The Education Guide

. February 1, 2017.
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Want to know what local schools have to offer? Take a look at these local academic institutions and what makes them unique. Use our guide to decide where your little learners will thrive and grow!

Arcadia Local Schools

19033 State Route 12, Arcadia
419-894-6431 | arcadia.noacsc.org
The elementary, middle and high school are
home of the Redskins where students are
guaranteed the knowledge and skills required
to succeed in this competitive and developing
world. An enriched curriculum makes an
outstanding learning environment in
partnership with families and the community.
Arlington Local Schools

336 S. Main St., Arlington

419-365-5121 | arlingtonlocalschools.com
This close-knit community has access to a
great education at Arlington Local Schools,
where kids aged kindergarten through
12th grade have the opportunity and tools
to grow and develop into successful people.
College-preparatory courses keep high school
students on track for higher education and over
90 percent of each graduating class is pursuing
a college degree.

Bigelow Hill
Intermediate School

300 Hillcrest Ave., Findlay
419-425-8317 | bigelow.fcs.org
Bigelow Hill, home of the Trojans, is located in the
northwest part of Findlay. There are approximately
290 4th and 5th grade students attending the
school. Students at Bigelow Hill attend Northview
Primary or Jacobs Primary, sister schools, for
kindergarten through second grade. BHIS makes
an effort to provide the necessary support and
intervention to allow each student to meet
achievement standards.

Blanchard Valley Center

1700 E. Sandusky St., Findlay
419-422-6387 | blanchardvalley.org
Six decades ago, parents teamed up to start
the first school for children with developmental
disabilities in Hancock County. Today, Blanchard
Valley Center’s influence can be seen both in the
classroom and the community. The Center offers
a wide range of assistance: Early Intervention,
including developmental and therapy services for
infants and toddlers and their family, offered in the
home; Blanchard Valley School, which provides
educational services for preschool through high
school students and includes therapy services;
employment and volunteer experiences for adults
in the community; and vocational and day services
along with van transportation for adults needing
more assistance. BVS’s Service and Support
Administration also provides case management
services to develop person-centered plans and
connect people and their families with community
resources. They are known for promoting independence
and encouraging those with disabilities
to enjoy community integration.

Bluffton Exempted
Village Schools

106 W. College Ave., Bluffton
419-358-7941 | bluffton.noacsc.org
Bluffton Schools, home of the Pirates, has met 100
percent of all state achievement indicators on all
assessments for nine straight years. Comprised of
an elementary, middle and high school, the district’s
mission is to “provide a safe and stimulating
environment in which flexibility is encouraged
in meeting the needs of every student.” Another
goal is to “develop individuals who demonstrate
problem-solving skills, personal responsibility, and
a desire for lifelong learning.” Small class sizes
allow for individualized instructor attention, and
state-of-the-art technology is offered throughout
the district.

Bowling Green
Christian Academy

1165 Haskins Rd., Bowling Green
419-354-2422 | bgchristian.org
BG Christian Academy is a community of students
and families focused on learning and growing with
Christ as the foundation. With a focus on faith and
academic excellence, the school offers opportunities
in music, sports, and enrichment programs
with the goal of preparing students to be the
Christian leaders of tomorrow.

Chamberlin Hill
Intermediate School

600 W. Yates St., Findlay
419-425-8328 | chamberlin.fcs.org
Each school year brings new opportunities for
academic growth and all areas of development.
Chamberlin Hill Intermediate School works to help
children be knowledgeable, healthy, engaged,
responsible, and caring people when they move
on to middle school. Chamberlin educators are
proud to offer a program called the Leader in
Me, which incorporates celebrated educator and
author Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly
Effective People.”

Children’s Mentoring
Connection

305 East Lincoln St., Findlay
419-424-9752 | hancockmentors.org
The Children’s Mentoring Connection (CMC) is
a mentoring agency in Hancock County. CMC
matches a boy or girl (6-14 years old) primarily
from single parent households with a stable adult
mentor who will provide consistent and dependable
guidance, understanding, acceptance, fun
and support. The agency staff recruits, screens
and closely evaluates adult applicants while gathering
a complete history and personality profile
on each youth applicant. Once a match between
adult and child is made, follow-up supervision
and guidance is provided. The volunteer works
with the child in an asset-building relationship in
the areas of growth and development, prevention,
life skills, problem solving and decision making.
Volunteer opportunities are available in the community
and in local schools

Cory-Rawson Local Schools

3930 County Road 26, Rawson
419-963-3415 | cory-rawson.k12.oh.us
Cory-Rawson Local School District is a K-12
academic institution with a mission of providing
an exceptional, rural education. Educators
and staff promise a school experience tailored
to the individual needs of students by helping
them develop “sound moral judgment, creative
problem solving through challenging coursework,
opportunities beyond the classroom and a hive of
advanced technology through state-of-the-art facilities,
a dedicated staff, and a partnershipwith the
community.” There is a building for K-6 and one
for grades 7-12.

