Bishop Leibold School is the shared school of St. Henry, St. Mary, and Our Lady of Good Hope Parishes. Our school faithfully serves families of Preschool-8th Grade students in Springboro, Centerville, Miamisburg, Franklin, Miami Township, West Carrollton, and Germantown.
Our Mission- Bishop Leibold School is a Catholic community of students, teachers, parents, parishioners, and religious working together to develop our baptismal call to serve God’s people through prayer, study, and action.
Address: 24 S Third Street
Miamisburg, OH 45342
Phone: (937) 866-3021
Q&A with Bishop Leibold School:
What makes Bishop Leibold School unique?
Bishop Leibold School enjoys a very positive reputation in the greater Dayton community, thanks in particular to the educators and families who have been associated with Leibold over time. But we need to acknowledge and address the reality that the way that our children learn in 2020 is far different than even in 2010. Excitingly, just like in other professions, the tools and resources available to improve the educational delivery by educators have improved in dramatic ways to enable us to adapt more adeptly to meet the specific needs of each child.
To become recognized as a premier elementary school in the Miami Valley and a top tier Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Bishop Leibold School has taken the following steps. Implemented a Multi-tiered Student Support (MTSS) approach (create a student support team to guide all staff in the service of every child in the school); enhanced the instruction of religion utilizing BLS results on the ACRE national assessment of Catholic religion instruction; provided excellent school to home communication in a consistent in format, timeliness and frequency- we have a 24 hour required response time to emails by all staff; and we continue to provide new programs like the Peterson Scholarships, The Reading Lab, Before and After School, 8th grade retreat, STEAM Saturdays and enhanced technology resources that will enable us to retain and attract students and their families.
What is Bishop Leibold School’s age/grade range?
Our school faithfully serves families of Preschool-8th Grade students in Springboro, Centerville, Miamisburg, Franklin, Miami Township, West Carrollton, and Germantown and beyond. We start preschool at 3 years old. Students must be potty trained prior to enrollment.
What is your enrollment policy?
Are there any key dates parents should be aware of?
Bishop Leibold’s enrollment information can be found online in early February. Additional forms and details can be found online at https://www.bishopleibold.org/registration.
Do you offer financial assistance?
Thanks to the generosity of many of our parishioners and parents of Bishop Leibold School graduates, we have tuition assistance funds available to help families who qualify. Tuition Aid Program – A budgeted amount of money has been set aside for tuition assistance. This program addresses the economic needs of all families. Guardian Angel Fund − Bishop Leibold School has established a Guardian Angel Fund to allow parishioners of St. Henry and Our Lady of Good Hope to assist school families in making their tuition obligation. We are also proud providers of Ohio’s EdChoice, EdChoice Expansion, and Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship program. To find out if your student may be eligible for any of these options, please contact us to discuss additional details!
What are the standard school day hours?
School runs from 8:10-3:00 daily.
Does Bishop Leibold School offer before/after school care? Does Bishop Leibold School offer afterschool activities?
Yes! We have a before school program from 7:00-8:00 daily and after school from 3:00-6:00 daily. Each year we offer a variety of after school co-curricular activities.
Does Bishop Leibold School have a homework policy?
Students should not experience hours of nightly homework at Bishop Leibold. Homework is assigned to practice concepts learned in school and to exhibit an understanding of those concepts. In addition, time at home is required to complete reading assignments, project requirements and preparation (review) for quizzes and tests. Parents can keep track of assignments, grades and test dates via Option C as all teachers are required to keep that information updated for students and their families. Students who are absent have one day for each day missed to complete their assignments. Every attempt will be made to limit subject level tests to no more than two on any given day. Additionally, make up test/quizzes will be scheduled on a time worked out by the student and teacher.
Does Bishop Leibold School offer support for students with special needs?
Bishop Leibold and Miamisburg City Schools have established a child find process to help parents and teachers use a differentiated referral process to locate, identify, and evaluate students suspected of having a disability. Such activities are completed in a time period comparable to students attending public school districts. Children with a disability enrolled by their parent in a chartered nonpublic school must be reevaluated by the district where the nonpublic school is located at least once every three years. If you have any questions regarding the child find process, a re-evaluation, or suspect a concern related to a student, please call either school office. If the child’s educational team suspects a disability, a pre-evaluation meeting will be scheduled with Miamisburg personnel, BLS staff, and the child’s parents or guardians. At this meeting, the data on the child’s progress will be presented and discussed, and the team will make a decision about whether a disability is suspected. If the team agrees on a suspected disability, then an evaluation will be conducted.
What specialty classes / extracurricular activities does Bishop Leibold School offer (gym, art, language, sports etc.)?
Bishop Leibold is a Catholic grade school. As such, students receive Religion instruction daily. We are proud to offer art, music, and physical education classes. Students enjoy a STEM class in addition to science classes beginning in Kindergarten. Students in 7th and 8th grade have an option to take Spanish classes, and an honors math track for students that have appropriate math placement.
What are Bishop Leibold School’s safety policies?
Bishop Leibold is a fully secure building. Visitors must request access to enter using our front door and check into the school office upon arrival. We regularly practice safety drills with our students and staff in conjunction with our local fire and law enforcement agencies.
What extra safety measures is Bishop Leibold School taking during the COVID-19 pandemic?
A Path Forward team of parents and school staff has developed the following plan for the 2020-21 school year. We are committed to the health and well being of our students, families and staff. We treasure the co-educator role between our students’ families and the school staff and look forward to continuing the opportunity to advance our students academically and grow in their faith. These general principles will guide Bishop Leibold as we work to re-open our school this year.
Bishop Leibold will:
– implement recommended safety protocols to the highest degree possible;
– utilize County and State guidelines for a safe reopen.
– be transparent with our community in knowing and understanding that some level of risk will always be present when children and school employees occupy school facilities.
Bishop Leibold is committed to providing appropriate professional development to our staff associated with all healthy practices being implemented for our safe re-opening.
More information can be found at: https://www.bishopleibold.org/covid-19.