Mr. Buchheim Welcomes You in the 2024-2025 School Year!

I am honored to have been chosen as the next principal of St. Vivian.  Ms. Markham has been a terrific steward of the school and I look forward to collaborating with her to prepare for the upcoming school year. 

I am a graduate of the University of Cincinnati (bachelors) and the University of Dayton (Masters).  I have served in public education as a principal and or assistant principal at all grades levels as well as central office (most recently at Mt. Healthy South Elementary School).  When I decided to retire from public education this summer, my one goal was to find a school that felt like home.  My faith and my family have led me to this moment.  My wife Sherry and I will be celebrating our 35th anniversary this June.  We have two children and are truly blessed to be grandparents.

I am a product of Catholic education.  My wife and I both attended Catholic elementary schools.  My first year of teaching took place at Sacred Heart of Jesus Elementary School in Fairfield.  Our son is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and our daughter graduated from the University of Dayton.  Catholic education is in our blood. 

I appreciate the great responsibility to lead such an outstanding school.  Together, we will strive to reach new heights academically and to expand our Catholic faith.  I promise to give my all to serve the needs of this community and specifically the students, staff and families of St. Vivian for many years to come.  Thank you for this opportunity!

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Our Mission

As a ministry of St. Vivian Parish and in partnership with our school families,

St. Vivian School provides an education that nurtures students to become lifelong learners and models of Christianity.

We strive to engage each student academically and spiritually in a Catholic environment.


  • School begins at 7:30am with
    dismissal at 2:25pm
  • Full Day Preschool ages 3-5
  • Full Day Kindergarten
  • Bus services available
  • Hot lunch provided on site
  • Before and after school care provided on site
  • Currently, over 240 students are enrolled at St. Vivian

Why St. Vivian?


St. Vivian Church was founded in 1943 and the school in 1947. Our school is rooted in our Catholic faith & traditions. Religious education & spiritual development are essential components of the overall experience for our students. Our faith is formed through academic study, prayer & liturgy as well as through witness by staff, families, students & the entire parish community.


St. Vivian participates in Ohio Ed Choice scholarships as well as other grant and scholarship programs

Scholarships available for St. Vivian Parishioners

Free and Reduced lunch program (income-based)

Quality Education

Partnership with Finneytown Public Schools: Title I, II and III; enrichment; speech pathology; psychology; and an on-site nurse

Smart Board classrooms offer interactive learning

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) projects

One-to-one Chromebook use for grades 1-8

Spanish instruction grades 6-8