Cincinnati, Ohio (PRWEB) August 08, 2013
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For the first time in 47 years, a new Catholic high school is opening in Greater Cincinnati’s northern suburbs.
Royalmont Academy in Mason made headlines last year after buying the former Mason Heights Elementary school and its 16-acre campus.
School officials announced Royalmont’s addition of grades 9-12 in the 2014-15 school year.
"The Cardinal Newman Society identifies and promotes the very best Catholic high schools and colleges,” said Patrick Reilly, President of the Cardinal Newman Society. “Knowing of Royalmont Academy's plans for a high school to serve families in the Cincinnati area, we eagerly anticipate a school that exhibits all of the best traits of Catholic education, as established by the Church's long tradition of forming and teaching girls and boys in faith, virtue, skills and knowledge. Families and benefactors who embrace such an education will be richly and deservedly blessed."
Royalmont will be the first new Catholic high school in Warren or Butler counties since Hamilton Badin High School in Hamilton opened in 1966.
The new high school reflects the growing populations in Warren and Butler counties, school officials said.
“We believe our location at our new 16-acre campus in Mason is ideally located to serve this population (growth) as well as neighboring Hamilton and Montgomery counties,” said Ferraro. "Additionally, this gives us a greater opportunity to serve the Universal Church."
Royalmont now offers kindergarten through eighth grade to more than 200 students but Ferraro anticipates enrollment will jump with the addition of high school grades and a new option for area parents interested in non-public school education for their children.
“And we will be the first K-12 Catholic school in Butler and Warren counties recognized by the Cincinnati Archdiocese,” he said.
Royalmont has come to be known by their students who participate once a month in apostolic projects around the community. Whether they are raking leaves for neighbors, serving food at a soup kitchen, or going door-to-door inviting neighbors back to Church, their students have become well-known in several neighboring communities.
"I have celebrated mass at Royalmont Academy and I know that students learn about the importance of respecting the dignity of ALL human life,” shared Father Frank Pavone, President of Priests for Life. “That's why I was so encouraged to hear that Royalmont will now be offering a high school program. Congratulations to the staff, administration and parents who made this happen. I wish Royalmont Academy High School success."
Carl Brown, a Royalmont school parent and resident of Warren County’s Maineville, said “Royalmont has been such a blessing for our family, and now that blessing extends into the high school years.”