Cincinnati Christian Schools

Kids At SchoolIf you are considering moving your children to a Christian school in Cincinnati, then this guide should help! The Cincinnati Neighborhoods guide to Cincinnati Christian schools will give you an overview of the costs involved in sending your student to a Christian school. You can also compare the mission statements of the respective schools, religious affiliations, extra curricular activities to be involved in, and more.

That said, let’s dive right in. The schools are not ranked by us, the order below is at random. While the statistics and costs are accurate as of the time of this writing, we encourage you to contact the school to verify the latest numbers.

Cincinnati Christian Schools

Cincinnati Christian Schools (CCS) is located on two different campuses in Fairfield, Ohio. The elementary campus is located on Route 4, less than one minute from I-275. The senior high campus is located about 10 minutes north of the elementary on Morris Road, just off Bypass 4, with quick access to Michael A. Fox Highway 129.
History
“In the fall of 1970 a group of pastors, Christian business leaders and educators joined together and committed to the Lord to create Greater Cincinnati Christian High School. Classes began in the fall of 1971 and were held at Springdale Baptist Church. Then In the fall of 1971 Tri-County Assembly of God Church committed to the Lord to open Tri-County Christian Elementary School serving Kindergarten through Third Grade, later adding fourth, fifth and sixth Grade in 1973. Those two commitments would merge together in 1975, creating what would eventually become Cincinnati Christian Schools, Inc.” Check out the entire history of this school.
Mission Statement
Cincinnati Christian Schools, partnering with Christian families, provides a Bible-centered, 21st Century quality educational program to equip, train, and disciple students to follow Christ and impact culture. Here is Superintendent, Terry Diefenbacher speaking about the mission of the school:

About the School
According to CCS’s website, Cincinnati Christian Schools is a “Protestant, non-denominational, independent Christian school system.  CCS is an independent non-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation fully licensed in the State of Ohio.”CCS currently has 662 students in grades Pre-K through 12. The elementary campus serves students in Preschool through 6th grade, and the senior high campus serves students in grades 7-12. Since CCS is not affiliated with a specific church, they have provided their Statement of Faith to prospective and current families. CCS has developed core values as they desire to be the “leading Christian School in the nation.”
Accreditations
CCS is fully accredited through Association of Christian Schools International and AdvancEd and just recently (February 2014) received full accreditation for an additional five years. In addition, CCS is part of the Ohio High School Athletic Association and the Miami Valley Conference for athletics.

Visiting CCS
CCS provides multiple ways for you to visit the school. Open Houses provide a “one-stop shop” so that you can meet all teachers and be given a tour of either campus by one of the students at CCS. Another way for your child to get an up-close and personal look at the school is by shadowing another student throughout the school day. Your child will follow one student throughout an entire school day, seeing firsthand what it’s like to be a CCS student. Lastly, you can schedule your own personal campus tour where the school’s administration will give you a tour of either campus, allowing you one-on-one attention to answer any questions you may have. Visiting a school is one way to decide whether or not it will be a good fit for your child.

Tuition and Fees
Currently, tuition ranges from $7,128 to $8,448, depending on how many children are attending and which grade levels they are in. CCS does have a robust scholarship program for those who believe strongly in Christian Education, yet can’t afford the tuition. In addition, there are other ways to receive tuition discounts and financial aid to offset the cost of tuition.

Home School Opportunities
CCS offers a variety of ways for your children to be educated. The Home to School Connection offers the Menu student program and the Satellite student program, both of which allow you to customize your child’s education to fit your family needs, both in your schedule and in your finances.

Athletics
CCS offers a robust athletic program, offering a plethora of sports for all seasons. Bowling, football, basketball, soccer, track, cross-country, tennis, golf, swimming, softball and volleyball are some of the sports offered at CCS. CCS also offers students the opportunity to use their sport as a P.E. credit when specific requirements are fulfilled.

