The Upper Arlington Tradition
For nearly 100 years, Upper Arlington Schools has been building a tradition of excellence. Our educators provide students with the instruction, support, guidance and inspiration to fulfill their academic potential and to explore their interests and passions.
Our district provides many academic options not available in other public school districts. The offerings begin with our youngest learners at the tuition-funded Burbank Early Childhood School. As students progress into elementary school, families may select either the informal or contemporary instructional delivery model. Our middle schools offer students meaningful service-learning and real-world instructional opportunities, helping to instill a life-long commitment to community and an early understanding of the skills it takes to be successful in our fast-changing world. At the high school level, students may return to the informal learning style in our Community School. They may also select from more than 60 Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate classes and take part in one of our 32 varsity sports and more than 50 student clubs and activities.
In addition to being fully committed to academic excellence, Upper Arlington has a legacy of excellence in the arts and athletics. Our student athletes have earned more than 130 state titles, with 14 of those since 2010. Our student artists are frequently recognized on both the state and national levels. For example, in 2014, Upper Arlington High School students earned four of the top 25 spots in the Governor's Youth Art Exhibition out of a total of more than 12,000 entries statewide.