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Elder High School

Private | 9-12 | 897 students


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Posted August 11, 2013

Simply the greatest experience of my life. The friendships and bonds forged there will forever be a part of my life. The tradition and atmosphere at the school is unparalleled. Unbelievable!

Posted January 25, 2011

I am a graduate of Elder and going there was the greatest decision. I had the greatest four years of my life at Elder. The tradition at Elder is just amazing. The teachers and faculty there encourage students to do their best and give them great opportunities to excel in the classroom and out of the classroom. The athletics at Elder are outstanding the coaches understand what it means to be at Elder and push the player to do their best on the field and the classroom. Altiora strive for the higher things.
—Submitted by a student

Posted February 20, 2009

The tradition at the high school is the best i have ever seen. I have a child there and graduated from there. It is second to none, the best 4 years of my life. Altiora Strive for the higher things.
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Posted January 20, 2009

Im a local college recruiter and I must say that amongst all the other schools in Cincinnati, Elder stands out the most. It has the strongest tradition I've ever seen and nothing compares. As far as academics, These boys can hang with the best. Everyone that goes to the school gets the upper hand when it comes to graduating. Elder over prepares its students for life in the real world. As far as athletics, very few schools can compete. The school seems to have a naturally athletic background and the vast majority of its students tend to be very good at the sports they play. They have one of the strongest consistently talented football programs in the entire country and are always considered the toughest competition by opposing teams in the area. Overall, Elder offers boys a unique experience no other all boys high school can offer in Cincinnati.
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Posted December 13, 2007

This school is not only a school, the faculty and staff become your family. I can guarantee that there is not another high school in the country like Elder. This place is awesome in every catagory.
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Posted July 10, 2007

Excellent High School that prepares young men to strive for the higher things in life.
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Posted February 17, 2004

Leadership based on teachings of Jesus Christ. Alumni support is 2nd to none. Many teachers are alumni of this school. Family-oriented, traditional, conservative, students have wide variety of educational levels and economic backgrounds.
—Submitted by a parent

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 77%
Black 3% 19%
Hispanic 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% N/A
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% N/A
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Thomas R. Otten
  • All boys
  • Roman catholic
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (513) 921-8123


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  • Archdiocese of Cincinnati
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3900 Vincent Ave
Cincinnati, OH 45205
Phone: (513) 921-3744


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