Welsh Hills School

Welsh Hills School Photo #1
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Founded in 1979, Welsh Hills School is an independent school situated on 11 acres in Licking County. From our Montessori-based early childhood program through our experiential, hands-on high school program, our students learn in an environment that nurtures their creativity, critical thinking, and compassion.
Welsh Hills School builds life-long learners, independent critical thinkers, creative problem solvers, and compassionate, responsible individuals who are respectful global citizens.
We serve students 18 months through grade 12.  Welsh Hills School is a place where your child can pursue an education that nurtures intellectual curiosity, stimulates personal growth, and encourages critical thinking and innovation.
The Welsh Hills School philosophy recognizes that each child is a unique individual and is highly respected as such. Welsh Hills School is committed to an education that serves the whole child and incorporates a wide array of experiences designed to encourage learning across each area: cognitive, social, emotional, ethical, and physical. Differentiated learning is a natural part of the Montessori program at Welsh Hills School, and students are encouraged to explore areas of personal interest.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 108 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
108 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 24%
Students by Grade
Welsh Hills School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Admissions Director
Mya Sullivan
Admissions Associate
Lisa Chinn


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Power of the Pen, Robotics Team, ROX - Ruling our Experiences for Girls, Service Club, Sustainability Club

School Notes

  • Preschool programs offer school-year, summer, half-day, and full-day options with 2, 3 and 5-days options.
  • Before and aftercare
  • Robotics, Spanish, music, art, drama, and physical education
  • 8 weeks of traditional summer camp
  • 11-acre campus, greenhouse, organic gardens and nut/peanut-free facility
  • Columbus Council on World Affairs 2014 Education Project of the Year Award Recipient.
  • Community Partner Discount for employees of Denison University, Kenyon College and The Ohio State University
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Welsh Hills School?
The application deadline for Welsh Hills School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
My children have been with WHS from the infant program through early academic ( Upper and Lower elementary currently). In WHS we have found a supportive environment for students who may have slightly different learning styles than allowed for in public school settings and a great community of supportive parents, faculty, and staff. The teachers and staff really care about learning, and with the smaller class sizes, get to interact closely with students to provide opportunities for social interaction, creative expression, and academic growth.
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Our son has attended WHS since kindergarten/Children's House and for going on 5 years now. The warm environment, ability to instruct children as individuals (small class ratios), Montessori curriculum, and community amongst the grades are all stellar reasons to choose WHS. A review cannot capture the feeling of comfort and safety when you know your child is known and cared for, just as they are. We are so happy to be Dragons!
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My child is in her third year at Welsh Hills. It has been a great experience! It's a small school with small class sizes, which really leads to a community feel among the families, staff and children.I appreciate that WHS staff encourages independence and self-governance, while at the same time being nurturing and helpful. The teachers are wonderful and the academics are presented in fun and interesting ways. I love that the various ages can mix and learn from each other. There are a lot of unique opportunities at WHS that you just can't get at a larger school.We are also very happy with the "specials" classes- wonderful art, music, library, fitness, nature/farm and robotics classes with great teachers.
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Hands-on learning with caring teachers and a unique STEAM curriculum. The unique environment at Welsh Hills provides students the freedom to learn as they go, in their own way, on real-world lessons. I know that this philosophy provides students of all ages the opportunity to discover their talents and pursue their passions in a supportive community. I am grateful for my WHS education.
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We''ve had our children at Welsh Hills School for over six years, and we are very pleased with the quality of education that they are receiving. The class sizes are small, which allows very individualized attention. The children collaborate with the teacher to learn, they''re not taught at. There is a strong emphasis on self-learning. The environment is warm and nurturing, like home. There is a strong culture of respecting others. There is deliberate interaction among the grade levels. We are fortunate to have several great schools available for the education of our children, public and private, but the best choice for us is Welsh Hills School, without question.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 108 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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