Fact Sheet

St. Helen Catholic School

“Living Virtue, Building Character”

MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to provide a structured, nurturing environment that allows each student to grow spiritually, academically, emotionally, and physically. As educators, we accept the challenge of our ministry to model Catholic morals, values, and traditions. Our focus on faith formation and academic excellence prepares the students to be life-long learners who will work to better the world through on-going service.

WE ARE PROUD OF THE FACTS:

  • Established 1954 & staffed by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

  • Member of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati

  • Accredited by Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association, Re accredited in 2013

  • First school in the State of Ohio to be certified a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School

 

WE ARE CATHOLIC:

  • Faith Families: Communities made up of students from preschool-8th grade.

  • Virtue Based Restorative Discipline Certified School

  • Sacraments: Students in 2nd grade have the opportunity to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion. All 8th graders have the opportunity to receive Confirmation.

  • Religious Education: Students are educated in the Catholic Faith, attend Mass weekly and have various opportunities to serve as ministers of our faith such as: servers, cantors, lectors, and Eucharistic Ministers.

 

BASIC INFORMATION:

  • Grade Levels: preschool (part & full time) through 8th grade

  • School Hours: 7:55 am-2:50 pm

  • Extended Care: 6:40 am-7:30 am and 2:50 pm -6 pm

  • School Colors: royal blue and white

  • School Mascot: Hector the Trojan

  • Student to Teacher Ratio: 22/1

  • Lunch: provided by Mad River, free breakfast and free or reduced lunch program available

  • Transportation: Busing is provided in most cases to residents of Beavercreek, Mad River, Dayton, Fairborn

  • Attendance Area: Beavercreek, Mad River, Dayton, Fairborn, Kettering, Huber Heights

 

FACILITY/TECHNOLOGY:

  • Smart boards in most classrooms, laptop cart and tablet cart available for use in individual classrooms,  3rd through 8th grade one-to-one Chromebook ratio, stationary computer lab,  library with 24 additional computers, music room, art room, gym/cafeteria, and playground equipment

 

FACULTY/STAFF:

  • All classroom teachers are state licensed by the Ohio Department of Education.

  • Teachers: 18 K-8 full-time teachers, 2 preschool teachers and 2 preschool aides

  • In addition: Art, Computer, Library, Music, Physical Education, and Spanish Teacher along with a Licensed School Nurse

  • State-Funded Auxiliary Support Staff: Intervention Tutor, 2 Counselors, Speech Therapist and Title 1

 

STUDENTS

  • 2018-2019 Preschool -8th enrollment: 422

  • 61% Catholic, & 39% non-Catholic

  • 2016 GRADUATES: 83% enrolled in Catholic high schools, 17% enrolled in public high schools

 

CURRICULUM: Areas of study are based on standards from the State of Ohio and determined by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati to include Religion, Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, Art, Computer Skills, Music and Physical Education

 

TESTING: Standardized testing grades 3-8, ACRE Religion Test grades 5 & 8, OAA Grade 3, Iowa grades 2-7

 

SPECIAL PROGRAMS:  Accelerated Mathematics, Carroll High School Math, Into to Spanish Grades Preschool through 3rd, Title I

 

ANNUAL EVENTS: Grandparents’ Day, Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Geography Bee, Art & Talent Show, Spring Musical, Everybody Counts Week, Open House, Catholic Schools Week, Field Day, Trojan Trot, Book Fair, St. Helen Night at the Dayton Dragons Game, various field trips and other enrichment opportunities

 

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Students are invited to participate in a number of activities including SAY and CYO sports, scouts, choir, band and more.

 

EDUCATION COSTS: Tuition (Parishioner): $3,160, Tuition (Non-Parishioner): $4,650, Preschool (Variety of Schedules): $2,800-$4,000, Registration Fee: $70 per family, (*Cost per pupil is $5150 for grades K-8. St Helen Parish's subsidy enables us to charge less than the per pupil cost.)   

 

FINANCIAL AID: Financial Aid is available to families who qualify. Parish Families may apply using the FACTS Financial Aid process. St Helen also participates in The EdChoice Scholarship Program.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT: Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), Booster Club, Marketing Committee,  and various volunteer opportunities

 

MORE INFORMATION:
Miss Christine Buschur
St. Helen School
5086 Burkhardt Road
Riverside, Ohio 45431
Office: (937) 256-1761
Email: cbuschur@sthelenschl.org
Website: www.sthelenschl.org

Calls regarding enrollment are welcome at any time of the school year. Contact the Marketing Director, Lisa Larocca, at 937.256.1761 Ext 111 or email at llarocca@sthelenschl.org.

Updated: January 14, 2019

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About St. Helen School

Since its opening in 1954, St. Helen School strives to promote the spiritual and intellectual development of every student.  First in the State of Ohio to be certified as a Virtue Based Restorative Discipline School, students are educated in the Catholic Faith, prepared for the sacraments, and attend weekly Mass. St. Helen, located in Riverside, Ohio, is a community that celebrates diversity and welcomes families from areas including BeavercreekDaytonFairbornHuber HeightsRiverside, and military families from Wright Patterson Air Force Base.