Award Year: 2016

Worthington Christian Elementary School

50 Westview Avenue
Columbus, OH, 43214-1480

(614) 431-8240

Mr. Jim Parrish, Principal at time of Nomination

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Worthington Christian Schools develops the mind of Christ in students through rigorous intellectual, creative and physical pursuits.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 9%
  • White: 78%
  • Hispanic: 1%
  • Asian: 4%
  • Two or more races: 8%
Knowledge and learning have real meaning and purpose for students.

Knowledge and learning have real meaning and purpose for students.

The nature of Worthington Christian Elementary School is tightly bound to its identity and mission as a Christian school. This identity flows out of a worldview shared throughout the school community that teaches that knowledge and learning have real meaning and purpose in the lives of our students. This worldview also emphasizes the value of students and the importance of developing the mind of Christ in them through "rigorous intellectual, creative and physical pursuits." Learning is taught as a duty and an act of worship to God.

The school serves approximately 275 students from a diverse population. Families range from low income to families who are affluent. Twenty-five per cent of students receive special services. Some of the programs the school engages in to meet the needs of its students include:

Intervention programing that provides services to those eligible through one-on-one or small group interventions, or classroom accommodations.

An enrichment program that identifies the most gifted students and provides learning opportunities with other gifted students.

Participation in the Northwestern University Midwest Academic Talent Search. Over 70% of our students qualify for entry into this program.

Classroom partnerships with "houses" at our high school. Students form peer relationships with the high school students through various activities.

The Professional Development Academy, which provides coursework for teachers aligned to the school's identified professional development goals. Each new faculty member is also required to complete a series of six courses that frame the school's educational philosophy and instructional expectations.