Award Year: 2021

Mariemont Junior High School

3847 Southern Avenue
Cincinnati, OH, 45227-3541

(513) 272-7300

Mr. Robert Polca, Principal at time of Nomination

Mariemont City School District

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Work Smart, Create Experience, and Embrace Growth for all learners.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 89%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
A slice of the Mariemont Experience

A slice of the Mariemont Experience

It is the dedicated partnership between students, staff, parents and community members that makes Mariemont Junior High School an enriching environment in which our students learn and grow. An emphasis on personal relationships has been key to building a positive school environment. On a daily basis, teachers foster student growth academically, socially, and emotionally. Strong relationships and personal connection have been integral in overcoming the challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic during times of remote, hybrid and in-person learning.

The faculty of Mariemont Junior High School maintains a student-centered focus, in which meeting the needs of each student is the core of every decision made. Our teachers utilize reading, math, and writing workshop to differentiate learning and to tap into students' strengths by offering choices, encouraging self-reflection, goal setting and fostering student ownership of learning.

In addition to a rigorous academic core and a wide variety of elective course offerings, Mariemont Junior High School provides a robust catalog of unique life-learning experiences. The award-winning Expeditions program provides experiential learning opportunities for students in order to find their passion beyond the walls of the traditional classroom. All Expeditions are hands-on, experiential, ungraded experiences in a low-risk environment. Students select Expeditions based on their interests and have the ability to choose from over 60 different sessions among five pillars of learning (The Creators, The Futurists, The Global Learners, The Young Professionals, and The Wellness Warriors).

Mariemont Junior High School is a positive learning community that prioritizes student choice, strong academics, and engaging experiences in support of individual student growth during the 7th and 8th grade years!