2018 Education Guide

. February 1, 2018.

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Findlay Digital Academy

1219 W. Main Cross St., Findlay
Findlay Digital Academy (FDA) is a Conversion Community School sponsored by the Findlay City Schools to serve students in grades 9–12 living in the Findlay City School District. There is no cost to the student to attend FDA which exceeded standards in all areas of the state report card. Its mission is to meet the needs of each student by providing state approved education through online instruction and individualized mentoring.

Maumee Valley Country Day School

1715 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo
Maumee Valley Country Day School is an independent, coeducational 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. From 12:30-2:30pm Thursday, February 25 in the Maumee Valley Country Day School Early Learning Center, uou and your child will have the opportunity to meet teachers and current students, spend time in classrooms, enjoy a story, snack, and more! Register by calling 419-381-1313 x104.

Arcadia Local Schools

19033 State Route 12, Arcadia
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 for an outstanding learning environment in partnership with families and the community.

Arlington Local Schools

336 S. Main St., Arlington
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
Bigelow Hill, home of the Trojans, is located in the northwest part of Findlay. There are approximately 290 fourth and fifth 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
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 beginning with early intervention, including developmental and therapy services for infants and toddlers and their families, offered in the home. Blanchard Valley School provides educational services for preschool through high school students and includes therapy services. Employment and volunteer experiences are arranged for adults in the community along with vocational and day services, including 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. The school is known for promoting independence and encouraging those with disabilities to enjoy community integration.

Bluffton Exempted Village Schools

106 W College Ave., Bluffton
Bluffton Schools, home of the Pirates, has met 100 percent of all state achievement indicators on all assessments for nine straight years. Composed of an elementary, middle and high school, the district has a mission 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
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
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.

Cory-Rawson Local Schools

3930 County Road 26, Rawson
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 one building for K-6 and one for grades 7-12.

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. The FAF 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 City Schools

2019 Broad Ave., Findlay
Findlay City Schools is located in the heart of Hancock County and is an excellent public school system. Serving a growing cultural and economically diverse population, the Findlay City Schools encompasses approximately 37 square miles. Presently, the district is comprised of one high school, two middle schools, one intermediate (4-5) building, two intermediate (3-5) buildings, one K-5 building, two primary (K-2) buildings, two primary (K-3) buildings, one preschool building, and the Findlay Digital Academy serving over 5,566 students. The Findlay Trojan tradition of excellence in academics, athletics and all extracurricular activities are based on collaboration between our students, staff, administrators, parents and community who take great interest in our students. The well-qualified and caring staff is committed to creating an outstanding learning environment and a culture for excellence that supports and encourages our students and staff in their academic, extracurricular and personal growth.

Liberty-Benton Schools

9190 County Road 9, Findlay
“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 former Ohio State and current NBA basketball player Aaron Craft, who was valedictorian of his class. LB is also dedicated to academics with a highly motivated staff and community, ready to provide a quality education for its students. The district is currently ranked “Excellent” by the State of Ohio.

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, within a safe and supportive environment, to develop all students to their fullest potential as confident, continual learners and future productive community members.

Montessori School of Bowling Green

515 Sand Ridge Rd., Bowling Green
The Montessori School of Bowling Green educates children preschool through middle school through the Montessori style, based on the belief that children learn best by doing.
Their hands-on approach makes children excited about learning, motivated to explore the world, and well-prepared for today’s global society. The school offers art, music, physical education, world language, cultural sciences and a tailored math and language curriculum, an effort to challenge each child’s ability.

Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund

5800 Monroe St., Ste F5, Sylvania
The Northwest Ohio Scholarship Fund (NOSF) is a need-based scholarship program for students for private school or homeschool expenses. NOSF is accepting applications for its annual scholarship lottery for the 2018-2019 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 grades K-8. For more information and to apply, visit our website, or contact the NOSF office at 419-720-7048. Deadline to apply is April 27.

St. Michael the Archangel School

723 Sutton Place, Findlay
At the center of education at St. Michael the Archangel School in Findlay, Ohio are beliefs and teachings of the Catholic Church. St. Michael offers a challenging curriculum steeped in Catholic tradition and conveyed by inventive and dedicated teachers who hold high academic and behavioral standards. They help to develop the next generation of Catholic leaders by developing their faith and providing an atmosphere in which the Gospel message is at the forefront. The educators at St. Michael excel at making these beliefs come alive in themselves and in those they teach, while emphasizing a Spirit-filled, faith-based community that uses the Gospel Message to develop a deeper understanding of APPLES (Academic Excellence, Prayerful Leaders, Personal Responsibility, Lifelong Learning, Effective Christian Witness, Service to God and Neighbor)

St. Michael the Archangel School is a Spirit-filled school that educates students from preschool through 8th grade, with early education classes including preschool, kindergarten readiness, afternoon and full-day kindergarten. They have many great clubs, academic and athletic programs, as well as youth ministry opportunities for students to get involved in. St. Michael the Archangel school takes pride in being a service to God and neighbor.

St. Michael the Archangel School also offer special classes including: music, art, physical education and technology. They also offer great teachers and access to a guidance counselor, school psychologist and tutors. Additionally, there are a variety of sports and clubs and a wonderful, Spirit-filled community to get involved in!

Vanlue Local Schools

301 S. East St., Vanlue
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
Each school year is an opportunity 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, 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.”

Findlay Learning Center

1100 Broad Ave., Findlay

The Findlay Learning Center is a K-12 blended learning school designed to meet the individual needs of their students. They utilize educational coaching by licensed educators to help their students to gain the skills needed to learn independently. Unlike traditional schools, students enrolled at the Findlay Learning Center complete their work independently online and attend their required mentoring and tutoring sessions at the school, where they receive assistance in their course work, complete goal setting activities and meet with their mentor to discuss their progress.