Regional Catholic School - Our Lady of Grace

As a result of our efforts to continue to provide an affordable, quality Catholic education for our children, St. Therese Little Flower Parish, along with the parishes of St. Ann in Groesbeck, St. Margaret Mary in North College Hill, and Assumption in Mt. Healthy, joined together in 2008 to establish a new regional school.

Our Lady of Grace Catholic School (OLG) was established as an entity operated by the four covenant parishes. It is located on the St. Ann Parish campus at 2940 West Galbraith Rd. in Groesbeck.

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Archdiocesan Decree on Child Protection

OLG Education Commission - The purpose of the advisory Education Commission is to work in close collaboration with the school administration and to assist in initiating, developing, and recommending policies to the school administration and the juridical pastor that will enable Our Lady of Grace School to accomplish its goals and objectives.

Membership shall consist of the following voting members:
1. The pastors from the member parishes. One of the pastors will serve as the Juridical Pastor for a one-year term, selected by the pastors of the member parishes.
2. One or two lay members from each covenant parish (appointed by the pastor).
3. No layperson employed by the school or any covenant parish involved in the regional school shall be a voting member of the Education Commission.

2016/17 members:
Current members:
Assumption Jennifer Ludwig
Little Flower Colleen Harden and Mandy Elmer
St. Ann Kate Romanello-Jones and Amy Greenlee
St. Margaret Mary Jeff Dietrich, Carrie White 
Private Vanessa Perry
Pastors: Rev. Thomas McCarthy
Rev. Patrick McMullen
Juridical Pastor Rev. Jerry Gardner
Principal Mandy Kirk
Business Manager Mike Desmier
Teacher Rep. Amanda Khambatta


A copy of the complete Education Commission Constitution is available at Our Lady of Grace School and at each covenant parish for your review.


Mission - The mission of Our Lady of Grace School is to create an environment in which every student, teacher, and staff member has the opportunity to individually and collectively fulfill the spiritual, academic, social, artistic, and physical potential given to them by God. We uphold the dignity of each member of our community and take intentional actions to bring about the common good. We understand that our success is only complete when we all are moving along the path of becoming the best versions of ourselves.

Philosophy of Education - “The Educational mission of the church is an integrated ministry embracing three interlocking dimensions: message, community, and service. Catholic schools afford the fullest and best opportunity to realize this threefold purpose of education among children and young people.” (NCCB, To Teach as Jesus Did, 101)

In light of this Church document, Our Lady of Grace School is committed to the education of children, in partnership with parents/guardians who recognize that, for people of faith, the wisdom and culture transmitted by a school find their fullest expression within the Gospel call of love and service. Our Lady of Grace strives to enable each student:

To understand himself/herself as an individual rooted deeply in a relationship with God, and that this relationship with God has implications for his/her relationships with others as well as themselves.
To thrive spiritually, socially, physically, academically, and artistically.
To ask important questions in all aspects of their education, so that they experience the joy found in learning driven by personal inquiry.
To acquire the capacity to think critically and develop the communication skills necessary to effectively present those thoughts.
To demonstrate personal responsibility and self-discipline while enjoying and enhancing a safe educational environment free from concern for one’s physical, emotional, and psychological safety.
To experience opportunities that allows them to discover and nurture their God given gifts.
To be leaders of character who strive to improve the world around them.
To develop in themselves the Christian virtues of justice and charity so they can see and respond to the needs of others.
To benefit from caring leadership, competent teaching, and cooperative endeavors with parents/guardians and the community.

Registration
Registration deadlines will be announced in late January. Priority registrations are in effect only during the identified registration periods. The registration fee must accompany the registration, and this amount will be deducted from the following year’s tuition.

Tuition Policy Requirements
The Education Commission recommends tuition and fees to the Juridical Pastor and the Finance Commissions of the covenant parishes. Each family is expected to contribute to the cost of Catholic education by paying tuition.

Tuition payment plans are available through FACTS Management. If additional financial aid is needed due to an emergency, please contact the business manager of the covenant parish in which you are registered (if you are a non-parishioner, please contact the business manager of Our Lady of Grace School).

Tuition refunds are prorated based on the date the student withdraws from school.

Students may be denied the right to classes and report cards if tuition is delinquent and no contact has been made.

