Old Trail School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-9
Awards Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2006

Student Body

Total Students549 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
12%
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Old Trail School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / 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.
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