Old Trail School

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Old Trail School
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Bath, Ohio
Coordinates 41°11′13″N 81°35′17″W / 41.186888°N 81.587933°W / 41.186888; -81.587933Coordinates: 41°11′13″N 81°35′17″W / 41.186888°N 81.587933°W / 41.186888; -81.587933
Type Private, Secular, Co-ed
Established 1920
Headmaster John Farber
Number of students 571
Athletics 8 sports
Mascot Buffalo
Colors Forest, Green, and White

Old Trail School is an independent coeducational day school, serving toddler though grade 8, founded in 1920. It is located in Bath, Ohio, in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. It is the only independent school in the United States that is located in a national park.

The School's curriculum includes core subjects, world languages, arts and athletics. Class size is small, with a student teacher ratio of 9:1.[citation needed] There is a comprehensive performing and visual arts program with five art studios and an expansive athletics program including an indoor pool.[citation needed]


The school is located on a 62-acre (250,000 m2) campus adjacent to Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Alderfer and Sisler-McFawn Halls house the primary grades, while, Noble Hall and the Wilson Wing house third through eighth grades. Other buildings include the library, administration building, cafeteria, gymnasium, natatorium, swimming pool, and performing arts center.

Primary School[edit]

Old Trail School's Primary School includes toddler though second grade and is headed by Luann Williams.

Intermediate School[edit]

Old Trail School's Intermediate School includes grades 3-5 and is headed by Stephen Drosdeck

Middle School[edit]

Old Trail School's Middle School includes grades 6-8 and is headed by David Chottiner.

The Head of School at Old Trail School is John Farber.


Old Trail School is taking a broad leap in technology innovations as its online news-hub is run solely by students, for students. The newspaper is called BNN (Buffalo News Network). (See link above)

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