The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) awarded St. Mary School Principal, Marianne Rosemond, with the 2014 National Distinguished Principal Award.


St. Mary School has received three National School of Excellence Blue Ribbon Awards from the U.S. Department of Education. In 1986 St. Mary was the FIRST Catholic elementary school in Cincinnati to be cited an exemplary school and was among the first of 34 Catholic schools in the nation to earn the honor that year; eight were in the state of Ohio. In 1994 the Department of Education once again selected St. Mary as a school of excellence, one of only 38 Catholic schools cited for the award and, at the time, among only 115 schools to ever achieve the designation twice. St. Mary School received the National blue Ribbon School of Excellence again in 2006.

St. Mary School has been repeatedly selected as a National School of Excellence because of these factors:

  • The overall positive, nurturing atmosphere where each child is encouraged by caring adults who recognize their individual importance. Education is really working at St. Mary and our motto, “Love Spoken Here,” is alive in action.
  • The outstanding educational success of our students, participation in enrichment programs, ability to use creative and critical thinking skills. Our school nurtures the success and enthusiasm of each student-those with exceptional gifts and those with special learning challenges.
  • Be sure to check out our nationally recognized “Talents Unlimited” program. Through “Talents” all children in grades, Kindergarten through eight, are taught to think critically and creatively in every subject.
  • St. Mary stands above the rest because of our people. St. Mary teachers and parents are exceptional. As true partners in the education of each child, teachers and parents strive to provide the greatest amount of enrichment with the most current research-based methodology of education.
  • Standardized test scores rank consistently in the top 10 percent in the nation.