"Our Catholic school is best known for our excellent teachers and academics."
Students enrolled 815
Hours 8:20 AM - 3:20 PM
School leader Ms. Cheryl C. Reichel
Transportation options Yes
Type Religious
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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4 stars
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June 16, 2014
My son has had to have speech therapy since we was three. He was initially in a public school to utilize the I.E.P. program. But, the program there seemed stretched and exhausted - too many students with issues. So, students with borderline issues are not treated with priority. And I totally understand that - however, once we were at Incarnation the Speech Therapist and his classroom teacher met with me to explain how they do the I.E.P.s and then once things go going he was assigned homework from speech that we had to do every night as well as on going notes from her explaining how he was doing when she would see him and what I was to work on at home because of how he did in school. He started to improve much faster. The teachers do push but with care. My son is sensitive and use to cry when he thought he was wrong with an answer so the teachers asked me if I was hard on him at home. They were so lovely - and I explained that he is like that and they discussed with me ways to ease him into more confidence.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2014
Taking my children out of Incanation school was THE BEST decision I ever made. The teachers leave much to be desired. When a parent has a concern questioning their policy the principal tells you "this is a school of choice, you can choose to go elsewhere if you don't like it". Nice Christian attitude. Furthermore, the attitude of many students and parents is extremely snooty. Favoritism is shown to certain students and families. The teachers can be very condescending and belittling. My children would come home in tears after being bullied with snide comments in relation to their economic status in comparison to other student's status. I chose a Catholic school education as I attended a Catholic school all my life. I should have known better because my own experience in Catholic elementary school (St. Charles - Kettering) was just as bad. My parents could have easily given me, just as I could give my kids, the same upbringing as the other students. The difference is our values on what is important are far different from those who dressed high and took expensive vacations. My kids blossomed as soon as they attended public schools, and were academically challenged. Public better!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2013
Incarnation School has ruined my child's confidence in teachers, herself, and the educational system. The elementary school years were wonderful--supportive teachers, kind principal, excelling in academics and extra curricular activities. Junior High at Incarnation was an absolute nightmare--horrid experience. The caring teachers she experienced during the elementary years were gone. Replaced with terrible teachers that threatened to hand out McDonald's applications with tests because they knew some of the students would do poorly on the tests. Teachers telling the students in 7th grade that if they didn't make an honors math class they might as well forget about getting into any "good" colleges. What a way to build confidence for a teenager that needs it the most at this time! Ms. Bruns and Mrs. Schindler need to retire. Their tactics are outdated and downright mean and spiteful. If you are not a "favorite" you might as well get lost in the bottom of the pack (or take the McDonalds application.) The overall "feeling" of Junior High at Incarnation is not "let me help you with what you don't know" but "let me show you what you will never be able to do."

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2013
Incarnation is an excellent school! My children have both attended Incarnation School since kindergarten. We have been very happy with the school. The school has great academic programs. The faculty and staff are outstanding. The school also offers a wide range of extracurricular activities including a chess club, DI, Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Lego robotics, and variety of sports. Each of these activities is led by dedicated volunteers and is very active and vibrant. As just two examples, the chess club has more than 30 students participating on a regular basis, the Cub Scout program has more than 50 scouts. We have been very blessed to be a part of Incarnation and the families of Incarnation students have been wonderful. Finally, I would like to specifically mention the principal Dr. Reichel. She is a very caring, committed, and competent leader. It amazes me that in a school as large as Incarnation, Dr. Reichel seems to know most of the children by name. She is innovative yet firmly grounded in the basics of education and she is motivated by a strong set of values.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2013
My school is a community where eduction and faith are combined to provide a tremendous experience for my four children. There is a high level of respect and dedication from the teachers which has allowed my children to learn and grown. We feel grateful to be included in the Incarnation family!

