Inspiring Future Leaders

of klal yisroel

An Ohr Torah Cincinnati education is a gift of growth that will

empower and inspire your children to shine throughout their lives!

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Inspiring greatness in chinuch!

Climbing Ladders… building bridges… leaving fingerprints

Using torah as the blueprint for life…

Ohr Torah Cincinnati is an Orthodox Jewish day school located in Cincinnati, Ohio serving 18 months through eighth grade. OTC’s wholesome chinuch teaches the whole child, striving to understand their child’s most effective learning methods and focus on strengthening all areas of their development. For us, there is no greater job and no greater joy than children reaching new heights in their learning, in their connections, in their confidence, and in their process of becoming!

Our dedicated team seeks to empower students with the skills they need to be able to learn on their own and think for themselves in both Limudei Kodesh and secular studies. Meaningful accomplishments each year lay the foundations for success in the next year and beyond. At OTC students are on a path of continuously developing their personal greatness, and developing the power of community!

Educating each child according to their way

The Ohr Torah approach to Chinuch is wholesome, dynamic, enriching and nurturing. It is a great fit for many children. Our program provides students with a joyful, positive school atmosphere and a strong sense of community. Our world-class faculty educates each child in a nurturing, Torahdik environment while instilling in them genuine enthusiasm for Yiddishkeit, skills to become life-long learners and a lasting commitment to family, community and Klal Yisroel as they chart their unique paths in Avodas Hashem.

We follow closely to the words of Chazal: “Chanoch l’naar al pi darko” (educate a child according to his way). We work diligently to tap in to each child’s gifts, intelligences and leadership abilities. We strive to truly understand each child’s most effective learning methods and focus on strengthening all areas of their development.

At OTC we continuously challenge students so that they internalize the messages that the greatest reward for overcoming a challenge is the opportunity to overcome the next challenge, and that incredible things can be accomplished when working together. In doing this, our students are actively building their positive leadership skills and their spiritual connection with Hakadosh Baruchu.


Ohr Torah Cincinnati’s mission is to empower and inspire Jewish children to live fulfilling and joyful lives and to develop into diligent, competent life-long learners and leaders who are deeply devoted to Yiddishkeit and who make positive and meaningful contributions to the World and Klal Yisroel!

An Ohr Torah Cincinnati learning experience is like no other. Great attention is given to maintaining the Kedushas Hamakom (holiness of space) within the classroom and the Kedushas Ha’Zaman (holiness of time) of the children’s school day, thus communicating to the children that Chinuch (education) is incredibly important. Children come to treasure their daily experiences as constant opportunities to elevate their conduct and thus build their Kesher (connection) to Hakadosh Baruch Hu. This connection lays the groundwork for true and lasting Simchas Ha’Chaim (happiness in life), commitment to the Jewish people, and diligence in one’s pursuits.

We focus on fostering and infusing a love for Torah and Mitzvos in all that we do and an appreciation and awe for learning across all subject areas and throughout every aspect of your child’s day. Specifically, we provide a carefully planned, stimulating, and structured learning environment along with an integrated, robust curriculum across and within Limudei Kodesh and Limudei Chol. Our approach to learning builds independence in students and honors the innate yearning for discovery inherent in all people. The daily experiences facilitated at Ohr Torah Cincinnati help children to develop within themselves the foundational habits, attitudes, skills, and ideals essential for a lifetime of creative thinking, effective problem-solving, strong relationship-building, collaborative interpersonal skills, advanced learning, growth, and leadership.  These, in turn, will enable our students to live purpose-driven, fulfilling lives and make meaningful contributions to the World and Klal Yisroel (Jewish People).

Derech Eretz (positive character traits and personal conduct) in our Ohr Torah Cincinnati classrooms is the foundation for everything we do, and each child will learn many important life skills as we promote personal self-esteem, respect, responsibility, academic excellence, and Ahavas Yisroel (Love of one’s fellow Jew). Each child will feel empowered in the Ohr Torah Cincinnati classroom and learn how rewarding it feels to be challenged and accomplish things on their own!

Climbing Ladders
We are all at different points on our ladders, overcoming challenges and building our relationship with Hashem.  Each person should strive to continue to climb their ladder and strive to be their best.

Building Bridges
Even though we are each on our own ladder, we are building connections with each other. We strive to build bridges with our peers, our educators, our parents, and our community.

Leaving Fingerprints
Every person’s fingerprints are unique and beautiful. Like fingerprints, each individual’s actions has a unique lasting impact on the world. We each have a responsibility to make a conscious decision on how we are leaving our fingerprints, and what kind of impact we have.