Education Guide

. January 10, 2014.

Children’s Discovery Center
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While CDC has always offered kindergarten, it has expanded its educational program into the elementary grades.  Discovery Express School, a chartered non-public school accredited by ODE, builds on the child’s experiences within a project-based educational model while complying with Ohio’s  Content standards.  The School offers low-ratios, enrichment classes in Art and Spanish, a Smart Board and child-centered learning to enable our students to achieve their highest potential.


Franciscan Academy of Lourdes University
5335 Silica Dr.

Originally founded in 1973 by the Sisters of St. Francis of Sylvania, Ohio, The Franciscan Academy of Lourdes University developed a partnership with Lourdes University in 2011. Because we share a common educational mission of academic excellence and core Catholic values with the University, a unique learning environment is created for all students preschool through eighth grade establishing the only academic partnership with a University in the Michigan/Ohio border area.


First Unitarian Church of Toledo
3205 Glendale Ave.

First Unitarian Church’s religious education program provides opportunities for spiritual growth for all ages—birth through adult.  Our children’s program teaches Unitarian Universalist (UU) faith through lessons about our Judeo-Christian heritage, world religions and social justice. Children learn UU identity through lessons that are anti-racist, anti-oppression and focused on developing spiritual lives.  Our youth program focuses on young people becoming spiritually and physically healthy and encourages the youth to think through life’s complex questions in ways that are meaningful to them.  Our adult program allows for diverse topics related to religious history, social justice, environmental issues and spiritual practices/disciplines.


Gateway School
4650 W. Bancroft St. 

Education should be a time of fun, warmth, safety, encouragement and exploration. Structuring its programs around a variety of experiences, Gateway School lets its students actively participate in the School’s learning center approach. Winner of the Two-Star Step Up To Quality Program, Gateway offers a quality commitment to early learning and an outstanding facility. 


Gesu School
2045 Parkside Blvd.

Gesu School is a community, inspired by faith, committed to the spiritual, intellectual, physical and social growth of each of its students.  In addition to creating an atmosphere that promotes academic excellence and spiritual growth, Gesu also offers a variety of enrichment programs. Gesu’s chess club, Power of the Pen team, Mathcounts, championship Quiz Bowl team and the recently-begun student newspaper are examples of academic enrichment opportunities at Gesu. Our extensive programs for the arts include giving students in third through eighth grades the opportunity to perform in plays such as Seussical Jr. and 101 Dalmatians. As well, each student has a digital portfolio of their visual artwork. With Smartboards in every classroom, a computer lab and GSPN (a morning news program put on by the students), it’s not hard to see why 16 of 20 members of Gesu’s core teaching staff have sent their children to this school.


Harambee Montessori Center
3700 Dorr St.

Harambee Montessori Center’s goal is to pull together all available resources for a comprehensive approach to foster the love of learning.

We provide a personalized learning experience with an environment where teachers observe the needs of children and continually seek ways to support their development. The primary goal of a Montessori program is to promote mutual respect, social responsibility, natural curiosity and a love of learning by developing concentration, confidence, independence and order.

Respect for oneself, others, the environment and life is necessary to develop a caring attitude toward all people and the planet.

We offer developmentally appropriate curriculum in everyday living skills, language, arts,  and geography along with special classes in physical education, foreign languages, story-telling
and dance.

A Key to success is a strong relationship between the teachers, children, parents, and caretakers. Pulling together… is a wonderful experience!


Islamic Schoolof Center of Greater Toledo
25877 Scheider Rd.
Perrysburg  419-874-3509

Students attending the ISGT will demonstrate progressive learning; achieve academic excellence and skills in the following subjects:  Arabic, reading and understanding the meaning of the Quran with tajweed, mathematics, language arts (grammar, spelling), social studies, science, art, computer and health/gym. ISGT consistently achieves above the average of national and state scores on the ITBS and OAA.  Our pre-school students learn, share, laugh and grow with us at the ISGT.


L. Hollingworth School for Talented and Gifted
5719 Clegg Dr.  419-705-3411

L. Hollingworth School for Talented and Gifted is designed to support academic acceleration by providing personalized support, authentic assessment and school-wide differentiated, learning activities. We believe that every child who demonstrates the capability for high achievement in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, areas of creativity, art or leadership deserves an opportunity to learn in this type of educational environment where students will be given the opportunity to fully develop their capabilities and unique gifts. For a personal tour call Paula at 419-705-3411.

