Frequently asked questions.

What happens next for my application?

New students must submit a completed application online with a registration fee and all required documents to move on to the next steps. Infant/Toddler and Preschool will finalize their enrollment with the Early Childhood Director and/or Admissions Director.

After the registration is completed, K - 8 applicants will take these next steps:

1. Schedule and attend an entrance test and pay the testing fee of $50.

2. Schedule and attend family interview with a school administrator.

3. Receive an admissions decision, decisions will be made on a rolling basis until classrooms are filled.

What’s an entrance test/screening?

Entrance tests for incoming 1st-8th graders include English, language arts, math and a short essay and are different for each incoming grade level. These tests are designed to help One School understand your student’s current achievement level. Tests are scheduled with our Admissions Director, last approximately an hour and are administered at One School . Students who have experience standardized testing will be comfortable with the format of this test.
Kindergarten screening is an interactive experience and will take place in February and March.

When do I apply for EdChoice?

EdChoice applications will become available in February 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. You must be accepted at One School prior to submitting an EdChoice application with One School.

Do you have a waitlist?

Yes! We keep a waitlist so that we can give students of all ages an opportunity to join One School mid-year when an opening becomes available. If you apply and there is no opening, you will automatically be placed on our waitlist.

How is tuition paid?

Spread out over 10 months August thru May and is set up to be automatically withdrawn on the 25th of each month, via credit card or ACH.

What are your hours?

8:30 - 3:00.  You can start dropping your child off as early as 8:00 with no charge.

Do you have extended care?

7:15 - 8:00 morning care  3:00 - 5:30 after school care available by the week.

What are the lunch options?

We are part of the free and reduced lunch program.  Since we are a small school, our lunch program is mandatory, unless your child has a Doctor's excuse due to allergies or other food restrictions.

What is your student to teacher ratio?

Our student to teacher ratio is 1:20

Do you accept EdChoice?

We do accept the Edchoice Scholarship for Kindergarten - 8th grade and the applications are on our website.  Student fees are required and NOT covered by any Edchoice Scholarship.  They are due in two installments.  1/2 on June 25th and 1/2 on July 25th (prior to the start of school)

Do you have busing?

Currently Columbus and Gahanna are the only school districts that provide busing to our school.

What does the preschool price include?

Our Preschool price includes morning and afternoon care.  Our centers open at 7:30 and close at 5:30 Classroom instructional time starts at 9:00, and we request that all children are here by that time.

Is lunch provided in preschool?

Lunch and snacks are provided for all our Preschool classes.

What is the student-teacher ratio in preschool?

Our student to teacher ratio is under state requirements.