We value strong character as much as academic or athletic excellence.


Character is essential to our identity as a learning community. In fact, our mission statement specifically calls for the celebration of excellence in character in all aspects of the student experience. This quest for character permeates all we do, from classroom work to sports and extracurricular activities.

How well are we delivering? A recent survey of our alumni showed that 96 percent of respondents gave Wellington the highest marks on the question, “Did Wellington create an environment that embraced a balance in character, academics, the arts, and athletics?”

Here are just a few of the areas in which we endeavor to build each student’s character:

Dedicated character


While character building is part of every classroom every day, The Wellington School also offers specific curriculum and extension opportunities to bolster student skills and calibrate attitude. Honesty and respect are recognized values of responsible citizenship. Mutual trust depends upon truthfulness and fairness in all relationships. Wellington places great emphasis upon the development of those facets of character that are the essential components of one’s integrity.


Service learning

Service learning at The Wellington School combines school-created opportunities with student-led initiatives that benefit thousands of people in need from Central Ohio to Haiti and beyond.


The Wellington School Board of Trustees asserts that as we achieve our goal of diversity in the fabric of our institution, every individual will have a sense of belonging. We equip our students to be tolerant and thoughtful individuals whose decisions and actions reflect the diverse, multicultural lens of their educational experience at The Wellington School.


Ski Fridays

For five winter Fridays – every year since our school’s inception – Wellington students in grades 2 through 8 learn how to ski. On the ski slopes, they are putting into action the habits and attitudes Wellington expects of them in the classroom and in life. They learn independence, responsibility, challenge, confidence, risk-taking, and success while mastering a lifelong sport.