The New Albany-Plain Local School District (NAPLS) serves approximately 4,850 students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, and covers an area of 23 square miles, including the City of New Albany, Plain Township, and neighborhoods within a small portion of the City of Columbus.
NAPLS features a unique learning environment for its students, with all of its schools and support facilities located on an 80-acre college-style campus. The schools are designed in a Georgian architectural style, connected by tree-lined walkways and surrounded by a 120-acre nature preserve. From the “Jeffersonian-style” Library-Information Center to the Environmental Land Lab and high-tech classrooms, the learning environment is as unique as it is functional, creating outstanding educational opportunities for its students.
NAPLS has set a goal to become one of the nation’s top-performing school districts and it continues to build a legacy as one of Ohio’s most respected school districts. All of the district’s schools have earned an “Excellent” rating on their State of Ohio Report Cards, and the district has earned the state’s top rating for nine-consecutive years. New Albany-Plain Local Schools has been recognized not only at the state level, but at the national level as well. NAPLS is one of the few districts in the nation with all of its schools having earned “Blue Ribbon” status from the U.S. Department of Education.
Marburn Academy is a not-for-profit, independent, day school devoted to serving the educational needs of bright students with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. Opened in 1981 with 12 students, Marburn now educates over 300 students year-round. Marburn Academy is the only school in Central Ohio with academic and co-curricular programs designed to address the full range of unique learning and personal development needs of children with learning differences such as dyslexia and ADHD. Students from approximately 25 Central Ohio communities attend the school.
The school recently built a new facility on 17 acres at 9555 Johnstown Road across from the Plain Township Fire Department. The building’s exterior reflects the Georgian architectural style for which New Albany is known, while the interior features state-of-the-art technology, adaptive classrooms, and an energizing design palette. At full capacity the building will hold 350 students in grades 1-12.
Serving grades K-6, the Columbus Jewish Day School has been offering an exceptional education to children of the Jewish faith for more than 20 years. The school’s approach to education focuses on rigorous curriculum, social responsibility and showing every child that all their questions and ideas have value. It uses these values to help all of its students discover their authentic selves and be prepared to continue their education at the highest levels.