Part of the Cincinnati Public School District, Amberley’s neighborhood elementary school is Pleasant Ridge Montessori(PRM), the district’s only neighborhood Montessori and one of only a few in the country. It serves preschool students through grade 6 and opened in a brand-new LEED-certified building in the fall of 2008, after a two-year transition in other quarters. Other communities served by the school are Pleasant Ridge, Golf Manor and parts of Columbia Township, Silverton and Kennedy Heights.
A school has been located continuously on the site since 1819, so although a new building, there’s already a long tradition in the community. The current generation of parents, teachers and administrators are working with energy and diligence to foster excellence in education, with many Amberley families involved. A foundation was formed in 2007 to support these endeavors.
After 6th grade, PRM students may move on to:
- Walnut Hills — A college preparatory high school serving grades 7-12, Walnut Hills is one of the premier public high schools in the United States and was recently ranked by Newsweek as 34th best in the nation, one of only three in the top 100 in Ohio with the others being Indian Hill High School at 83 and Wyoming at 99.
- Clark Montessori — The first public Montessori high school in the country serves grades 7-12. Consistently ranked Excellent by the Ohio Department of Education, the Gates Foundation named Clark as one of the top five model high schools in the United States.
The Cincinnati Public schools website provides extensive information about other public school options.
Many Amberley families also choose private education. A number of strong Catholic elementary and high schools are available nearby. The Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s website provides a searchable directory of these schools, including links to individual schools’ websites. Nearby Catholic grade schools are Nativity and St. Vincent Ferrer.
Amberley is served by several close Jewish day schools, including Cincinnati Hebrew Day for the elementary grades, the Regional Institute for Torah and Secular Studies, a high school for girls, located in Golf Manor, and Rockwern Academy located in Kenwood.
An Early Childhood School is on the campus of the Mayerson JCC in Amberley, offering half- and full-day programs for infants through age 5. It is located near the Reagan Highway on Ridge Road. Visit mayersonjcc.org and click on “education” for details.
Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Preschool is located at the corner of Lester and Montgomery Roads, just across the street from Pleasant Ridge Montessori, and offers half-day programs with 2 – 5 day options, as well as summertime preschool opportunities.
Kennedy Heights Montessori is located in Pleasant Ridge at 6120 Ridge Avenue. KHMC offers half- and full-day programs. Visit kennedyheightsmontesori.org for details.