Welsh Hills School

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  • Mission Statement: Welsh Hills School provides a dynamic, global education that focuses on the whole child.
  • We serve families with infants through grade 11.  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.
  • It is a place where your child can be part of a supportive learning community -- where what students learn in service projects or the school play is as important as the classroom lessons, and here your child can be motivated to be enthusiastic and creative about learning in an academically rigorous environment -- where students go on to enroll in college and pursue fulfilling careers.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-11
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1979
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students108 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 19%
Students by Grade Welsh Hills School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers11 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size10 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Admissions DirectorMichelle Lerner
Admissions AssociateTeresa Contini


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Power of the Pen, Robotics Team

School Notes

  • Preschool programs offer school-year, summer, half-day, and full-day options with 2, 3 and 5-days options.
  • Before and after care, STEAM, (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), Global Education 
  • Robotics for grades 1-8, Spanish, music, art, drama, and physical education
  • 8 weeks of traditional summer camp with over 30 specialty camps
  • 11-acre play area, greenhouse, organic gardens and nut/peanut-free facility
  • Infant Care Program - families want even their youngest members to have the benefit of a Welsh Hills school experience.
  • Columbus Council on World Affairs 2014 Education Project of the Year Award Recipient.
  • Community Partner Discount for employees of: Denison University and The Ohio State University
  • Local residents are invited to tend a plot in the school's organic, community gardens.
  • The Arts Academy at Welsh Hills School offers art classes to artists of all ages and is open to the entire community.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Granville
    Grades: K-12 | 235 students
    0.8 miles
    1820 Newark Granville Road
    Granville, OH 43023
    (740) 587-4423
    0.8 K-12
  • Heath
    Grades: PK-12 | 86 students
    2.9 miles
    81 Licking View Dr
    Heath, OH 43056
    (740) 522-3600
    2.9 PK-12
  • Newark
    Blessed Sacrament School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 1-8 | 145 students
    4.8 miles
    394 E Main St
    Newark, OH 43055
    (740) 345-4125
    4.8 1-8
  • Newark
    Montessori Community
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-K | 51 students
    1.3 miles
    621 Country Club Dr
    Newark, OH 43055
    (740) 344-9411
    1.3 PK-K
  • Newark
    Grades: 1-8 | 258 students
    3.5 miles
    38 Granville St
    Newark, OH 43055
    (740) 345-4049
    3.5 1-8

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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