were unbelievably polite.” That strong first impression led the Brennans to enroll their daughter, despite the fact that they commute every day from Cleves. “We really like the small size and family-oriented environment at St. Al’s,” said Brennan.

St. Ursula Villa 3660 Vineyard Place Mount Lookout, 871-7218 Offers both traditional and Montessori preschool (Ages 3 to 5), kindergarten (all-day program) through grade eight Enrollment: 440 Religious affiliation: Independent Catholic www.stursulavilla.org

St. Vivian School 885 Denier Place Finneytown, 522-6858 Preschool through grade eight Enrollment: 382 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.stvivian.org Tuition: Preschool $85-$125; nonparishioner $4,000 Scholarship/financial assistance available: Parishioners only Teacher/ student ratio: 1:18

“When I visited I Principal Jim The Leisring said that a sig- was immediately school PTO nificant number of the impressed by the fosters families have chosen welcoming St. Al’s over other, clos- atmosphere at environer options. ment by St. Al’s.” “There’s something offering a -Toni Brennan different here that peomentoring ple notice right away; program it’s a feeling of acceptthat pairs ance and belonging,” new famihe said. lies with current families to ease In addition, the school’s small their transition. size and dedicated teachers creTo learn more about St. Al’s ate a challenging academic envivisit www.saintals.org or call 574ronment. Math scores are in the 4035 to schedule a personal tour. top 10 percent in the nation.

Hot Buttons: High academic standards. Interactive learning through classroom SMART Boards and Turning Point software. State-of-the-art computer and science labs. Bus transportation from Finneytown, Mount Healthy, Winton Woods and Cincinnati.

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Saint James the Greater School: Where tradition prepares students for the future Saint James School is steeped in tradition. Saint James has been recognized locally and nationally for its continuous success in preparing children spiritually and academically for the challenges of their future. Saint James has a proud tradition of academic excellence. In 2007, Saint James was recognized as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence for the fourth time by the United States Department of Education. Saint James is honored to be the only elementary school in the nation to have earned this dis-

tinction four times. The staff at Saint James, a highly qualified team of professionals, is dedicated to empowering students to achieve personal and academic excellence. “If they can’t learn the way we teach them, teach them the way they learn,” said Dr. Kenneth Dunn. With this ideology in mind, teachers develop instructional methods which accommodate the learning styles of each unique, individual student. Students are actively involved in their learning through large group, small group, and individ-

ualized instruction. Teachers strive to create a nurturing, yet challenging, learning environment and to develop lessons which move students to higher levels of thinking through the application, analysis, and synthesis of information. The school is sensitive to meeting the needs of each student by providing opportunities for self-discipline and social responsibility. Students voluntarily participate in numerous Christian service projects throughout each school year, and the Heartwood Character Education Program is

utilized to reinforce Catholic values and beliefs. Daily religion instruction, as well as weekly Eucharistic celebrations, help create an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation which is encouraged and fostered by the pastor, Education Commission, school staff, students, parents, and community at large. For more information about all Saint James has to offer your children, please call Nancy Wabnitz, St. James registration secretary, at 741-5333.

Directory | From 15 St. William 4125 St. William Ave. Price Hill, 471-2989 Kindergarten through grade eight Enrollment: 325 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.saintwilliam.com

St. Xavier High School 600 W. North Bend Road Springfield Township, 7617600 Grades nine through 12 Enrollment: 1,575 (all male) Religious affiliation: Roman Catholic www. stxavier.org

Ursuline Academy 5535 Pfeiffer Road Blue Ash, 791-5791 Grades nine through 12 (all female) Enrollment: 685 Religious affiliation: Catholic www.ursulineacademy.org


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Corryville Catholic School has heritage of excellence Corryville Catholic School fills an important place in the educational spectrum of the Cincinnati area. Corryville (previously St. George School) has a heritage of excellence. Since 1877, it has continuously provided a structured Christian education blending both academic and spiritual values. Today Corryville Catholic welcomes students from many different communities, socio-economic levels and cultural backgrounds. The faculty of Corryville

Catholic brings personal dedication and respect for each individual to their daily work with students. Corryville Catholic School maintains a high standard of excellence to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional and social needs of its students by: • maintaining a flexible education policy to meet the widely varying needs of its students; • providing quality, state-certified curriculum and small class size to educate the urban child; • working to develop a positive self image in each student;

• providing a structured Christian atmosphere in the Catholic tradition, stressing both spiritual and educational values. In addition to providing a challenging academic program, Corryville Catholic offers a variety of co-curricular programs for students. These include: • peer mentoring for new students • a Leadership Scholars Program • Girls on the Run • a Little Buddy Program • Big Brothers and Big Sisters Programs

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• Companion Scholars Program • volleyball and basketball teams, grades 4-8 The school is especially proud of the fact that 18 graduates from the Class of 2008 earned $184,400 in scholarships to local Catholic high schools. But a visit to Corryville Catholic School really tells the story. You are most welcome to visit on any day school is in session. Call 281-4856 to schedule a personal tour and receive an information packet.


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La Salle High School offers great opportunities La Salle’s comprehensive approach to education provides unique opportunities for each student to discover his whole potential. Annually, the college preparatory curriculum produces more than 97 percent of graduates who pursue a post-secondary education. In the last five years, 18 students have qualified for National Merit status. Alumni of La Salle have attained high levels of success in all types of professional careers and notable areas of achievement. For example Jim Ruff ’64,

president of Oppenheimer Funds, retired; Greg Smith ’87, Emmy Award-winning producer; Mick Cronin ’90, University of Cincinnati head basketball coach; Michael LaRosa ’74, president of LaRosa’s Inc.; Louis Blessing ’66, Ohio State Representative; Thomas Bruehl ’64, vice president of Paramount Pictures; and Robert Ruffing ’66, vice president and controller, American Financial Group. With more than 60 clubs, sports, and organizations there is something for everyone, including award-winning drama, band,

and vocal programs, and 13 different sports where young men have the opportunity to uphold the principles of fairness, sportsmanship, and the love of pure competition. Athletic successes include four state team championships, six state runner-ups, and 44 GCL conference titles. The men of La Salle complete more than 18,000 hours of Christian service annually. La Salle provides an educational opportunity, in partnership with parents, for young men of academically, economically, cul-

turally and ethnically diverse backgrounds. Based on a deep respect for the individual, the goal is to encourage each student to develop his maximum potential: Spiritually, academically, socially, morally, physically, and emotionally. Academic, athletic, social, spiritual, and moral opportunities provide students the ability to achieve his full potential. La Salle, a Catholic school in the Lasallian tradition, provides a lifetime of opportunity!

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St. Vivian School celebrates service St. Vivian School is a vibrant community committed to providing a spiritually based educational journey. It has been welcoming students since opening its doors in 1947. The school offers individualized attention to nearly 400 students, providing the right amount of support and independence. It’s about super-sized experiences in a comfortablesized setting. It offers challenging curriculum where students engage in

opportunities to actively participate in their education. Not only does the school provide traditional classroom instruction, it provides supplemental services in reading, math, and speech. It also offers extended care services for students in kindergarten through seventh grade. St. Vivian School strongly believes that students should understand the importance of community service. Each month students participate in school-wide service proj-

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