Academics
According to the CCS website, “Our balanced and thorough academic program lays the groundwork for outstanding achievement in college, career, and beyond. More than that, our students discover their purpose as creative thinkers and servant-leaders within the world. CSS students become informed and transformed.Outcomes Matter. CCS graduates have gone on to succeed both at the biggest state schools as well as some of the most prestigious private universities in the country. CCS alumni are doctors, lawyers, teachers, missionaries, corporate leaders, and graphic designers. Whatever your passion, CCS puts you on the right path.”

One way CCS strives to be a leading Christian School in the nation is through its Digital Conversion. Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, every student in grades 4-12 will have his/her own personal MacBook Air computer in order to foster 21st century learning in the classroom. Grades K-3 will have laptop carts with access to a computer throughout the school day. CCS believes that “through the guiding values and framework of our Strategic Vision Plan, Cincinnati Christian Schools has embarked on an extraordinary and innovative journey in an effort to develop CCS as a leader in 21st Century Christian Education. The school board, administration, parents, and alumni have joined forces to realize a shared vision for a Digital Conversion. The purpose of the Digital Conversion initiative is to employ technology in ways that improve teaching and learning through increased student engagement while teaching the CCS, college ready Course of Study.  It is imperative to note that this project is a curriculum and instruction initiative, not a technology initiative.  Through this paradigm shift in classroom teaching methodology, we are changing the way teachers teach and students learn, while utilizing an awesome set of technology tools.”

Arts
“The curriculum is comprehensive, starting in Kindergarten, and includes courses such as band, choir, clay, painting, photography, stained glass, jewelry, drama, and more. Introductory level courses build upon the foundations in each discipline, while upper level courses offer specialized studies, building upon the experiences of the creative process. Students prepare for the intense competition they will meet in colleges, universities, conservatories, art institutions, and the professional world.” Each spring, the high school drama department performs at the Jarson-Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff Center in downtown Cincinnati.
Curriculum
CCS uses a variety of methods to deliver curriculum to students in grades Preschool through twelve. This includes the 6+1 Writing Traits, Shurley English and Purposeful Design for the Bible curriculum in grades K-6. Spanish is taught to students beginning in kindergarten. The school also offers EMC2 as a challenge program for gifted students, beginning in the 2nd grade. The elementary also uses Trade Town to teach the students financial literacy and the 6th grade students participate in Market Madness each year at the University of Cincinnati with 3,000 other students in the Cincinnati area. The senior high campus offers a large variety of courses, preparing students for college.

Student-teacher ratio: 17:1

Dress Code
Students in grades Preschool-6 are required to wear a solid color polo and bottoms that are navy, khaki or black. The senior high campus allows students to wear any collared shirt with a variety of colors for the bottoms. CCS strives to have students who dress modestly, following biblical principals in attire.
Extra-Curricular Activities and Events
CCS offers different clubs and activities from field trips such as an overnight stay at the Cincinnati Zoo to Chess Club offered to grades K-12. Homecoming, prom, Powder-Puff games and Trade Town are just a few of the exciting activities offered at Cincinnati Christian Schools.

CCS has a 5-star rating in teacher quality, principal leadership and parental involvement according to greatschools.org.

Aldersgate Christian Academy

Mission Statement
“…to train youth in the highest principles of Christian leadership, self-discipline, individual responsibility, personal integrity, and good citizenship.”

Aldersgate Christian Academy is located close to downtown Cincinnati near I-71 and Route 42 (Reading Rd.) in Clifton. Aldersgate serves students in grades K-8.
Tuition
Tuition for a student in grades K-8 is $2670. A student in grades 9-12 pays $3130 All tuition is paid over the course of 10 months.

Extra-curricular activities provided to students at Aldersgate include music, band, student council and athletics.
Dress Code
ACA uses Schoolbelles to provide uniforms for students. Families purchase the uniform directly from Schoolbelles.

Student/Teacher ratio
According to Trulia.com, Aldersgate has a student/teacher ratio of 12:1 and currently has 145 students enrolled in grades K-12. The school offers extended care before and after school to accommodate working parents.

