The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori serves children from preschool through the eighth grade. Our students hail from 36 zip codes in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Approximately 80 percent are Catholic.

School Tours

The admissions process begins with prospective parents attending a school tour. At that time Anne Marie Vega, The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori principal, will present the school’s mission, philosophy, and pedagogy; provide a tour of the school in action; and answer any questions. To sign up for an upcoming tour, click 2023-2024 School Tour Dates


Applications are accepted online throughout the year.  Applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee. The application fee is $50.00. The application will be dated at the time it is received, and a determination of admission for the subsequent school year will be made in late February/early March.

Mid-year applications for any level are considered if there are openings, and are acted upon immediately.

If you have more questions regarding applications, please contact the school office at 513-271-4171 or

Admissions Procedure for 3 and 4 year-old Preschool

Return an application form, along with $50.00 application fee. Only one application fee needed if applying for more than one student at the same time.

Admissions Procedure for Kindergarten through Grade 8

1) Return an APPLICATION FORM, along with $50.00 application fee. Only one application fee needed if applying for more than one student at the same time.

2) Give a RECOMMENDATION FORM to your child’s teacher and ask him/her to mail it to the school address or email it to the principal, Anne Marie Vega (

Kindergarten applicants:  submit the Parent/Preschool Teacher Survey  

Grades 1-8 applicants:  submit the Teacher Evaluation Form

3) SCHOOL VISIT for child to meet with our teachers. After the recommendation form is received, the office manager will contact you to set up a teacher/student visit. Following the meeting with one of our teachers, the school may request school records/grades in order to complete the application process. Request for records.

Kindergarten applicants:  30 minute teacher/student visit

Grades 1-8 applicants:  45 minute teacher/student visit

Priority Registration

Our priority registration period begins the last week in January each year and continue through the first full week in February. 

During priority registration all current families re-enroll for the upcoming year. Siblings of current families have priority for any open spots. 

Once priority registration is complete, open spots are filled with current applicants. Applicants with prior Montessori experience have priority.

Once all open spots are filled, other applicants are sent a wait-list letter and their applications remain open throughout the school year.

The Good Shepherd Catholic Montessori admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.