Award Year: 2013

Incarnation Catholic School

45 Williamsburg Lane
Centerville, OH, 45459-4218

(937) 433-1051

Cheryl Reichel, Principal at time of Nomination

Archdiocese of Cincinnati

School Website


Incarnation School provides a spiritually and academically rich environment where all are encouraged to grow in faith as they follow in the footsteps of Jesus.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 91%
  • Hispanic: 2%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 1%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %

For more than fifty years, many talented minds have helped to develop a framework for Incarnation School’s approach to setting priorities and establishing goals. At the center is a mission to provide a spiritually and academically rich environment in which all are encouraged to grow in faith and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. The mission is the gold standard, but implementation is the platinum achievement, where members of the community utilize their talents for the children’s benefit. A culture of possibilities emerges when talents are unleashed.

A discipleship model of leadership is at the source of this culture of possibilities. Students, staff, and families actively participate in a yearly mission program which saturates the curriculum and the culture to provide local, national, and global assistance. Students often initiate and develop mission programs, such as the Homefull Campaign, which has brought about community awareness and aid for the homeless.

Providing a quality education based on the Gospel’s 2,000-year-old character education program is a work of salvation by itself, but the academic results for our students are exposed in their achievements. Students have reached county, state and national levels in: Science Fairs, Math Leagues, STEM Initiatives, Oratorical Contests, Band and Orchestra Competitions, Spelling Bees, Geography Bees, and Art Contests. Over 95% of Incarnation’s graduating students achieve sophomore status in high school foreign language and math classes, and 2012 graduates earned $63,600 in scholarship money toward Catholic high school tuition.

The platinum standard for the implementation of our mission has provided an avenue for unleashing the talents of our community, and the result is a culture of opportunities where children may grow in their academics and spiritually.