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College Hill Fundamental Academy
"Choose to Do the Right Thing"

We are pleased that you are interested in our school and hope that our website has much to offer you. If you are new to CHFA, we trust that you will find our school to be academically rigorous, uniquely progressive, caring and helpful to our students and parents.

What do we mean by fundamental? We mean that we have created a program that is “back to the basics with a 21st century update” We have created a school where parents are involved, students are on task and are successful, and teachers are responsive and highly communicative.
Among the unique aspects of our school:

  • Mandatory parent meetings
  • Regular communication with teachers
  • A homework heavy curriculum
  • A system of Steps that requires students to stay on task
  • A strict uniform dress code
  • High expectations for student behavior and cooperation

We are unique among the elementary schools in CPS because we are the district’s only Fundamental magnet program. We require an application to attend, a parent and student interview, and our seats are filled to capacity each year. We require that families bring current report cards to the interview. We are a school that is open to all types of students and families that are committed to the Fundamental belief.

Our students are strong academically and involved in extracurricular activities. We endeavor to create a school that is worthy of their attendance and true to their expectations of excellence. We seek to hire the best teachers in Cincinnati and are very proud of our current faculty. They are first-rate educators.

This combination of strong students, high-performing teachers coupled with a strong parent participation rate that equals a solid school community. Though we still work to improve each year, we have all the key ingredients to make our school a school of excellence that I envision and our community demands. There is no stopping us now.

School Motto:

Attitude plus Aptitude equals Altitude…Reach for the Stars!

Ms. Battle
Principal