Message from our Principal

Dear Wonderful Families,

St. Helen is a Catholic Elementary School serving students from preschool through 8th grade. We take pride in empowering our students to achieve success: academically, emotionally, and most importantly spiritually. Each element is significant to the growth of the complete person, yet the development of spirituality is the basis upon which we build. Our goal is to help each child develop self-discipline through a virtue-based restorative approach.

Virtue is a part of our everyday lessons and students are challenged to live a virtuous life through word and action. The guiding principles of Virtue Based Restorative Discipline are: devoting ourselves to living virtuously, supporting others in living virtuously, committing to constructive thoughts, words, and actions, when faced with trials or disagreements, finding solutions that promote virtue.

Advantages:
 

  • Celebration of the Eucharist weekly

  • Virtue-based teaching by a dedicated and highly qualified staff

  • Resource teacher, school nurse and counselor on staff

  • Test scores at or above the Archdiocesan average

  • Fully integrated curriculum including Art, Computers, Music, Physical Education, Spanish

  • Computer lab, wireless laptop cart, tablets as well as Smartboards in each classroom

  • Honors Algebra and Algebra 1 available at Carroll High School for 8th graders

  • Introduction to Spanish for grades Preschool through 3rd grade

  • Spanish for grades 4th through 8th grade

  • Individual Chromebooks for each 3rd – 8th grader

  • Club Week Enrichment each spring

  • Affordable tuition, including a parishioner rate

  • On-site extended care available in the morning and afternoon
     

 Extra Curriculars:
 

  • School Clubs

  • Sports Programs

  • Scouts for boys and girls
     

Family Involvement:
 

  • Parent Teacher Organization

  • Everybody Counts Program

  • Playground and cafeteria supervision

  • Library and computer aides

  • Classroom helpers

  • Booster Club
     

Catholic Education was so important to St. Helen Parish that its very first effort was to build its school. The education of our young people continues as a top priority for us. We thank you for considering the St. Helen Parish and School Community and look forward to serving your family in the near future.

Blessings,


Christine Buschur
Principal
St. Helen Catholic School


“Living Virtue, Building Character”


5086 Burkhardt Road
Riverside, Ohio 45431
Office: (937) 256-1761
Email: cbuschur@sthelenschl.org

Updated on January 3, 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.