Welcome to Old Trail School. Nestled into the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Old Trail provides the ideal environment for children to learn, grow, and explore.   Our students can be found indoors and out investigating, creating, and playing in ways that encourage curiosity, teach kindness, and guide children to develop interests and passions that form the foundation for a meaningful future.

When you visit Old Trail, you will not see rote memorization and recall. Our teachers do not rely on worksheets nor teach toward state-mandated tests. Rather, you will observe students engaged in project-based learning, grappling with questions about the world around them, connecting with nature on our school farm and in the park, or you may even see children in our Early Childhood Program directing and performing their own plays. We are a school of active, engaged learners who love to ask questions that lead to more questions, and are open to new ideas and perspectives.

While the best way to discover the magic of Old Trail School is to visit, at this time we encourage you to complete an online inquiry or email us directly so we can reach out to your family by phone or email.  Our campus may be closed, but our school community is actively learning through virtual classrooms where students are engaging with classmates, teachers, and friends.  We welcome families from all backgrounds to learn firsthand how our Old Trail students are building the foundation to serve as agents of change for their generation.
Our Community

Old Trail School is an independent, coeducational day school for students aged 2 through grade 8 situated on a picturesque, 62-acre campus in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. With a commitment to a dynamic environment of academic excellence, service learning and global sustainability, the school has inspired the best and brightest young people in the region for nearly 100 years.  
Old Trail School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability or age in the administration of its educational programs and activities, admission policies, financial aid program, athletic programs, or employment practices. Old Trail School admits students based on school reports, transcripts, teacher evaluation forms, test results, and student visit. Admission policies are non-discriminatory. The School strives to maintain a balance of boys and girls, and diversity in our classrooms. Please refer to the Old Trail School mission and vision statements for additional information. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Sarah Johnston, Head of School, at 330.666.1118 or mail to: Old Trail School, 2315 Ira Road, P.O. Box 827, Bath, Ohio 44210-0827.
For more information please contact our office at 330-666-1118 or admission@oldtrail.org.
Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.