Fast Facts

K -8 ENROLLMENT

  • Students come from 8 school districts, 68 elementary or middle schools and 28 zip codes
  • Students come from 14 parishes, with 75% of students coming from St. Michael Parish
  • School Day begins at 7:55 a.m. and ends at 2:50 p.m. with drop-off at 7:40 and dismissal at 3:00 p.m.
  • Aftercare is available until 6 p.m.
  • Bus transportation available for most areas of the Worthington, Olentangy, Columbus and Dublin public school districts, funding reimbursement for transportation from areas of Westerville
  • Approximately 375 students in K-8
  • K-8: 2 of each and 3 kindergarten
  • Average class size: 22 in 1st – 8th Grade
  • Average kindergarten size: 14

Full Day and Part Time Pre-Kindergarten are Available

 

FACULTY

  • Nearly 25 faculty members and over 30 staff members support our students
  • Average years of experience in our teachers: 11
  • Diversity of vocations present: lay teachers, single and married, lay consecrated, religious sisters and diocesan priests
  • Teachers’ Aides in every K-2 classroom with additional 3-8 support
  • Two Intervention Specialists
  • Reading Specialist, Speech Pathologist, and Psychologist
  • Full time Counselor
  • Technology Integration Specialist
  • Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist serve as principal and teachers

 

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS AND OHIO TEST RESULTS from Terra Nova (2018)

  • In 2018, our students outperformed their peers nationally by 8-14% in every grade tested
  • Over 35% of our middle school students achieved 95% or higher on one of their Terra Nova tests, whether that be in Math, Reading, Social Studies or Science
  • Nearly 30% of middle school students scored 95% or higher on math
  • Graduating class typically receives a total of $40-$75,000 in scholarships to high school

 

ACADEMIC ELECTIVE ENRICHMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • K-8 Physical Education
  • K-5 Spanish
  • 6-8 Electives for Latin, Spanish Language or Extra ELA
  • K-8 Art with additional Art Electives for 5-8 in Art History and Techniques
  • K-4 Music
  • 5th Grade Music Electives in Band and Choir
  • 6-8 Music Electives in Musical Theater (Spring Play), Band, Mass Choir, Drum Ensemble
  • Technology Integration utilizing the research-based T.I.M. approach for student centered-learning
  • K-5 Science COSI on Wheels
  • 6-8 Student Microsoft 365 Accounts for real-world application of tools for high school and career
  • Science Fair, History Day, Art Show, Christmas Music Concert

 

FAITH FORMATION

  • Weekly Mass with classes and All School Mass monthly
  • Daily School Prayer with Student-led Virtue Reflections
  • 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 catechesis to put virtues into action in service of others
  • Service Opportunities with Parish Outreach including St. Vincent de Paul, Respect Life
  • Service Activities in Support of Our Veterans with Veteran’s Day Assembly
  • Sodality (Middle School Girls) and Virtus in Christo (Middle School Boys) in honor of Our Lady
  • Middle School faith formation small groups
  • 7th Grade Leadership Camp
  • 8th Grade March for Life pilgrimage to Washington, D.C.
  • 8th Grade Confirmation Retreat

 

SPORTS, FINE ARTS and Extracurricular Activities

  • K-8 Soccer
  • Grades 4-8: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, Football, Golf, Softball, Track, Volleyball
  • Writer’s Pot, Art Competitions, Biztown and Invention Convention
  • Student Council
  • Spanish Culture Class
  • Technology and Sound Crew