About

Who We Are

St. Gertrude School is a kindergarten through eighth grade Catholic parochial school located in Madeira, Ohio, northeast of Cincinnati. We are an integral mission of St. Gertrude Church, served by the Dominican Friars of St. Joseph Province. Currently, St. Gertrude School is composed of over 320 students and 35 teachers and staff, including four Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation (Nashville Dominicans).

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; and
  • lives and builds Catholic culture and community through prayer and a vibrant liturgical and sacramental life.

Child Protection Policies

All employees of St. Gertrude School and the Archdiocese of Cincinnati follow the Child Protection Decree. This includes:

  • completing a “cleared” criminal background check report and fingerprinting in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code 3319:39(B);
  • receiving “clearance” from the Chancery Office in accordance with the archdiocesan Decree on Child Protection;
  • completing SafeParish training;
  • reading quarterly SafeParish bulletins; and
  • following all terms of the Child Protection Decree at all times.