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Dater High School
About Us

Dater High School Mission Statement

Gilbert A. Dater High School is a school serving grades 7-12 whose mission is to provide an excellent academic education that will prepare each student for a post-secondary education.

School History

Gilbert A. Dater High School was founded in 2000 after existing as a junior high school since 1967.  The goal of former principal Dr. Beverly Eby was to establish a high school on the west side of Cincinnati that offered a college-preparatory curriculum and the highest standard of academic achievement for students grades 7-12.


Who Was Gilbert A. Dater?

Gilbert A. Dater was born in Alsace, a predominantly Germanic province in eastern France, in 1818.  In 1824, the Dater family migrated to the United States, settling briefly in Brown County, Indiana and then moving to Cincinnati.  Gilbert A. Dater married Louisa Fein (1827-1894).  In 1848, he acquired the land where the former Dater Junior High School building (now Dater Montessori School) was located along with quite a bit of land on the west side of Cincinnati.  Gilbert A. Dater owned and operated his own businesses and, while having had only limited formal education, had a profound respect for learning. 

School Hours

School doors open at 7:30 a.m. and classes begin at 7:45 a.m.  School is dismissed at 2:05 p.m.  The main office is open from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. during the school year.

Community Partnerships

Dater works with strong community organizations to enhance the rigorous academic curriculum offered.  The partners located at the school on a daily basis are listed below.  For more information visit our Community Partners Page .

  • Deconess Health Foundation School-Based Health Center
  • Beech Acres Parenting Center
  • Gear Up SCORES!
  •  The Community Learning Center Institute

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Dater: A Community Learning Center