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Mansion Day School

72 Woodland Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203-1769

(614) 258-4449


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Play-Based, Montessori

From the Director:

The Preschool program at Mansion Day School utilizes a developmentally appropriate, hand-on approach to instruction. Through authentic assessment, each child's strengths, challenges, and progress are continuously monitored. Monthly thematic units constitute the core of the integrated curriculum of language, fine and gross motor, art, socialization, self help, perception, pre-math, science, sensory experiences, music, dramatic play, and children's literature. Skills in visual and auditory recognition, sequencing, and memory are introduced and expanded according to individual needs and ability. Introduction of computers and technology, as well as the Spanish language, is an added enrichment to the child's preschool experience. The ultimate goal of our preschool program is to have children become self-motivated, confident, lifelong learners.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

In accordance with the Mansion Day School policy of individualization and multi-age continuous progress classrooms, the school is involved in a continual process of evaluating a student's group placement. The evaluation process includes observation of behaviors and peer interaction, as well as authentic academic performance and periodic testing.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Mansion Day School is a distinctively progressive, independent, and coeducational Pre-K through 5th grade preparatory day school offering an intellectually rigorous curriculum within a supportive, nurturing environment that embraces diversity and has at its foundation the notion of safety, equity, high expectations, and respect for all.

In order to accomplish the school's mission, Mansion Day School is committed to creating and maintaining a challenging and rigorous academic program including (but not limited to) the following:

* Celebrating excellence and cultivating a personal commitment to learning

* Developing the confidence to lead, compete in, and contribute successfully to a global community

* Developing critical and creative thinking skills

* Respecting independent thinking

* Appreciating valued traditions of the past

* Promoting ethical and moral conduct, while respecting cultural diversity and individual differences

* Developing communication, research, and organizational skills

* Participating in the performing arts, as well as a variety of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities

* Fostering a strong sense of individual and community responsibility

* Utilizing advanced technology

* Laying the foundation for a lifetime of academic excellence

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

The school communicates with parents through face-to-face conferences, phone calls, email, the school website, parent folders, Curriculum Night, Parent/Teacher conferences, PTA meetings, community service projects, etc.

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Go on field trips
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Receive newsletters

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Voice Mail
  • Email
  • Special Meetings
  • Two or More Regular Conferences
  • Drop-Off
  • Pick-Up
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school