Cincinnati Private School Guide

Choosing the right educational environment for your child can mean the difference between having a student who simply endures school to one who really thrives there. If you’re considering a Cincinnati private school for your child, our area has many outstanding possibilities to choose from. To help in your search, Cincinnati Parent asked several local private schools to provide a brief description of their educational philosophy to help parents find the best match for their student.

Archbishop McNicholas High School

Archbishop McNicholas High School promotes a Christ-centered, Catholic community that embraces each student spiritually, intellectually, morally, and physically. We provide a safe, nurturing, creative, and challenging campus where individuals will grow in knowledge and faith. We equip our students with opportunities and experiences that will enable them to achieve excellence, live out gospel values, and attain full stature in Christ.

Bethany School

Bethany School is an Episcopal Day School, serving girls and boys from Kindergarten through eighth grade. The school prides itself on being one of the most religiously and ethnically diverse schools in the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. Bethany’s goal is to encourage students to reach their fullest potential, cultivate a positive self-concept, and make a significant contribution to society. The Christian environment, beautiful grounds, and warm, friendly environment make it unique and special.

Cincinnati Country Day School

Country Day is a co-educational, college-preparatory school serving students from 18-months through grade 12. 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. JOYFUL environment. Students who find SUCCESS in any world.

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

CHCA is a vibrant, multidenominational, college preparatory school serving students age 3 through grade 12. Expert Christian teachers inspire students to discover, develop, and flourish in their one-of-a-kind gifts. This past year, 41% of the senior class received AP scholar recognition, over 75% of students participated in athletics and/or fine arts, and seniors averaged 200-250 service hours per student.  CHCA graduates are fully prepared to succeed in college and beyond, achieving significant impact and influence in our world.

Elder High School

Elder is a place for young men from all communities to grow, not only intellectually, but also physically, spiritually, culturally and socially. We are a comprehensive, college-prep Catholic high school that offers a place for all students to express their individuality and make their high school experience unique. Students will find a fulfilling atmosphere of rigorous academics, strong athletics, a myriad extra-curriculars, and faith-enhancing community outreach opportunities.

Guardian Angels School

Guardian Angels School was named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2007 and continues to lead the way in education by providing programs and employing teaching strategies that are engaging and challenging for all students.  Every day we foster the development of the whole child in a value-enriched environment.

Liberty Bible Academy

Liberty Bible Academy, founded in 1984, is a non-denominational, Christ-centered, preschool to high school. Small class sizes, individualized attention, a caring, structured environment, and latest technology allow students to achieve in top 10-15% nationally.  LBA is one of the highest-performing, most-affordable, ethnically-diverse, and spiritually rich-programs in the area. Discovery program provides support for struggling learners.

Mount Notre Dame

Mount Notre Dame’s vibrant learning community prepares young women to succeed in all areas of their lives. With an outstanding academic program offering 150 courses, including 19 AP courses and 24 Honors classes, students succeed at the highest level. MND graduates are empowered young women ready to transform the world!

Rockwern Academy

Rockwern Academy is a premiere Jewish day school focused on academic excellence since 1952. Rockwern Academy, formerly known as Yavneh Day School, is a community of learners where students, families and teachers join together to ensure that every individual child is free to rise to challenges and soar, academically and personally. Rockwern Academy has created a culture of excellence, reflected by our teachers, programs, curriculum and our commitment to fostering a love of Jewish life and learning.

Saint Ursula Academy

Saint Ursula Academy is a top high school choice for students from more than 90 grade schools across Greater Cincinnati! Saint Ursula nurtures each young woman to become a confident leader who is ready to achieve her own goals and dreams. Students develop great friendships, work with talented teachers, and pursue their personal interests in the more than 50 clubs, student service organizations and 12 athletic programs. Saint Ursula is committed to educating its students to become women of faith, integrity and courage committed to building a better world.

Seven Hills School

The Seven Hills School is committed to creating and fostering a sense of community and strong partnerships among our parents, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Embracing our mission statement, Seven Hills engages hearts and minds, challenging students to develop their unique capacities and preparing each for a meaningful role in a rapidly changing world.

St. Ursula Villa

St. Ursula Villa nurtures confident, successful learners – Toddler through Junior High – who lead with respect and thrive in a culture of academic achievement, service to others, spiritual formation, and personal growth. Dedicated, dynamic teachers develop each child’s unique potential through individualized instruction and rigorous curriculum in small classes on an extraordinary historic campus.

The Cincinnati Waldorf School

As the only Waldorf school in Cincinnati, our dedicated teachers have been inspiring and educating students for over 40 years utilizing the unique Waldorf pedagogy. Waldorf curriculum is developmentally appropriate, experiential, and inspires life-long learning in each of our students. Give your child the life-long gift of a Waldorf education!

The Kinder Garden Schools: Blue Ash and West Chester

Together with interaction of child, staff and family, we develop the complete child. In our Kinder Garden, we provide formative encouragement and knowledge with hands-on staff taking a personal interest in family and holistic education decisions for the child. The Kinder Garden School is devoted to growing a child’s wish to flourish and learn by cultivating curiosity and problem-solving proficiency in a full supportive, fertile, fun setting. ENLIGHTENMENT IS OUR MISSION.

The Summit Country Day School

The area’s only Catholic, independent, coeducational, college preparatory school, serving students age 2-Gr. 12.  Values are fostered while developing students spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and artistically. The campus wide character program instills traits across each grade level.  Emphasis on writing and fine arts; extracurricular and athletic activities round out the program. New: Music and Movement class for children under 2.  Hot button: Upper School- Science Institute.

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