St. Gertrude School, in Madeira, is a Catholic elementary school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati. Since its founding in 1934, the school has been led by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia and offers academic excellence in the Dominican tradition: preaching truth, practicing virtue, and loving one another in Christ.
Our community of friars, sisters, parents, teachers, coaches, and parishioners work together to educate our children so that they will become independent thinkers, rooted deeply in faith and love.
We are blessed to have faculty and staff that are highly-skilled, generous, and dedicated to preparing our students to succeed.
- We are attentive to each student's curiosity, progress, and need for intellectual challenges.
- We place an emphasis on the mastery of essential skills particularly in mathematics, science, and language arts.
- We cultivate an atmosphere that encourages responsibility, problem-solving, and an awareness of being a member of a community.
Philosophy of Education
Formed by the Catholic intellectual tradition and in union with the magisterial teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, we believe that a Catholic school:
- Educates the whole child in truth: spiritually, intellectually, morally, emotionally, and physically, and seeks to set the child’s eyes on heaven.
- Unites with parents, the primary educators of their children.
- Teaches the dignity of each child based upon the Christian understanding of the human person.
- Witnesses to the Gospel of Jesus Christ through love of God and love of neighbor.
- Lives and builds Catholic culture and community through prayer and a vibrant liturgical and sacramental life.