Cardinal Pacelli School, the Catholic elementary school of Our Lord Christ the King Church in Mt. Lookout, Cincinnati, offers a balanced approach to education based on the intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. Students learn within a thriving parish community where small classes, Blue Ribbon academics, Christian values, and a nurturing atmosphere provide a solid foundation for future success. The quality of Pacelli’’s educational programs are the result of a commitment to excellence. We are pleased to offer Spanish in grades 6-8, integrated technology throughout grades K-8, a fully-equipped science lab, a test preparation class for 8th graders, and a variety opportunities for service projects within the school and together with our parish of Our Lord Christ the King.

AwardsNational Blue Ribbon School
Enrollment365 students; Preschool – Grade 8 as of Oct. 31, 2020
Average Class Size20
PrincipalMrs. Terri Cento
School Hours

K-8: 7:50 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Half-day Kindergarten: 7:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Pre-K: 7:50 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Afternoon Pre-K Enrichment: 11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
(2-5 day options available)
Before Care: 7:00 a.m. – 7:50 a.m.
After School Care: 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

AccreditationOhio Catholic School Accrediting Association
AssessmentIowa Test
Geographic Orientation88% of students live in Hyde Park, Mt. Lookout, Mt. Washington, Anderson, Oakley and Norwood
Graduates Attend

St. Ursula Academy, St. Xavier, Moeller, Ursuline Academy, McNicholas, Purcell Marian, Summit Country Day, Walnut Hills


  • Small class sizes allow for individual instruction
  • Well-rounded, Catholic-centered educational program including foreign language in Grades 5-8
  • Integrated technology including SMART Boards, document cameras, iPads, Windows 10 laptops and Chromebooks
  • Vibrant arts curriculum, including choir, band and student-produced musical productions
  • Opportunities to lead, explore, and grow through student-led community service projects, after school selective electives, athletics, and more