Love God. Love Others. That’s It.

Welcome to the most enduring educational offering in the City of Toledo – Central City Ministry of Toledo, otherwise known as CCMT! 

For over 150-years, and even before Toledo was a City, the Diocese of Toledo has been providing education to Toledo’s residential core.  CCMT represents the oldest operating K-8 in the City and serves as the only faith-based inner-city education available.  CCMT schools include Queen of Apostles Catholic School (circa 1867) and Rosary Cathedral Catholic School (est. 1915).  Together, we are CCMT.

We invite you to be a part of our legacy, our mission, and our ministry.

An entity of the Diocese of Toledo, Central City Ministry of Toledo (CCMT) is a 501(c)3 ministerial Catholic K-8 educational system.  Supported by the entire 19-county Diocese, CCMT consists of two school campuses, Queen of Apostles Catholic School and Rosary Cathedral Catholic School.

For the past three consecutive years, CCMT has been named as a Top Workplace by The Blade newspaper and Workplace Dynamics.  CCMT is the only school, district, or system to have ever received this designation in NW Ohio. Additionally, CCMT was named as a Torch Award Finalist in 2016 for Marketplace Ethics by the Better Business Bureau.

Motto: Love God. Love Others. That’s it.  

Mission Statement: Rooted in the faith traditions of the Catholic Church, Central City Ministry of Toledo is a K-8 School System committed to serving all of God’s blessed diversity within the City of Toledo, Ohio.

Values: Faith, Morality, and Personal Responsibility. 

As we are instructed in Proverbs 22:6, “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”   CCMT will educate using the core values:

  • FAITH: We believe in the faith traditions of the Catholic Church. It is through this faith standard that we provide students with the ability to make strong ethical choices. 
  • MORALITY: We believe in instilling morality by teaching students the necessary life skills of manners, character, and proper behavior.
  • PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY: We believe in instruction of the whole person and the responsibility we hold for ourselves and all of God’s blessed diversity. 











As a strategic educational partner of The University of Notre Dame, Lourdes University, and Mercy College, CCMT schools offer a strong educational curriculum and co-curricular programming, founded in the faith traditions of the Catholic Church.  



  • 99% of CCMT graduates, who remain in the Catholic School System, graduate from high school.
  • 95% of all Toledo Diocesan students, who remain in the Catholic School System, go on to higher education.
  • Sending children to CCMT Schools saves taxpayer dollars.
  • Sending children to inner-city Catholic Schools, such as CCMT, reduces crimes rates, slows inner-city decay, while increasing community involvement and overall quality of life.

Contact us to learn more about our K-8 schools:

Rosary Cathedral Catholic School          Queen of Apostles Catholic School
2535 Collingwood Blvd.                           235 Courtland Ave.
Toledo, OH 43610                                   Toledo, OH 43609
419-243-4396                                          419-241-7829

Give a gift to CCMT by clicking on the box below.

Give to Diocesan Ministries

Or, donations can be mailed to:
Central City Ministry of Toledo
1933 Spielbusch Ave.
Toledo, OH  43604
Thank you for your generosity!


Why Give to CCMT?

CCMT is rooted in the belief that education is the way to a more satisfying and enriching life.

Helping us in our mission are several thousand volunteers and donors, both Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who believe that every child should have the chance to attend a faith-based school, regardless of his/her socioeconomic status.

Our two campuses are a beacon of hope for families in the central city. Parents want their children to have the opportunities that they’ve never had. CCMT teachers work with the children to achieve success and prepare them for the rigors of high school, college, life and beyond.


How CCMT is Funded

The annual operating budget for Central City Ministry is $2 million dollars. Tuition payments from students and state funding cover only 67% of CCMT’s annual budget. Diocesan and parish support account for 10%. The remaining 23%, or $400,000, must be raised every year to provide a quality education to 400 students.

This funding comes mainly from individual donors, but also corporate gifts and grants.


Programs of Giving


By participating in the “Adopt-A-Class” program, you can see firsthand the difference your donation makes to not just one child, but an entire class. The sponsorship fee is $2,500 and there are many opportunities to meet with your class and become involved.

Annual Fund

Generous individuals who make contributions every year keep the schools open and operating. We are grateful for every gift.

Planned Giving

There are many ways to give to Central City Ministry of Toledo and ensure that your gift lives on in perpetuity. You can name CCMT as the beneficiary of an asset, such as a life insurance policy. Gifts of stock and property are handled on a case-by-case basis. The easiest way to give is to include Central City Ministry of Toledo in your will.

Unrestricted Bequest

This gift lets CCMT determine the wisest and most prudent use of funds at the time of receipt. Simply state in your will: “I give, devise, and bequeath to Central City Ministry of Toledo the sum of $__________ or _____ % of my estate.”

Endowed Bequest

This bequest allows you to restrict the principal of your gift, requiring CCMT to hold the funds permanently and use only a small percentage of the income they generate. For example, a bequest of $25,000 would generate an estimated interest of $1,500 every year to be used by CCMT.

Central City Ministry welcomes volunteers! We have a small staff so there is always plenty to do.

We’re flexible and can accommodate your schedule, whether you wish to help once a week or once a month. What are your strengths?

  • Cafeteria & playground supervision
  • Coaching a sports team
  • Marketing and public relations
  • Organizing a club
  • Special event planning

Contact Sr. Lynda Snyder, SND, Principal, Rosary Cathedral Catholic School at 419-243-4396. Contact Louise Hoschak, Queen of Apostles School at 419-241-7829.



Tutors and mentors are needed to work one-on-one with the children on a consistent basis throughout the year. Many times the children just need someone to talk with and someone they can depend on. Do you have strength in a certain subject area?  We welcome tutors for any subject at any grade level.

Contact Sr. Lynda Snyder, SND, Principal, Rosary Cathedral Catholic School at 419-243-4396. Contact Louise Hoschak, Queen of Apostles School at 419-241-7829.



We currently offer

  • Athletics
  • Choir
  • Step Team
  • Robotics
  • Chess Club
  • Spanish Classes


We would love to further enrich our children with visual and performing arts.If you have a special skill you’d like to share with CCMT students (art, music, math, scouting, chess, sports coaching, etc.) or any other special skill you would like to share, please call Chantel Williams at 419-244-4891.