Educational Institutions

St Rita School for The Deaf

  • Cincinnati, OH
  • www.srsdeaf.org

Mission Statement

St. Rita School for the Deaf is a Catholic day/residential school whose primary mission is to educate infants and students who are deaf or need special methods of communication and technological support. To accomplish this mission, we are committed to providing a safe, value-oriented environment that facilitates the educational, social, and spiritual development of each student.

Service Areas

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International

Since 1915, St. Rita School for the deaf has served children from across the country and aroud the world.  Currently the student body includes children from Ukraine, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

ruling year

1941

Principal Officer

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Mr. Gregory Ernst Sr.

Keywords

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Deaf, education, apraxia, communication, sign language, hearing aids, cochlear implants, special needs, fundraising

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EIN

31-0537509

 Number

0379262118

Physical Address

1720 Glendale Milford Rd

Cincinnati, OH 45215

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (B12)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Parent Teacher Group (B94)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

St. Rita School for the Deaf's programs include: LOFT (Language Opportunities for Tots)a language development program through play for children 6 weeks- 3years of age. Montessori preschool for 3-5 year olds include typical hearing children, deaf children, and hearing children who need special methods of communication. Literacy program: chidlren are evaluated 3 times a year in reading and writing to make sure they are progressing. Teaching methods includes 9 steps to literacy. Sign n' Say program for chidlrne with apraxia. Outdoor Learning Gardens and Greenhouse: teaching across the curriculum where learning is hands on and outside. After School Activities: children are involved in activities to enhance communication and self esteem, children who are deaf and attend other schools are invited to participate. Voc 2: for high school students who have other needs besdies being deaf. Academics are taught through life skills and the community. A work study coordinator works with the students to train them for life after St. Rita School for the Deaf

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Service Areas

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International

Since 1915, St. Rita School for the deaf has served children from across the country and aroud the world.  Currently the student body includes children from Ukraine, Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

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ST. RITA SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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St Rita School for The Deaf

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mr. Gregory Ernst Sr.

BIO

Starting in 1962, Greg joined the summer and vacation maintenance crew at St. Rita. He worked on the crew while finishing high school and college. In 1970 Greg received his BA in philosophy from the Athenaeum of Ohio. That same year, Greg was drafted to serve in the Vietnam War. To keep Greg from being drafted, Fr. Klenke wrote a letter to the congressmen asking that Greg be deferred from going to war. Fr. Klenke was quoted as saying "He knows all the children by name and residence. He would be most valuable to us. He is a good influence. It would take us 3-4 years to train someone to equal this young man's experience." No response was given to Fr. Klenke at the initiation of the first letter. Students along with staff and family members wrote to President Nixon and local congressmen asking them not to draft Greg. Luckily, Greg did not have to go to war. From 1970-1973 he was a resident advisor for the high school students. Besides being a resident advisor, during the day he also was a high school teacher where he taught English, Latin, Health, German, Psychology, Government, Religion, Home Safety, and Driver Education. Through the 70's and early 80's Greg also took on the role of Athletic Director while coaching reserve basketball and football. In 1982, he received a Masters in Education from Xavier University. From 1982-1990, he became principal for the elementary and high school under the directorship of Fr. John Bok. From 1990 to the present day, Greg is leading St. Rita into the technological age and is willing and dedicated to the philosophy of Comprehensive Communication. Programs have developed and excelled with his leadership including LOFT (Language Opportunities for Tots), the Sign n' Say program for children with apraxia, and a Literacy program for reading and writing.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Sr. Helen Lucille Habig

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

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