History of Newport Public Schools
H. B. Lindsay's Campbell County history says there was a subscription school started in Newport in December 16, 1805, to be held in the Methodist Church on weekdays. The term was for two months, and 25 pupils attended.
There was an ad in the Cincinnati Daily Gazette of August 1, 1810 offering education in Newport. It's an ad from Mr. and Mrs. George Payne, and offers “instruction in the rudiments of knowledge” in their home for boys and girls. $2 for a quarter lasting 11 weeks, and classes from 8 to noon and 1-4. Obviously, it's private school.