Admission Calendar

At Old Trail School we're thinking big and small. Our purposeful, integrated curriculum, taught by expert, credentialed faculty, fosters each child's talents while accelerating academic and personal development. Small class sizes and individualized attention allow for tailored educational experiences for our students. Explore Old Trail School and experience our educational approach through the eyes of students and faculty by attending one of our Campus Tours or admission events.

Campus Tours
Individual parent tours are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
Tours are personalized for each family’s grade level of interest. Please contact the Office of Admission to schedule a tour or to RSVP for a Drop In or Open House: (330.666.1118 x 314) or

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  • Open House

    A more formal, structured visit that provides a deeper experience of an Old Trail School education. A brief forum with Division Directors provides a look at the philosophy and curriculum of the various grade levels. Chat with current parents about their experience and speak with faculty members as you walk the hallways guided by a Middle School Student Ambassador. Learn how project based learning can support your child’s desire for more challenging curriculum, ask questions about our on-campus farm, our dedication to sustainability and our Flexible Tuition program. Children are welcome to attend.

    Sunday, November 10, 2019 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
    Sunday, April 19, 2020 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
  • Drop In

    A very casual opportunity to visit the School the first time in a low-pressure, informal manner. Take a tour of campus, chat with students and faculty, meet Admission Office staff members and learn how an Old Trail School education can benefit your child. Children are welcome to attend. 

    Sunday, February 2, 2020 (1 - 2:30 p.m.)
    Wednesday, June 17, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
  • Screening & Testing Dates

    An Application for Admission is required for all testing and screening. Children applying for Grades 1-5 will be tested during their Visit Day. Visit Days are scheduled through the Admission Office.
    Early Childhood Program Play Dates (application required)
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (9 - 10 a.m.)
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (9 - 10 a.m.)
    Wednesday, March 4, 2020 (9 - 10 a.m.)
    Wednesday, April 22, 2020 (9 - 10 a.m.)
    Wednesday, May 13, 2020 (9 - 10 a.m.)

    Kindergarten Screening (application required)
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
    Wednesday March 18, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
    Wednesday, April 30, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)

    Middle School Testing (application required)
    Friday, January 24, 2020 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
    Friday, March 13, 2020 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
    Friday, April 3, 2020 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
    Friday, May 1, 2020 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Important Deadlines

    Old Trail School accepts applications for admissions on a rolling basis. However, to ensure full consideration, applications should be received by the Regular Admission deadline.

    Applications received after the Deadline will be considered on a space-availability basis at each grade level.
    December 15
    Flexible Tuition Application Deadline

    January 15
    Regular Admission Application Deadline

    February 15
    Re-Enrollment Agreements Sent Electronically

    March 15
    Completed Enrollment Agreement/Deposit Due
Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.