Address
2315 Ira Rd
Akron, OH 44333
Telephone
(330) 666-1118
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$45
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$20,290
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
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Old Trail School inspires the best and brightest young people in our region. Our learning community fosters conversations and collaborations that encourage children to think independently. By placing emphasis not only on what to think, but also on how to think, our students become creative problem-solvers, raising their voices to ask bigger questions and scale bigger obstacles. That's because, from the moment they join our community, they begin gaining the confidence, knowledge, and skills to thrive—not just at Old Trail School, but also in high school, college, and the rest of their lives.

School Details

Grades
PK, K-8
Students
520
Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Full-Time Teachers
60
Part-Time Teachers
15

Students

Students
520
Gender
  • Female
    47%
  • Male
    52%
Student Diversity
  • White
    90%
  • African American
    4%
  • Asian
    4%
  • Hispanic
    0%
  • Multiracial
    0%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B+
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$101,079
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,406
National
$949
Median Home Value
$289,200
National
$184,700

Old Trail School Reviews

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Old Trail is such a special and amazing place! Children are highly engaged and taught to ask questions, to think and to figure things out through hands on projects, working in small groups and independent research. Being located in a national park affords so many wonderful opportunities for learning about nature. Old Trail is very committed to sustainability and the children have such rich experiences to learn through edible education aligned with academic curriculum, going on nature hikes, visiting the school's farm and participating in many other school events, such as Frontier Day at Hale Farm. Old Trail is truly a community and we have formed many wonderful friendships with other families, the teachers and administration. Everyone at Old Trail is focused on the children and each child is encouraged and supported to develop in his/her own special way. It is also a very inclusive community and differences are celebrated and welcomed!
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Before coming to Old Trail, our children attended 2 different elementary schools--one public, one Catholic. Old Trail School is head and shoulders above the others. The kids play an active role in their learning, doing hands-on projects and experiments. For example, they're not just reading about the structure of bridges; they design and engineer bridges using popsicle sticks!
They don't merely solve physics problems on paper; they get out of their seats and tackle physics challenges using materials. Even history has come alive with students role-playing as early pioneers and making tools using only elements from nature--to better understand life in the Neolithic era. Old Trail students create a myriad of art projects; learn how to conduct research; plant, harvest and eat foods from the school garden. My kids have THRIVED at this school. I wish I had attended Old Trail myself! It's a gem.
Old Trail School has been a life changer for our daughter. We tried two schools prior to Old Trail, a private Christian School and a public school. Each were a disappointment as they did not offer the high level of community commitment and depth we were looking for in an education for our child.

Once we found Old Trail, our daughter blossomed! An example of how Old Trail school's culture stands out is that our only child is seen as a "Future Leader" instead of "bossy" and is patiently taught how to mold her natural leadership strengths into amazing social skills.

Another example of the difference in Old Trail's education programming is learning that is an experience, not simply words in a textbook. Each and every class offers hands on application, and children who struggle are provided the assistance they need without judgement.

Old Trail School is the most worthwhile investment we've ever made for our daughter's future, and we highly recommend the experience!