Dear Parents & Guardians,

I want to welcome you to Marion Preparatory Academy!  We are very excited to be here in Marion, OH as another education option for our community.  In just a few weeks, we will be opening our doors to a new school and a new school year.  I hope you have all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the year to come!

At Marion Preparatory Academy, every scholar is supported on their journey to mastering the material and growing academically, socially, and emotionally by a team of dedicated educators.  I know that we will reach our goal to becoming the premier school in Marion, OH.

We cannot do what we do each day without you, our school family.  We are so lucky to have such a wonderful parent community, and your support makes a huge difference.  Let us know how you would like to be involved to help make Marion Preparatory Academy even better!

As a reminder, school starts August 14, 2019.  Doors will open at 7:30am, and instruction will begin at 8:00am.  Dismissal for our students will be at 3:00pm.  You are welcome to bring your child into school the first day, but I would encourage everyone to come to the open house on August 7 from 4:00pm-6:00pm if you would like to see the classroom and meet the teacher.  Our number one priority is to keep your child safe; therefore, after the first day, visitors will only be allowed in the building at arrival and dismissal times if they have an appointment.

Thank you all for supporting Marion Preparatory Academy.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  I look forward to working with you and seeing your child grow this year!

Jennifer Hutton

Community School

Community schools offer an alternative to the local public school. They are free and open to all students and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation.

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Educational Approach

Our educational approach has five principles at its core. These principles provide a strong foundation for learning and include:

1) Individualized Learning Plan for all scholars, 2) High expectations for student achievement, 3) Safe and secure learning environment, 4) Integrated technology to advance achievement, 5) Collaborative relationships with parents and community members.

Individualized Learning

We care about every student and are committed to preparing children for lifelong success. Our Individualized Learning Plans start with a unique baseline for each student and analyze performance data at regular, short intervals. Teachers and staff tailor lessons and provide support accordingly. Individual Learning Plans are reviewed by teachers, parents and guardians at least one time each quarter.

Academic Excellence

As part of the ACCEL Schools network, we strategically apply best practices to our curriculum design, teacher training, and integrated technology to drive continuous gains in academic performance.

Accessible to All

We foster a culture that is reflective of community values and interests, and we are open to all students.

Community Partnership

We are not just located in your community — we are a part of it. We partner with local and government leaders and parents.

Safe and Caring

We care about the well-being and development of each child. We insist on a secure and orderly school. We address every aspect of security, from building codes and safety procedures to codes of conduct and character education. Marion Preparatory Academy has a state of the art camera system, employs a full time security officer, and extensively trains staff to ensure the safest learning environment for all students.


Our small class size and dedication to a well-rounded education with a specialized focus on core academics and technology make Marion Preparatory Academy a great educational environment.


Accredited by AdvancED


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Use of Technology

Our school is part of ACCEL Schools, an established network of more than 40 charter and community schools located throughout the U.S. We serve more than 11,500 students nationwide.

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