Hancock County has a very strong commitment to education. From preschool to post-secondary education, we offer many educational opportunities that prepare students to be productive members of our community.
We have stand-alone preschools and daycare centers that also offer preschool programs to prepare our kids for their school career. Hancock County school districts range in size from 250 total students to 5,000 students. If you prefer a private education, Heritage Christian School offers grades K-12 and St. Michael Catholic School and St. Wendelin School offer grades K-8. Findlay Digital Academy and Findlay Learning Center offer students in grades 9-12 an alternative learning environment. Most of the schools in Hancock County offer open enrollment.
Findlay City Schools built two-state-of-the-art, LEED-certified middle schools in 2012. Many other schools in Hancock County offer newer buildings and/or technology options that keep students engaged in learning.
Millstream Career Center is a LEED-certified, state-of-the-art Career Center, which opened in 2012. It serves 15 schools with 17 programs, including automotive technology, cosmetology, engineering and culinary arts. Students receive skills, certifications and training in high demand areas that allow them to join the workforce right out of high school and meet the needs of employers right here in Hancock County.
For those students with special needs, Blanchard Valley Center and the Center for Autism and Dyslexia offer specialized services to meet the learning needs of each students.
Hancock County is home to many post-secondary options, including Owens Community College, the University of Findlay and Winebrenner Theological Seminary. We are strategically located for commuter students who attend Bowling Green State University, Bluffton University, Tiffin University, Ohio Northern University, Rhodes State Community College and Heidelberg University.
Addressing workforce needs through community collaboration, Raise the Bar has introduced The Leader in Me program into our local schools. The Leader in Me is implemented to serve as a foundation for building soft skills, including leadership, responsibility, accountability, problem solving, adaptability, and teamwork.
Hancock County has a strong focus on education and is committed to preparing tomorrow’s leaders.