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Bishop Flaget School Creed


Be it known to all who enter here 

that Christ is the reason

for this school.

He is the unseen,

but ever-present teacher

in its classes.

He is the model of its faculty

and the inspiration of its students.


Who are we?

Since 1837, Catholic education in Chillicothe has strived to meet and exceed the continuing educational needs of the community.  A preschool through 8th grade school, Bishop Flaget focuses on providing a stellar academic education in a Christ-centered environment.  Bishop Flaget School strives to prepare our students to meet the demands of our ever-changing global society with high standards, talented and dedicated teachers, volunteer and community support, innovative technology, and a supportive environment grounded in faith.  At Bishop Flaget, we focus on the development of the "whole" child, mind, body, and spirit.

Bishop Flaget is a member of the National Catholic Education Association, the Ohio STEM Learning Network, the Association for Curriculum and Development, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals.  We are the ONLY state-designated K-8th STEM school in Ross County.


Bishop Flaget School is the parish school of Ross-Pike Catholic Consortium.  Bishop Flaget School is fully accredited through the Ohio Catholic School Accrediting Association*. Bishop Flaget is governed by our administrative team made up of Father Christopher Tuttle, Principal Laura Corcoran, and Assistant Principal Terrina Fahnestock.  Our school advisory board works cooperatively in an advisory role with the administrative team.


Bishop Flaget School is dedicated to providing our students with the highest quality academics, a safe environment for learning, healthy choices for student health and wellness, and faith development.  In addition, the community at Bishop Flaget provides our students with a network of professionals from whom they can draw whenever needed.  


Bishop Flaget School is open to students of all faiths.  As we are part of a larger Christian community in which our similarities far outweigh our differences, we welcome our brothers and sisters to join us in our faith journey as we help our students to build values that will help them face the challenges of a lifetime.


*The State Board of Education has approved these standards as comparable to the Operating Standards for Ohio's Schools.


Our Graduates:

  • Excel in high school and beyond - 99% placing in the Top 10% of their graduating classes.

  • Become the leaders of their respective high schools through student government and other activities.

  • In the last five years, BFS graduates have included:

    • Students who attend Ohio State University, Ohio University, University of Dayton, University of Cincinnati, Otterbein College, Xavier University, Miami University, George Washington University, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute, Ohio Northern University, University of Findley, Rose Hulman Institute of Technology, and Shawnee State University

    • Manessah Cutler Scholars (Ohio University), Morrill Scholars (Ohio State University)

    • Zane Trace Valedictorians

    • Chillicothe & Unioto High School Top Ten Graduates

Bishop Flaget Background Check Policy


All paid staff must have on file  current BCI/FBI background checks and must attend “Protecting God’s Children.”


All volunteers must have on file a BCI background check and must attend “Protecting God’s Children” no matter how much or how little contact they have with children or youth, no matter if  volunteering for the school or parish, and no matter what time of the day or night they volunteer.

(This is per Diocesan Policy 4110.0).

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