“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 School, the Catholic elementary school of Our Lord Christ the King Church in Mt. Lookout, Cincinnati, offers a holistic 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 a nurturing atmosphere 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 6-8, integrated technology throughout grades K-8, a fully-equipped science lab, student government, and a variety opportunities for service projects within the school and together with our parish of Our Lord Christ the King.

School Website Phone: 513-321-1048

Thursday, November 11 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Informational Session in The Cross and Crown Atrium

Friday, November 12 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Informational Session followed by School Tour
The Cross and Crown Atrium

January Catholic Schools Week Open House
Sunday, January 30, 2022
Cardinal Pacelli School will be open from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
*Join us for the 10:30 a.m. Mass prior

About Our School

Awards: National Blue Ribbon School

Enrollment: 375 students; Preschool through Grade 8

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 individual instruction
  • Well-rounded, Catholic-centered educational program including foreign language in 6-8
  • Integrated technology including SMART Boards, document cameras, iPads, Windows 10 laptops and Chromebooks
  • Vibrant arts curriculum, including choir, band and student-produced musical productions
  • Opportunities to lead, explore and grow through student-led community service projects, after school selective electives, athletics and more
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