Located in the Kenwood area, Rockwern Academy serves students from 12 months through eighth grade. We expand minds, celebrate Judaism, nurture community, and commit to building a better world. Our curriculum focuses on hands-on exploration to prepare students for endless possibilities beyond the classroom. Small class sizes allow teachers to know students at a deep level and tailor learning to meet their individual needs and interests.
Early care and after care are available for all students, as well as a diverse lineup of after-school activities. For our early childhood program, there are full and part-time options plus a summer camp. Tuition assistance is available to families in need.
Address: 8401 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45236
Phone: (513) 984-3770
Q&A with Rockwern Academy:
What makes Rockwern Academy unique?
We foster students’ curiosity, teach them to think critically, and instill a strong sense of community. We teach life lessons outside of rote memorization and ensure children are ready for whatever awaits them.
We integrate social-emotional learning with outstanding academics. Students graduate from Rockwern with a robust educational foundation paired with the support of a warm community. Our students are known for being self-assured, confident, and empathetic. The richness of their education is complemented by the character they develop.
What is Rockwern Academy’s age/grade range?
Our Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC) accepts toddlers (children who are 12 months old) through pre-kindergartners. Our elementary and middle school welcomes students from kindergarten through eighth grade.
What is your enrollment policy? Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Students do not have to identify as Jewish to attend our Early Childhood Education Center (ECEC). Application dates are available to view at www.rockwernacademy.org/apply. Applicants are encouraged to apply by the end of February, however we do accept students on a rolling basis if space allows. Please contact us at any time of the year if you are interested in learning more about Rockwern, and we will let you know if there is availability in your child’s grade level.
Virtual tours for ECEC and K-8 are available to view here: www.rockwernacademy.org/virtual-tours
Do you offer financial assistance?
Yes! Our goal is to welcome and support a diverse group of students, including those who would not otherwise be able to attend Rockwern. You can learn more about our various tuition assistance programs and apply online.
What are the standard school day hours?
We provide early care starting at 7:00 AM each day and after care until 6:00 PM on Mondays – Thursdays and 5:00 PM on Fridays. Students who do not need early care or after care arrive between 7:45 – 8:15 AM and are dismissed at 12:15 in our half day program and 3:15 (ECEC only), 3:30 (ECEC and K – 8), or 3:45 (K – 8 only) in our full day program. While there are five days/week offerings for all ages, there are also three days/week options for many of our ECEC programs.
Does Rockwern Academy offer before/after school care? Does Rockwern Academy offer afterschool activities?
Yes, before care is available at 7:00 AM and after care is available until 6:00 PM Mondays – Thursdays and until 5:00 PM on Fridays. In addition, we offer many after school activities such as basketball, rollerblading, dance, art, and media club.
Does Rockwern Academy offer support for students with special needs?
Yes. We have a speech-language pathologist, school psychologist, school counselor, reading support teachers, intervention specialist, and ELL support in our building who work primarily with our K-8 students. We also provide tutoring and enrichment for our students in small groups or individually. In addition, we are a satellite location for COTI which provides occupational therapy for our ECEC and K-8 students in our building and for Jewish Family Service which provides mental health counseling services for our students. We get to know our students deeply on a personal level, providing them with the tools they need to succeed in a nurturing, differentiated learning environment.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Rockwern Academy offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
Students attend specials each week including art, music, physical education, and library. They are also given the opportunity to rehearse and perform in musicals and an art show throughout the year. Our lineup of sports includes basketball and soccer, as well as a variety of After School Activities referenced above. All students also learn Hebrew as a second language.
What are Rockwern Academy’s safety policies?
Rockwern Academy is a 110,000 square feet facility located in the Kenwood area. We maintain robust security protocols and have uniformed officers onsite at all times.