Welcome to Yellow Springs Schools, where we pride ourselves on providing a diverse, inclusive school environment dedicated to educating the whole child.

As a leader in implementing learner-centered teaching approaches, our District focuses on utilizing project-based learning to educate the whole student. Through this innovative approach to 21st Century Education, students work individually and collaboratively to meet educational standards and master concepts through hands-on learning as they explore solutions to real-world projects. Students are not only engaged in the classroom, but learning important skills for future success, like critical thinking, teamwork, and communication – the skills employers value and the qualities that make a leader. A highly-qualified staff guides students through this process, designing an education that meets the needs of every student.

Yellow Springs Schools is one of the highest-scoring districts in the region on standardized exams. YSHS was ranked in the Top 25 of high schools on the U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools List in 2018, the 5th appearance on the list in 6 years. The McKinney Middle School team recently earned the highest honor as Team of the Year from the Ohio Middle Level Education Association. Results like these prove that by focusing on what matters in our classrooms – real-world skills, engaging and innovative education, and educating the whole student – our students are prepared for any challenge that comes their way.

If you have any questions about Yellow Springs Schools, please feel free to contact me at the Board Office by phone (767-7381) or through email (mbasora@ysschools.org). 

Mario Basora
Superintendent, Yellow Springs Schools