About Mt. Washington

Mt. Washington School BuildingMt. Washington School is a K-6 neighborhood school, with a College Prep Magnet program for grades 4-6 and a district Head Start pre-school program. We offer a diverse population with approximately 400 students from a wide range of backgrounds. Mt. Washington School is considered one of the highest performing neighborhood schools in the Cincinnati Public School district.

In addition to the highly competitive core curriculum with a strong, future-focused College Prep program we provide, Mt. Washington School offers classes in Art, Music, Physical Education, Computer, Band, Strings, and Latin. The integrated curriculum presented in these classes enhances and supports the instruction given by teachers within the core subject.

Mt. Washington School is designed to act as a hub for community services, providing health and wellness programs, tutoring, mentoring and mental health services for students and families, as well as recreational, educational, and cultural opportunities. We also provide adult education programs for our parents and the community of Mt. Washington. We are able to offer a variety of services thanks to the extraordinary collaboration and support of our many partners.


Mt. Washington School will redefine what is possible! We will be unsurpassed in serving the wide-ranging needs of our students and engaging in the community. We will be a preferred destination of learning and inspiration.


Our students are top priority. We are passionately committed to their academic, social, emotional and physical growth. We embrace the community learning center philosophy which engages, educates and supports our students, their families and our community.

We build relationships, secure resources, engage partners and collaborate to achieve our goals. We create individualized learning experiences and a web of support to address the distinct needs of each student and their family. We support them throughout their life long journey.

We utilize data, embrace a unified plan, work as teams and share accountability. We encourage innovation; create a rigorous academic and extra-curricular experience, a positive school culture and safe surroundings to exceed academic excellence. We encourage all to pursue continued growth through training, education and professional development.

We open our doors and are responsive to the Mt. Washington community, Cincinnati Public Schools and others impacted by our actions. We proactively reinvent ourselves to meet new challenges and expectations in an ever-changing environment.

With a clear and consistent commitment to these principles, we will be a preferred destination of learning and inspiration, as well as the heart of our community. At Mt. Washington School anything and everything is possible!

Before and After School Care

Mt. Washington School offers after school care for parents.

Children’s Home After-School Program — A full-time licensed after-school program for children in kindergarten through sixth grade. The Children's Home program includes homework completion, health and wellness programming, and child care. It operates onsite during the school year. The program accepts private pay and child care vouchers. A free dinner and snacks are provided for the students in the program.

Mt. Washington Recreation Center — Provides after-school care at their location behind Mt. Washington School. This program operates full-time year round including school holidays and summer. Recreation Center staff come to Mt. Washington School and escorts the students in their program to their center at the end of the school day. The Mt. Washington Recreation Center is private pay only.

Community Learning Centers

For our schools to transform, our communities must be revitalized. For our communities to revitalize, our schools must be transformed. They are dependent on each other and Community Learning Centers are the link.

What is a Community Learning Center (CLC)?

Schools and the communities they serve are closely linked. Seldom does one succeed without the success of the other. That's why our CLCs support student achievement, enrich and revitalize communities, and maximize the community's return on their financial investment.

We are very proud to be a CLC and a neighborhood anchor. We strive to go beyond academics to focus on the whole child by serving as a hub for community services that are available to all students, their families and the entire community. We are able to offer a variety services thanks to the collaboration and support of our many partners Ilene Hayes and the committed community of Mt. Washington.

Our Resource Coordinator

Ilene Hayes is the Resource Coordinator for Mt. Washington School.

The key component of a CLC is the partners who provide services and support. To manage and align these valuable partnerships, our full-time, on-site Resource Coordinator, Ilene Hayes, plays an integral role in the success of the Community Learning Center.

To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, please contact Ilene Hayes at (513) 363-3835 or via email.

Local School Decision-Making Committee (LSDMC)

LSDMC is a group of parents, teachers and community representatives. The group functions in an advisory role to the principal, to determine program, policy and budget issues for the school.

School Visits and Tours

We welcome visits from parents and guardians as well as prospective families who would like a tour. To protect student safety, all visitors must register in the office before going to the classroom. Parents/guardians who would like a conference with their child's teacher must schedule an appointment with the teacher.

Tours are also available on request. To schedule a tour, stop by our main office or call us at (513) 363-3800.