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3660 Vineyard Place
Cincinnati, OH 45226

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(513) 871-7218
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February 09, 2015
- Rigorous academic standards - Individualized learning environment, where each student can maximize his/her potential - The teachers really care about each child and want each student to succeed - The spiritual and community aspects of SUV positively influence the students and prepare them to be well-rounded insightful and thoughtful people.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2015
St. Ursula Villa is the complete package in my opinion. My kids are receiving a top-notch education, are surrounded by a supportive community, and benefit from excellent extracurricular classes (music, art, language..). My children are thriving in the environment the Villa has created and as parents, we feel a powerful sense of community with fellow parents and school teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2014
St Ursula Villa is a family....my children are supported by not only their teachers, but by their peers and family community. Not only do the teachers encourage them to do their best - they SUPPORT them in doing so. We could not be happier to have our children in a positive, thriving and loving school.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2014
We couldn't be happier with our choice to send our children to St. Ursula Villa. They are thriving socially, academically and spiritually! We strongly feel the Villa is the best value in Catholic grade schools in Cincinnati and are confident our children will be very prepared for whichever high school they choose.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2014
We have been thrilled with the education our children get at the Villa. It is a wonderful community!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2014
We moved our kids from there and it was the best thing we could've done. One of my children actually did much better and the other child about the same academically and it was much less expensive to send them to a regular Catholic school. There are way too many good Catholic schools that are as good or better for a fraction of the cost. Save your money for college!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2014
This is my son s third year and every day he is excited to go to school. When I pick him up he s in such a good mood, which speaks volumes as to how much St. Ursula Villa truly is an exceptional school. My son has learned so much academically while developmentally he has become a curious and confident five year old. The faculty is caring, gifted and attentive to their students while parents are involved and supportive in all aspects. We love SUV!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
St. Ursula Villa offers students an outstanding education. Teachers are experienced, extremely dedicated and care deeply about each child's individual needs. The new principal, Polly Duplace, has been an amazing addition to the Villa. She is an innovator who has already added a number of excellent programs to the school - including a gifted program, a service learning program and an expanded foreign language program. There are also numerous co-curricular and summer programs for students. St. Ursula Villa offers a nurturing school community that is ideal for helping every child reach their fullest academic and social potential. We feel so lucky to be a part of the Villa community.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2011
I was a student at this school for three years, before I moved. I wish i could go back! I loved the school. The teachers and small classes/grade levels really helped me learn on a one to one basis. I wish I could have stayed there longer. They also have an excellent Montessori program.

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2011
My son transferred to St. Ursula Villa in 7th grade from an excellent local public school (which is ranked one of the top ten school districts in the state). We didn't make the switch for academics, we really did it as a good transition for him to go to St. Xaver High School. And we are so pleased that we did! Not only are the academics strong, but the teachers and staff truly know and care about the students. When they talk about educating the whole child, they mean it. My son's intellectual, emotional and spiriual needs were all respected and nurtured.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2011
We first came to the Villa when our eldest child entered the Junior High program. He had such a positive experience with the teachers and his fellow students that we decided in the following year to bring our other two younger children into the elementary school program. Our family has been pleased with all aspects of the Villa, including the curriculum, teachers, families, and the inclusive environment there. In fact, our son who graduated from the Villa this year commented that "it was the best decision we could have made" in sending him there.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
St. Ursula Villa offers the best in an individualized, whole child education, in a market saturated with excellent options. There is a balance between proven traditional teaching methods and updated, current practices that provide a challenging academic opportunity for children at all levels. The key component for our family with five children is that the staff to student ratio allows each of our children to discover their own individual strengths. They are each thriving in a positive, respectful environment. Although summer is here...they are already looking forward to returning to school! Best investment we have made.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
SUV offers an increbibly sophisticated program based upon on the whole child, catering to the needs of individual children rather than a group mentality. The academic and social atmosphere are super strong and create a true sense of community, and compared to other private schools in the city, SUV is a fabulous value.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
I recently graduated from college in the spring of 2009. I went into a really difficult job market, in a field that was suffering, and while I didn't have a job immediately after graduation, I had one within 3 months. I truly attribute this to the solid and significant education that I received at SUV. The teachers set expectations high, the parents reinforced and supported those high expectations, and most importantly, we were in an environment that supported the students to meet those expectations.

