Learning at Old Trail becomes an experience your child will never forget.

Whether it’s on our campus or in your home, they learn face to face with experienced and beloved teachers and in real time with their friends. This is the way learning should always be, and it happens every day at Old Trail School.

Visit Old Trail

While we cannot be together on campus right now, we still want to show you the beautiful spaces that host deeper learning experiences and closer relationships that take children farther.

Go Farther at Old Trail

At Old Trail, we’ve built a foundation of care that permeates our entire community and has a profound impact on children, their self-confidence and their happiness.

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  • On Campus

    Our average class size of 16 students allows teachers to understand their students as learners and as people, opening them up to the full wonder of learning.
  • At home

    In live classes, Old Trail teachers maintain the relationships they’ve established with students, reminding children that they are known, heard and valued.
Confidence, competence and character differentiate Old Trail graduates wherever they take their education next.

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  • On Campus

    We strive to instill in our graduates the values and qualities that will be most impactful in today’s world: a creative, entrepreneurial mindset, a global perspective, an empathic and positive outlook, and persuasive and effective communication skills.
  • At Home

    One graduating eighth grader started a GoFundMe, which raised money to support a local restaurant making and delivering meals to healthcare workers at Akron General Children’s Hospital.
Our priority and point of pride has always been guiding each child’s growth in all areas. Old Trail fosters students’ social, emotional and physical wellness, especially in times of adversity.

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  • On Campus

    Each Middle School student has an advisor who meets with the student in small-group and one-on-one environments to plan goals, discuss challenges and celebrate successes.
  • At Home

    Middle School students organized a sandwich-making competition at lunch to share favorite recipes, and more importantly, laughter to bring everyone together.
These years are critical for children’s development, forming the foundation for everything to come.

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  • On Campus

    Old Trail’s approach to education abides by the multitude of research that shows the early years of a child’s education represent the most important time for his or her development.
  • At Home

    Even our youngest learners are staying engaged academically and socially through synchronous learning.
We frame our curriculum in experiences because experience is the greatest educator. We dive into content with depth and excitement, making learning more meaningful and impactful for children.

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  • On Campus

    The Fellowship in Creativity gives Middle School students the means to pursue independent study alongside a faculty mentor in an area of the child’s choice.
  • At Home

    Our first grade students analyzed the soil in their backyards, observing the colors, textures and characteristics of rocks and plants in the sample, before sharing what they found with the class.
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.

Get in Touch

We know families are facing unprecedented concerns. We’d like to make sure your child’s education isn’t one of them. We’re here to help. Please contact us at 330.666.1118 or admission@oldtrail.org.

Director of Enrollment Management Susan Newman would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email snewman@oldtrail.org.

Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.