Building Our Future Campaign

Building Our Future Campaign
Walnut Hills High School is in the finishing stages of a $65 million renovation and building project financed by a Cincinnati Public Schools tax levy. The Foundation has been working very closely with CPS to use those tax levy funds wisely and has identified opportunities along the way to further enhance our facilities which were not funded through the renovation and building budget. These additions will further enhance our broader vision, which is to join all of these physical additions to the school’s programmatic side, which include our rigorous academic curriculum, our outstanding fine arts program, numerous clubs, extracurricular activities, technology needs and advanced education programs for our faculty, providing a complete classical education package.

So, in reaching to bring this vision into reality, additional venues are in the process of being created:
  • The new six lane competitive pool opened in February of this year in the space under the new Varsity gym **
  • The old pool area have been filled in and replaced with a new fitness center and multi-purpose room **
  • Tennis will return to campus with the construction of a new tennis complex, complete with six new tennis courts, lighting and stadium seating for 125
    1. Campus map with proposed location of tennis courts
    2. Overview of the Project
    3. Tony Trabert Endorsement
  • The South Athletic Complex, which includes an all-weather lighted athletic field located on the south side of the campus, for football, soccer and lacrosse, in addition to a building which includes concessions, restrooms, and year-round softball/baseball batting cages. There will be stands for 400
  • Courtyards which flank the front of the school will provide additional dining space for students **
  • Our facilities committee continues its work to acquire adjacent properties to expand our campus, providing green space, playfields, and parking

The Building for our Future Campaign, which will be funding these projects as well as expanding the vision to meet the needs of the future, has quietly begun. More information will be forthcoming by year’s end. If you would like speak to someone about more details, please do not hesitate to contact Debbie HeldmanHeldman either by email ( or call the alumni office (513-363-8500).
** The Foundation signed a letter of intent with Cincinnati Public Schools to fund these projects as it was more efficient and cost effective to complete these projects during the building and renovation process than after the project was completed.
US News - America's Best High Schools - Ranked 65th in USA and awarded Gold Medal status.
Newsweek - America's Best High Schools 2010 - Walnut Hills Ranked 66th in USA and #1 in Ohio!