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Teaching & Learning

The Upper Arlington Schools Teaching & Learning Department is responsible for supporting the K-12 educational experience through the development, planning, implementation and assessment of preK-12 academic programming throughout the district. This includes supporting professional development opportunities for staff members to implement academic programming. 

The Teaching & Learning Department works collaboratively with the Office of Excellence and Engagement, the Student Services Office and the Technology Department to ensure our programming fulfills our mission of challenging and supporting every student, every step of the way. We are guided in this work by our long-standing whole child philosophy and our Profile of an Engaged Learner, and we are committed to providing our students with authentic learning experiences, through service-learning and real-life learning experiences, that prepare them to serve, lead and succeed. 

Contact Us

Teaching & Learning Department at the Upper Arlington Schools Mincy Center
1619 Zollinger Road
Upper Arlington, OH 43221

Phone: 614-487-5000
Fax: 614-487-5012

Keith Pomeroy
Chief Academic Officer

Michelle Banks, Ed.D.
Director of Elementary Education

Kristin Robbins, Ed.D.
Director of Secondary Education

Tammy Yockey, Ed.D.
Director of Data & Accountability

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Early Childhood Learning

Burbank Early Childhood School (BECS) has proudly served the Upper Arlington community since 1983 as a tuition-funded preschool program for the Upper Arlington Schools. The mission of the BECS program is to strengthen the community by providing a quality education for Upper Arlington’s youngest learners. 

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Elementary Academic Program

Upper Arlington Schools has long believed in educating and supporting the whole child. This is at the heart of our 2019-2024 Strategic Plan and our K-5 elementary program. In addition to this curriculum, Upper Arlington Schools also offers the choice of an alternative progressive / informal program, offered at Barrington and Wickliffe Progressive elementary schools.

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Middle School Academic Program

Upper Arlington's two middle schools — Hastings and Jones — offer opportunities for our students in grades 6 through 8 to continue to build a strong academic foundation in math, language arts, science and social studies. 

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High School Academic Program

At Upper Arlington High School, students can choose from a vast number of courses in the comprehensive curriculum, including lifelong career-related coursework and multiple opportunities for college-level coursework through advanced programs of study such as Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and College Credit Plus.