For more information, visit http://aldersgatechristianacademy.webs.com/

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy began in 1989, and has grown to be one the largest private Christian School in Cincinnati. The CHCA Eagles soar in academics as well as in many other areas. Much of the information below is summarized from the CHCA website. Please visit CHCA-oh.org for more information.

Mission Statement
According to CHCA’s website, the mission of the school serves to let the people know that “Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy is a Christ-centered, Non-denominational, College preparatory academy that exists to prepare students intellectually and spiritually for success in higher education and to impact and influence the world according to their unique gifts and talents.” Their core values focus on Christ-centeredness, Academic Excellence, Whole person, Servant Leadership, Outreach/Service, Stewardship, Value of Each Person, Vibrant Sense of Community, Accountability and a Joyful Spirit.

Campuses
CHCA is located in two locations: Armleder Campus serves 155 students in its downtown Cincinnati campus in grades PK -8. The North campus is located in Symmes Township and serves approximately 1,300 students in grades PK-12.The North campus is a 45-acre campus, and Armleder is an” Urban campus in the heart of downtown Cincinnati generously funded by $30 million endowment fund.” The student body is diverse in that students “come to CHCA from 40 local zip codes, 31 students call 13 different countries home, 26% of the student body is racially/ethnically diverse and 22% of students receive tuition assistance.”

The Student/Teacher Ratio is approximately 12:1 across all campuses.

Accreditations and Affiliations
According to CHCA’s website, they are accredited by many organizations including ISACSACSI,NAISOAISCESA. CHCA has been awarded the U.S. Department of Education’s Blue Ribbon Award of Excellence four times and is rated “one of Cincinnati’s Best Private High Schools” according to Cincinnati Magazine.

Academics Overview

  • 18 Advanced Placement courses with 90% A.P. exam pass rate
  • 62% of faculty hold advanced degrees
  • 100% of graduates attend 4-year colleges
  • Class of 2014:14 students were recognized by National Merit Scholarship Corporation and in 2013, 59 students were recognized as A.P. Scholars.
  • In grades 5-8, 76% of students scored in the 90th percentile or above in one or more categories of the qualifying test for the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search

According to Greatschools.org, CHCA received a 4-star rating for teacher quality, principal leadership and parental involvement.

Athletics 
“Win Twice” is the motto of the athletic department at CHCA. They want to win the game, but they want to win by demonstrating Christ in their attitudes on the courts and fields as well. CHCA offers a full athletic program and has facilities that are state of the art. In addition, CHCA athletes have won many athletic championships.

Fine Arts
CHCA offers students a variety of opportunities to participate in all of the fine arts in grades K-12. The high school has a theatre “in-house”, so many fine arts performances take place in the Lindner Theater at the high school on Kemper Road.

Spiritual Life: “Head, Heart and Hands”
CHCA desires for students to own their faith. CHCA recognizes that students come to them “with a range of spiritual perspectives and varying depths of relationship with Christ” and so the school desires to provide a place where faith can grown and blossom into a lifelong relationship with Jesus, one that engages the students’ “head, heart and hands” for the remainder of their lives.

Middletown Christian Schools

Middletown Christian Schools is a premier Kindergarten through Twelfth-grade school in Southwest Ohio, providing academic excellence with a Christ-centered focus for its students. Through its facilities and faculty, Middletown Christian Schools is committed to sustained growth, while drawing its students and support from surrounding areas and supporting churches.

– Middletown Christian Schools Vision Statement

Middletown Christian School began in 1972, as a Ministry of Grace Baptist Church. The school is located right on I-75, close to the Monroe Outlets and Trader’s World. You can see it from the interstate, so you have quick access to the school from the exit. A statement of their beliefs as a school can be located on their website.

Tuition for one year is currently $6336 for the first child, with a discounted rate for additional children who attend MCS. There is a small application fee as well as a $125 curriculum fee for each student.

Denomination Affiliation

Middletown Christian Schools recognizes the authority of God’s Word and exists as a ministry of Grace Baptist Church to assist Christian families in fulfilling their Biblical responsibility to educate their sons and daughters in the light of the Word of God, to develop Christian character, citizenship and a love for God and country.  The doctrinal position of Middletown Christian is that of Grace Baptist Church.

