St. Charles Fact Sheet
Established in 1964
Accredited 2003 & Reaccredited 2009, and 2015 with the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association
Grade Levels – 3 & 4 year-old Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten (TK), Kindergarten (full day) through Grade 8
School Hours – 8:00 a.m. – 2:50 p.m.
- Class Size Limits:
- Preschool 12:1 Ratio
- Transitional Kindergarten: 15
- Kindergarten: 19 pupils per class
- Grades 1 through 5 – 25 pupils per class
- Grades 6 through 8 – 30 pupils per class
Curriculum – St. Charles School offers a core curriculum of religion, reading, language arts, math, science and social studies along with classes in physical education, music and art. Christian values are integrated throughout the curriculum and students participate often in Mass and devotional activities. Spanish is taught to students in grades K-8. Students from St. Charles School go on to Catholic and public high schools very well prepared.
Faculty & Staff – All classroom teachers are state licensed and certified in religious education by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
- Teachers – 26 full-time, including Art, Physical Education, Music and Technology Specialists, 3 part-time teachers.
- State and Federally Funded Auxiliary Staff – Full-time Intervention Specialist and Nurse. Part-time Speech Therapist, Title I Reading Teacher, and Counselor
Student/Teacher Ratio – Average of 19 students to one classroom teacher
Enrollment & Performance – 2015 Spring Iowa Test Scores and 2014-2015 enrollment
*National Percentile = 50%
*Combined math, reading & language scores
Student Daily Attendance Rate – 96%
Sacraments – Second Grade students have the opportunity to receive First Communion and First Reconciliation. Eighth grade students have the opportunity to receive Confirmation. The Faith Formation Office can be contacted at (937) 434-9272 for additional information.
Special Needs – The school has a Speech Therapist and an Intervention Specialist on staff. Attempts are made to accommodate the needs of physically or learning disabled students. The facility is accessible. Currently, St. Charles serves students with hearing impairments, specific learning disabilities, speech & language needs, and other health impairments for a total of 13 students being served or 4% of the school population. St. Charles maintains a Title I Reading program for students in grades K through 2.
Behavior – Students are taught life skills for school and home that are based on respect, responsibility and reverence.
After-School Program – St. Charles Catholic School and the Kettering YMCA partner together in offering after school care to students on-site at St. Charles for a weekly fee. Please contact Jessie Tinkham at (937) 434-1963 ext. 3414 or by email at SWentzell@daytonymca.org for additional information.
Extracurricular Activities – Students may participate in a number of school and parish sponsored extracurricular activities including: Instrumental Band (5-8), Choir (4-8), Power of the Pen (7-8), Boy & Girl Scouts (K-8), Wellness Advisory Council (5-8) and CYO Sports (soccer, basketball, golf, volleyball, baseball, softball, track & field and football) at most grade levels.
- Student Residence Diversity:
- 7% Sugarcreek (26)
- 17% Centerville (64)
- 45% Kettering (174)
- 31% 10 Other Districts (120)
- 13% students are from diverse ethnic or racial backgrounds
High School Preparation – 91% of St. Charles School 8th Grade students further their education at Catholic high schools.
Lunch – The school participates in the Federal Lunch & Breakfast Program. Nutritious meals are reasonably priced. A grab-and-go breakfast is served in the morning. Reduced price and free meals are available for qualifying families.
Facilities & Technology – The St. Charles school building is sound with recent renovations to classrooms, gym, library, and computer room. One computer room and two wireless Chromebook learning carts, LearnPads a 1:1 Chromebook initiative in grades 7-8, and a wireless infrastructure are available for student and faculty use. Updated interactive whiteboards are located in all classrooms. There is a 1:2 ratio of computer workstations to students.
Transportation – Bus transportation is provided in most cases to residents of the Kettering, Centerville, Miamisburg, and Sugarcreek school districts. Parents may transport their children by car, and some children opt to safely ride bikes or walk to school.
Parents – St. Charles has a very active Parent-Teacher Organization, the St. Charles PTO, which is very supportive of the school. Parents have many opportunities to volunteer.
Tuition – St. Charles School has comparatively reasonable tuition rates with a variety of payment schedules. Tuition accounts for 59% of the school income, 6% of funding comes from Ohio School Foundation Payment System, while the parish continues to support the remainder of school costs. Tuition assistance is available for St. Charles parish students.
- 2017-18 Parishioner Tuition:
- 1 child – $3,501
- 2 children – $6,578
- 3 children – $9,230
- 4 children – $12,308
- Non-Parishioner/Non Catholic Tuition:
- 1 child – $5,689
Calls regarding enrollment are welcome at any time of the school year.
- For more information:
4600 Ackerman Blvd.
Kettering, OH 45429
Phone – (937) 434-4933
FAX – (937) 434-6692
Web site – www.stcharles-kettering.org/school