Cincinnati Family Magazine

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February 27, 2024

What’s New with the Schools?

Here is some monthly, educational news you can use!

There’s so much happening at our local private schools!

5936 Ridge Ave., Cincinnati | 513-458-6767
With the addition of a new STEAM learning lab, students can enjoy expanded science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics lessons including cross curricular and hands-on activities. The new Global Education Program prepares students to be global citizens. Delegations of students in grades 5 – 8 will travel to the Netherlands, India, and Poland to stay with host families and experience life with Dutch, Indian, and Polish families. Visitors from these countries will then visit Nativity School to help the students create lasting friendships from around the world.

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Tom Barhorst is the new K – 8 principal. Barhorst served as principal of Ursuline Academy from 2010 – 19. He has a Master of Science degree with a major in educational leadership from the University of Dayton and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Xavier University. Rockwern has received a significant preschool expansion grant from the Legacy Heritage Preschool Project; thanks to this grant, three new classrooms will open in August 2020. There’s also an inspirational new mural reflecting school values and priorities has been painted in the office.

Doherty Campus
2726 Johnstone Place, Cincinnati | 513-728-2320
Hillsdale Campus
5400 Red Bank Road, Cincinnati | 513-728-2400 New this year is the Schiff Center, which opened in May and houses classrooms and a performing arts facility. The new Field House opened in August, which is used for physical education classes, practice and athletic events. The campus received major renovations including two new playgrounds, upgrades to the science lab, makerspace, cafeteria, gymnasium, outdoor learning and garden space. The school also achieved record enrollment, with 190 new students in fall 2019, and the school’s highest graduating senior class this year, 102 students.

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Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).