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A List of Questions from Prospective Families and Current Families

Where is the school located?

MTCES is located southeast of the intersection of Yankee and Millikin Roads in Liberty Township. Mother Teresa Ln. can be accessed from Yankee, south of Millikin and north of Princeton

What grades are available?

Mother Teresa offers a full K-8 program, with 4 kindergarten classes, three classes in grade 1, and two classes per grade from second through eighth. The opening of the new academic wing in 2016 allows for the gradual addition of more classes over the next several years.

What are the class sizes?

MTCES currently has an enrollment of 495 children. Average class size is 26 students per class for first through eighth and 16-18 students in Kindergarten.

What are school hours?

School hours are from 7:45 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. All-school morning prayer starts promptly at 7:45 a.m.

What is tuition?

Tuition for the 2016-17 school year is $4,300/child.

Do students wear uniforms?

Students wear a uniform consisting of navy pants/shorts, light blue/white polo shirts, and skorts or uniform plaid jumper/skirt for the girls.

Is MTCES affiliated with a parish?

The school is an independent, private Catholic school with no direct financial association with any parish, though we draw students from many parishes including St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. John the Evangelist, and Our Lady of Sorrows.

Is busing available?

Currently, Lakota (outside a 1-mile radius from MTCES), Mason, and Monroe provide bus service to MTCES.

Is there a hot lunch program?

We offer students a daily hot lunch. Students may also “brown bag” their lunches.

Do you have afterschool care?

MTCES offers a Latchkey program for students from 2:20-6:00 p.m. The current cost is $4.00/hour.

What is the registration process?

New family registration begins at Open House on January 29, 2017 and runs through February 24, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Registration materials for the 2017-18 school year will be posted to the web site on January 27. Families must submit a completed Registration Form, Parish & Volunteer Documentation Form, Volunteer Opportunities Form, a copy of the child’s birth and baptismal certificates, and a $150 deposit (per family, not per child) that will be applied toward tuition. Students are admitted according to a set of criteria, not on a first come, first serve basis. The admission policy is outlined in the Registration Packet. MTCES will notify families by letter mid-March if their child has been offered a position.

What is the curriculum used at MTCES?

MTCES follows the Graded Course of Study developed by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and approved by the State of Ohio.

What grade levels take standardized tests?

Grades 2 and 5 take the Iowa Basic Cognitive Standardized Tests and Grades 3, 4, 5, and 6 take the Iowa Basic Achievement Standardized Tests. These tests are taken in the spring.

What technology is available to the students?

MTCES has a full computer lab and all students have Technology class once a week. We are a Google School: students have a school email account with access to Google Drive. Every junior high student has an iPad or Chromebook. MTCES has one Chromebook for every two students in grades 4-6 for classroom use. Every K-3 classroom has six Chromebooks and six iPads.

What opportunities do students have to participate in religion at MTCES?

Students gather for prayer every morning and pray the Rosary during October and May. Each day closes with prayer led by Principal Sr. Anne.

MTCES students plan, lead, and participate in Mass twice a month and on Holy Days. They also plan and participate in several prayer services. Students are servers, lectors, Eucharistic ministers, and are involved in Music Ministry.

MTCES has an annual school-wide retreat, Seder Meal, and Stations of the Cross during Lent.

Are all teaching staff credentialed?

All of our faculty members are fully certified with over 60% holding a Master's Degree. Four of our faculty members hold both a Master's Degree and are recognized at Master Teachers, an Ohio Department of Education program related to licensure.

Are special services available to students?

Our auxiliary services staff includes three Intervention Specialists, a Reading Specialist, a Speech/Language Pathologist, two counselors, and six intervention aides.

Are there extracurricular activities or clubs available to students?

There are a variety of after school enrichment opportunities available for students. These include Cub Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Music Ministry, Band, Lego Club, Webby Dance, and TaeKwonDo. 7th and 8th grade Junior National Honor Society students offer free tutoring to students in all grade levels. MTCES also has a few invitational after school programs. For more information on these and other extracurriculars, click here.

What outreach programs do students participate in during the school year?

Students are involved in various outreach programs including: food drives for Reach Out Lakota and St. Raphael food pantry, Hawthorne Glen Adopt-a-Grandparent, and fundraisers for the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament Orphanage in Haiti. Student Council also chooses different charities to support monthly. The 7th and 8th grade students plan parties and activities for an inner-city Hamilton elementary school.

What high schools do graduates attend?

The majority of MTCES graduates choose to attend Badin, Fenwick, Moeller, Mount Notre Dame, St. Xavier, or Ursuline Acedamy.

Can parents volunteer at the school?

Involvement of our parents not only builds community but also helps to keep tuition costs down. We ask families to volunteer a minimum of 30 hours per year.

Is it true that you are expanding?

Yes!

MTCES has made room for more families seeking a Catholic education for their children. We opened our new 22,000 sq. ft. educational wing for the 2016-17 school year. The building enables the school to grow slowly over the next several years. 

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