Olney functions as a day and boarding school and is located in Barnesville, Ohio, approximately 90 minutes from Columbus, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The majority of our students reside on campus throughout the academic year, with an increasing number of local students commuting to campus daily. Because our students come from varying distances — 10 miles or 10,000 miles — we offer both 5-day and 7-day boarding options, allowing students who live relatively close to campus the option to return home on the weekends.
So, can you describe the “typical” student at your school?
In short, there is no such thing as a “typical” student at our school. Olney appeals to students and their families for many reasons, whether socially, academically, spiritually, environmentally, economically or geographically. Rooted in Quaker values such as community, equality and stewardship, Olney embraces the idea that all students who are willing and eager to learn and grow should be able to do so in our community without the pressures and anxieties often encountered in larger, more traditional educational environments. Since we are an intentionally small boarding school, every student, regardless of grade level or background, plays a significant role in the daily life of our school.
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