Free registration packets are available at



Let’s Play School2620 Robinwood Ave.

With a strong create-a-curriculum program, Let’s Play School, teaches its students through play for a smooth transition into a childcare center or kindergarten. Let’s Play School offers tutorial assistance, a low student to teacher ratio and the owner is always on site.



Lial Catholic School
5700 Davis Rd.
Whitehouse  419-877-5167

Lial Catholic School provides a faith-based education guided by an award-winning faculty in a quiet, woodland setting. Continuous progress, multi-age classrooms encourage responsibility for learning. Full science and technology labs, foreign language, algebra, fine art studios, sports, and favorable student-teacher ratios make Lial ideal for all students, especially older students preparing for high school.


Mary Immaculate School
3835 Secor Rd.

Mary Immaculate School is the only Catholic school in the area that focuses exclusively on educating students who struggle academically.  Founded in 1960 by the Sisters of Notre Dame, MI specializes in teaching students with Asperger Syndrome, ADHD, SLD, FASD, processing disorders and those at-risk.with special classes in physical education, foreign languages, story-telling and dance.

A Key to success is a strong relationship between the teachers, children, parents, and caretakers. Pulling together… is a wonderful experience!


St. John’s Jesuit
5901 Airport Hwy.

St. John’s Jesuit High School was founded in 1898 as a college preparatory high school for men.  In 2005, SJJ established the Academy that now serves grades six through eight.  SJJ represents all economic and social backgrounds.  Seventy-five percent of our students receive scholarship assistance.

St. John’s mission is to develop Christian leaders.  Each student achieves his greatest potential in a diverse Christ-centered atmosphere distinguished by academic success and service as a man for others.

Acceptance is based upon placement testing, academic performance, and recommendations.  In 2011, SJJ had two National Merit Scholars and eight Commended Scholars.

Strong academics, with honors and AP classes, challenge students. SJJ is one of the first schools to provide iPads to students. The  A+ Learning Center and  College Counseling distinguish SJJ.  The A+ Center offers learning strategies from learning specialists. Students are accepted at prestigious colleges and universities. More than 70% of our students participate in athletics. To improve our community, SJJ gives 25,000 hours to food banks, schools, and nursing homes.


St. Patrick of Heatherdowns School
4201 Heatherdowns Blvd.

St. Patrick of Heatherdowns School is a vibrant Catholic community for students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. Along with a great educational experience in all basic education classes, we provide daily religion classes, weekly mass, SMARTBoard technology in all classrooms, Spanish for every student as well as accelerated reading and math with many more opportunities.


St. Ursula Academy
4025 Indian Rd.

Founded in 1854, St. Ursula Academy’s legacy is built upon the core Ursuline Values of education the whole person including rigorous and engaging academics, serving “Soli Deo Gloria”, authentic student leadership, nationally recognized STEM, fine arts and more as well as winning athletic programs. St. Ursula Academy defines young women for a lifetime.


St. Pius X School
2950 IIger Rd.

St. Pius X is a Catholic, pre-K through grade 8 level school located in the heart of the Old Orchard neighborhood. Students at St. Pius X interact on a daily basis with SmartBoards, laptops, iPads, and other forms of technology in each of our classrooms. Music, art, Spanish, technology, pre-algebra and algebra complete our students’ academic day. Before school and after school care as well as homework assistance is available on a daily basis. Our SPX news crew begins each day with morning prayer and local, national and school news as its focus. Students come together weekly for Mass and a Benediction service monthly. From our pre-K classes through 8th grade, students are encouraged to do their personal best in a faith-filled, caring environment.


Toledo Christian Schools
2303 Brookford Dr.

At Toledo Christian Schools, our focus is to create a balance of strong minds and strong faith through a non-denominational Christian-based learning environment. With its pre-school through high school classes, Toledo Christian Schools encourages its students to explore the world around them while developing a solid spiritual foundation.


Toledo School for the Arts
333 14th St.

Toledo School for the Arts is the most diverse, tuition-free learning community in Toledo attracting students in sixth to twelfth grades from over 24 school districts throughout Ohio. Students who have a passion for the arts and a commitment to excellence seek TSA as a unique opportunity to combine college preparatory academics with an unsurpassed curriculum in the arts. TSA has received .