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 grades 1-5; and two classes per grade from sixth 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 564 children. Average class size is 25 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 2021-22 school year is $5,080/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 an Extended Care program for students from 2:20-6:00 p.m. The current cost is $5/hour.

What is the registration process?

Click here to access registration materials. 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. 

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 3-7 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. All 3rd-8th grade students have access to a Chromebook. All kindergarten through grade two classrooms share a set of Chromebooks and iPads. The library and intervention classrooms each have five Chromebooks.

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 the principal.

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. We have a Campus Minister on staff.

Are all teaching staff credentialed?

All of our faculty members are licensed. Two 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 two Intervention Specialists, two Reading Specialists, a Speech/Language Pathologist, two counselors, and three 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, Choir, Band, Robotics 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 two community service-focused groups (Random Acts of Kindness for grades 3-6 and Magnified Giving for grades 7-8). 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, Hawthorne Glen Adopt-a-Grandparent, and collections for the homeless and Respect Life. 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?


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 few years. 

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Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School
7197 Mother Teresa Lane* | Liberty Township, OH 45044   513.779.6585
This school complies with The Decree on Child Protection which is promulgated by the Archbishop of Cincinnati.
MTCES has 563 students in grades K-8 as of October 31, 2020. 
Based on the formal requirements set by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, all Mother Teresa employees as well as volunteers who have contact with children as part of their duties, are required to set up and maintain a VIRTUS account.  The VIRTUS program includes a Protecting God’s Children Awareness Session as well as a background check. In addition, employees complete a BCI and FBI check in accordance with our accreditation through the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association.

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