Accreditation

Middletown Christian is affiliated with Association of Christian Schools International. The Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) is a Christian educational organization. According to ACSI, they “advance excellence in Christian schools by enhancing the professional and personal development of Christian educators and providing vital support functions for Christian schools.”

Sports

MCS offers sports for every season. In the fall, they offer soccer, golf, cross-country and volleyball. Winter sports include bowling, basketball, cheerleading and wrestling. Baseball, softball and track & field are offered in the spring season. Football is offered for middle school students.

MCS is part of the Metro Buckeye Conference and the Ohio High School Athletic Association.

Grades

MCS includes Pre-school through 12th grade and has an Early Learning Center that provides childcare from ages 6 weeks through school-aged children.

Curriculum

MCS uses textbooks from A Beka Book® PublicationsBob Jones University Press®, and Saxon® Math.

Dress Code

The dress code includes several options from an approved list of vendors, but you will see students wearing navy bottoms and white, light or navy blue tops. Plaid skirts are included for the girls’ skirt options as well as sweater vests for both girls and boys. The dress code applies to children in grades K-12.

Miami Valley Christian Academy

Mission Statement/History

“Preparing minds and hearts to impact the world for Christ”

MVCA was founded in 1996, after two years of hard work and prayer went into figuring out exactly what kind of Christian school this would be. Miami Valley Christian’s statement of faith was instituted through “its trustees, officers, faculty, staff, students and supporters and is bound in sacred covenant to preserve, defend and practice the ‘faith once delivered unto the saints’”. MVCA is a “non-denominational education organization serving families of the Christian faith.”

School Overview

MVCA serves students in Preschool through 12th grade. According to MVCA’s website, the preschool serves to “Create a learning environment that is safe, nurturing and stimulating.” The preschool offers a full curriculum including math, music and Bible instruction. At both the elementary and high school levels, MVCA, “provides students with academic excellence where Christian values, leadership and discipleship are embraced. Students explore and express their faith in Jesus Christ, master the rigors of engaging academics, and develop a heart for missions.”

Athletics

MVCA offers a vast array of sports to choose from. Baseball, softball, basketball, cheerleading, track, cross-country, football, and volleyball are a few of the sports offered at MVCA. The school is affiliated with OHSAA.

Performing Arts

MVCA offers opportunities for students to be involved in the Performing Arts. The school offers drama, band and choir to students. MVCA also offers a summer drama camp for students who are interested.

Clubs and Extra-Curricular Activities

From National Honor Society to Student Council, MVCA has several opportunities for students in every grade to be involved in some way outside of the classroom. The elementary students have a bird club, where students learn about birds and their habitats. American Heritage Girls is a Christian “girl scouts” club for MVCA’s young ladies to take part in. The school also offers Cub Scouts for the elementary gentlemen in the school.

Visiting the School

MVCA offers a few ways to get your foot in the door to check out the school. Open Houses are offered a couple of times during the school year, and this is a great way for you to check out the school. In addition, the school offers “Rise and Shine” 10-12 times throughout the year where you can come to MVCA at 9:00 am and join a “parent preview day” to get to know the school a bit more intimately. Another offering is “MVCA Mondays” which are offered several times throughout the school year and “Bring a Friend Day”, which allows students to bring a friend along for the entire school day.

Tuition ranges from $6795 to $9645, depending on the grade level of the student. There are scholarship opportunities for students.

Transportation is offered through public schools from many different communities around MVCA.

Mars Hill Academy

Mars Hill Academy is “Cincinnati’s only independent K-12 classical and Christian school.  Part of a growing movement to revive classical and Christian education, Mars Hill is one of just 29 accredited members nationwide of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools.  Learn more about Mars Hill’s founding here.” Mars Hill is located in Mason, Ohio off of I-71 near King’s Island Amusement Park.

