Cardinal Pacelli School

Cardinal Pacelli School

Cardinal Pacelli School, the Catholic elementary school of Our Lord Christ the King Church, offers a balanced approach to education based on the intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. Students learn within a thriving parish community where small classes, Blue Ribbon academics, Christian values, and an atmosphere of nurturing provide a solid foundation for future success.  The quality of Pacelli’s educational programs are the result of a commitment to excellence. We are pleased to offer Spanish in grades K-8, integrated technology and a new science lab, a test preparation class for 8th graders, and numerous opportunities for service-learning projects, such as our Ghana Health Insurance Project with the Obuasi Diocese in Ghana.

Awards: National Blue Ribbon School

Enrollment: 370, Grades Preschool – 8

Average Class Size: 20

Principal: Terri Cento

School Hours

K-8: 7:50 am – 2:30 pm

Half-day Kindergarten: until 11:50 am

Pre-K: 8:00 am – 11:00 am

3-4 Pre-K: 12:15 pm – 2:45 pm

After School Care: Until 6:00 pm

Uniforms: Yes

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Assessment: Iowa Test

Geographic Orientation: 88% of students live in Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Mt. Washington, and Anderson

Graduates Attend: St. Ursula, St. Xavier, Moeller, Ursuline, McNicholas, Mt. Notre Dame, Purcell Marian, Roger Bacon,  Summit, and Walnut Hills


Superior facilities in an appealing neighborhood setting. Spacious parish center, newly renovated school offices, and addition of kindergarten rooms, library, and science room.

Integrated technology including, laptop carts, new computer lab, and classrooms equipped with Whiteboards, SMART Boards, document cameras, proectors, and digital microscopes Robust Parent-Teacher Organization. 97% of families volunteer through PTO sponsored events.

Vibrant arts curriculum, including artist-in-residence program, band, and student-produced musical productions.

Community Service including Christmas Kindness, Ghana Health Insurance Project, and school/parish Recycling effort.

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Cardinal Pacelli Advisory Committee

The purpose of this committee is to help formulate policy for Cardinal Pacelli School. It is advisory to the principal and the pastor.  The committee is not set up to address parental concerns about the school (these must be directed to the teacher, the principal, and the pastor, in that order).  The Cardinal Pacelli Advisory Committee is related to the Parish Education Commission.  The Committee consists of six discerned members of the parish and ex-officio members—pastor, principal, faculty representative and PTO and Athletic Commission presidents. Interested parties may address the Committee after making a written request to be placed on the agenda in advance of the meeting.

President: Chris Habel