New Student Frequently Asked Questions

What grades do you teach at Mother Brunner?

Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8.
(Our Pre-K & Kindergarten programs are full day programs)

What are Mother Brunner's school hours?

Classes begin at 8:00 AM and they
conclude at 3:25 PM. Students can be dropped off at 7:30 AM.

What are your average class sizes?

The average class size is 17-25 students.

Does Mother Brunner Offer Scholarships or Financial Aid for Tuition?

Our school accepts the Ohio EdChoice Scholarship Program:

Catholic Education Foundation Scholarship:

Precious Blood Church offers limited financial aid for families:

Pre-K - accepts parent tuition assistance programs: Early Childhood Education Grant:

Preschool Promise:

Additional Registration Information

How do I begin the registration process for my child to attend Mother Brunner?

Please contact our school at 937-277-2291 or email us at, for additional information. Admissions Application Packets may be picked up at our school office.

Is there an application/registration fee?

There is no application fee; however, there is a family registration fee of $275. The fee is non-refundable if you decide not to send your child(ren) to Mother Brunner. The fee is only charged after student(s) have been accepted.

What else do I need to register my child?

You must submit a copy of:

  • Child’s official birth certificate

  • Baptismal certificate (Catholic only)

  • Most recent report card

  • Most recent standardized test scores

  • Immunization records

  • Custody papers if applicable

  • Copy of a current utility bill

Must students pass a test before being accepted at Mother Brunner?

If you are applying for admission into Pre-K or Kindergarten, your child must complete a screening. Call the office for an appointment. Because incoming students come from a variety of learning centers our screening enables our teachers and administrators to obtain information about the skill level of the student to ensure readiness for our programs. Your child must meet the age criteria of age 4 for Pre-K or age 5 for Kindergarten by September 30. There is no fee for Pre-K or Kindergarten screening. 

New students (Grades 1-8) are given an admissions test. Students will be tested in the areas of Language Arts and Math. The cost of the testing is $25 per student and is due on or before the scheduled testing date. The purpose of the test is to get to know your child’s talents and abilities and to be sure that Mother Brunner can meet their educational needs. The administrators will review the results of these tests as well as the student’s academic, behavior and other records. If the student is accepted, he/she will be placed by the administrators in the grade where he/she will be most successful at Mother Brunner Catholic School. Call the office to make an appointment. 

If your child is serious about education and has your support, he/she will find that Mother Brunner offers many opportunities to excel in academics, the arts, and athletics. If you and your child understand the value of a Catholic education and are willing to work hard, Mother Brunner is the right school for your family. 

When will I know if my child has been accepted to Mother Brunner?

After all required application forms have been submitted and the admissions test/screening has been completed. Test results will be reviewed along with all other information, and we will contact you within 20 days of your child’s assessment date. Once you receive your acceptance letter, you have 5 business days to provide the school office with your child’s completed registration and tuition paperwork, along with the $275 family registration fee. If the paperwork and/or registration fee are not received by the deadline stated in your acceptance letter, your child's reserved spaced will be cancelled. 

Does Mother Brunner have Extra Curriculum Activities? Yes

CYO Sports: Basketball | Volleyball | Track | Soccer | Cheerleading 

Is transportation available to Mother Brunner Catholic School?

Bus transportation is available from public school districts for most students. Please get in touch with your local public school district for specific information.

  • Dayton City School District - 937- 542-4010

  • Jefferson Township District - 937- 835-5249

  • Trotwood Madison District - 937- 854-3050

Does Mother Brunner have a breakfast and hot lunch program?

Our school cafeteria - The Bulldog Bistro, offers reasonably priced breakfast and lunch. Students can purchase breakfast for $1.65. Students can buy a complete hot lunch (milk included) for $2.75 or bring their lunch. Milk is available to buy for $0.50 each. Prices are subject to change for the upcoming school year. The State of Ohio’s free or reduced breakfast/lunch program is available to those who apply and meet eligibility.

Do Mother Brunner students wear uniforms?

Your son will wear navy or khaki pants/shorts with the official Mother Brunner red logo polo shirt. Your daughter will wear blue or khaki pants/shorts or the official navy or khaki jumper with the MB logo (Grades K-4) or the official navy or khaki skort (Grades Pre-K-8) with the official Mother Brunner red logo polo shirt. Students are also required to wear the official gym uniform on gym days.    Visit our vendor's website.

Are Parents and Grandparents welcome to volunteer? Yes

Parents/Grandparents are strongly urged to volunteer. There are many opportunities ranging from tutoring, coaching, assisting with the Home and School Association, and sharing one's time, talents and treasures to make our school successful. All volunteers must complete the Online Child Protection Training and enroll in to comply with the policy of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

Are there other fees I will be required to pay for my child to attend your school?

Yes, we have additional fees not covered by your tuition costs.

  • A technology fee of $225 per student (K - 8)

  • Supply/Technology Fee for Pre-K is $225 per student

  • Field Trip fees - vary

  • Extracurricular fees - varies per sport and club

We hope you will join us at Mother Maria Anna Brunner School.