Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church was organized in 1888 and was the first Catholic Church established in Old North Dayton. While it was never identified as an “ethnic parish” those who launched the parish were German. Our Lady of the Rosary parish currently serves Catholics of any ethnic origin living the geographic area north and east of the Mad and Miami Rivers to Huber Heights and the Greene County line. The first church building, which now houses part of the school, was built in 1888. The present building, designed by architect W. L. Jaekle, was erected in 1918.
Our Lady of the Rosary School has served thousands of children from the local area since it first opened in 1888. Today, while open to Catholic and non Catholic children alike, it’s mission continues as a vibrant educational ministry of Our Lady of the Rosary parish, committed to challenging our students to grow in faith, Christian service, and academic excellence within a caring Christian environment.