St Richard School

26855 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH 44070
(440) 777-2922

(out of 10)

Private Grades K-8 318 students 16 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

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About this school

St Richard School is a private middle school in North Olmsted. The principal of St Richard School is Mr. Michael D. Cappabianca and can be contacted at 318 children attend St Richard School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Hispanic. The student to teacher ratio at St Richard School is 16:1. North Olmsted Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama


  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 94% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% %
Hispanic 3% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% %
Multiracial 0.9% %
Asian 0.5% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I love St. Richard's. I have two children enrolled and could not be happier about the quality education they are receiving. The technology in our school is so far ahead of any other school I've seen. Our children are learning computer programs in kindergarten that some schools don't teach until high school. Teachers engage their students using their active boards and make learning an interactive fun experience. The administration is wonderful and is always making sure that St. Richard's has the latest cutting edge technology making our school exceptional. I can't say enough good things about SRS it is a wonderful school.

  • (3 years ago)

    when students are accused of taking pictures of teachers when they DID NOT do it the teacher should be held accountable for her actions as the student are.

  • (3 years ago)

    SRS consistently strives to improve everything that we do from teaching and caring for our students to improved communication with parents and most important spiritual growth for all. Our teachers are required to attend monthly faculty meetings as well as weekly sometimes daily communications between various grade level instructors. Our students are our main focus through regular academic courses specials and after school clubs. Our students are involved in many activities such as Card and Letter writing for nursing homes Fund Raising Drum line Spelling Bee Challenges Math Competitions Science and Lego Olympics Church Choir and many more. We also produce a high quality Musical each year. Many of our clubs are not currently listed here so please contact our school for further information.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is awesome! I love the teachers and I am so glad they have an advanced math class.

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids are learning a lot at St. Richard. They enjoy the teachers and are getting an advanced education. First grader is reading extremely well after only 3 months. Technology is highly valued religious education is stressed the teachers are highly accreditted. I don't think I've ever walked into the building and not been greeted warmly. Principal is friendly but as principals are a little daunting! Parents club offers info hot lunches on wednesdays gift certificates family activities.

  • (6 years ago)

    My expectations with the teachers have been highly met. They continually challenge students which allows them to prepare plan and organize themselves for high school. The principals there are very fair but do not tolerate misbehavior. The negative comments that I have seen posted must have come from an angry parent who's child misbehaved too much and were disciplined for their actions. My children have the freedom to learn and not be interrupted by classroom trouble-makers threats or social issues that most schools face. Children are there to learn and be nurtured which is exactly what happens. They also know that there are consequences for their actions. SRS is a great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    They have no idea anymore what teaching is. It has become a sit and listen and do not question us. That's the attitude from the princiapl. This once great school now loses caring teachers because of this attitude. Someone please SRS it is about the childern

  • (7 years ago)

    Sure..Seeing is believing. I am sure a great show is put on but the truth is the school has had issues for years. Quality and concern for students has dropped. Seems with the letting go of experienced teachers to be replaced by cheaper new ones has caught up with them. They have no idea anymore what teaching is. It has become a sit and listen and do not question us. That's the attitude from the princiapl to the parents.

  • (7 years ago)

    Saint Richard school students teachers and staff welcome visitors. Come and see what we do. Seeing is believing.

  • (7 years ago)

    Too bad they are so busy investing in technology and not our children. Principal has turned over a staff of long term knowledgable teachers to a group of 'newbies' afarid to do anything

  • (7 years ago)

    We sent our daughter their for four years. We had nothing but problems and were let down by the teachers and principal. Our experience was that St. Richard failed us.

  • (8 years ago)

    The curriculum at St. Richard ranks far above any other school in the area. Students leave SRS extremely prepared as they display great confidence leadership and excellence in and outside of their high school classrooms. The knowledge and faith based learning experiences last a lifetime.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school. Everyone involved with the care of the children from the principal and teachers to the parents are wonderful. Great experience!

  • (10 years ago)

    St. Richard School is the leading school in the diocese for technology along with being named a benchmark school. Every tool has been provided to enable the teachers and students to keep current with changing technology. These tools along with faith-filled learning give an optimum place for a child to be. As a teacher and a parent of this school I chose the best and I am getting the best education possible for my children.

  • (11 years ago)

    St. Richard School let me down twice. It failed me as a student back in the 70's and failed my daughter in the late 90's. I didn't see any caring or faith being taught. I enrolled my daughter because I wanted her to have Catholic schooling. After watching her grades go down and her become an unhappy child. The principal encouraged me to take my daughter to a different school because they couldn't or wouldn't help her. She is advanced and was not getting what she needed. St. Richards answer to advancement is having the child sit in the hallway with a math book while the others are in the classroom. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

  • (11 years ago)

    St. Richard is an excellent school. One indicator is how well students have done on the state-mandated ninth-grade proficiency tests. Over the period of years that they were given the eighth graders scored well above the norm. For years 100% of the students passed the reading portion of the test. The passage rate on the writing and citizenship sections varied from 96%-100%. The average for math and science varied from 88%-96% passage rate. Not many schools can claim this record!

  • (11 years ago)

    We are so pleased that we have found the answer to a Christian education. My children are getting a faith-filled upbringing in a loving atmosphere. We couldn't recommend it higher. The teachers go beyond the requirements to see that our children succeed. They have given a foundation that has enabled our highschoolers to more than succeed. Superior!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a parent of two graduates of this school. Both children have gone on to Catholic High Schools and were very well prepared. The teachers stress personal responsibility for oneself. I am confident they received a strong base for higher education! The parish collections supplements the school's tuition. The parents are only paying half of the cost of full tuition. To ask parishioners to contribute for someone who is not giving of themselves to our parish is unfair.

  • (11 years ago)

    St. Richard's School provides an exceptional education to their students. The faculty & staff are not only able to give a quality education but are more than delighted to do so on a daily basis with exciting & dynamic methods of instruction. The school & parish are comparable to a family environment. We take pride in our abilities as a school and consider ourselves simply the best.

  • (11 years ago)

    SRS is the best! We are always improving our teaching styles. We are very big into technology and giving every child a real world experience at school. We make learning very fun by providing various materials to teach with. Our principal is very organized in presenting technolgy that will be the wave of the future. I give every child in my class the special attention they need. I love to email my parents on a regular basis to let them know how their child is progressing . I also like to challenge students who are advanced in my class. I have never had a child say my class is too boring. I teach at SRS because the parents and staff always support what I do. The involvement here is outstanding! I have never been inside a better school. I enjoy the wonderful first graders I get to teach each year!

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