2015 Education Guide

2015 Ed Guide

Discover the best place for your child’s education by taking a look at these local academic institutions and what makes them unique, making it easier to decide where to send your little learners to school!

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. If you are looking for a unique education with opportunities in music, sports, and enrichment programs that encourage your student to grow in character and faith, tour their campuses and see what they’re all about. Contact the admissions coordinator today to schedule your appointment by emailing admissions@bgchristian.org.

Emmanuel Christian School

4607 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo

ECS serves as a K-12 private education school. Their mission is to assist the Christian family by providing students with Godly, loving training that inspires them to exemplify Christ and attain academic excellence. Extracurricular activities include sports, arts, as well as AP and other accelerated classes. “It is our goal that students graduate from our college-prep school and live according to the truth of scripture,” says Bob Flamm, head administrator of Emmanuel Christian School. “We strive to develop the whole person, with a sense of patriotism, spirituality and high academicism.” Their open houses will take place on Sunday March 15, 2-4pm.

Gateway School

4650 W. Bancroft St.

At Gateway School, they teach the individual. Their experienced staff believes childhood should be a time of fun, warmth, security, exploration, and discovery. The Gateway School program is structured around a variety of experiences which suggest active participation from the child. The school is designed to facilitate a young child’s education through a learning center approach. Gateway’s curriculum focuses on social and emotional development, physical development, language arts, math, science and social studies. Each day their students are encouraged to explore the world of music in an effort to promote effective reading and language skills.

HOPE Learning Academy of Toledo

4324 Monroe St.

Hope Learning Academy, the perfect place for exceptional learners, is an alternative K-8 tuition-free community school with sensory and social skills-integration. HOPE specializes in serving students identified with mild to moderate learning needs such as ADHD, FASD, Autism and specific learning disabilities. Hope Learning Academy is committed to providing a rigorous academic education for the exceptional child with specialized learning needs in a non-traditional classroom setting. Hope’s research-proven curriculum, infused with social growth, sensory integration and art enrichment, cultivates self-reliance, critical thinking and problem solving skills.

Lial Catholic School

5700 Davis Rd., Whitehouse

This Catholic elementary school for students beginning with readiness (4 and 5 year olds) through middle school (13 year olds) creates a caring community while focusing on Gospel values in formation of the whole child. Students work at their own pace in multi-age groupings in open spaces for interaction among classrooms. The campus sits on 96 wooded acres. Voice and private piano lessons and Spanish are available during the day for all students. Parent volunteers make up an important part of the school’s culture and are regular helpers in the classroom.

Maumee Valley Country Day School

1715 S. Reynolds Rd.

Maumee Valley Country Day School is an independent, co-educational college prep school for preschool through grade 12. Their 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. Maumee Valley attracts motivated, able students who have a range of academic interests and diverse backgrounds, and whose families value education. Its challenging curriculum, student-centered school life, and supportive community inspire and equip students for a lifetime of learning.

St. Joseph School

5411 Main St., Sylvania

St. Joseph School Sylvania is a preschool-grade 8 school dedicated to Catholic faith formation and academic excellence. SJS is the only Catholic elementary school with two campuses– the west campus for preschool-grade 5 and the east campus for middle school students, grades 6-8. Dedicated to educating the whole child, over half of the teaching staff has advanced degrees in education. Beginning in 2014, Chromebooks were introduced into middle school to enhance classroom instruction for each student. At SJS, there is a high level of parental support and involvement. Steadfast in the mission to grow students strong in mind and spirit, SJS is a ministry of St. Joseph Parish, also open to enrolling students who are non-parishioners and of alternative denominations.

St. Ursula Academy

4025 Indian Rd., Ottawa Hills

St. Ursula Academy, Toledo’s oldest, all-female, Catholic fully-accredited, college preparatory school, will be among a select few in Ohio to offer the rigorous Advanced Placement’s Capstone program next school year. The Capstone Program complements the 16 AP courses and 18 honors level courses currently offered at SUA. The two courses in the program are AP Seminar and AP Research. In the AP Seminar class, the students focus on the research skills necessary for academic success in college. In the follow-up course, AP Research, students are to design, plan and conduct a year-long mentored investigation on a topic of their choosing. Students who earn a 3 or higher on both Capstone AP exams are to receive an AP Seminar and Research Certificate. Students who score a 3 or higher on both Capstone AP Exams and score 3 or higher on four other AP exams are to receive a Capstone Diploma.

Sylvania Children’s Center

3421 Talmadge Rd.

Sylvania Children’s Center teaches children how, not what to think, so that children will foster a love of learning while developing a natural curiosity for the world around them. The predictable and consistent daily routine, combined with a dependable structure contribute to a nurturing and homey environment where children feel secure and loved. SCC’s professional teachers understand young children and honor their differences in learning. SCC’s emphasis on compassion and empathy, help children develop lifelong social skills, and a sense of responsibility.

