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Old Trail School
ISACS Membership status: Fully Accredited Member School

Address: 2315 Ira Road, P.O. Box 827
Bath, OH 44210
Telephone: (330) 666-1118
Fax: (330) 666-2187
Web site:
Grade Levels: PS-8
Enrollment: 438
Boarding/Day: Day
Gender: Coed
School Description:

Old Trail School is a co-educational day school serving students in Early Childhood Program classes through eighth grade. The School was founded in 1920 and has a current enrollment of 434 students. The School provides a safe setting where students can satisfy and celebrate their thirst for learning and trying new things. Old Trail School’s core values – respect, responsibility, goodness, and service – are truly at the core of all we do to educate children and prepare them for their role in the wider world. Our 62-acre campus in the beautiful Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Bath, Ohio, provides us with a glorious natural setting to support the exciting things happening inside and outside our traditional classrooms. If you are seeking a superior education within a community where you and your family will experience and enjoy a true sense of belonging, we invite you to consider Old Trail School.

Our students are nurtured by cherished traditions and challenged by innovation. Old Trail School’s comprehensive curriculum seamlessly weaves learning so that students connect the art project they are working on to the language arts, science, social studies, or math lesson they experienced earlier that day. Our graduates cherish their relationships with teachers, friendships with classmates, and a general feeling of belonging to a community that values their opinions, creativity and joyful spirit. Old Trail School offers an expansive athletics program including an indoor pool and as well as a broad performing and visual arts program featuring five art studios. The School features small class sizes and an expansive after school program as well as a variety of public and private transportation options.

We accept admission applications on a rolling basis and a flexible tuition program is available for families who qualify.

  • Student to faculty ratio is 9:1
  • Experienced faculty, administration and staff – most with advanced degrees
  • Six-day cycle ensures that all students receive a balanced curriculum – core subjects meet daily and specialty subjects (art, physical education, music, etc.) generally meet 2–3 times per cycle
  • School psychologists, language therapists, and nurses on campus
  • 20,000 square foot athletic center with an expansive athletics program with more than 20 different electives
  • Indoor pool for instruction and recreation
  • Comprehensive performing and visual arts programs with five art studios
  • World language instruction starting in preschool
  • 14,000+ volume library Innovative environmental sustainability and service-learning curriculum toddler – grade eight
  • School-wide advisory program
  • Overnight educational trips (grades 5-8) to national parks, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
  • 35% percent of our families receive tuition assistance
  • Summer camp with 150+ different programs for 600+ children annually (ages 18 months – 14 years)
  • Public and private transportation options available
  • Member of: National Association of Independent Schools, Ohio Association of Independent Schools, Independent Schools Association of the Central States and Cleveland Council of Independent Schools   

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