Open House Guide 2019—Part 1

A child’s comfort at school can make or break his/her relationship with learning, which is why choosing the right school for your child is a key component to a successful educational experience. With so many options in the area, how do you know which one might be the best fit? It’s Open House season at many local schools; read on to decide which one you’ll visit!

St. Ursula Academy


4025 Indian Rd., Toledo
419-531-1693 |
Open House: Sunday, November 3, 2019 from Noon-3pm.

St. Ursula Academy (SUA) is the oldest all-girls Catholic high school in Toledo. SUA’s college preparatory curriculum delivers premier academics with 20 advanced placement (AP) courses and 18 honors classes. The positive, supportive, all-girls community provides an environment rich in tradition and creates confident leaders for the future. The faith-filled student body is also active in serving the community, teaching girls empathy, compassion, and service. During open house, you can tour the school with current students, talk to faculty and staff, look at academic profiles and materials and get a feel for the warm atmosphere of SUA.

Children’s Discovery Center


Locations in Toledo, Holland, Perrysburg and Waterville
419-867-8570 |

With education and childcare programs for children as young as 6 weeks up until 10 years, Children’s Discovery Center has a place for your child. Children’s Discovery Center offers full-day kindergarten programs, before and after school care, and a summer camp for school-aged children. With multiple centers throughout the Toledo area, all open from 6:30AM to 6:00PM (with some variation), Children’s Discovery Center stands apart from other centers by using the Reggio Emilia educational
philosophy, which focuses on inquiry-based learning. Children explore and learn concepts by investigating, creating, and collaboratively solving problems in a group atmosphere. Additionally, their enhanced teaching approach incorporates S.T.E.A.M. fields of study into early childhood education.

The Maritime Academy of Toledo


803 Water St., Toledo
419-244-9999 |
Open House: See website

There are only 18 maritime-themed public schools in the United States, and Toledo lays claim to one of them. Catering to grades 5-12, children benefit from the school’s focus on character development, independence, accountability, discipline and education. The Maritime Academy of Toledo supports students’ interests, strengths, and emerging academic needs using individualized and small group instruction methods and hands-on, life-based learning experiences across the curriculum. Students can “get their feet wet” and learn the ropes of nautical and maritime values.

Horizon Science Academy


2600 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo
419-474-3350 |
Open House: Call for appointment

Horizon Science Academy,a K-12 college prep charter school, aims to prepare students to succeed in college and beyond. With high-quality courses, STEM education and partnerships with local businesses and universities for real-world experience, Horizon is the perfect choice for students looking to improve their academic and life skills to become successful in life.

iLead Spring Meadows


1615 Timberwolf Dr., Holland
419-491-7423 |
Open House: Call for details

iLEAD Spring Meadows is a tuition-free, nonprofit public charter school. At iLEAD, learners are encouraged to be leaders as they are fully immersed in real-world, project-based learning. iLEAD Spring Meadows is establishing a new paradigm for education. Their vision is to use project-based and social-emotional learning concepts to inspire and motivate lifelong learners with the skills they need to lead in the 21st century.

St. Francis de Sales High School


2323 W. Bancroft St., Toledo
419-531-1618 |
Open House: 11/3/19 1:00-4:00 pm

A Catholic college prep school for young men, St. Francis de Sales promotes the academic, spiritual, social and physical development of students in the spirit of St. Francis de Sales, who challenges you to “be who you are and be that well.” Find a rich history of academic and athletic excellence, including the Toledo area’s largest program for AP courses, for grades 7-12.

West Side Montessori


Perrysburg: 13587 Roachton Rd., 419-874-9385
Toledo: 7115 W. Bancroft St., 419-866-1931
Open House: Nov. 5, 9-10:30AM both campuses

West Side Montessori (WSM) uses the Montessori method to create independent and self-motivated learners who are committed to their own education. WSM creates lessons that are geared towards each student’s learning style, allowing children to work at their own pace and to choose work based on their own interests and abilities. Additionally, unique to West Side Montessori is their world language curriculum. World languages are introduced to students at three years old, which then leads to an immersion program in the upper levels.

Maumee Valley Country Day School Preschool Program


1715 S. Reynolds Rd., Toledo
419-381-1313 |
Open House: Select from 3 sessions: Oct-Nov, Jan-Feb or April-May

Maumee Valley’s Preschool Program is hands-on and play-based. Teachers plan a variety of age-appropriate, developmentally stimulating activities for children to explore at their own pace inside and outside of the classroom. Teachers monitor their learning, and from time to time, step in with questions or suggestions, helping children move to their next levels of skill and understanding.

The Parent & Child Preschool Playtime program follows the same philosophy and is taught by our own Early Learning Center faculty. Each week teachers will lead parents and their children through different aspects of child development, such as language, pre-mathematics, literacy, motor skills, and social-emotional skills, and sessions are kept small so that children and parents have the opportunity to grow friendships from week to week, also allowing teachers to have a deeper understanding of each unique child and their family. Register online today at!

Select from three eight-week sessions:
Spaces limited to 10 children per session.Session 1
Oct-Nov (October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19)
Session 2
Jan- Feb (January 7, 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18, 25)
Session 3
April- May (April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26)