News from the director

Welcome to our website.  Julie Learning Center is located in Park Hills, Kentucky, on the grounds of St. Joseph Heights, the Provincial House for the Sisters of Notre Dame.  We are a Catholic pre-school for four and five year old children with before and after school care for enrolled children.


Our program is unique to this area as we incorporate a variety of educational philosophies to suit the needs of our children.  We offer language arts, math, science, social studies, the humanities, reading comprehension, physical education and musical rhythm.  In addition, we have classes in practical living and environmental sciences.  The care of our earth for future generations is an integral part of what we teach and practice.


Part of our curriculum includes field trips to places that fit with the lessons we are teaching, so the children have the opportunity to visit local places they might not ordinarily see.  The Kenton county Library Van visits once a month, and we invite speakers to visit with the children to talk about fire safety, healthy living, and a variety of careers


Our campus is an exceptional property, offering views of Cincinnati, beautifully landscaped gardens, a pond with water features, walking trails, and expansive play areas.  Part of our daily practice is to spend time outside, exploring, learning, exercising, or just enjoying what nature offers to us.  Once a month, our teachers plan an outdoor day so that the children can engage in more detailed activities related to our environment.


Many of the Sisters of Notre Dame live and work in our building, so we are able to interact with them on a regular basis.  Some of them volunteer in our center, and we often have the opportunity to do special activities with the retired sisters who live in Lourdes Hall. 


If you are interested in enrolling your child in our program, please contact us to schedule a tour.  We’ll talk to you about what we offer, show you the children in action, and walk you around the grounds.  We welcome children of all races and religions, and we’re sure you’ll agree that our preschool is exceptional.

Mary Hedger

CEO, Executive Director