School Details

Mercy Montessori Center

2335 Grandview Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45206
(513) 475-6700

(out of 10)

Private Grades PK-8 293 students 9 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

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About this school

Mercy Montessori Center is a private middle school in Cincinnati. The principal of Mercy Montessori Center is Ms. Patricia M. Normile, who can be contacted at 293 children attend Mercy Montessori Center and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. The student to teacher ratio at Mercy Montessori Center is 9:1. Frederick Douglass Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Latin
  • Spanish


  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% %
Black, non-Hispanic 8% %
Multiracial 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Asian 2% %
Hispanic 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    We have had two children graduate from Mercy's junior high and our youngest child is a grade schooler. Our older children were extremely prepared academically and socially for high school and began their high school careers with a personal confidence and willingness to embrace learning that we feel was strongly developed at Mercy Montessori. Our youngest child is delighted to go off to school each day loves his teachers and engaging school work and has many sports social and artistic opportunities available to him. Having at least two lead Montessori teachers in each classroom creates an interactive and successful classroom environment. The Montessori curriculum is interesting challenging and develops concentration self-direction and pride in one's work - including the process of learning. The focus on community service and considering others is a great value to our family. The religious education is a plus and we are grateful for the well-rounded experience Mercy Montessori has provided for our children. It's pricey but Mercy has been worth the sacrifice.

  • (3 years ago)

    I continue to find that Mercy Montessori is an enriching and loving environment for our kids. Our Mercy graduate was well prepared for high school because of the unique attention offered by the junior high teachers.

  • (3 years ago)

    We came across Mercy quite by chance and have been happy that we did ever since. My oldest child graduated from the 8th grade and had a very easy social and academic transition into a rigorous non-Montessori high school in Cincinnati. She is confident and motivated much of which I attribute to the education and attention she received from her teachers at Mercy. Our younger child is having an equally positive experience and his teachers know him so well. The three-year cycle in the Montessori classroom creates an amazing learning environment. We've been thrilled by the experience and our kids love school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mercy Montessori offers a great sense of community for most but I personally find the school's environment to be rather exclusive and off-putting. Many of the families that have been apart of the school for several years are given more favorable treatment as are their children. My child entered Mercy in the 6th grade and did not feel entirely welcome. While the teachers were kind and lived up to the Montessori expectation I would not recommend this school until there has been a change in administration.

  • (4 years ago)

    As grandparents of a 10 year old we have participated in many events and school functions at Mercy for the past 3 years - we have observed many of the students teachers and administrators - all are polite knowledgeable and informative. Our grandson loves the school and continues to excel - great school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Mercy provides a great sense of community for kids and a wonderful empathetic spirit is infused in students. Unfortunately we found the academics very lacking for both of our children. When our kids reached a point where they could not pick up subjects on their own some teachers were not able to meet their needs. This was especially true for math the necessary drills of arithmetic required to really embed the basics are not done. Our child who is now doing well in Algebra at another school still has difficulty with basic arithmetic. After not passing the Walnut Hills math test the first time it took many hours of home tutoring for our child to get these basic skills to barely pass it on a retake. For one of the more expensive private schools in Cincinnati the academics did not at all meet our expectations.

  • (5 years ago)

    Mercy Montessori is an amazing school and in my humble opinion the best kept secret in Cincinnati. Mercy has a wonderful sense of community among the teachers students & parents that allowed my three children to thrive. I am always impressed (but never surprised) by what students from Mercy Montessori go on to accomplish. My children loved going to school every single day and I loved taking them there.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have 3 children. My 2 oldest attened another school and both wish they had Mercy Montessori as an option. My youngest attends Mercy and loves it- as do I. He constanly is sharing information learned at this fabulous school has creative strong and caring teachers and has made great friends. The extra activites in which he participates follow the same ethics and support set by the faculty. Mercy is a 5+++ school!

  • (6 years ago)

    All three of my children have attended Mercy. It has been a wonderful place for each of them. I am often surprised by (but shouldn't be at this point) just how much the teachers know about my children as individuals and about their learning styles. They really care and go above and beyond to make sure concepts are understood and then mastered. This has to be the best montessori school in the city...hands down. What the students accomplish after they leave Mercy speaks volumes for the quality of the education.

  • (6 years ago)

    I was hooked on Mercy as soon as I took the school tour! This is the perfect school for my son! The teachers are caring and nuturing while teaching the Montessori method. There are not enough words to desribe how special the principal is. She actually greets the children every morning in car line. She and all the teachers and staff treat my son as the special individual that he his and not just another student. I assure you they will do the same with your child! My family and I love everything about this school and would not consider any other school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love Mercy! I have been so happy with what I see my son accomplishing in school. Everything is very hands on and just work sheet after work sheet. His teachers are wonderful and seem to really care about him and what he is learning. A true montessori school.

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