Fast Facts

K -8 ENROLLMENT

  • Approximately 400 students in K-8 as of 10/31/2017
  • 52% male, 48% female
  • Students come from 9 different school districts
  • School Day begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:45 p.m.
  • Aftercare is available until 6 p.m.
  • Bus transportation available for students living in most areas of the Worthington, Olentangy, Columbus and Dublin public school districts.
  • K-8: 2 of each and 3 kindergarten
  • Average class size: 25 in 1st – 8th Grade
  • Average kindergarten size: 16

Full Day and Part Time Pre-Kindergarten is Available

FACULTY

  • Nearly 30 faculty members and over 30 staff members support our students
  • Average homeroom size: 25;
  • 62% teachers hold advanced degrees
  • Average years of experience teach experience in our teachers: 11
  • Diversity of vocations on staff: lay teachers, single and married, lay consecrated, religious sisters and diocesan priests
  • Teachers’ Aides in every K-2 classroom with additional 3-8 support
  • Reading Specialist, Speech Pathologist, and Psychologist/Counselor
  • Intervention Specialist on-site full time
  • Technology Integration Specialist for faculty training and advancement of student-centered learning
  • English/Language Arts Specialist/Academic Assistant Teacher
  • Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND OHIO TEST RESULTS 2016

  • Overall students outperformed their peer group on the national average by 10-20%.
  • Over 30% of middle school students achieved 95% or higher on one of their Terra Nova tests (Math, Reading, Social Studies, Science)
  • Nearly 20% of middle school students scored 95% or higher on the math section, with an average score of 98%.
  • Graduating class typically receive $40-$75,000 in scholarships to local Catholic High Schools

ACADEMIC HIGHLIGHTS

  • K- 8 Art, Physical Education, Spanish
  • ELA Enrichment/Lab
  • Science Fair and Science COSI on Wheels
  • History Fair
  • K-4 Music
  • Electives for Latin Language, World Mythology, Band and Choir (5-8) and Mass Choir (7-8)
  • Additional Art Classes for 5-8 in Art History and Techniques
  • 7th Grade Outdoor Camp and 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat at the Damascus/CYSC Campus
  • Technology Integration utilizing the T.I.M approach for student centered-learning
  • 6-8 Access to Student Microsoft 365 Accounts for real-world application of research and writing

FAITH FORMATION

  • Daily School Prayer
  • Mass Weekly with Class and Monthly with All School
  • Education in Virtue-Disciple in Christ® faith formation and curriculum
  • K - 3 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium
  • Sacramental Preparation – 1st Penance, 1st Holy Communion, Confirmation
  • Family Days – multi-grade All School activities, catechesis and service learning
  • For Middle School: Sodality (Girls) and Virtus in Christo (Boys)
  • March for Life in Washington, D.C.

SPORTS, FINE ARTS and EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITES

  • Grades 4-8: Basketball, Football, Track, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Cross-Country, Cheerleading
  • Power of the Pen, Speech Club
  • Student Council
  • Music, Band and Choir
  • Spanish Culture Class
  • Technology and Sound Crew