Grandview Heights Schools

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Our Story

With over a century of excellence, we are established and proud of our history, and, most importantly, are excited about what is yet to come for our students. 

Established in 1906, Grandview Heights Schools is proud to be one of the oldest school districts in Central Ohio and the smallest public school system in greater Columbus.  We’ve created a truly unique learning experience that combines the quality, heritage, and intimacy of private schools with the accessibility and openness of a public school. 

Grandview Heights Schools is committed to its mission to maximize and personalize every student’s learning. Our vision is that our students will dare to explore and pursue boundless possibilities, preparing them for a world that's rich with opportunity and possibilities.

As a district we commit to placing students first, providing personalized learning experiences, creating personal relationships, and embracing community.  Our students are encouraged and equipped to be curious innovators and intentional communicators, to be resilient, and possess uncompromising integrity – all of which are attributes for success in both today’s classroom and tomorrow’s world.

Our Strategic Plan priorities of personalized learning, well-being, and safety and resourcing guide our educational approach.   With extremely low teacher-to-student ratios and high levels of investment and parental engagement, we are able to provide truly personalized learning experiences and a rigorous curriculum that allows our students to compete at the highest levels.

Through athletics, the arts, extracurricular clubs and activities, and dedicated service to the community, our students are highly engaged.  Students often participate in multiple activities and, because we are small, our teachers, coaches, and advisors work together to ensure that our students really can do it all and that Grandview Heights Schools is truly A SMALL PLACE TO DREAM BIG.

Over the course of a school year, more than 40% of our students participate in both performing arts and athletics.  In the fall, more than half of our high school students are on the field during football games, either as athletes or members of the marching band. This level of student engagement makes us truly special.  Diverse interests are recognized, encouraged, and fostered and it is through these unique blends of activities that lifelong bonds are created, a shared sense of responsibility is developed, and an acceptance and appreciation of others is nurtured.

The City of Grandview Heights is a warm and friendly, socio-economically diverse city measuring just 1.3 square miles, and is home to a thriving cultural environment, a generous business community, a nationally ranked public library, growing economic development, and active and engaged residents.  These qualities are reflected in our schools and provide the foundation for our exceptional performance.  In our broader community, we embrace the dynamic city of Columbus that surrounds us and utilize the world outside our buildings as a laboratory for learning.  We offer the best of both worlds in this perfect combination of small town and big city.

The homecoming parade, marching band cakewalk, ox roast, and outdoor education camp are just a few of the decades long traditions still embraced today.   Community and alumni involvement are a constant.  The City of Grandview Heights, the Village of Marble Cliff, the Bobcat Boosters (founded in 1943), the Grandview Heights High School Alumni Association, the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Education Foundation, the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society, and many parent volunteer groups support our students and staff with college scholarships, project funding, and volunteering. 

With a strong sense of tradition and a great sense of pride, we continue to evolve so that we may always be at the forefront of teaching and learning.