Lial Catholic School

Nestled in the Oak Openings region, Lial Catholic School has been educating children for over 45 years.
Our multi-age, continuous progress education philosophy provides a unique learning environment for students Pre-K through 8th.
There is no other school, quite like Lial.  We unite with our parents in helping each child to grow academically, spiritually, socially, and physically thereby developing their unique gifts that they can then use to serve others.
Gospel values permeate everything we do at Lial.  We are thrilled that we are now educating the second generation of Lial families.
We invite you to learn more about Lial Catholic School by visiting our website or by calling 419 877 5167 to arrange for a tour.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 222 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,050
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 1 / Aug. 30

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1993, 1998

Student Body

Total Students
222 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade
Lial Catholic School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
22 students
Classroom Dress Code
(We have a dresscode-not a uniform)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
May. 1 / Aug. 30
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Lynn Cherry
Admissions Associate
Jackie Flom


Total Sports Offered
6 sports

School Notes

  • The child is at the center of all that we do at Lial. Our goal is to help children become their best selves, know and love God, and be willing to use their talents to make our world a better place.
  • In our continuous progress environment, teachers are responsive to individual differences in development, ability, and interest. Such differences are expected, accepted, respected, and used to design the curriculum. Teachers plan and prepare the environment so children can learn through active involvement using materials with both adults and other children. The multi-age classroom environment develops students who have significantly enhanced attitudes toward school, toward themselves as learners, and toward positive relationships.
  • Life at Lial extends beyond the classroom. We want our students to develop spiritually, physically, and socially as well. The weekly celebration of the Mass, daily religion classes, and Gospel prep affirm Lial's Catholic identity. Our Savio and CIA clubs organize service and leadership opportunities where students can see that they can make an impact in their community. Lial participates in several CYO sports throughout the year. Lial also offers special interest clubs such as Chess, Robotics, Quiz Bowl, Scouts, and Girls on the Run.
  • There is a strong partnership among the school, teacher, and parent for the benefit of the child. Lial parents can be found volunteering in the classroom, organizing activities for the children and families, and contributing professional skills. The result of this partnership is a Lial graduate that is a confident, Christ-centered individual who knows he or she possesses the ability to make a difference and achieve their goals.
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 222 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $5,050
  • Average class size: 22 students
  • Application Deadline: May. 1 / Aug. 30

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