The New Albany-Plain Local Schools (NAPLS) is located 20 miles northeast of downtown Columbus, in the beautiful Village of New Albany. The school district serves approximately 4,325 students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, and covers an area of 23 square miles, including the Village of New Albany, Plain Township, and neighborhoods within a small portion of the City of Columbus.
NAPLS features a unique learning environment for its students, with all of its schools and support facilities located on an 80-acre college-style campus. The schools are designed in a Georgian architectural style, connected by tree-lined walkways and surrounded by a 120-acre nature preserve. From the “Jeffersonian-style” Library-Information Center to the Environmental Land Lab and high-tech classrooms, the learning environment is as unique as it is functional, creating outstanding educational opportunities for its students.
NAPLS has set a goal to become one of the nation’s top-performing school districts and it continues to build a legacy as one of Ohio’s most respected school districts. All of the district’s schools have earned an “Excellent” rating on their State of Ohio Report Cards, and the district has earned the state’s top rating for nine-consecutive years.
New Albany-Plain Local Schools has been recognized not only at the state level, but at the national level as well. NAPLS is one of the few districts in the nation with all of its schools having earned “Blue Ribbon” status from the U.S. Department of Education.
In addition to providing challenging academic offerings for all students, NAPLS prides itself on the wide array of opportunities for students to benefit from team and personal success, including athletics, performing arts, and club activities. Nearly all of the district’s high school students belong to a club or organization, and 67% of the students also participate in athletics or the performing arts.
One of the primary measures of a school district’s success is how well students are prepared for life after graduating high school. Ninety-five percent of the district’s graduates attend college, with eighty-seven percent of those attending four-year colleges or universities, including some of the nation’s most prestigious institutions.
The successes that have been realized by NAPLS are a result of the unique partnership that has been formed on the part of the school district and the entire learning community. This partnership has yielded benefits for not only today’s students, but for generations to come.
OUR VISION To become the leader in reinventing education
OUR MISSION To ensure the development of high-achieving, ethical, self-directed and intellectually curious citizens of the world.
OUR PROMISE To provide a culture that encourages students to pursue and realize their dreams and aspirations through passionate, inspired teaching and learning and personalized programs and services accomplished in collaboration with our entire community.