Welcome to Mt. Healthy Preparatory and Fitness Academy. We are a first-rate academic and fitness institution where your student can grow intellectually and physically. We strive to instill the values of lifelong learning, strong character, and the importance of being physically fit in each of our students. Our staff and administration stand ready to provide the best possible education and preparation for life. Please explore our Web site for further information, and feel free to visit or contact us at any time.

Mt. Healthy Preparatory and Fitness Academy
7601 Harrison Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45231 • 513-587-6280 Office

Students learn about city council and local government

Students learn about city council

MHPFA had a great time learning about their city council and local government! Many students had great questions!

MHPFA Students visit Fire Department!

Students at MHPFA enjoyed their visit to the fire department and learning about all the tools used to keep the community safe.

students visit fire department

Soccer, Martial Arts and Tennis Tournament Competitors!

Soccer, tennis and martial arts teams

Pictures from recent Ohio soccer, tennis, and martial arts statewide tournaments. What great competitors! Go Performance Academies Dragons!

State Champions and Golden Shoe Award Winners!

The final Golden Shoe Winner for Mt. Healthy Preparatory and Fitness Academy is the school’s very first Tennis STATE CHAMPION!!! The team was comprised of four 4th graders and two 3rd graders, and they played amazing tennis the entire day not to mention the entire year to get to this point. The team also exhibited great sportsmanship during the tournament as each student was honest and fair during their matches. These students’ hard work throughout the year has made the entire MHPFA family extremely happy and proud to be part of the school!! The fitness staff is extremely proud of all the students at the school this year, and we are very excited to begin the next school year! Great Job MHPFA !!

MHPFA Fitness Instructors
Brian Niemann
John Thomas
Shi-Fu Ware

MtHPFA State Champion Tennis Team

Local Fire Fighters visit Mt. Heathy Prep!

Firemen and students

MHPFA students enjoyed learning all about the local fire department. Our students had a lot of great questions for the fire fighters!


Informational meetings for interested parents will be held at
Mt. Healthy Prep
7601 Harrison Ave. • Cincinnati, Ohio 45231

Tuesday, May 16 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.

Any Questions?
Call Timothy Baggs, Principal, at (513)587-6280.

Students Attend Statehouse Rally for School Choice

Students at Statehouse Rally for School Choice

Performance Academies students attending the school choice rally today at the Statehouse in Columbus. We learned about the legislative process, and we got to hear our fellow students and legislators speak about the importance of available, quality educational choices in our state!

Egg Hunt. It's Free! Bring your own bag!


Saturday, April 8 • 1-3 p.m.

Mt. Healthy Prep and Fitness Academy
7601 Harrison Ave. • Cincinnati, OH 45231

FREE! | Bring your own bag!

Any Questions?
Call Timothy Baggs, Principal, at (513)587-6280.

Golden Shoe Award Winners!

Golden Shoe Award winners


The Mt. Healthy Preparatory and Fitness Academy “Golden Shoe” winners for the week of February 13th, 2017 are Ms. Byrd’s and Mrs. Binder’s kindergarten classes! This group of kindergarten students had a fantastic week as they continued to learn how to serve the tennis ball using the proper technique and mechanics. This class of kindergartners is always on point and continues to learn and grow each and every week at a rapid rate. Keep Up the GREAT WORK!!

~Mr. Niemann, Mr. Thomas, and Shi-Fu Ware, MHPFA Fitness Staff

National School Choice Week!

January 23rd marks the first day of National School Choice Week 2017! Did you know more than 2.6 million students nationwide now attend a public charter school?

Link to NCSW Kick Off


Ohio celebrates National School Choice Week #SchoolChoice, 973 School Choice Week Events!

Ohio Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Third grade teachers

Our top performing third grade teachers and intervention specialists in our Ohio network of Performance Academies schools on the fall AIR reading test. So proud of them and all our third grade teachers who work tirelessly to help our third graders be super readers and to ensure every single one meets the requirements of Ohio’s Third Grade Reading Guarantee! Way to go! Keep up the great work!

Pictured (top photo) are 3rd grade Teachers:
Phillips, Pugh, Knox, Graham, Bartlett, Yerke, and Borhoeft (not pictured, Grell-Eastland Performance Academy)

Pictured (bottom photo) are Third Grade Interventionists:
Blevins, Zyndorf, Londergan, Eisenman, and Stevens.

Donuts with Dads

Donuts with Dads

Mt. Healthy Prep recently hosted Donuts with Dads! We invited fathers, uncles, grandfathers, and important male role models to have breakfast with our students. Over 200 people attended! We’re looking forward to Muffins with Moms in two weeks at MHPFA!

Meredith Baker, Assistant Principal
Mt. Healthy Preparatory & Fitness Academy

Fitness and Martial Arts Teacher In-Service Training

Fitness Teachers during in-service

Performance Academies fitness and martial arts teachers working with Fitness Director, Chris Hopkins during in-service in Columbus, Ohio.

Special Education Panel Speakers

Performance Academies schools were honored to have a variety of talented speakers last week for the Special Education panel for teachers. The panel discussed building positive home and school partnerships with families of students with disabilities. On the panel were Dr. Bill Bauer, Professor of Education at Marietta College and Chair of the State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC); Lisa Newman, Director of Special Education for Performance Academies (Southern Ohio region); Wendy Sarmir, Director of Special Education for Performance Academies, (Central Ohio region); Ericka Goshay, Parent, Whitehall Preparatory and Fitness Academy; and Dr. Myrrha Satow, Founder, Performance Academies and Executive Committee Member, State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC).


 Charter schools make significant progress

The charter school sector has grown while improving performance and achieving advocacy wins

Charter Schools in U.S. Have Made Significant Progress in the Last 5 Years-Bellwether Education.

Bullying Incident Reporting

Student safety is always our primary concern. Our school is committed to ensuring all students are safe and well cared for. We take any report of bullying or harassment seriously, and we stand ready to speak with anyone who has a bullying complaint or concerns about bullying behavior. Bullying/harassment/intimidation is defined as:

“Any intentional, persistent, and repetitive written, verbal, graphic, electronically transmitted, or physical act that a student, or group of students, exhibits toward another student and the behavior both: a) causes mental or physical harm to the other student; AND b) is sufficiently severe that it creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment for the victim. The definition of “harassment, intimidation or bullying” also includes the above described acts which are electronically generated, stored, or transmitted.

Traditional public schools and public charter schools in Ohio are required to report verified incidents of bullying two times per year. For the first half of the 2016-17 school year, the Mt. Healthy Preparatory and Fitness Academy has had 0 verified incidents of bullying/harassment reports in which disciplinary action was taken.  Such disciplinary procedures may range from conferencing with students and families to out-of-school suspensions.

The school also takes false accusations of bullying seriously. The school has a policy against false accusations of bullying to protect persons against unjust accusations, particularly when such false accusations are intended to cause harm to another individual. Those who make reports in good faith, believing information to be truthful, do not have adverse consequences for reporting bullying behavior.

Notice to Parents Regarding the Opportunity to Object to the Release of Educational Data by ODE



Saturday, August 19, 2017


Hilton Polaris
8700 Lyra Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43240

As a participant in the National School Lunch Program, this institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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