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2013
Incarnation is a great school with wonderful teachers all in an environment that promotes learning and character development. Both of my children attend Incarnation School and I really can't say enough good things about it. From the principal to the teachers and staff, this school's mission is clear - they foster an environment that is welcoming, warm and inclusive for all children in a Christian environment. They are concerned not just with test scores, but with the development of the whole child. The academics are outstanding and they strive to teach children with all types of learning styles. They offer art, foreign language, music - including orchestra & band for grades 4-8, computer lab, and are rolling out a STEM program this year. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
Fantastic school. Incarnation offers so much more academically than other schools in the area (Foreign Language preschool thru 8th grade, Strings Orchestra.) There are a wide range of activities for students from sports to Chess Club to DI and now Lego Robotics. School is now offering STEM curriculm. Teachers and adminstration are awesome. Always available to help, They do a great job placing students with the best teacher for their academic needs. Very supportive PTO. Can't imagine my child doing better any where else.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2012
This is an excellent school! I have two children who have attended Incarnation. My oldest is now at Alter High School and was very well prepared both academically and socially. My other child still attends Incarnation and loves it. The academic program is top-notch and includes foreign language ( beginning in pre-K), art, a variety of music options, and state of the art technology. Most importantly, Incarnation provides a faith-filled education which lays the foundation for a socially, academically and spiritually fulfilled young adult! Parents are super supportive with lots of opportunities to help in the classroom and with PTO. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2011
Great school with very dedicated teachers, an active PTO and parent involvement. My input is always heard and steps are taken quickly to improve the quality of education.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
About the person who complained that his/her son or daughter is not doing well in Centerville public schools I can only say that is probably his or her son/daughter fault. My daughter is in Centerville High School and she went to Incarnation. The first year at the High School she didn t have to do much she was way better prepare than the other students and she just got a Scholarship from OSU because of her grades. Incarnation is a FANTASTIC school

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2010
I agree this is an excellent school!! My son has attended this school since kindergarten and is now in 7th grade. In regards to bullies, your going to have to deal with that at any/every school. I would recommend Incarnation School!!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The teachers and staff are extremely helpful and knowledgable. I LOVE this school and would highly recommend it to everyone.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
Unfortunately, overrated. It used to be a much better school, but the standards have lowered. Many of the parents are great, but the discipline is lacking in the school. I don't think they are up to speed on how to deal with bullies...they just put them right back in the classroom to keep disrupting and acting out. It is like some of the teachers and admin are afraid of the parents of bullies. Some of the other teachers, on the flip side, are irrational screamers and/or not able to teach the subject at hand.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2009
Two of my children have graduated from Incarnation and my third is a current student. I am a thrifty person but gladly write a tuition check each year for this superior school. Academics are stressed as are Christian values. Parents are very involved and have high expectations of their kids both academically, socially and morally. Good behavior is stressed and required by teachers, administrators AND PARENTS. The investment that I am making now is already paying dividends as my kids grow into responsible adults. Centerville public schools are good too, but the level of discipline is simply not there nor the positive parental involvement. Also, at Incarnation your kids can play CYO sports, be in the school play, participate in clubs, etc... without the excess competition and pressure of the area public schools. You will not regret a decision to send your kids to Incarnation School.

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July 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2009
I recently graduated from Incarnation and I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend the school. Most importantly my faith was definitely strengthened and I received a great education all nine years!

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2008
I am an Incarnation graduate and an Alter HS graduate and I do not think I can thank my parents enough for sending me to both. At Incarnation, I was challenged and taught to perform to the best of my abilities. The skills, knowledge, and faith was then carried over from Incarnation to Alter HS. Everything I learned through my Catholic school teachings at Incarnation and Alter HS has put me ahead in college. As a sophomore college student, I am very ahead of the rest of me collegues. It is very noticable and I owe it to Incarnation and Alter HS.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 04, 2008
I am a ninth-grader who graduated from Incarnation in 2008. When I look back, I realize that Incarnation was not only supportive, active in the community, and there for me, but it helped me grow in many other ways. There are many different groups of children there who can be your friends, but not too many. The teachers pressure you to try to use all of your God-given gifts and they understand if you're going through a hard time at home and need help. Incarnation really helped me see the world in a new light, and the people there all deserve a standing ovation; from the student teachers to the teacher aides and to the people who have helped Incarnation grow from a small school run by the Sisters of the Precious Blood to a huge school with almost a thousand students. They all deserve our thanks.

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July 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 11, 2008
I have had 4 children attend Incarnation. It is a superior education. My daughter going into high school has been placed in all honors classes. My friend's daughter left the school to attend Centerville public school. She asked to come back to Incarnation. Of course she was behind in Math when she came back and had to be tutored to catch up. Incarnation has a wonderful, loving and accepting enviroment. I wouldn't consider any other school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 04, 2007
This school has been a great place for my children to learn in an atmosphere where their faith is important.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2007
Incarnation school has a vision of following the footsteps of Jesus. The school prays together each morning (prayer read over the announcements) and joins together for mass once a week. This is a place where my children grow in their faith as well learing science, math, social studies etc.

