Old Trail School is a Preschool through Grade Eight independent, coeducational day school nestled within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.
Founded in 1920, the School, in partnership with its families, is dedicated to nurturing children by developing a strong academic foundation, a respect for themselves and others, and a love of learning.
Old Trail School cherishes the creative spirit in each child and is committed to a stimulating liberal arts curriculum with high academic standards which prepares students to thrive in challenging secondary schools.
The student community is diverse, consisting of motivated, capable learners, who are guided by teachers, parents, and often by their peers.
The faculty are supportive role models and caring, engaging educators.
They are valued by our families for their creativity, their passion for teaching and learning and, most of all, for their joy in being a part of this vibrant community.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Students: 549 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Old Trail School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-9
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students
549 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade
Old Trail School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Old Trail School is a Preschool through Grade Eight independent, coeducational day school nestled within the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Founded in 1920, the School, in partnership with its families, is dedicated to nurturing children by developing a strong academic foundation, a respect for themselves and others, and a love of learning. Old Trail School cherishes the creative spirit in each child and is committed to a stimulating liberal arts curriculum with high academic standards which prepares students to thrive in challenging secondary schools. The student community is diverse, consisting of motivated, capable learners, who are guided by teachers, parents, and often by their peers. The faculty are supportive role models and caring, engaging educators. They are valued by our families for their creativity, their passion for teaching and learning and, most of all, for their joy in being a part of this vibrant community.

School Reviews

Endorse Old Trail School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Nearby Homes for Sale

Recent Articles

Is The IB Program Right For Your Child?
Is The IB Program Right For Your Child?
The International Baccalaureate programmes cover the entire K-12 spectrum with three distinct educational curricula. Is the IB programme right for your child? Some answers to your questions here.
How To Control Your Child's Screen Time
How To Control Your Child's Screen Time
We parents want to keep our children safe from anything and everything. That's always our biggest worry. We don't want our children watching inappropriate content or playing violent games on their smart devices, do we? That's the rationale behind controlling our children's screen times. So, here are a couple of tips on making that happen.
Myths About Private School
Myths About Private School
Second-hand information, myths, sensational news reports, and biased opinions rarely give a true picture of a private school. Find out what private schools are really like for yourself.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked OH School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-9
  • Students: 549 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Summit County, OH is $5,866 for elementary schools and $15,947 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Summit County, OH is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

Related School Videos

Quick Links