2019 Education Guide

. February 13, 2019.

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The Toledo area has a wide variety of education options for students, from kindergarten through high school, to help your child learn, grow and thrive. But how do you know which one might be the best fit for your student? Which one offers everything you’re looking for in your child’s education? We can help! Our Education Guide looks at different schools in the area, and what sets them apart, to help you find the best place for your little learner.

Maumee Valley Country Day School

1715 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo
419-381-1313 | mvcds.org


Maumee Valley Country Day School is the only Preschool – 12th grade accredited, co-educational, independent school in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Maumee Valley’s rich tradition of excellence in education, as measured by the strongest test scores in the region, remains at the core of its program. Students learn in an environment where each is challenged to think creatively and work collaboratively to find answers to relevant, real-world problems. Along with academics, arts, and athletics, Maumee Valley provides students with the opportunity to develop their personal narratives, which help give them a leg up when applying to colleges. One hundred percent of graduates are admitted into a four year college, and most get into their first choice school.

Horizon Science Academy

630 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo
419-535-0524 | horizonspringfield.org


Horizon Science Academy is a Toledo Charter School that prepares students for post-secondary education by focusing greatly on math, science, and technology. The STEM-focused curriculum leads students to become inquirers, problem solvers, and leaders that are prepared for today’s world. With smaller classroom settings, students receive more one-on-one attention and families experience strong parent-school relationships. Horizon Science Academy is tuition free and provides transportation for students.

Ottawa Hills

3600 Indian Rd., Ottawa Hills, OH
419-536-6371 | ohschools.k12.oh.us


Ottawa Hills Local Schools is the only school district in Ohio to have earned all A’s four consecutive years on the state’s Local Report Card. This achievement continues our tradition of excellence, which we embrace at all grade levels and both inside and outside the classroom. We measure success daily through the combined efforts of teachers, administrators, and support staff in helping students achieve at levels equal to or exceeding measured ability. In partnership with our community, Ottawa Hills Local Schools challenges and inspires each student to realize his or her unique potential; to embrace learning as a lifelong process; and to become an active, responsible citizen.

iLead School

1615 Timberwolf Dr., Holland
419-491-7423 | ileadspringmeadows.org


iLEAD Spring Meadows offers a project-based K-8 curriculum and student-led assessment with global and culturally diverse influences. Through an inquiry-based approach to education, the students at the school learn 21st century skills such as collaboration, communication, independence and social responsibility. iLead Spring Meadows creates open, fun, multi-age K-8 learning environments that promote deeper understanding and celebrate critical thinking. The primary goal is to help learners lead a successful and fulfilled life while contributing to the world around them.

Toledo Junior Academy

4909 W Sylvania Ave., Toledo
419-841-0082 | toledojunioracademy.org


Toledo Junior Academy is a Christ-centered, Seventh-day Adventist private school serving students from kindergarten through eighth grade. The school offers small class sizes, multi-grade classrooms, art and STEM classes. Providing a safe, nurturing, and creative environment, Toledo Junior Academy challenges students to reach their highest potential.

Educare Academy

806 Starr Ave., Toledo
419-704-2009 | support@educareacademy.com


Educare Academy Child Development Centers operates 11 locations throughout Northwest Ohio. Each location has been awarded the highest “5-star Rating” available by the Ohio Department of Education for going above and beyond the state requirements to children currently served. Educare Academy offers free preschool and kindergarten readiness programs, with low child-to-staff ratios to maximize each child’s growth and learning experience. Serving ages six weeks through 12 years, Educare Academy Child Development Centers are dedicated to ensuring the health, safety, education and development of each individual child and their family. Educare Academy is currently enrolling – call today to reserve your spot!

YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral

1018 Jefferson Ave., Toledo
419-255-5519 | ywcanwo.org


The YWCA Child Care Resource and Referral provides professional development training and coaching to child care providers as well as child care referral services to parents and families. The YWCA CCR&R has been tasked with assisting providers in earning their Step Up to Quality star ratings. Step Up to Quality is Ohio’s quality rating initiative, ensuring that children receive the highest quality early childhood experiences available. Providers who are star rated go above and beyond child care licensing requirements by providing intentional lesson plans, child screenings and assessments, higher staff qualifications and supports, and family engagement and education opportunities. We provide free assistance to providers in the form of guiding them through the application process and supporting them as they implement higher quality practices in the classroom.

Meadow Montessori

1670 S. Raisinville Rd., Monroe, MI.
734-241-9496 | meadowmontessori.org


Following the Montessori approach, Meadow Montessori provides students with an environment to explore interests and develop physically, socially, emotionally, and cognitively. Meadow Montessori is accredited at every level and serves students from infant through high school. Unique to Meadow Montessori is the 110-acre farm that is utilized by the students, organic gardens and hoop house maintained by students, and the opportunity for dual enrollment in Monroe County Community College classes. Meadow Montessori is committed to creating compassionate, community-oriented, globally responsible students who are prepared not only for higher education, but the greater world beyond graduation.

West Side Montessori School

7115 W. Bancroft St., Toledo
419-866-1931 | montessoritoledo.org


For a more individualized approach, West Side Montessori is an excellent option. This school works to help each child discover their full potential, and creates lessons that are specific to each child’s learning style and interests. At West Side Montessori, children are able to work at their own pace, allowing students to fully understand the subject matter. The Montessori classroom is a highly organized learning environment that gives children countless opportunities to move, make choices, and take charge of their own learning. The enriched curriculum includes French and Spanish, introduced at age 3, leading to a world language immersion program in the upper grades. West Side Montessori is a family-oriented educational community engaging and inspiring children to discover their potential within an environment promoting mutual respect, social responsibility, natural curiosity, and a love of learning.