Mars Hill Academy “ utilizes the proven classical model of education developed by the ancient Greeks and Romans. Refined through the ages and reintroduced in the United States, this method produces true scholars: students who love to learn, think clearly, listen carefully, reason and write persuasively, and speak precisely. Mars Hill Academy promotes a distinctly Christian worldview. We present all subjects as defined by Christian truth, and lead students to evaluate all human knowledge and experience in light of the Scriptures. Our graduates possess a deep understanding of their world; the ability to discern truth, beauty, and goodness; and the tools to influence the world for God’s glory.

Mission Statement

“Mars Hill Academy exists to assist parents in the duty of covenantal training of their children by offering academic instruction from a consistent, integrated Christian perspective, by equipping our students to learn for themselves using the proven classical method, and by providing them with an orderly and engaging atmosphere conducive to the attainment of our goals.” Check out Mars Hill’s Foundational Documents as you inquire about the school.

Classical Christian Education

“Offering not just a classical approach to education, Mars Hill Academy is a uniquely classical and Christian school. Our entire curriculum is delivered from a Christian worldview deeply rooted in Scripture. The understanding that Christ is the Son of the one true God, that Christianity is true, and that all truth is God’s truth permeates every aspect of a Mars Hill student’s learning experience. Using the Bible as a primary learning tool and the lens through which they view the world around them, MHA students grow in their knowledge, understanding and love for God, and their desire to serve Him in all they do.” Learn more about what a Classical Christian Education is here.

Accreditations

Mars Hill is one of 29 schools accredited through Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS). The primary goal of ACCS is to “promote, establish, and equip schools committed to a classical approach to education in the light of a Christian worldview.”

Student-Teacher Ratio

Mars Hill allows no more than 14 students per kindergarten class, but allows up to 22 students in every other grade at the school.

Art and Athletics

Although Mars Hill provides an academically rigorous environment for its students, MHA also offers students an opportunity for students to excel in the Arts as well as in Athletics.

Athletic Opportunities Include:

  • Basketball –
  • Cross Country
  • Performance Jump Rope
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Art Opportunities Include:

  • Rhetoric choir
  • Chamber singers (grades 9-12)
  • Spring Musical or drama
  • K-12 art classes
  • Men’s and Women’s choirs
  • String Orchestra

Service
MHA focuses on serving others. The students help around the school, but reach out beyond the walls of the school to their community. They reach out and serve the elderly, Ronald McDonald House, Teen Challenge, The Salvation Army and Matthew 25 Ministries.

Tuition

Mars Hill is unique in that it offers tuition depending upon your annual household income. After kindergarten a graduated tuition rate is used.  Tuition ranges from $4589 to $10,124, but is based on your income. The school uses FACTS program in order to assist you in paying your tuition throughout the school year. There are a variety of ways you can pay, including annually and monthly. There is financial aid available and SCRIPS is used to offset the tuition cost as well.

Liberty Bible Academy

Liberty Bible Academy (LBA) was founded in 1984 by Dr. Dean Truesdale. LBA “continues to serve the greater Cincinnati area as a private, nondenominational Christian school to this day. Located on its beautiful campus in Mason, Ohio (Deerfield Township), Liberty Bible Academy continues to assist each student in building a strong academic and spiritual foundation upon which a future of learning and service to Christ can be built.” Liberty Bible Academy serves students in preschool through eighth grade.

Mission Statement

At Liberty Bible Academy, the school strives “to develop academically prepared Christ-like servant leaders, who embrace Christ’s call to transform their world.”

Academics

“Liberty Bible Academy provides an challenging academic program which includes a rigorous study of Bible, literature, grammar, spelling, writing, arithmetic, science, health, history, and geography. Art, music, Spanish, physical education, and computer/technology are also offered at all levels.”

Tuition for grades K-8 is $7104 annually. The cost for preschool varies depending on how many days per week you would like your student to be at LBA. For $5 per hour, there is an extended-day program for students. There are scholarship opportunities and other ways to earn discounts on tuition.

Lunch Program

The hot lunch program is delivered fresh every day from Tano’s Bistro located in Downtown Historical Loveland. The menu offers a variety of options at reasonable prices.

Transportation is offered through the public school transportation busses from Mason, Lakota and Kings.

