“Cardinal Pacelli has enriched our children’s lives in more ways than we can describe. The sense of community, friendship, and education that they have received has been a true blessing to our family. Every child is made to feel like a part of something special at school. If we did it all over again, we would choose Pacelli every time.”

-Jessica and Brent Messmer

Cardinal Pacelli Celebrates Catholic Education! The dynamic and active learning environment at Cardinal Pacelli challenges students to think critically, solve problems and become responsible leaders. We celebrate the gift of a Pacelli education during Catholic Schools Week, January 29—February 4, 2023. Open Enrollment begins February 1, 2023. Please contact Julie Florio, our Enrollment Coordinator at 321-1048 ext. 14 or florio_j@cardinalpacelli.org to schedule a personal tour.

2023 Catholic Schools Week Open House
Sunday, January 29, 2023
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
All are welcome & tours will be be available!

School Website Phone: 513-321-1048

About Our School

Awards: National Blue Ribbon School

Enrollment: 402 students; Preschool through Grade 8

Retention rate: 95%

Average Class Size: 20

Principal: Mrs. Terri Cento

School Hours:

  • K-8: 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Half-day Kindergarten: 7:50 – 11:50 a.m.
  • Pre-K: 7:50 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Pre-K Enrichment: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    • (2-5 day options available)
  • Before Care: 7:00 – 7:50 a.m.
  • After School Care: 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.

Uniforms: Yes

Accreditation: Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association

Assessment: Iowa Test

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

Graduates Attend: St. Ursula Academy, St. Xavier, Moeller, Ursuline Academy, McNicholas, Purcell Marian, Summit Country Day, Walnut Hills


  • Small class sizes allow for personalized instruction
  • Well-rounded, Catholic-centered educational program including Spanish in grades 4-8
  • Brand new Pacelli Playfield and Outdoor Learning Space with turf soccer field, modern playsets, basketball and pickleball court
  • Integrated technology including SMART Boards, document cameras, iPads, Windows 10 laptops and Chromebooks
  • Vibrant arts curriculum, including choir, plays, band and Cafeteria Concert series
  • Opportunities to lead, explore and grow through student-led community service projects, after school selective electives, athletics and more
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