Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014
Department Information

Development
4035 Broadway
Grove City, OH 43123
Tel.: 614-277-3000
Fax: 614-277-3011
Hours: M-F 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Education

Grove City offers a variety of public and private school options for grades K-12. Grove City is also home to multiple higher education facilitates many of the high-ranking colleges and universities in the central Ohio area.

Local Public Schools

Grove City constitutes a quarter of the South-Western City Schools (SWCS) district, which is composed of the southwestern quadrant of Franklin County, which includes portions of Columbus. The school district is the second largest in the county and sixth largest in Ohio. The diversity among students in the district is incomparable to most and serves as a preliminary point for promoting opportunity.

Overall the district's student population is approximately 19,256 with an average of 450 students per elementary, 600 per middle school, and 1,500 per high school. Within the corporation limits there are two (2) of the District's four (4) high schools, two (2) intermediate and middle schools and five (5) elementary schools.

Grove City High School, the home of the Greyhounds, is located near the geographic center of the City and accommodates approximately 1,700 students within grades nine through twelve. Central Crossing located on a campus-like setting in the northwest corner of the City is the home of the Comets and has a student population of 1,600. Also on this campus is the South-Western Career Academy with approximately 600 juniors and seniors preparing for careers in Industrial and Engineering, Health Services, Arts and Communication, Business/Management, Environmental, and Human Services.

The South-Western City School district offers various types of activities to students and parents to become involved outside the classroom. Extracurricular activities including instrumental music programs, high school marching bands, vocal music programs, social clubs, school newspapers, musicals, academic clubs, and programs that encourage community involvement.

The South-Western City Schools strives for its students to develop excellence in academic and professional achievement, become active members in the community, and encourage life-long learners who value the importance of continued education.

Local Private Schools

Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH)
Our Lady of Perpetual Help is a Catholic School from grades K-8 with enrollment around 500 with a student-teacher ratio of about 25;1 that combines Catholic values along with the learning process. Tuition assistance is available.

Beautiful Savior Lutheran School
Beautiful Savior Lutheran School offers education for grades K-8, as well as a pre-school program. The curriculum provides an excellent academic education, while also developing students' appreciation for a life of Christian service.

Grove City Christian School
Grove City Christian School offers education at the K-12 level. The elementary program designed for students who perform well in a structured and traditional environment and need little modification from traditional methodologies and curriculum. Their secondary program is designed to meet the needs of the college prep high school student. Bible is taught as a major subject at all grade levels and Scripture memorization is required.

Head Start Program
The Head Start and Early Childhood Education Program, offered through the South-western City Schools, is geared toward three and four-year old children eligible on an income level basis. The program prepares children for school by focusing on development in language, math, science, and social skills. Head Start also provides daily meals to children and encourages healthy lifestyle choices that involve the whole family.

Local Colleges and Universities

Grove City is within driving distance of multiple universities and colleges within the Columbus Region.

Grove City Center for Higher Education
The Grove City Center for Higher Education is a unique partnership of seven institutions that have come together to provide a broad base of educational opportunities not available through a single institution. The participating schools include Ashland University, Columbus State Community College, Ohio Christian University, Otterbein University, South-Western City Schools ABLE program, Tiffin University and the University of Toledo. This is only the second such program in Ohio and allows the schools to share classrooms, academic administration, staff and equipment here in Grove City.

The Center for Higher Education will operate initially at the South-Western Career Academy. The participating schools have articulation agreements that allow them to recognize and provide credit for each other’s courses.

For more information about the Grove City Center for Higher Education visit www.GroveCityHigherEd.com or call 1-877-572-GROW or 1-877-572-4759.

Harrison College
Grove City is also proud to be the home of Harrison College, the first facility of its kind outside the State of Indiana.

Other Colleges and Universities Located in Central Ohio

The Ohio State University (OSU)
OSU ranks among the top 20 public universities in the nation and eighth among the nation's public universities in total research expenditures designating more than $650 million in research spending according to the National Science Foundation. As the largest university in the nation, it is a great resource and less than 20 minutes away from Grove City.

Capital University
With a student population of approximately 3,825 students at its main campus in Bexley and its downtown Columbus Law School, this private university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, sciences and number dual-degree professions.

Franklin University
Franklin University, based in downtown Columbus, is geared for the region's professional community focusing on continuing education. Approximately 10,000 students attend Franklin University for its three (3) graduate programs and 18 undergraduate major courses of study.

Ohio Dominican University
Ohio Dominican University is a four-year private liberal arts college serving 3,000 students and offering undergraduate degrees in 50 majors and several graduate degree programs.

Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD)
Columbus College of Art and Design offers bachelor degrees focused in fine arts degrees as well as advertising and graphic design, fashion design, illustration, industrial design, interior design and media studies. CCAD takes advantage of its local community by emerging students into the needs of local and corporate businesses' art needs.

Library System

The Grove City Public Library, a branch of the Southwest Public Library (SPL) system, is conveniently located at 3359 Park Street, in the heart of the Town Center. The Grove City Library is a full-service library with specialized adult, audiovisual, reference and youth services departments as well as information technology including access to the Internet and free wireless Internet access. As a part of the Discovery Place system with the Columbus Metropolitan and Worthington Public libraries, the facilities provides access to more than 3 million books, periodicals, videos, DVDs, CDs and CD-ROMs, and recorded books. In access of 160,000 volumes, the Grove City branch houses a local history collection. The staff answers reference questions and provides assistance in the use of library resources. Other resources offered by the library include literary and artistic-themed programs for all ages including the SPL Summer Reading Club, which attracts approximately 5,000 children annually, and instruction in technology and genealogical research for adults. SPL further serves the community through its outreach program, which delivers library services to homebound individuals, nursing homes and daycare centers. Resources can be accessed at the local libraries or via the Internet. The library has nearly 270,000 visitors annually. For more information about Southwest Public Libraries visit their website at http://www.spl.lib.oh.us