Spiritual Life is “enhanced by daily Bible classes, weekly chapel times, and a special Spiritual Emphasis Week. Students learn as teachers and guest speakers share with them from the Bible as well as from personal experiences in their own growth as a Christian. Leaders use various resources as tools to engage the students’ understanding. The middle school grades start chapel with Christian praise and worship songs and prayer. A speaker from one of the local churches comes to present scriptural wisdom that’s geared to help the students to be in the world but not of the world as they mature into teens.”

Events and Extras

LBA hosts a banquet each year, located at Christ Church at Mason where over 100 children and over 175 adults are in attendance. In addition, the students participate in reaching out to Veterans and donating shoe boxes full of goodies for children in need around the Christmas season. There are lots of exciting things going on at LBA throughout the school year.

According to greatschools.org, LBA received 5 stars in the areas of teacher quality, principal leadership and parental involvement.

Liberty is known for its diverse student population, with 43% of the student body being of Asian ethnicity, 32% being Caucasian, 18% being African American and 7% Hispanic.

Cornerstone Christian Academy

About Cornerstone

“Cornerstone Christian Academy is a school committed to working hand in hand with Christian Families to educate, inspire and motivate children to become the best they can become academically, spiritually, and socially in a safe, happy environment.  Using the most modern technology, we determine each child’s learning style, weaknesses and strengths and custom make that student’s educational experience as successful as possible. We do this in an environment that lifts up the uniqueness of each God-created child in an atmosphere that promotes confidence and positive social interaction.”

Cornerstone Christian is located in Norwood, Ohio, about 15 minutes from downtown Cincinnati. Norwood is located very close to I-75 and I-71, offering easy access to many places within the Cincinnati area.

Dress Code

The school dress code is quite simple, requiring students to wear a school-approved red shirt that sports the school’s logo. Shirts are purchased through the school store. Bottoms are to be khaki or black and include pants, shorts, as well as skirts for the girls.

Tuition

Annual tuition is $6000, but scholarships are available through many different routes including the John Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, EdChoice and FAST (Financial Assistance for School Tuition)

Extra Curricular Activities include volleyball, cheerleading, piano, band, archery, Lego club and more. Cornerstone also offers a summer camp and you can register to have your child spend his summer (June –August from 9am-4pm) at the camp.

Teacher/Student Ratio
In PK and Kindergarten, there are 5 students to every teacher. Grades 1-3 include small class sizes, typically 1:10 teacher/student ratio. Students in grades 4-8 are taught in the Learning Center throughout the school day. “At the beginning of each day, a student is required to set goals for the day.  The teacher then checks those goals and initials the goal chart.  Any work not completed during the day becomes homework for the night.

Curriculum

“Students work through a series of PACEs rather than text books. Basically this means that the traditional textbook has been broken down into a series of booklets. Each booklet is referred to as a PACE (Packet of Accelerated Education) and a student is expected to cover 60 PACEs in any given school year.   There are four core subject areas covered by the curriculum and a student will work through 12 PACEs in each of these four subjects in the course of one school year.”

The subject areas are:

  • Math
  • English
  • Social Studies (includes History and Geography)
  • Science

“In addition to these core subjects, students take paces in Bible, in Word building and Etymology (linguistics and grammar; origin of words etc.), Literature and Creative Writing. As they progress into the higher levels, they have the opportunity to take electives which might include Modern Languages, Business Maths, College Physical Science, The Bible and Science, Health, Information Computer Technology, Introduction to Missions, Accounting, Typing Skills, Car Mechanics, Speech, Art, Music, Christian Growth and others.”

Cornerstone’s curriculum encourages self-discipline and self-motivation by offering guided instruction and mentor teachers to assist students in learning.

Eden Grove Academy

Eden Grove Academy is a school that provides a Christian education to students in grades Kindergarten through eighth grade. EGA is located off of the Cross County Ronald Regan Highway, close to Hamilton Avenue and Northbend Road near Finneytown. EGA began in 1921, by the Pillar of Fire. “The school began as a boarding school and developed into an interdenominational school for grades Pre-K thru 8th. Eden Grove Academy is a member of the Association of Christian Schools International and has a state charter from the state of Ohio.”

