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October 8, 2009

Walnut Hills High School
A public six-year college-preparatory high school

Cincinnati, Ohio


The school opened in 1895 as a four-year school and the third district public high school established in the city of Cincinnati. In 1919 Walnut Hills became a classical high school, college-preparatory school; was expanded to grades 7-12; and students were drawn from the entire city, rather than from a defined district. Subsequently, a new building, built on 14 acres, was occupied in 1931 and remains in use today.

The building’s front was inspired by Thomas Jefferson’s design for the University of Virginia. Modeled after the Rotunda an iconic, domed library at the century of the structure.

Walnut Hills High School
Walnut Hills High School
Walnut Hills High School

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