The Compass School

Tel: (513)683-8833
Grades: NS-K | 89 students
Hailed as an exemplary model of early childhood education(Newsweek, 1991), the Reggio EMilia approach to education is committed to the creation of conditions for learning that will enhance and facilitate children's construction of "his or her own powers of thinking through the synthesis of all the expressive, communicative and cognitive languages" (Edwards and Forman, 1993).
The Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education is a city-run and sponsored system designed for all children from birth through six years of age.
The Reggio Emilia approach can be viewed as a resource and inspiration to help educators, parents, and children as they work together to further develop their own educational programs. 

School Overview

School Type Early Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 89 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade The Compass School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 27 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 8 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Laura Carr

School Notes:

  • Thank you for your interest in the COmpass School and the dynamic programs we offer children. We believe that our child-centered philosophy, outstanding teachers, and unparalleled level of communication will provide you and your child with the best possible early education experience. Please visit our website for an overview of our innovative, project-based curriculum as well as our welcoming, state-of-the-art learning environment.

Profile last updated: 04/11/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Liberty Bible Academy (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Liberty Bible Academy (0.7 miles away)
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    0.7 miles
    4900 Old Irwin Simpson Road
    Mason, OH 45040
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    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 120 students
    0.9 miles
    9175 Governors Way
    Cincinnati, OH 45249
  • Mason
    Grades: NS-8 | 258 students
    1.2 miles
    8293 Duke Boulevard
    Mason, OH 45040
  • Loveland
    Grades: K-8 | 665 students
    1.2 miles
    9495 Columbia Rd
    Loveland, OH 45140
  • Mason
    King Of Kings Lutheran Early Childhood Education
    Daycare / Preschool (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    Grades: NS-K | 59 students
    1.5 miles
    3621 Socialville Foster Rd
    Mason, OH 45040

School Reviews

Being a parent at The Compass School is being a part of a community and family. My child has been with the Compass School since he was 6 weeks old and is still attending for summer camp at 10 years old. Our being involved with The Reggio Philosophy has given my son the love of learning and the knowledge to reach out and find answers to questions on his own. He has made life long friends and has a positive and confident attitude that I attribute greatly to The Compass School and The Reggio Philosophy. They also have Drama, Art, Music and Spanish teachers! Teachers and Administration are highly respected and well educated and it shows in the respect and education they give towards students and the creativity and thoughtfulness of the environment. I recommend The Compass School to anyone who has children 6 weeks to 12 years old. They even have a private kindergarten and offer before and after school programs for school aged children. They are open 6:30 AM to 6:30 PM.
- Posted by Parent, 12/11/12

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