Our admissions are on a rolling basis and placements are made based on the following requirements and the availability of space in each class. We look forward to your application and are available to answer any questions you may have, please call the office at (513)424.1196.  

St. John XXIII Catholic School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, disability, age or ancestry.

1 – Tour

Schedule a time to visit our campus, meet our staff and experience first-hand the unique draw of our school environment.

2 – Interview

Call our office to set up an interview with our Principal, Mrs. Pickerill.

3 – Academic Screening

Candidates will complete nationally-accepted benchmark testing to ensure proper placement.

4 – School Record Form

If you are a student transferring from another school, please submit this form to

5 – Shadow Day

Prospective students will be partnered with a current St. John XXIII student to spend a day on campus and in class.

6 – Apply

Our Application process is easy and we are always available to help.

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Admission to Preschool

Applicants must be 3/4 years of age by September 30th of the beginning school year.

Admission to Kindergarten

Applicants must be 5 years of age by September 30th. Kindergarten is a full day program from 8:00am until 3:00pm.
Students will be administered an entrance assessment to determine school readiness.

Admission to Grades 1–8

Applicants must meet SMCES standards in all areas: academics, social, emotional, personal, and spiritual.

Students will be administered an academic entrance assessment to determine grade level readiness.

Students are given priority and considered for admission to St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School in the following order:

  • Academic and social readiness
  • Registered and active parishioner at Holy Family  Catholic Parish
  • Siblings of a student already enrolled in St. John XXIII Catholic Elementary School
  • Catholics registered at other Parishes
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Financial Aid

Through the generosity of the One Faith, One Hope, One Love Campaign, the Archdiocese is able to offer up to $1000.00 tuition assistance to qualifying families. To apply, please visit the Archdiocese of Cincinnati website. Applications for this financial aid must be received by January 31, 2021.


The application for the Ed Choice Scholarship and the Ed Choice Expansion Scholarship are the same. The Ed Choice Renewal Form is for students who are already receiving the Scholarship.  For further information on the Ed Choice Scholarship please contact the school office 513-424-1196.

The Income Verification Form and all supporting documentation must accompany the application for the Expansion Scholarship. The Income Verification Form does not have to accompany the application for the regular scholarship.

Any questions?  Check out the Parent Student Handbook for answers!


The student tuition cost is an essential piece of the financial success of St. John XXIII. The actual cost to educate one student at St. John XXIII is $7500 each year. We work hard to manage our budget and be fiscally responsible so that the majority of our school’s dollars go to educating your child.

For the 2020-2021 school year, tuition costs are:

Holy Family Parishioners – $ $3,650 Non-Holy Family Parishioners – $4,650

There is a $200 discount per additional child for Holy Family Parishioners

Contact the Admissions Office

(513) 424-1196

3806 Manchester Road
Middletown, Ohio 45042