Visit Old Trail School

We are open for campus tours!

Tours must be scheduled via advance appointments. Please contact our admission office to schedule a time to visit our beautiful campus.
See the place where true learning takes hold—in close relationships and meaningful experiences, in the wide eyes of a child making a great discovery, in the warm smile of an encouraging teacher, in fields, woods and classrooms with plenty of space to grow.
At Old Trail, our classroom covers all 62 acres of our home, which means students encounter something new and exciting every day. We encourage you to visit and see what you might discover in this place where learning grows deep within.

Tour Guidelines During COVID-19

Now and for the foreseeable future, all visits and tours will be conducted in a manner that complies with CDC and Ohio Department of Health mandates for physical distancing. Hand sanitizing and masks will be required for all adults and older children, and meetings and conversations will take place in large gathering spaces. We look forward to welcoming your family to campus soon!

Visit Opportunities

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  • Family Visit - April 28

    Join us for a family tours on Wednesday, April 28, from 4 - 6 pm to learn how Old Trail's student-centered approach to teaching and learning allows students to thrive.
    • Visit with Old Trail's expert teachers and Division Directors
    • Tour Old Trail's campus and classroom spaces
    • Discover how project-based opportunities enable true, meaningful learning
    • Registration is required; visits last approximately 45 - 60 minutes
    • All COVID safety protocols will remain in place, and masks are required for all visitors.
    • Please call 330-666-1118 x314 with any questions

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  • Daily Family Tours

    Parents and guardians are encouraged to schedule an individual tour with a member of our admissions team. Tours are generally scheduled for 3:45 and 4:45 in the afternoon and may be coordinates with student admission assessments.  All families will be asked to complete a brief health questionnaire and wear masks during the visit.  To schedule a tour please email the admission office or call 330-666-1118.

Early Childhood and Kindergarten

Grades 1–8

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  • Student Screening and Testing

    Student testing or observations are an integral part of the admission process, and allow Old Trail to better understand your child as a learner.

    Early Childhood Program Play Dates (Application Required)

    Our youngest students applying for the Early Childhood Program will visit Old Trail School for a play date. The play date allows our faculty to observe children in an informal setting.

    Kindergarten Screening (Application Required)

    Old Trail School administers a kindergarten readiness screening for all applicants, which includes one-on-one testing and an opportunity for play.

    Middle School Testing 

    Students applying to Grades 1–8 may submit ISEE or ERB scores. Additional testing will be administered by Old Trail faculty, either remotely or individually in person, as part of the application process.

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  • Wednesday, April 28

    Join us on Wednesday, April 28 between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a campus tour, by appointment.  Families will have an opportunity to see classroom spaces, meet administrators, and discover the deep learning experiences available at Old Trail School.  To schedule a visit please call 330-666-1118 or register online.

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  • Important Deadlines

    Old Trail School is currently accepting applications on a rolling basis. All completed admission applications will be reviewed by the Admission Committee, which will make admission decisions within one week of the application completion. Families will have 10 days to respond to the admission acceptance offer.
Old Trail School is a private day school for preschool through grade eight students located in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.