Bishop Leibold School is the shared school of St. Henry, St. Mary, and Our Lady of Good Hope Parishes. Our school faithfully serves families of Preschool-8th Grade students in Springboro, Centerville, Miamisburg, Franklin, Miami Township, West Carrollton, and Germantown.
Our Mission is to be community of students, teachers, parents, parishioners, and religious working together to develop our baptismal call to serve God’s people through prayer, study, and action.
Address: 24 S Third Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Phone: (937) 866-3021
Q&A with Bishop Leibold School:
What makes Bishop Leibold School unique?
Bishop Leibold School enjoys a very positive reputation in the greater Dayton community, thanks in particular to the educators and families who have been associated with Leibold over time. Bishop Leibold consistently ranks in the top 25% of schools nationwide.
We utilize a Multi-tiered Student Support (MTSS) approach to be able to differentiate our instruction and meet the social and emotional needs of our children. We are proud of our award winning STEM program that has won the Ohio Governor’s Awards for Excellence in STEM Education 12 years in a row.
Our superior instruction is supplemented by unique programming like The Reading Lab which provides multisensory reading and spelling instruction as well as Orton-Gillingham tutor training and Comprehensive Dyslexia Evaluations. Tutoring takes place during the school day at Bishop Leibold, a program unique in the Miami Valley.
We are committed to forming the whole student, while promoting and modeling the Gospel message. We encourage and equip our students with the resources they need have a strong foundation in their faith and live a virtuous life of service to others.
What is Bishop Leibold School’s age/grade range?
Our school faithfully serves families of Preschool-8th Grade students in Springboro, Centerville, Miamisburg, Franklin, Miami Township, West Carrollton, and Germantown and beyond. We start preschool at 3 years old. Students must be potty trained prior to enrollment.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Bishop Leibold’s enrollment information can be found online in early February. Current families have an opportunity to register their student(s) before registration opens to the public. After public registration opens, spots are filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
Do you offer financial assistance?
Thanks to the generosity of many of our parishioners and parents of Bishop Leibold School graduates, we have tuition assistance funds available to help families who qualify.
State Scholarships: We are also proud providers of Ohio’s EdChoice, EdChoice Expansion, and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program. To find out if your student may be eligible for any of these options, please contact us to discuss additional details!
Tuition Aid Program – A budgeted amount of money has been set aside for tuition assistance. This program addresses the economic needs of all families.
Guardian Angel Fund − Bishop Leibold School has established a Guardian Angel Fund to allow parishioners of St. Henry and Our Lady of Good Hope to assist school families in making their tuition obligation.
What are the standard school day hours?
School runs from 8:10am-3:00pm daily.
Does Bishop Leibold School offer before/after school care? Does Bishop Leibold School offer afterschool activities?
Yes! Our After School Care program is available to students in grades PS-8 until 5:30 PM. This program gives our students an opportunity to work on homework, engage in after school clubs and activities, and enjoy time with friends in the safe setting of our school campuses. Additional program information is available on our school website.
Does Bishop Leibold School have a homework policy?
Students should not experience hours of nightly homework at Bishop Leibold. Homework is assigned to practice concepts learned in school and to exhibit an understanding of those concepts. In addition, time at home is required to complete reading assignments, project requirements and preparation (review) for quizzes and tests. Parents can keep track of assignments, grades and test dates via Option C as all teachers are required to keep that information updated for students and their families. Students who are absent have one day for each day missed to complete their assignments. Every attempt will be made to limit subject level tests to no more than two on any given day. Additionally, make up test/quizzes will be scheduled on a time worked out by the student and teacher.
Does Bishop Leibold School offer support for students with special needs?
Bishop Leibold and Miamisburg City Schools collaborate in a child find process to help parents and teachers use a differentiated referral process to locate, identify, and evaluate students suspected of having a disability. Such activities are completed in a time period comparable to students attending public school districts. Children with a disability enrolled by their parent in a chartered nonpublic school must be reevaluated by the district where the nonpublic school is located at least once every three years. If you have any questions regarding the child find process, a re-evaluation, or suspect a concern related to a student, please call either school office. If the child’s educational team suspects a disability, a pre-evaluation meeting will be scheduled with Miamisburg personnel, BLS staff, and the child’s parents or guardians. At this meeting, the data on the child’s progress will be presented and discussed, and the team will make a decision about whether a disability is suspected. If the team agrees on a suspected disability, then an evaluation will be conducted.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Bishop Leibold School offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
Bishop Leibold is a Catholic grade school. As such, students receive Religion instruction daily. We are also proud to offer art, music, and physical education classes to all K-8 students. Spanish is taught in grades 4-8. Students also enjoy a STEM class in addition to science classes beginning in Kindergarten.
What are Bishop Leibold School’s safety policies?
Bishop Leibold is a fully secure building. Visitors must request access to enter using our front door and check into the school office upon arrival. We regularly practice safety drills with our students and staff in conjunction with our local fire and law enforcement agencies.