- submitted by a community member
May 16, 2011
One of the reasons we chose SUV is that it is not affiliated with a parish. We are not Catholic and so wanted an inclusive experience for our child. She is learning about the Catholic faith, but is not made to feel like she is odd because she's Protestant. I've found that a large percentage of children at this school at not Catholic. I feel like the price is right for the quality of teaching and experience that my daughter has had. St. Ursula Villa PreK has been a wonderful experience for my child. She is excelling academically and socially. One of the best things she is being taught is respect for others and how to work through issues with other children first, before going to a teacher. They are really fostering her independence, even at a young age. I'm concerned to read about bullying at the grade school in other comments, but my daughter's experience in PreK has been nothing but wonderful and I am going to have her in Kindergarten there next year. We are also getting a new principal. I've found that the parents are not click-y...at least not more than any other private school! Fundraising is important, but I haven't felt like it was shoved down my throat.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2011
This school is a hidden gem! Strong academics and core values are the backbone to the Catholic private school. One of the secrets is the ability to tailor the education to the needs of the individual child. They have high expectations but help each child exceed. The program for accelerated learners has allowed my children to flourish and positioned them extremely well for high school. The greatest gift you can give your child is a good education. St. Ursula Villa creates a superb foundation and a love a learning that will help them as they progress on to high school, college and life. The community of families and teachers will ground them in a strong value system that make them stand out as quality, young men and women.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2011
Our family has three kids at St. Ursula Villa and we are very pleased with their development, both in and out of the classroom. The Villa does an amazing job preparing ALL students for life after grade school. The school has the necessary resources (and commitment) to provide a unique experience for students of all ability levels. It is worth the investment!

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2011
This school is superb. We couldn't be happier with St. Ursula Villa. The faculty and staff are amazing and truly care about my daughter. She has soared academically, spiritually, and socially. We continue to be impressed everyday we pick up our daughter and hear about her day. I whole heartedly disagree with the two previous posts about bullying. There is such a strong sense of family and community everywhere you turn. I would recommend sending your child(ren) to this school if you want the best for them. It is costly, but totally worth the investment!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2010
My kids went there and I would have to agree with the prior comment. The new principal has really done a disservice to the school. The uniform policy is a mess. The 4th through 6th grade math teachers had a combined 7 years of teaching experience. The principal has steered the school to a more learning disability approach. It is not worth the 8 to 10k price tag. One grade was such an issue that 12 kids left the 4th grade in one year alone due to bullying and learning disability issues. You would be better off going to St. Mary's, IHM or GA.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2008
The fact that my daughter loves going to school so much and looks forward to it everyday regardless the amount of homework she has, that says a lot about the school. It's such a great environment for a child to learn academically and to grow as a well rounded individual. I highly recommend this school to any parents who are looking for a great catholic school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2007
My two daughters went to St. Ursula Villa and it was a wonderful experience for each child. They were challenged academically, nurtured emotionally, and encouraged spiritually. The level of parent involvement makes St. Ursula Villa a very special community where everyone is valued and accepted. The academics are a solid foundation for continued success in high school, with emphasis on individual attention through all grades. St. Ursula Villa partnered with me to help my children achieve their fullest potential in every way.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
Excellent academic programs in both Montessori and Elementary school. Programs are on par or above other private schools in the area. Parental involvement is far above average. Extracurricular sports are readily available. Fine Arts offerings continue to improve.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
academics on par with the best. fine arts limited, parent supplimentation needed to round out. level of parent involvement is excellent!

- submitted by a parent

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Brand new Early Childhood Center opened in 2014, new Junior High wing and renovated Main School will welcome students in 2015. Extraordinary 22-acre campus, outstanding academics, and remarkable family community.

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St. Ursula Villa School
3660 Vineyard Place, Cincinnati, OH  45226
(513) 871-7218
Last modified St. Ursula Villa School is a Private school that serves grades PK-8
St. Ursula Villa School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top