Our Lady of Grace students will not be admitted to classes in the following school year if the tuition to date is not paid or other arrangements have not been made with the business manager. No student records will be forwarded to another school until all fees and tuition have been paid in full.

In-Parish Tuition
In-parish tuition rates are charged to participating families of covenant parishes*. A participating family is defined as parents and/or guardians (or at least one parent/guardian) who:

Possess a Certificate of Covenant Parish Registration from one of the covenant parishes. Certificates of Covenant Parish Registration are distributed through the office of the covenant parish in which you are registered, and must be presented to the OLG enrollment officer at the time of enrollment.
Are practicing Catholics who worship at weekend liturgies at their covenant parish on a regular basis, are raising their children as Catholics, and are actively involved in their current covenant parish. Families are expected to participate in covenant parish activities. There are a number of these activities available, such as church ministry and fundraising programs benefiting their covenant parish.
Offer meaningful financial support to their OLG covenant parish, using church envelopes or other recordable methods. Each family must determine their level of weekly offering, based on their means, with consideration for the fact that in-parish tuition covers only part of the cost of educating their child/children. Families who cannot contribute due to financial hardship are still required to place their offering envelope in the collection each week. Families who donate through electronic funds transfer are also required to place an empty offering envelope in the collection each week.


*OLG Covenant parishes: St. Ann-Groesbeck, St. Margaret Mary-North College Hill, Assumption-Mt. Healthy, and St. Therese Little Flower-Mt. Airy

Prior to registration at OLG, the applicable covenant parish will verify membership by presenting eligible parishioners a Certificate of Covenant Parish Registration.

The individual OLG parishes will monitor the participating school family requirements semi-annually and families who do not meet the requirements will be charged out-of-parish tuition. 

Tuition aid is available to participating school families suffering economic hardship. Families requesting tuition aid should complete a P.S.A.S. form. This form and instructions can be found on the OLG website at www.olgcs.org. Each OLG covenant parish establishes its own guidelines, and determines eligibility and level of tuition aid to be granted to its member families.

Out-of-Parish Tuition
Out-of-parish tuition will be charged to:
Non-Participating Families - Families who do not meet the requirements outlined above.
Non-Parishioner Families

Our Lady of Grace School Organizations
Our Lady of Grace School Athletic Association (OLGAA) provides wholesome recreational and athletic programs, fields and facilities for the four covenant parishes. They encourage, in all programs, a Christian environment, with particular emphasis on participation and developing teamwork, good sportsmanship and high moral standards. Programs are available for youth and adults. These programs are supported through fundraising events and personal involvement.

The Our Lady of Grace parent/teacher organization (PTO) promotes communication and provides additional sources of revenue that will benefit the students of Our Lady of Grace School. The PTO e-mail address is pto@olgcs.org.

Cub Scouts teaches boys in grades 1-5 love of God, country and self. They are encouraged to do their best at all times. Activities include family outings, hiking, campouts, fossil hunts, day camp, compass reading, knot tying, etc. Contact Our Lady of Grace School for Cub Scout meeting information.




Welcome to OLG's new principal!

Mrs. Mandy Kirk has accepted the position of principal at Our Lady of Grace School starting July 1. Mrs. Kirk comes to OLG with 17 years of experience in education as a teacher leader in grades preschool through high school. She has shown a strong commitment to Catholic education in her current roles as mentor, Leadership Team member, and middle school English and Reading teacher at Cardinal Pacelli School. Mrs. Kirk is a graduate of Xavier University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Master of Education in Reading with an additional graduate certification in Educational Leadership.

In addition to her professional experiences, Mrs. Kirk joins Our Lady of Grace School while serving on the athletic booster and youth football executive boards in her hometown of Milford, Ohio. She also volunteers in the Parish Religious Education Program at St. Andrew the Apostle Church. Mrs. Kirk and her husband Steve have three children, Shelby, Danny, and Eli. 
   Mrs. Kirk is looking forward to working with the students, parents, and staff to help fulfill the spiritual, academic, social, artistic and physical potential given to them by God.
Mrs. Kirk meets OLG students

Mandy Kirk, OLG's new principal, met some OLG students who were participating in a track meet in Milford.

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