Built on tradition, united in faith.

Steubenville Catholic Schools encompasses grades P-12 and is comprised of three schools: Steubenville Catholic Central High School, Bishop John King Mussio Jr. High, and Bishop John King Mussio Elementary. All three schools work in concert for the overall success of our students, thus continuing the long-standing history and tradition of excellence in the classroom, in the Faith, and on the playing fields.

We integrate Catholic values, beliefs, and traditions within the context of a strong academic program that gives our students a solid foundation for ongoing education. Students receive daily instruction in religion and participate in school masses, benediction, stations of the cross, the rosary, and other Catholic prayers and devotional activities. Our schools offer a disciplined environment based upon the principles of charity, respect, and caring for one another. Spiritual development is a core purpose of Catholic Education and is integrated throughout the curriculum and activities of the school. Though we are foremost a Catholic institution, families of all faiths and traditions who share our core values are wholeheartedly welcomed into the school community.

 Ohio EdChoice Expansion Scholarship

Governor Mike DeWine, Senate President Mat Huffman, and members of the Ohio House and Senate have passed HB33, Ohio’s biennial budget. This landmark legislation includes significant changes to the EdChoice Expansion Scholarship program. ALL students in grades K-12 will qualify. If a family’s household income is at or below 450% of the Federal Poverty Level, they will be awarded the​ ​maximum scholarship amount not to exceed the school’s tuition amount per child. If a family’s household income is at or above 451% of the Federal Poverty Level, the student’s scholarship award will be prorated.
Income levels are based on household adjusted gross income (line 1 of your 2022 Income Tax Return).
PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY AUGUST 15, 2023 to allow us the opportunity to process all applications in a timely manner. The online application system will re-open on Monday, July 17th, 2023, at 8:00 am for schools to submit student applications. The system will remain open until
June 30, 2024.
Applications submitted on or before October 14th, 2023,will be awarded the full amount of the scholarship. Applications submitted after October 14th, 2023, will be awarded at​ ​a​ ​prorated​ ​amount based on how much of the school year remains after ​the date of the student’s enrollment in the private school.
For more information please use the following links:

Income Eligibility






1​. ​Complete the Scholarship Request Form For each student. Include the following with your application:
• Student’s Birth Certificate
• Proof of Residence​ 
Utility bil​l (gas, water, electric) showing BOTH the mailing and service address.
2. Complete the Income Verification Form. Include the 2022 Income Tax Return. Please be sure to sign all forms where indicated.
3.​ ​Return all forms to the Finance Office or Main Office located in Catholic Central High School or to the Elementary main office on Wednesday mornings.
Our CCHS summer hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 2:00pm. If you need to make other arrangements, please contact Diana Lash in the Finance Office at 740-264-5538
ext 128. You can also scan and email your forms to


Additional Information 

1. EdChoice is only for residents of the state of Ohio. If you live in WV or PA, you are strongly advised to complete the attached Financial Aid Form if you have not already done so and submit to the school.
2. Your household size includes only the children who are under 18. Example: Mother, Father, 22, 20, 18, 12 and 7 year old children will be a household size of 4. Your Adjusted Gross Income can be found on line 11 of Page 1 of the 2022 1040 Income Tax Return.
3. If you have a child that is in the Autism or Jon Peterson Scholarship program, that child will not qualify for EdChoice. You are urged to complete the attached Financial Aid Form for that child.
4. If your 2022 Income Tax Return shows a capital gain from the sale of stock or property, or a taxable distribution from an IRA, 401K or other retirement account or Other Taxable Income that is only for the 2022 tax year, please indicate that to me and an explanation will be submitted. If you are unsure where to find this on your tax return, please contact me and I will be more than happy to assist you. (I have Income Tax preparation experience)
5. The schools will only receive the amount of tuition that is billed per child even though you may be awarded an amount greater than the billed tuition. We can only submit to EdChoice the amount that is on our tuition charts and nothing greater. The Ohio Department of Education already has our tuition charts on file.
6. If your tuition plan has a bank account/credit card attached to it and you qualify for EdChoice, the school will absolutely refund the amounts you paid to you as soon as we are advised that you have been awarded. Please be advised that EdChoice covers tuition only and not any fees such as Registration Fees, Senior Fees or Afterschool Care fees. You will still be responsible to pay any fees.
7. If you do not have a utility bill in your name because you rent or live with another party (such as your parent or relative), I will need for you to submit a notarized statement from that person stating that you live with them or rent from them, a utility bill in their name and a piece of business mail (car insurance, credit card statement, bank statement, etc) in your name that you receive at that address.
8. If you are the legal guardian of the child you are applying for, please submit the court papers stating that you are the legal guardian.
Also, please be sure to include all the required documentation when you submit your forms to avoid the need to call or email you asking for the missing information so we can process your application as quickly as possible.

– Diana Lash 

Financial Administrator, Steubenville Catholic Schools

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