Our Lady Of The Elms Preschool

Our Vision Our co-ed preschool program (ages 2-5) values each child as an individual with his or her own talents and abilities.
Our educators strive to provide the children with a comprehensive educational experience.
Our goal is to teach your child in an environment that emphasizes learning through hands-on exploration and positive interaction with adults, peers, and various materials.

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Our Lady Of The Elms Preschool ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Ohio for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 2012

Student Body

Total Students
30 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Three-, four-, and five-day options
Admissions Director
Melanie Drouin

School Notes

Our Curriculum

The HighScope curriculum, which is built on the premise that children learn best by doing and control is shared between adults and children, a student's creativity is encouraged, and their curiosity piqued as they explore their individual interests.Children learn through direct, hands-on experiences. Trained teachers who understand child development and how to best scaffold the important areas of learning in the preschool years offer guidance and support.

Key components of the HighScope curriculum:
  • Unique classroom arrangement, materials, and equipment: The space and materials in a HighScope setting are carefully arranged to promote active learning. The room is divided into interest areas organized around specific kinds of play; for example, block area, house area, small toy area, book area, sand-and-water area, and art area.
  • Plan-do-review daily sequence routine: The teacher`s role is that of a facilitator who observes and interacts with the children. HighScope teachers provide high-quality experiences that keep children engaged to promote their learning. Central elements of the preschool daily routine include the plan-do-review sequence, small- and large-group times, greeting time, and outside time.
  • Observable early childhood milestones: The curriculum is built around teacher- and child-initiated learning activities in five main curriculum content areas: approaches to learning; language, literacy, and communication; social and emotional development; physical development, health, and well-being; and arts and sciences. Within these areas are 58 key developmental indicators - observable early childhood milestones that guide teachers as they plan learning experiences and interact with children.
  • Authentic assessment: The Preschool COR (Child Observation Record) is used to evaluate child progress in HighScope Preschool Programs. This method of authentic assessment includes objective observations, student work portfolios, and teacher ratings of children`s development. Teachers are able to use the information to provide parents with a more accurate picture of a child`s true capabilities; and plan effectively to meet individual student needs.

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