Visit Old Trail School

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 most days when school is in session.
 
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 admission@oldtrail.org

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  • Open Houses

    Open House offers families a wonderful opportunity to  learn more about the benefit of an Old Trail experience during your child's most important years. Families will learn more about our commitment to a transformational student experience from our Head of School, chat with current parents about their experiences and speak with faculty members on a tour 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 and new Outdoor Classroom, our dedication to sustainability and our Flexible Tuition program. Children are welcome to attend.

    Register for the November Open House

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

    Parents and Guardians are encouraged to schedule an individual tour with a member of the Old Trail School Admission Team.  Tours, which take place during the school day, will visit classrooms, allowing parents to see firsthand how our student-centered approach creates engaged, curious learners.

    To schedule a tour for Early Childhood and Kindergarten, please contact Robyn Kosco or call 330-666-1118 x 341.

    To schedule a tour for grades 1-8, please contact Jacquie Matheny or call 330-666-1118 x 312.
  • Student Shadow Days, Grades 1-8

    Students entering grades 1-8 spend a full day visiting classes at Old Trail School, which can be scheduled at any time.  Guests join current students for classes and lunch, allowing them to meet our teachers, experience our approach to hands-on and interdisciplinary learning, and feel how friendly and welcoming the Old Trail School community is.  Parents are encouraged to tour and meet with the Admission team during the morning of the shadow day visit.  To schedule a shadow day please contact Jacquie Matheny or call  330-666-1118 x312.
  • 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 13, 2019 (9-10 a.m.)
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 (9 - 10 a.m.)
    Wednesday, December 11, 2019 (9 - 10 a.m.)
    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 (9 - 10 a.m.)
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 (9 - 10 a.m.)

    Kindergarten Screening (application required)
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
    Wednesday, February 26, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)
    Wednesday March 18, 2020 (9 - 10:30 a.m.)

    Middle School Testing 


    ISEE dates: Saturdays, November 9 and January 11, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Old Trail Screening Dates:
    Friday, November 22, 2019 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
    Friday, January 17, 2020 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
    Friday, February 7, 2020 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
    Friday, March 13, 2020 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
    Friday, April 3, 2020 (9 - 11:30 a.m.)
  • Drop In - Sunday, February 2, 2020

    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.)
  • Important Deadlines

    To ensure full consideration for admission, applications should be received by the appropriate admission deadline.

    Applications received after the deadline will be considered on a space-availability basis at each grade level.
     
    November 15, 2019
    Early Admission Application Deadline for Early Childhood 3/5 day, and Grades 1-8 (Decisions sent December 6)

    December 15

    Flexible Tuition Application Deadline for returning families and regular admissions.

    January 15
    Regular Admission Application Deadline for all grades
    Decisions sent February 14 (Grades 1-8) and February 20 (Early Childhood - Kindergarten)

    February 7
    Re-Enrollment Agreements Sent Electronically

    March 15
    Completed Enrollment Agreement/Deposit Due

Upcoming Events & Dates:

 
 
December 6:  Early Admission decisions mailed

December 11: ECP Playdate; (completed application required)

January 11: ISEE Admission Test, 8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m.
(For Grades 6-8; register at www.iseetest.org)

January 15: Application deadline, grades ECP - 8

January 17: Admission Screening test, Grades 6-8, 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. 

January 29 & February 5: Kindergarten/Young 5's screening, 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (completed application required)

February 2: Admission Drop-In, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

February 20: Admission decisions mailed
 
To register for an event, please call 330-666-1118 x 312 or email admission@oldtrail.org
Old Trail School is an independent day school (toddler through grade eight) located in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park.