Donnell Middle School

301 Baldwin Ave., Findlay
419-425-8370 | donnell.fcs.org
Donnell Middle School is a part of Findlay Middle
Schools which pride themselves on empowering
students to become critical thinkers, exude excellence
in mathematics and reading, and having
Trojan pride! With high expectations for students
to serve others, students are often involved in
many extracurricular activities and opportunities
to be an outstanding member of the community
are endless.

Faith Academy of Findlay

3120 Norcrest St., Findlay | 419-421-0590
Faith Academy of Findlay is an interdenominational
Christian School for toddlers (3 year olds)
to 8th graders. FAF strives to serve as an extension
of the family and help each student, grow,
mature and learn spiritually as a believer in Jesus.
Their vision is to “create disciples of God that will
personally know, love and serve the Messiah by
making worthy contributions in the home, church
and community worldwide.”

Findlay Digital Academy

1219 W. Main Cross St., Suite 101,
Findlay
419-425-3598 | findlaydigitalacademy.com
Findlay Digital Academy (FDA) is a Conversion
Community School sponsored by Findlay City
Schools. It’s mission is to meet the needs of all
students through state-approved online instruction
and individualized mentoring. FDA serves
students in grades 9-12 living in the Findlay
City School District, and there is no cost to the
student to attend FDA. The Ohio Alliance of Public
Charter Schools named Findlay Digital Academy
as Charter School of the Year for 2013-2014.

Findlay High School

1200 Broad Ave., Findlay
419-425-8289 | fhs.fcs.org
Findlay High School strives to help students
develop with the ability to recognize and realize
their potential to be lifelong learners. With the
help of families, students, staff, and community
members, FHS will continue to contribute greatly
to the community.

Glenwood Middle School

1715 N. Main St., Findlay
419-425-8373 | glenwood.fcs.org
Glenwood Middle School has a mission of providing
an inclusive educational community to make
sure each student has opportunities that inspire
learning, development, responsibility, and build
self-worth, so that they can become a productive
contributing member of society.

Heritage Christian School

2000 Broad Ave., Findlay
419-424-9511 | heritagefindlay.org
Heritage Christian School makes a commitment
to every family whose children attend the private
institution which serves Kindergarten through
12th grade. They promise to have a personal loving
relationship with God, loving relationship with
students, emphasize God’s holiness in their teaching,
teach self-denial, provide the opportunity for
personal devotions, and provide opportunities to
serve all their students.

Jacobs Primary School

Jacobs Ave., Findlay
419-425-8299 | jacobs.fcs.org
As a part of the Findlay City Schools system,
Jacob’s Primary School educates students until
third grade on the subjects they need to succeed.
Their mission is to work as a team in order to create
positive, respectful and responsible learners.
Jacobs educators are proud to offer a program
called the Leader in Me, which incorporates
celebrated educator and author Stephen Covey’s
“Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”
Jefferson

Elementary School

1100 Broad Ave., Findlay
419-427-5488 | jefferson.fcs.org
The elementary school is a part of the Findlay
City School District, which is considered the heart
of Hancock County and the largest area public
school system. Their tradition of excellence relates
to academics, athletics and extracurricular activities.
Like Chamberlin Hills and Jacobs schools,
Jefferson educators are proud to offer a program
called the Leader in Me, which incorporates
celebrated educator and author Stephen Covey’s
“Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

Liberty-Benton Schools

9190 County Road 9, Findlay
419-422-8526 | noacsc.org/hancock/lb
“Eagles learn to soar” at this K-12 educational
institution that features an elementary and middle
school building and a state-of-the-art high school
building. LB is home to some of the best athletes
in the area, including NBA basketball player Aaron
Craft, who was valedictorian of his class. LB is also
dedicated to academics, a with a highly motivated
by staff and community, ready to provide a quality
education for its students. The district is currently
ranked Excellent by the State of Ohio.

Lincoln Elementary School

200 West Lincoln St., Findlay
419-425-8310 | lincoln.fcs.org
The key to Lincoln Elementary School’s success
is communicating well with all members of the
school, family and community. They make it a
point to integrate up-to-date technology so students
can get the most out of their education.
Also, teachers provide a nurturing environment so
students are engaged and can reach their highest
potential.

Maumee Valley Country
Day School

1715 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo
419-381-1313 | mvcds.org
Maumee Valley Country Day School is an independent,
co-educational college prep school for
preschool through grade 12. The school’s mission
is to enable students to become enlightened,
compassionate and contributing citizens of theglobal
community, while preparing graduates for
their best opportunities in higher education. Join
us on Thursday Feb. 25 from 12:30-2:30pm for
an afternoon in the Maumee Valley Country Day
School Early Learning Center. You and your child
will have the opportunity to meet teachers and
current students, spend time in classrooms, enjoy
a story, snack, and more. Register today by calling
419-381-1313 x104.