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January 11, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
December 05, 2006
Incarnation has been a wonderful experience for our family. My girls have received an excellent education founded in faith. Each day as they go to school, I know they are being challenged academically, but also having that is filled with faith. If any unfortunate happenings occur in our home, the school community, the nation or the world, I know that my children are able to pray and ask God to help see them through the situation. My daughter who has since graduated an attends high school tells me on a regular basis how lucky she was to attend Incarnation. She feels, and other students tell her, how prepared Incarnation School grads are for their next steps in life. Money has been tight for our family, however, I feel that education where God can be spoken of and discussed is an important part of my children's life ~ what a great investment!

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2006
My children received an outstanding education. Not only did they receive a very challenging and highly academic curriculum, but the teachers and principal provided a very warm and caring environment. All of the parents were extremely friendly and welcoming. There were many opportunities for students to take part in leadership roles through special service organizations and a variety of sport activities. I was always made to feel like 'family', and now as my children attend college, I know that their success is attributed to their beginning roots at a superior elementary school. It was worth every penny of tuition, plus some! The entire program is well-organized due to the wonderful staff and administration. My children felt safe and loved. It is a 5 star school!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2006
My two children attend Incarnation School. I have been blessed from the first days of kindergarten to the junior high level with the best teachers my children could have. It is clear that the staff personifies the spirit of Jesus' ministry in their teaching. I applaud the efforts they make to challenge my children academically through a variety of projects. Incarnation is constantly pushing itself into new directions while retaining those attributes which keep its learning stable. They have made an effort to introduce foreign language in all grade levels. They have a morning broadcast news that gives students experience with audio visual technology and leadership skills. They offer Destination Imagination, Art club, Handbell and Vocal Choir, Band classes during the school day, Peer Tutoring, and Junior High Optimist Club. Incarnation also leads their students to share the blessings they have with the community. I cannot say enough about this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2006
I had child(ren) enrolled in this school for 12 years and can say that this is an outstanding school both in academics and environment. Teachers are dedicated and innovative. The administration is professional and caring. The facilities are state of the art. My children were very well prepared to enter high school. I do not understand the negative comments on this website. I never encountered any of these issues.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2006
Incarnation is probably the best Catholic School in the Archdiocese. It has an excellent curriculum and the teachers and staff exhibit a strong caring attitude for each student. Catholic values are integrated into all the activities that take place within the school. The school administration seems to be excellent with the creative vision to not be satisfied, but to continue to improve.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2006
I would not recommend this school. The standard of Christian values leadership is not demonstrated by the administration. Our children (straight 'A' at Incarnation) are struggling academically upon transfer to the Centerville Schools. We are very sad that the Catholic education we desired for our children in unavailable at our parish school.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
Excellent school focused on academics. Young faculty but excellent administration.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2005
i graduated this wealthy, suburban, white, upper-middle class catholic grade school in 2003. i went from here to a racially diverse, inner-city catholic high school. a young person needs to associate with people who are not like him/her in order to gain the social skills needed to respect and understand people of other races, religions, and, and socio-economic backgrounds. this school, while providing good academics, doesn't teach the most important thing: there is a real world outside of your sheltered suburban life.

- submitted by a former student
December 25, 2004
My daughter has attended Incarnation for 2 years and I have been very pleased with the school. The academic program is excellent and the teachers we have worked with have all been excellent educators and wonderful people. When I compare the education that my daughter is getting to that of my niece and nephews at a neighboring school, I feel that the quality she is getting makes it worth the tuition. I am also very pleased with the values that are taught at the school, both in lessons and by example.

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February 23, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
The overall attitude of this school is very money oriented. The more you have the more you are accepted. The Christian values tend to be lacking. The school itself is too large for the amount of teachers available, and many of the teachers are unseasoned.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I have sent my three children to this school and am very proud of it. The education is superior to any school in the area. Far worth the tuition.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
What a great learning environment this school has. I would highly recommend this school.

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August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2003
Incarnation seems to have a very arrogant attitude without just cause. Many of the teachers are unseasoned and the principal lacks the qualities she stresses are important for a Catholic school. Classroom sizes are inexcusably large with the excuse of not having the funds to hire more teachers; however, there are many areas within the school that could be on a tighter budget. Furthermore, there are currently teachers at this school that need to retire as they lack new material needed to motivate the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
Incarnation's tuition is definitely not worth the amount of money they charge. Furthermore the statistics relayed on this site are innacurate. I would not recommend this school.

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Incarnation Catholic School
45 Williamsburg Lane, Dayton, OH  45459
(937) 433-1051
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Incarnation Catholic School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews.