Mission & Core Values

At Old Trail School, we take education out from behind a desk and into the wide-open spaces of our unique 62-acre campus, nestled in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. We’re committed to a dynamic environment of academic excellence, service learning, and global sustainability, but our students learn more than curriculum. They raise their voices to ask bigger questions, explore new spaces, and push themselves farther, ultimately building a lifelong love of learning.
Old Trail School Mission

Old Trail School is a vibrant educational community focused on academic excellence. We develop intellectually curious, independent thinking students who emerge with a passion for discovery, critical thinking and collaborative learning. Our graduates are well prepared to become responsible global citizens who achieve in high school, college and life.

CORE VALUES: Respect, Responsibility, Goodness and Service

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