Where closer relationships and deeper learning experiences take children farther.
This place and these years form the foundation for everything to come—a foundation of academic success and high character that makes anything possible for your child.
Through valued relationships between teachers and students and meaningful, engaging experiences, Old Trail School opens children to the full wonder of learning. Every programmatic and curricular decision we make is guided by what we know about children and backed by the latest research in child development.
The importance of EC-8
These years change everything.
The time to invest in your child’s education is from the early stages of development through preadolescence, when their cognitive, social and physical growth happens most rapidly. At Old Trail, age-appropriate academic challenge begins at age 2 and progresses through Grade 8 when it matters most.
Educating The Whole Child
Happy children learn better.
A whole-child approach to education yields healthy social-emotional and physical development, creativity, kindness and academic achievement. At Old Trail, a comprehensive view of each child ensures children are happy, engaged and successful.
Known and Cared For
The best teachers have the biggest hearts.
When it comes to academic potential, the most important factor in a child’s success is the quality of their teacher. Our 8:1 student–teacher ratio allows teachers to know each child and how far they can go.
Location and Resources
Growth must take place inside and out.
The environment surrounding a child has a great effect on their capacity to learn and grow. Our location on 62 acres in a national park provides unparalleled learning opportunities and a tranquil setting in which to grow.