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
Mother Teresa offers a full K-8 program, with 4 kindergarten classes, three classes in grades 1 and 2, and two classes per grade from third through eighth. The opening of the new academic wing in 2016 allows for the gradual addition of more classes over the next several years.
MTCES currently has an enrollment of 517 children. Average class size is 26 students per class for first through eighth and 16-18 students in Kindergarten.
School hours are from 7:45 a.m. – 2:20 p.m. All-school morning prayer starts promptly at 7:45 a.m.
Tuition for the 2017-18 school year is $4,430/child.
Students wear a uniform consisting of navy pants/shorts, light blue/white polo shirts, and skorts or uniform plaid jumper/skirt for the girls.
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.
Currently, Lakota (outside a 1-mile radius from MTCES), Mason, and Monroe provide bus service to MTCES.
We offer students a daily hot lunch. Students may also “brown bag” their lunches.
MTCES offers a Latchkey program for students from 2:20-6:00 p.m. The current cost is $4.50/hour.
New family registration begins at Open House on January 28, 2018. Registration materials for the 2018-19 school year will be posted to the web site at the end of January 2018. 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.
MTCES follows the Graded Course of Study developed by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and approved by the State of Ohio.
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.
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.
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.
All of our faculty members are fully certified with over 60% holding a Master's Degree. Three 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.
Our auxiliary services staff includes three Intervention Specialists, two Reading Specialists, a Speech/Language Pathologist, two counselors, and intervention aides.
There are a variety of after school enrichment opportunities available for students. These include Cub Scouts, American Heritage Girls, Music Ministry, Band, DNA Club, 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.
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.
The majority of MTCES graduates choose to attend Badin, Fenwick, Moeller, Mount Notre Dame, St. Xavier, or Ursuline Acedamy.
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.
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.