Founded in 1893, St. Henry Catholic School is a private school within the Diocese of Covington. Located in Elsmere, Kentucky, it serves students from age three through eighth grade in a co-educational, college preparatory, safe, and Christian learning environment. St. Henry is located in the heart of the tri-state area of Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana. Students have diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds and come from a wide geographical area that includes two states and covering fourteen zip code areas. Academic rigor with a caring heart and an appreciation of the individual is valued. For more than 125 years, the community of St. Henry has dedicated itself to education that meets individuals’ needs. Students are the top priority.


St. Henry Catholic School is a place where we learn, grow, and become Disciples of Christ by embracing the Gospel message. We will work toward our full potential each day in order to demonstrate our respect for the sacrifices made by the entire St. Henry community to ensure our success. We will remain connected to God and others, gain confidence in our academic, social, and physical abilities, and contribute to the community through service and leadership.


As a school with Jesus Christ as our role model, we are committed to providing our students with a strong Catholic education and to forming independent thinkers who follow His example. Within the St. Henry Catholic School community, each child is valued as a unique individual and will be given every opportunity to meet his or her potential. This is accomplished by:

  • Collaboration among faculty, principal, priests, parents, and students.
  • Fostering an atmosphere of mutual respect, communication, and accountability.
  • Consistently administering policies and using appropriate reinforcements.
  • Using specialized strategies and research-based materials.
  • Embracing technology.
  • Challenging every student to maximize his or her academic achievements.
  • Inspiring high standards for teachers and staff.
  • Maintaining a living curriculum through assessment, data analysis, progress monitoring, reflection, and implementation.


St. Henry Catholic School will be recognized in the Diocese of Covington as a leader in exemplary Catholic education for preschool through eighth grade. This will be achieved through a continuous school improvement plan that includes maintaining high academic standards, embracing 21st century learning, promoting community outreach, and managing enrollment. Above all, St. Henry Catholic School will awaken Catholic values present within each child by living the faith through love of God, self, and others.

Original School, 1929   School Registration, 1953   New High School, 1967
Original School, 1929   School Registration, 1953   New High School, 1967


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