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Our Campus

An arial view of campus taken in 2021.

We surround students with resources that deepen the learning experience.

At Old Trail, we see more opportunities to learn in every space and every moment. As the nation’s only independent or private school located in a national park, Old Trail and its community have daily access to abundant resources, unparalleled experiences and a beautiful setting to call home. Students craft science poems about the natural world, connect their study of Native Americans to the fall harvest on our campus farm and test water quality in our local stream.

Perhaps most importantly, they gain the advantages of being outside without sacrificing critical learning opportunities.

Our location not only distinguishes Old Trail from traditional elementary schools, but also serves as our community’s constant reminder of the growth that happens here, inside and out.

Intermediate School Science at Indigo Lake.
Kindergarten students practice swimming in the indoor pool.
Exterior photo of the school's amphitheater.
Middle School students conduct an experiment in the science lab.
Exterior photo of the Merryweather Outdoor Classroom
Early Childhood students participate in Morning Meeting.
Exterior shot of the on-campus solar arrary.
An Old Trail tennis player practices on the courts.
Grade 3 students sing in music class.
Primary School students play on the playground.
Kindergarten students roll clay in art class.
Middle School students perform on the stage
An exterior photo of the Living Machine.
A boy reads in the forts and tunnels area of campus.
Intermediate School students make observations at the Learning Farm.
A interior photo of an OTS classroom.
Intermediate student reading to themselves in a classroom.
Children running outdoors near the Living Machine.
  • 62 acres in Cuyahoga Valley National Park with trail heads connecting the Old Trail campus to trails in the national park.
  • 5 art studios where students express their creativity, including a ceramics studio and a weaving studio
  • Solar panel field that helps the environment and offers lessons in science and engineering
  • Indoor swimming pool in which students not only complete the Red Cross Learn to Swim program, but also academic projects like measuring volume and density
  • 3 science labs with age-appropriate, state-of-the-art equipment
  • Makerspace equipped with iMacs, robotics kits, 3D printers and iPads for video recording
  • Campus farm with fruits, vegetables and greenhouses where students merge concepts in agriculture and history

Our Facilities