Excellent school systems—both public and private, suburban and urban—make southwest Ohio a great place to raise a family. With so many diverse communities close by, children benefit from a wealth of educational opportunities from preschool to high school.
Primary and Secondary Education
- Middletown City Schools - From elementary through high school, campuses are located throughout the city of Middletown.
- Monroe Local Schools - Located just south of Middletown, a new campus houses elementary through high school students.
- Franklin City Schools - Located just outside of Middletown, there are five elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school.
- Springboro City Schools - Located approximately 10 minutes north of Middletown, Springboro's schools consist of three elementary schools, one junior high, and one high school.
- Lebanon City Schools - Located in the heart of Warren County between Dayton and Cincinnati, Lebanon City Schools offer education from preschool through high school.
- Mason City Schools - Located 15 minutes south of Middletown, Mason school campuses range from early childhood to high school.
- West Chester Township Schools - West Chester is part of the community that makes up the Lakota Local School District in the southeastern part of Butler County, which offers 12 elementary schools, four junior high schools, and three high schools.
- Edgewood City Schools - Edgewood City School District borders Middletown and Hamilton, offering three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.
- John XXIII Catholic School - A Catholic school affiliated with Holy Family Parish in Middletown, John XXIII offers kindergarten through eighth-grade classes.
- Bishop Fenwick High School - Located on the outskirts of Middletown, Bishop Fenwick High School offers Catholic education in grades nine through 12 and attracts students from throughout the region.
- Middletown Christian Schools - Located on the east end of the city, Middletown Christian Schools offer classes for kindergarten through 12th grade.
If your family is looking for something other than the traditional high school curriculum, one of our local vocational programs may be right for you.
- Greentree Health Science Academy - Greentree Health Science Academy - A collaboration of Miami University, Warren County Career Center, Cincinnati State and Atrium Medical Center, Greentree Health Science Academy helps prepare the health care workforce of tomorrow.
- Butler Technology and Career Development Schools - High school and adult students in Butler County can take advantage of classes at the main campus or associated school districts.
- Warren County Career Center - Classes are available for high school and adult students from Warren County.
Colleges and Universities
In addition to a variety of primary and secondary schools, several of the nation's top colleges and universities are within an hour’s drive of the southwest Ohio area.
- Cincinnati State Technical and Community College - More than 100 associate degrees, majors, and certificate programs await students at Cincinnati State. Many of these programs lead to high-tech careers or a four-year degree.
- Sinclair Community College - Sinclair offers high-quality education at the lowest cost in Ohio. The campus, located in downtown Dayton, offers university transfer classes, direct-to-work career programs, custom training classes for business workers, and a variety of conferences and seminars.
- Central State University - Central State is Ohio's only public historically black university. Located in Wilberforce, Central State offers Bachelor's degrees and some graduate programs.
- Miami University (Oxford) - Miami University offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including doctoral programs, on a beautiful campus in Oxford, Ohio. The university also offers regional campuses in Middletown and Hamilton.
- University of Dayton - UD is one of the 10 largest Catholic universities and Ohio's largest private university. It offers more than 70 academic programs in arts and sciences, business administration, education and allied professions, engineering, and law.
- University of Cincinnati - Each year, this public, comprehensive university graduates 5,000 students. It offers both undergraduate and graduate degree programs in many fields.
- Wilberforce University - Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is the nation's oldest private historically black university. The university offers a variety of majors in Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees.
- Wright State University - Wright State University is a public university located in Dayton. The university offers more than 100 undergraduate and 50 PhD, graduate, and professional degrees.
- Xavier University - Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a private coeducational university located in Cincinnati. Xavier provides a liberal arts education in the Catholic Jesuit tradition.