Wickliffe Kindergarten Program

Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School is excited to welcome the Upper Arlington Class of 2036 in the fall of 2023! Founded in 1972, Wickliffe is a choice school that offers the progressive / informal instructional program to students living within the Greensview, Windermere and Tremont attendance areas

Upper Arlington Schools is proud to offer an all-day kindergarten program at all five elementary schools, including Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School. Our all-day kindergarten program builds on the high-quality academic program offered in the Upper Arlington Schools. All-day kindergarten better meets the needs of our developing learners so that they are able to learn and grow academically, socially and emotionally. The full-day program provides more time to develop students’ skills in the core academic areas while also maintaining our focus on developing the whole child through social and emotional learning and growth.


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Wickliffe recently held its kindergarten information night to provide families with more information about the kindergarten program and registration process. Please visit our slideshow from that evening.


Children who will be 5 years of age on or before September 30, 2023, are eligible for kindergarten during the 2023-2024 school year.  

The kindergarten registration window will open on Monday, February 13. We encourage families to complete the registration process between Monday, February 13 and Friday, March 24, 2023, for staffing and planning purposes.

Please visit our kindergarten registration website to learn more about upcoming kindergarten information nights, the registration process and what documents to prepare now before registration begins.

KINDERGARTEN SCREENINGS - August 7 and 8, 2023

Our kindergarten screenings are an opportunity for us to learn more about your child as a learner and a new member of our school community. Screenings for new Wickliffe kindergarten students will be held on August 7 and 9, 2023. You will receive more information about how to sign up for the screening date and time later this spring.


The new Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School opened for the start of the 2020-2021 school year. These new and modern learning spaces are supporting our students as they develop the skills necessary to serve, lead and succeed. You can watch the video below to take a virtual tour of the new Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School.


At Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School, our school day is from 8:15 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. For our incoming kindergarten students, the school day will be structured to support them as they adjust to a full-day learning program. The school day will be built around the learning blocks for the core content areas - math, reading, writing, science/social studies - with time for play and “brain breaks” woven in throughout the day. Students will have time to work with teachers individually or in small groups to support their learning and reinforce or extend where needed.  Each week, students will also have a related arts block that rotates between music, art and PE.

our program

Wickliffe was founded in 1972 by a group of educators, parents and OSU professors who were committed to a common educational philosophy reflected through the practices of progressive education. Our daily teaching practices are guided by the Ten Foundational Principles of Progressive Education

Classes are configured in multi-age groupings — K/1, 2/3 and 4/5 — for a two-year teacher experience.


The health office is a very friendly place for students at Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School. We are here for Wickliffe students, to help them with their medical needs as well as helping them adjust to the school environment. We are here for you and your student every day of the week. We have a passion for working with young children and helping them feel their best so they are ready to learn. 


Please visit our District Health Office and Forms page to access needed health forms and our Wickliffe Health Office page for additional information about our services.

Additional Resources

District Map and Attendance Boundaries — Please review our attendance boundaries map for the approximate attendance boundaries of our elementary schools. To confirm your address is in the Upper Arlington school district or to inquire about your attendance area, please email [email protected] or call 614-487-5000.

District School Year Calendars — You can find the upcoming school year calendar and future school year calendars here.

Fee and Lunch Payments (SPS EZPay) — You can find instructions on how to sign up for SPS EZPay to pay school fees and add money to your student's lunch account online. Please note that any families of students who are new to the district for the upcoming school year will be able to sign up for SPS EZPay beginning on August 1.

Prior to kindergarten most children can ...  — This webpage walks through common skills for incoming kindergarteners and how you can encourage those skills at home.

School-Age Child Care — The Upper Arlington Schools SACC program is designed to be a link between school and home for elementary students in the Upper Arlington Schools. Programs are conveniently located at our elementary buildings for easy transition for your child from the school day into the program.  Please access our SACC webpage for more information about registering for SACC.

Wickliffe PTO — The Wickliffe PTO helps support educational learning and programs that enhance student lives and facilitate community involvement for students and families.

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Contact information

Wickliffe Progressive Elementary School
2405 Wickliffe Road
Upper Arlington, Ohio 43221
Phone: (614) 487-5150
Fax: (614) 487-5047

Angela L. Evans

Teresa Morley

Renee Shaffer
School Counselor

Janice Walsh, BSN, RSN, LSN
School Nurse

Andrea Fabbro
Special Education Coordinator

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