Toledo Public Schools

420 E. Manhattan Blvd.

The driving motivation of Toledo Public Schools educators is to provide the best possible experience to ALL students, from special education to gifted students, infants in Head Start to learners in the Adult Education program, and students in their traditional high schools to those in their magnet schools. The goal is to make all of their students college and career ready by offering innovative programs that combine real-world work experience with rigorous academic classes.

Trinity Lutheran

4560 Glendale Ave.

Trinity Lutheran School is operated by Trinity Lutheran Church, which considers the school to be a ministry of sharing Jesus Christ with its members and the community. They believe a Christian Education prepares students both academically and spiritually. Christian beliefs are integrated at Trinity Lutheran School in their entire school program. The staff is committed to teaching Christian values and faith as a way of life.

West Side Montessori
Toledo Campus

13 months – eighth grade
7115 W. Bancroft St.

Perrysburg Campus

13 months-Kindergarten
13587 Roachton Rd., Perrysburg

“Montessori schools are distinguished by self-motivated, independent children who increasingly take responsibility for their own learning. Children are focused on ‘their work’ in a peaceful democratic community,” says Lynn Fisher, Head of School. “Dr. Montessori believed that all children are born with an insatiable desire to learn. From birth they reach out to discover their world. If they are encouraged to explore and engage, their curiosity also grows. A true Montessori school is distinguished by Montessori certified teachers who implement the Montessori philosophy, methodology and curriculum with Montessori learning materials. Montessori classrooms often have two specially trained teachers with a pupil/teacher ratio of 1/10–1/15. Additional co-curricular teachers for world languages, music, art, technology and physical education are common. Montessori graduates are creative, eager to try new things, have highly developed organizational skills, are collaborative, confident speaking in front of groups, seek leadership roles and have a strong sense of self. They are value-centered. West Side Montessori graduates exhibit strong academic skills and challenge themselves to excel. Most enroll in honors and advanced placement courses in public, parochial, and private high schools. Many report that their college experience is the closest thing that mirrors their Montessori education,” Fisher says.

Montessori School of Bowling Green

515 Sand Ridge Rd., Bowling Green

The Montessori School of Bowling Green educates children preschool through middle school. Their hands-on, authentic approach makes children excited about learning, motivated to explore the world, and well-prepared for the global society in which we live. Their programming offers art, music, physical education, world language, cultural sciences and a tailored math and language curriculum where each child’s ability is met and challenged. Their international, diverse population replicates a global society and challenges children to be successful in today’s world.

Penta Career Center

9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg

Penta offers career-technical programs for high school students in grades 10-12. Programs prepare students for immediate employment and further education. Students can choose to study a career in any of the following areas: agriculture & environmental systems; arts & communication; business; construction; education; health science; human services; hospitality; information technology; law & public safety; manufacturing; marketing; and transportation. Students benefit from opportunities such as scholarships, college credits, early job placement, internships, certifications, and student organizations.

St. Francis de Sales

2323 W. Bancroft St.

St. Francis de Sales is a Catholic college preparatory school community serving adolescent boys in grades 7-12. The mission since its founding in 1955 is to promote the academic, spiritual, social, and physical development of its students and transform them into Christian gentlemen and scholars. Each young man is supported and encouraged as part of the Knight Brotherhood to be who they are and be that well in the model of St. Francis de Sales. Students are challenged by the strong academic program including 20 AP and 11 Dual Enrollment courses with three universities, all taught by its credentialed staff. An information night for interested families will be held at the school on Thursday, February 19 at 7pm.

Notre Dame Academy

3535 W. Sylvania Ave.

The only all-girls grades 7–12 school, Notre Dame Academy (NDA), is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School that offers college credit opportunities in IB and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. A college counselor plus a career counselor help plan girls’ futures! NDA has the largest, all-girls’ fine arts program, over 30 clubs and sports, along with spiritual and service opportunities. “Our all-female environment encourages leadership, builds on girls’ natural strengths, and develops their compassionate hearts,” says Kim Grilliot, principal.

Toledo Christian Schools

2303 Brookford Dr.

Toledo Christian Schools has enjoyed a rich history of academic achievement, spiritual growth, and athletic success! They are dedicated to challenging and inspiring your student to achieve their greatest potential through an unparalleled, comprehensive Christian education. From preschool to graduation, their curriculum provides students with an outstanding education through extraordinarily talented and dedicated teaching faculty. Their mission to Educate, Disciple, and Prepare students to follow Christ and impact culture allows each student the opportunity to soar!