2016 Education Guide

Want to know the best place for your child’s education? Take a look at these local academic institutions and what makes them unique. Use our guide to decide where to send your little learners to school!

West Side Montessori

Toledo Campus 
13 months-eighth grade
7115 W. Bancroft St.

Perrysburg Campus
13 months–Kindergarten
13587 Roachton Rd.


“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. 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. 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.

Notre Dame Academy 

3535 W. Sylvania Ave. 
419-475-9359 | www.nda.org  

Notre Dame Academy nurtures the individual strengths and gifts of young women in grades 7-12 in an academically innovative environment in the Catholic tradition. NDA is the only Northwest Ohio school that offers college-prep, Honors, AP, and International Baccalaureate (IB), mixing course types according to each student’s ability. The IB program is college-level curriculum that develops critical thinking skills in a global context. In 2015, NDA graduates were awarded $16.8 million in college awards.


Bowling Green Christian Academy

1165 Haskins Rd., Bowling Green
419-354-2422 | www.bgchristian.org

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.


Penta Career Center

9301 Buck Rd., Perrysburg
419-666–1120 | www.pentacareercenter.org

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 and 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. 


HOPE Learning Academy of Toledo

4234 Monroe St.
419-297–6313 | www.hopelearningacademy.org

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.


Children’s Discovery Center

Downtown – 338 North St. Clair St. 419-255-4890
Franklin Park – 3839 Talmadge Rd. 419-474-8303
​Perrysburg – 11090 Avenue Rd. 419-874-8203
​Perrysburg – 7033 Lighthouse Way, 419-872-4510
Waterville – 8011 Dutch Rd. 419-878-8689
Holland – 1640 Timberwolf Dr. 419-861-1060


Children’s Discovery Center’s Discovery Express School is a chartered, nonpublic school in Holland which offers Kindergarten through grade 4.  Our curriculum has been approved by the Ohio Department of Education, and is fully aligned with state standards. In addition to developing skills in reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies, children participate in various activities which enhance large motor skills, social abilities and technology awareness. Discovery Express School classrooms feature state-of-the-art SmartBoard technology which enhances instruction and encourages interaction by the children. Discovery Express School views children as strong and capable, and encourages active participation in project work. Social skills such as creative problem-solving, team work, conflict resolution, and collaboration are developed as children and teachers work together to design and direct projects which lead to growth in physical, emotional, creative and intellectual domains.


St. Francis de Sales

2323 W. Bancroft St.
419-531–1618 | www.sfstoledo.org  

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 to be that person 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. 


Maumee Valley Country Day School

1715 S. Reynolds Rd.
419-381–1313 | www.mvcds.org

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.


Emmanuel Christian School

4607 W. Laskey Rd.
419–885-3558 | www.ecstoledo.org

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.”


Lial Catholic School

5700 Davis Rd., Whitehouse
419-877-5167 | www.lialschool.org

Nestled in the Oak Opening Region, Lial Catholic School has been educating children since 1972. Lial is a multi-age, continuous progress school.  The child is at the center of all that we do at Lial. Our goal is to help children become their best selves, know and love God, and be willing to use their talents to make our world a better place. We help our students to develop academically, spiritually, physically, and socially. There is a strong partnership among school, teacher, and parents. The little school in the woods gives rise to strong, vibrant, faith-filled, self-reliant individuals. We are thrilled that we are now hosting a second generation of Lial families as our graduates seek to share the Lial experience with their own children.


Whitmer High School

5601 Clegg Dr.
419-473-8490 | www.wls4kids.org  

Whitmer High School offers 200 courses, honors and AP classes, 14 career training programs, 22 varsity sports, more than 50 activities, and an array of opportunities in art, music, and theatre. The Washington Local School District proudly provides individual attention and infinite opportunities for all of the district’s 7,000 students. 


Little Sprouts Academy

4014 Elmhurst Rd.
419-754-1057 | www.littlesproutsacademy.com 

Little Sprouts Academy was founded upon the belief that not only should learning be an enticing, memorable experience of early childhood, it should also set a fire in students – a desire for more.  This is why LSA instructors do more – from truly hands-on teaching, to a curriculum full of extras such as Spanish, American Sign Language, and Yoga.  A Little Sprouts graduate is socially, emotionally, and intellectually prepared for public or private kindergarten.


St. John’s Jesuit High School & Academy

Grades 6-12
5901 Airport Highway
Toledo, OH 43615
419-865-5745 | www.sjjtitans.org

St. John’s Jesuit High School is a four-year, college preparatory high school for young men.  In 2004, St. John’s Jesuit established the Academy for seventh and eighth grade students and in 2011, a sixth grade was added to the Academy. SJJ leads the area in its number of National Merit Scholars over the last decade.  The Jesuit motto of cura personalis, care and growth of the whole person, develops each boy’s individual strengths and talents, and encourages teachers to build strong relationships with students. 


St. Ursula

4025 Indian Rd., Ottawa Hills
419-531-1693  | www.toledosua.org 

St. Ursula Academy, grades 6-12, is Toledo’s oldest, all-female, Catholic fully-accredited, college preparatory school, and has been educating young women of today for tomorrow since 1854. SUA girls are smart, strong, and spirited. At St. Ursula Academy it’s not just equal opportunity- it’s EVERY opportunity! Their single-sex Catholic junior academy and high school place girls first and foremost. They understand how girls learn and succeed. At St. Ursula Academy, every HERO begins with “her!”


Trinity Lutheran School

4560 Glendale Ave.
419-385-2301 | www.trinityvikings.org

Trinity Lutheran School has been serving the Toledo area for over 140 years.  Located on Glendale Avenue just east of UTMC, Trinity serves students from three years of age through the eighth grade.  A recent winner of the Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM Education is just one of the many accolades Trinity has accomplished over the years.  Educating the whole child in the arts, sports, academics and Spiritual formation is key to Trinity’s success.  Come see all that Trinity is about and see if Trinity is right school to partner with you in your child’s education.  

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