Romero Academy

Be More.

Romero Academy leverages the lessons of Seton’s decade of experience providing parents in underserved communities with academically excellent, character-building, and vibrantly Catholic educational options.

Initiative Overview

In 2019, Seton partnered with the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and the Catholic Inner-City Schools Education Fund (CISE) to create Romero Academy, the non-profit organization that assumed management of Resurrection School in the Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio. Romero Academy at Resurrection forms future saints and scholars by partnering with families to develop the intellect, form the heart, and engage the faith of each student. Inspired by the life of St. Oscar Romero, Romero Academy at Resurrection graduates will develop the virtue, knowledge, and academic skills necessary to thrive in the city’s most selective college prep high schools. Romero graduates aspire not to have more, but to be more.

Design Features

Romero Academy model schools believe academic success is about more than what is taught in the classroom. It is about character, faith formation, partnership, and how the content is taught. Romero schools achieve the goal of helping students develop the virtue, knowledge, and academic skills necessary to thrive in a selective college preparatory high school, in college, and in life overall by focusing on five key areas:

Personalized learning.
Each child works in teacher-led small groups of 5-10 students while also having the opportunity to learn at their own pace using personalized technology tools.

Character building education.
We explicitly model and teach the virtues of courage, wisdom, self-control, and justice to prepare our students for both college and heaven.

Catholic values.
Christ is at the center of everything we do.

High expectations.
We expect our students to “be more.” We focus on love and joy mixed with high expectations for academic work and behavior so our graduates will excel in high school, college, and beyond.

We believe that parents are the first educators of their children. Our school is always open to parents and we seek their partnership in helping their children thrive.

Romero Academy’s five core virtues


Complete trust in God and confidence in His plan.


Doing what is right in the face of fear (K-1) and finding the strength to persevere (2-3), and having a willingness to venture when unsure (4+).


Fairness (K-1) Giving to God what is due; Giving to each person what is due consistent with each individual’s God-given dignity.


Making thoughtful choices (K-1) demonstrated in word and action (2-3) with knowledge of the things that matter.


Actively monitoring voice and body (K-1) by considering their impact (2-3) and exercising power over impulses (4+).

Visit the Romero Academy website to learn more

Romero Academy is poised to grow in other areas across the country. Catholic dioceses and superintendents are encouraged to reach out to us if they think Romero Academy would be a good fit for their communities.

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