June 2, 2020

Dear Parents, Families, and Friends of Welsh Hills School,

I write with a heavy heart as I watch the terrible events unfolding across the country. These are difficult times, and while I cannot offer any solutions, I wanted to reach out simply to re-affirm the fundamental principles of Welsh Hills School.

I cannot state strongly enough that every one of us employed at WHS is fully committed to nurturing a culture of respect and openness. Maria Montessori was an advocate for peace and believed in the power of education to help to shape a better world. Toward that goal, she advocated for the inclusion of global citizenship, personal responsibility, and respect for diversity as part of a child’s education. We at Welsh Hills will never stray from that mission.


Our academic year has ended and we will not be together again with our students and families for several weeks, but I want you all to know that our school and its resources are open and available to you in any and all capacities. If there is anything that we can do to help, please reach out to me or anyone else on our staff. Welsh Hills is now, and will always be, a safe and welcoming place for you and your families.

Michelle Lerner, Head of School

We miss our students, families and friends.
We can't wait until
we see everyone again!

Please stay safe!
We are accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year.
Read more about this exciting time and our new building here.
To learn about our college-prep high school curriculum, please click here.
Please note: when donating online via Paypal or credit card, only whole dollar amounts are accepted.
For example, for $10 please use: $10 not $10.00. Thank you!

Our Annual Walk-a-thon — A Welsh Hills Tradition
Our Annual Walk-a-thon will take place this year from Monday, May 11 through Friday, May 15. Each year, students and staff vote to support a local, charitable organization with the money raised at the event. This year, we held a virtual Town Meeting and voted to contribute to the Licking County Coalition for Housing.
To learn more about the work of this organization in our community, please visit their website here.


All staff members and their families are welcome to join in participating in our “at home” walk-a-thon to support this worthy organization.
This year, we will measure laps by time rather than distance. Participants are welcome to walk, run, skip, skate, dance - you name it! 


Families can turn in donations either by paying with a credit card or Paypal above or by mailing checks (made out to Welsh Hills School) to our school address, which is 2610 Newark-Granville Road, Granville, 43023. Lost your pledge form? You can download one here.


For those that need to pay with cash/coins, please contact Michelle at mlerner@welshhills.org to make arrangements to leave them on the porch at school. 


Thank you to our students and families for supporting the Licking County Coalition for Housing and the vital work that it is doing in our community —
especially now when the need is so great.  


About us.

Celebrating our 40th year, Welsh Hills School is the only independent school in Licking County. We educate children from infancy through grade 12. Through our hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) curriculum, students experience education in an environment that encourages creativity and nurtures a child’s natural love of learning.


Spanish, music, visual arts, robotics, drama, coding, organic gardening, and an award-winning, global education program are additional components of our school that expand and enrich our academic curriculum.


An infant program, and part-time and full-time toddler and preschool programs are available for families with children who are ready to join our school community.


Around the School

©2020 Welsh Hills School


2610 Newark-Granville Road

Granville, Ohio 43023




Non-discrimination policy:
Non-discrimination policy: Welsh Hills School does not discriminate in recruitment, admissions, employment, or other matters on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, age, gender, religion, sexual identity, disability, national origin, or socio-economic status. Decisions will be based on the availability of openings and other relevant information.