How to Enroll …

  • Admission is open to all students in the Cincinnati Public School District who score in the 70th percentile or above on the Terra Nova standardized test offered through Cincinnati Public Schools. In addition, Cincinnati Public School District students who score at the 65th percentile or above on a single component, and have a composite score of 140 or higher on the two combined components, will gain admission. To schedule an appointment call Test Administration at 513-363-0186.
  • For families who are moving into the Cincinnati Public School District from out of town or out of the country, please contact the Testing Office at 513-363-0186 for additional information or questions on the testing process.
  • Registration materials are available in January and include information about placement testing for language, math and music.

Why Choose Walnut Hills?

A College Preparatory School - Grades 7 through 12 - Established in 1895

Walnut Hills High School is nationally recognized as one of America’s top public schools. Upon graduation, students are accepted to the finest universities and colleges in America.

Walnut Hills Offers …

  • An advanced, accelerated curriculum for six grade levels.
  • A rigorous classical program requiring three years of Latin for incoming 7th and 8th graders.
  • An Honors Program and College Board Advanced Placement Program with 30 courses.
  • An outstanding fine arts program with AP art studio and music theory classes.
  • A culturally and ethnically diverse student body with students from every urban neighborhood in Cincinnati, Amberley Village, Cheviot, Golf Manor, Green Township, and Silverton. (44% minority 32% are African-American; 2,378 student population comprised of 55% females and 45% males.)
  • A superbly trained faculty with 100% holding master’s degrees, equivalent or above. There are nine National Board certified teachers and a former National Teacher of the Year.
  • An enthusiastic parent organization and alumni organization that volunteer time and contribute funds for program enhancement.
  • A state-of-the-art thirteen million dollar Arts and Science Center provided by the Alumni Foundation.

Walnut Hills Has …

  • Over 97% of our graduates attend four and two-year colleges or universities.
  • In 2012-2013, 23 National Merit Semi-Finalists, 23 Commended Students, 6 National Achievement and 6 Achievement Commended Scholars.
  • Fifty Cum Laude Initiates in 2013.
  • Administered over 1,782 College Board AP exams, taken by 725 students in 2012, 87% of our seniors scored three or higher.
  • One hundred percent of the students pass all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test and the majority receives Honors Diplomas from the State.
  • Science and foreign language competitions, National Mathematics Examinations, and Harvard Model United Nations.
  • A minimum of five dramatic and musical productions, multiple performances throughout the year by our 12 performing ensemble groups as well as an award-winning marching band.
  • Over 90 sports teams and 50 extracurricular activities from Art Club to Youth in Government.
  • Students scoring significantly above the national mean on the SAT and ACT (WHHS SAT mean 1788; National SAT mean 1498. WHHS ACT mean 26; National mean 21.1).
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!