2016 Education Guide


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! 

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.

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.

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 partnership with 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

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 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 the global 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.

McComb Local Schools

328 South Todd St., McComb 
Elementary: 419-293-3286 
Middle/High School: 419-293-3853 

With a middle school/high school building and elementary school, McComb Schools are dedicated to creating a partnership where school, family, and community work together. The district’s goal is to provide the curriculum, instruction, and intervention needed to develop all students to their fullest potential as confident, continual learners and future productive community members within a safe and supportive environment.

Millstream Career Center

1150 Broad Ave., Findlay
419-425-8277 | millstreamctc.org 

Millstream Career Center serves high school juniors and seniors from 15 local high schools including Findlay High School. It offers 18 career preparation programs in high-demand fields.  Millstream students earn industry credentials and dual-enrolled college credit while preparing for college or direct entry into a career. Students gain invaluable hands-on experience running student businesses, completing internships or participating in cooperative job training. 

Northview Primary School

133 Lexington Ave., Findlay
419-425-8290 | northview.fcs.org

Northview Primary School is part of a child-centered partnership that works to ensure all students develop a strong foundation of knowledge, skills, and recognize their abilities through guidance and support from dedicated staff, committed families and an involved community.

St. Michael the Archangel School

723 Sutton Place, Findlay
419-423-2738  | findlaystmichaelschool.org

St. Michael the Archangel School “offers a challenging curriculum steeped in Catholic tradition and conveyed by inventive and dedicated teachers who hold high academic and behavioral standards.” The school houses students from age 3 through 8th grade, including preschool, half-day and all-day kindergarten readiness, and afternoon and full-day kindergarten. Students attend special classes including music, art, physical education, and technology, and also benefit from Title One reading, speech, access to a guidance counselor, school psychologist, and tutors. Ultimately, the goal of this tight-knit, Spirit-filled community is to develop sound, faithful, high-achieving students. 

Vanlue Local School

301 S. East St., Vanlue
419-387-7724 | vanlueschool.org

Vanlue Local School District, home of the Wildcats, offers K-12 with class sizes providing a teacher to student ratio of 1/10 for individualized attention. Each student in grades 7-12 is given a laptop to use. Students have academic opportunities such as Millstream, Post-Secondary Option, and online semester-long classes to help them reach their fullest potential. 

Van Buren Schools

217 S. Main St., Van Buren
419-299-3384 | vbschools.net/moodle

Each school year is an opportunity to for new beginnings at Van Buren Schools, whether it’s taking new classes, making new friends or finding out what career you are passionate about. Students in grades K-12 are proud Black Knights here, and shine in their armor when it comes to academics, sports and community involvement. “Great, caring teachers, intelligent, hardworking students, educated parents with high expectations for their students and the school, and strong community support are what make us great.”

Whittier Elementary School

733 Wyandot St., Findlay
419-425-8358 | whittier.fcs.org

Wilson Vance Intermediate School

610 Bristol Ave., Findlay
419-425-8332 | wilsonvance.fcs.org

As sister schools and educational partners, Whittier and Wilson Vance Schools share a mission of instilling virtues and providing experiences for each child that nurture development while creating responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

5800 Monroe St., Ste F5, Sylvania
419-720-7048 | nosf.org

The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) is a need-based scholarship program for students to use to attend a private school or for homeschool expenses. NOSF is accepting applications for its annual scholarship lottery for the 2016-2017 school year. If your family lives in one of the following counties: Allen, Crawford, Defiance, Erie, Fulton, Hancock, Henry, Huron, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Richland, Sandusky, Seneca, Van Wert, Williams, Wood and Wyandot, your child could be selected to receive a need-based scholarship up to $1,500 for private school or $500 for homeschool expenses for K-8th. For example, a family of five with a household income of up to $76,707 would qualify for a scholarship. For more information and to apply, visit our website, or contact the NOSF office at 419-720-7048.
Deadline to apply is April 29.