From a dream in 1979, our founders realized their vision – and more.
The Wellington School was conceived in 1979 by a group of Columbus executives and entrepreneurs with the goal of creating the first coeducational, independent school in Columbus. They spent three years refining plans, raising money, finding a property, and recruiting teachers and students. In 1982, The Wellington School opened. All of the living founders remain connected to The Wellington School today. Many of the founders’ children graduated from Wellington and now their grandchildren as well. Each says the school has exceeded their original vision, and Wellington continues to innovate curriculum that creates tomorrow’s leaders.
The function of a really fine school is to allow every youngster who attends to become a star, to become a champion, to be the best they can be. That’s something independent schools can and should do.”