Mission Statement

Eden Grove Academy is a non-denominational Christian school that offers a Christ centered education. Our goal is to develop life-long learners with a Christian-worldview and a passion for God. Check out the information we have here and then call us to schedule a visit. Being a well-established school for many years, they live by their statement of faith and their Philosophy of Education in order to carry out their mission offering a Christ centered education.

Accreditations and Affiliations

Eden Grove is a member of ACSI and chartered in the state of Ohio.

Teacher/student ratio is 1:11 and enrollment for the 2013-2014 school year is 106 for grades K-8.

Academics

According to EGA’s website, their “traditional approach to education is based on the ABeka Book curriculum. This is an excellent research based curriculum that presents content in a lively and memorable format. The textbooks, student materials, and teaching materials are built on a firm foundation of absolute truth. This solid foundation is essential in developing a Christian worldview in our students.”

“Every student is unique and requires individual attention in order to reach their greatest potential. Our small class sizes, intervention specialist, and tutoring opportunities are a few ways in which we individualize the education process for each student.”

Annual tuition for grades K-8 is $4,250. Preschool is $4000. Tuition assistance is offered to families who qualify.

Dress Code

Students who attend Eden Grove Academy are required to wear navy or khaki bottoms and a white or red collared shirt.

Greatschools.org gives Eden Grove Academy a 4-star overall rating and state that over 80% of the student body is of African American ethnicity.

Eden Grove offers a variety of art and music classes including ceramics, dance, music lessons, computer animation and graphics.

Immanuel Lutheran School

Immanuel Lutheran School is located on Main Street in Hamilton, Ohio. Immanuel prides itself in the fact that they “treat your child like our family.”

Tuition is paid over the course of 10 months, and is $441/month for grades 1-8.

Lunch Program Immanuel offers a daily hot lunch for a minimal cost to students.

The school’s dress code simply states that students “should wear modest clothing that is neat, clean and God-pleasing.”

Athletics offered at Immanuel include basketball and cheerleading for grades 4-8.

Fairfield Christian School

Fairfield Christian School is located on Princeton Road in Hamilton, Ohio, about a mile from I-29 Michael A. Fox Highway, north of Cincinnati. The school serves students in grades PK-12.  “Fairfield Christian School (FCS) is a ministry of New Life Vineyard Church.  We believe a strong education lays the foundation for success in life.  At FCS, we believe in educating the whole student.  Our curriculum (ABeka) fosters a love of God and knowledge while providing a broad range of activities to encourage students to reach their maximum potential.  Students thrive and develop confidence in a secure and stimulating environment as they develop spiritually, creatively, physically, and socially.”

Mission Statement

To provide the best possible environment for the attainment of spiritual and academic excellence with an accelerated educational process that puts the Word of God at its center.

Accreditation

Fairfield Christian School is a Chartered Non-Public school that holds a valid charter issued by the State board of education and maintains compliance with the Operating Standards for Ohio’s Schools (Ohio Administrative Code 3301-35-12). Fairfield Christian School is not supported by local or state tax dollars and require the family to pay tuition. A copy of FCS’ Operating standards (Compliance with the ODE) is available in the School office.

Curriculum

Fairfield Christian uses ABeka Curriculum in teaching students. According the to the school’s website, “the A Beka Book approach to Accelerated Christian education keeps learning lively, interesting, and memorable. Our materials reflect sensible theory that is firmly anchored to practicality. ABeka Book materials have been developed as a result of 50 years of actual classroom experience in Pensacola Christian Academy, one of America’s largest and most respected Christian day schools.”

Tuition is based on a 10-month school year and costs $487 per month for grades Preschool-12. There are discounts if multiple students are enrolled in the school. Extended care for before and after school are offered at a cost to the family. For families who need assistance, a financial aid application is available.

Dress Code at Fairfield Christian simply requires students to wear navy, khaki or black bottoms and a red, white or black polo-style shirt must be worn.