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Recent Campus News

Are you ready for Summer?

Old Trail School's signature summer experience promises to be better than ever with more than 60 different camps, featuring 23 brand new themes, and twice as many full-day options compared to last year. 

Logo for Old Trail's After-School program, OTS+

Registration for OTS+ is now open! Our recreational and enriching after-school program is thoughtfully designed to enhance students’ emotional, cognitive, physical and social development in a safe, familiar setting – their own school!

A Global Explorers student participates on an international zoom call.

Before the break, Grade 8 students in our Global Explorers middle school elective participated in a one-hour, video conference with students and teachers from across the U.S. and world, hosted by the Global Education Benchmark Group.

Will You Accept the Challenge?

To more intentionally weave service into the fabric of who we are as an Old Trail community, Head of School Sarah Johnston announced a new initiative called the “Be A Better Buffalo Challenge.” 

Old Trail School's Merryweather Outdoor Classroom

In recognition of excellence in design and execution of architecture, the Akron Component of the American Institute of Architects recently presented Peninsula Architects a 2021 Merit Award for the local firm's remarkable Merryweather Outdoor Classroom design. 

T-Shirt Design Contest Winner Announced

The Old Trail School Parents’ Association is proud to announce that Grade 7 student Skye Nguyen has been selected as the winner of the 2021 OTS Spirit T-Shirt Contest!

Early childhood Halloween parade at Old Trail on October 27, 2021.

This morning, students in our Early Childhood 5-Day and 3-Day programs paraded outdoors across campus in their Halloween costumes to the delight of their Primary School peers and family members who were able to attend.

A parent walks his child into school during morning drop off.

Need an extra day or two to get ready for Thanksgiving? Old Trail School Staycation is here to help with a full day (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.) of fun and meaningful activities designed for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5 on Monday, Nov. 22, and Tuesday, Nov. 23.

Students sweep the OTS grounds for trash during Mission Morning.

Once a month, the Old Trail student body comes together to participate in activities that are connected to Service, one of the school's four core values

A seventh grade student holds the book in which her essay was recently published.

Congratulations to seventh grader Skye '23, who is featured as the youngest contributor in Far From Their Eyes: Ohio Migration Anthology, a book containing stories, poems and artwork by Ohio immigrants from around the world.

Families dine outdoors at the annual Feast in the Field event at Old Trail School.

After such a disjointed year and a half, Saturday night's Feast in the Field felt especially momentous with fabulous food, lively music and – most importantly – the chance to connect with all of you!

A selfie from the Young Alumni Yearbook Party in 2021.

What a pleasure it was to see and reconnect with members from the OTS Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 at the Merryweather Outdoor Classroom Saturday!

Upcoming Events

Rolling Parent-Teacher Conference for ECP to Grade 2
Rolling Parent-Teacher Conference for ECP to Grade 2
Rolling Parent-Teacher Conference for ECP to Grade 2
Rolling Parent-Teacher Conference for ECP to Grade 2
Rolling Parent-Teacher Conference for ECP to Grade 2

Spring 2021 Magazine

The cover of the 2021 Spring OTS Magazine cover.


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