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Mars Hill Academy Honors Grandparents

Mars Hill Academy Honors Grandparents

Mason, OH - Grandparents are a vital part of the Mars Hill Academy community -- from serving as lunchroom volunteers and reading group helpers to visiting classrooms and attending sporting events. 

To say thank you, MHA hosted more than 250 grandparents recently at their Grandparents Day event. Grandparents enjoyed classroom visits, school-wide choral performances, and poetry recitations. While many grandparents are local residents, others traveled from as far away as Texas and Florida to participate in the celebration.

"Within the walls of this unique school I have found amazing, developing minds who are guided by Christ and have respect and love for others - a true family. They inspire me and fill me with hope," said grandmother Pat Ryczko, who is affectionately referred to as Grams by students. 

Grandparents bless the school by strengthening the connection between generations. By interacting with students and teachers, they are meaningful contributors to life at Mars Hill.

Mars Hill Academy is Cincinnati's only private, independent K-12 classical Christian school. One of only 46 schools nationwide accredited by the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS), Mars Hill Academy offers a proven educational method used for millennia to build sharp minds and a love for learning. For more information, please call 513-770-3223 or visit


Enjoy summer with MHA camps

Mason, OH – Mars Hill Academy has summer camps for the entire family!

"We are pleased to offer a variety of summer camp activities to enrich students’ and parents’ experiences and foster a sense of wonder," said Mrs. Lisa Knodel, Marketing & Communications Director for MHA. "Our leaders invest their time and energy in these camps out of a genuine interest in the activities offered and a desire to share their wonder with others."

Camps, which are open to the community, begin the week of June 4 and are offered throughout the summer. Highlights include: 

  • Pre-K camps 
  • Volleyball and basketball
  • Astronomy and keyboarding
  • Crafting and sewing
  • Performing arts and music
  • Stained glass
  • Adult enrichment classes

Visit for more information and to register.

MHA hosts one-of-a-kind 5K kilt run

MASON – Mars Hill Academy will bring a bit of the Scottish Highlands to Mason with its first annual 5K Kilt run and walk Saturday, June 16 – complete with a bagpiper.

"Grab your shoes and throw on a kilt! This Father's Day weekend event will be fun for the whole family," said event organizer K.C. DeBra.

The chip-timed race – which is open to all, not just MHA students and parents – will be held on an official, measured 5K course at Corwin Nixon Park, 6249 Mason-Montgomery Road in Mason.

"This scenic course is flat with minimal elevation on a paved bike path. This is the perfect course to set your personal best," Mrs. DeBra said. "An award ceremony and celebration will commence immediately following the kilt run with lots of fun for the kids - hula hoops, bubbles, face painting, and much more!"

Cash prizes will be awarded to the overall top male and female winner. Medals for the top male and female finishers will be awarded in each of six age divisions: 14 and under; 15-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; and 60 and older. There will also be a best-dressed prize for the runner who most embraces the Highlands theme!

Packet pick-up will be held Thursday, June 14 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. at Mars Hill Academy, 4230 Aero Drive in Mason. Late registration (cash and check only) will be held Saturday, June 16, beginning at 7:30 a.m. with the 5K race starting at 9 a.m.

A Kids Fun Run for ages 12 and under and 100 Yard Dash for ages 5 and under will begin at 8 a.m. Participation ribbons will be awarded to all children entrants.

Pre-registration is $30 for the 5K, $10 for the kids fun run, and $5 for 100 yard dash. The cost beginning Monday, June 11 will be $40 for the individual 5K race. Anyone registered for any of the three races by Monday, June 11 is guaranteed to receive an official tartan race drawstring bag.

Registration may be completed online at

For more information, please call Mars Hill Academy at 513-770-3223, visit, or email


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