About Rothenberg Preparatory Academy

Home of the Falcons, Rothenberg Preparatory Academy is located in the heart of the historic Over-the-Rhine district. We are a dedicated, caring and energized school that serves students in preschool through sixth grade. Our teachers and staff go above and beyond to meet our students’ needs. We are a 21st Century Community Learning grant recipient. Our teachers are highly qualified, and many of them hold advanced degrees. In addition, we have two certified lead teachers on site.

Our students have the benefit of connecting with nature in an urban environment through our rooftop garden. As a Vision 2020 school with a focus on Student Enterprise, we are preparing our students for the challenges and opportunities ahead. We are broadening their horizons so they can dream big — and providing them with the skills and confidence to pursue those dreams.

Why Rothenberg

In addition to our caring administrative staff, excellent teacher credentials and comprehensive curriculum, Rothenberg serves as a resource for parents and students alike. We offer:

  • A fully equipped computer lab, funded by grant money and donations from the GE Foundation       
  • Classrooms with computers and interactive Smart Board teaching tools     
  • A full-time Community Resource Coordinator who recruits tutors and maintains resources to assist students’ academic achievement, social welfare and mannerisms
  • Intervention Specialists, a Speech Pathologist, counseling services provided by Children's Home of Greater Cincinnati, an Occupational Therapist and a Psychologist
  • A parent resource center offering comfort and moral support to families of our students


To educate, stimulate, inspire and develop our students to realize their full potential. We expect our students to be productive members of their families, community and society. We are preparing our students to positively impact the world!


To educate and develop our students to realize and actuate their skills, talents and gifts.

What We Believe

We strongly believe that all children should be treated with respect and understanding, and should be given every opportunity to be successful. Our staff is committed to the growth and development of your child. The learning environment of Rothenberg Preparatory Academy is creative, innovative and designed to develop a strong mastery of Ohio's Academic Standards.

After School Care

Rothenberg offers free after-school programs from 2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. every school day. Students have access to homework help, tutoring and fun learning activities such as dance, art and music. They also receive a snack and dinner. Our program is funded by a 21st Century Learning Grant and is provided by the Imani Family Center.

Community Learning Centers

For our schools to transform, our communities must be revitalized. For our communities to revitalize, our schools must be transformed. They are dependent on each other, and Community Learning Centers are the link.

What is a Community Learning Center (CLC)?

Schools and the communities they serve are closely linked. Seldom does one succeed without the success of the other. That's why our CLCs support student achievement, enrich and revitalize communities, and maximize the community's return on their financial investment.

We are very proud to be a CLC and a neighborhood anchor. We strive to go beyond academics to focus on the whole child by serving as a hub for community services that are available to all students, their families and the entire community. We are able to offer a variety services thanks to the collaboration and support of our many partners and the committed community of Rothenberg.

Our Resource Coordinator

Ms. Barbara Bell is the Resource Coordinator for Rothenberg.

The key component of a CLC is the partners who provide services and support. To manage and align these valuable partnerships, our full-time, onsite Resource Coordinator, Ms. Barbara Bell, plays an integral role in the success of the Community Learning Center.

To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, please contact Barbara Bell by email or by calling (513) 363-5743.

Local School Decision-Making Committee (LSDMC)

LSDMC is a group of parents, teachers and community representatives. The group functions in an advisory role to the principal to determine program, policy and budget issues for the school.

School Visits and Tours

We welcome visits from parents and guardians as well as prospective families who would like a tour. To protect student safety, all visitors must register in the office before going to the classroom. Parents/guardians who would like a conference with their child's teacher must schedule an appointment with the teacher.

Tours are also available on request. To schedule a tour, stop by our main office or call us at (513) 363-5700.