Romero Academy at Resurrection

Romero Academy at Resurrection is a Catholic elementary school located in West Price Hill, Ohio. For the 2020-2021 school year we will serve students in grades Pre-K through 5th grade, and will expand by one grade level each academic year:

  • 6th grade will be added in the 2021/2022 school year
  • 7th grade will be added in the 2022/2023 school year
  • 8th grade will be added in the 2023/2024 school year

True to our motto, “Be More,” the Romero Academy model at Resurrection School is dedicated to building on the legacy of Resurrection School’s 100 year tradition of community and faith while ensuring that all children develop the knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary to earn a higher education and pursue lives of value and integrity.

Resurrection School and Church History

The Church of the Resurrection was established in 1919 by Father Louis J. Nau. Father Nau had the idea to build a new church and school after facing a particularly difficult winter where, due to distance and the icy incline to the church hilltop, many people gave up hope trying to make it to mass at St. Lawrence Church. Parishioners were slowly starting to drift from the church’s teachings and influence and Father Nau knew something had to be done.

An old saying kept going through Father Nau’s thoughts, “If Mohammed can’t come to the mountain, bring the mountain to Mohammed.” If the people of the district could not come to St. Lawrence, why not have them build their own church and school? This would give everyone the opportunity of worship and eliminate the obstacles of distance and weather.

The first high mass was held on Christmas Day in 1919 and on March 5, 1920, the children of Resurrection School left their classrooms at St. Lawrence for the last time. Almost one year after breaking ground for the new church and school, the first graduation class of 12 students passed through the doors of Resurrection School. A tradition of hard work, growth and family unity was set in motion.

Seton Education Partners

The Romero Academy model at Resurrection School is an initiative of Seton Education Partners in partnership with Catholic Inner-city Schools Education (CISE) and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Seton Education Partners was co-founded in 2009 by KIPP Foundation pioneer Scott W. Hamilton and Teach for America alumna Stephanie Saroki de García. Seton expands opportunities for parents to choose an academically excellent, character rich—and for those who seek it— vibrantly Catholic education for their children. Across our schools, student achievement results meet or exceed the nation’s highest performing urban schools. For more information on Seton Education Partners, visit setonpartners.org.