Excel in the Classroom, Shine on the Field
A school for competitive sports and academics serving elementary school students throughout Lucas County
K-8 Community School Managed by ACCEL Schools
ACCEL Schools is a high-performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States
Welcome to Western Toledo Preparatory Academy—Home of the Huskies! We are a new public charter school for competitive sports and academics located in the Holland-South Toledo area. Our campus is co-located with Our Lady of Lourdes Church. We are enrolling grades K-8 for the 2022-23 school year.
Our mission is to promote the academic, emotional, and physical development of our students through the promotion of teamwork, sportsmanship and athletic competition. By developing these skills, student-athletes will become confident and capable contributing members of our community.
We believe family, fitness, and academics create the best kind of childhood & healthiest foundation for a life well-lived. We teach core academic subjects in the mornings, reserving afternoons for fitness & for students to pursue special interests like competitive sports or art throughout our 18-acre campus.
• Academics – we teach an Ohio Standards-based curriculum and individualize instruction to each student by assessing students on a bi-weekly schedule to know if a student is working ahead, falling behind, or right on track. We teach our core subjects of English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies & Science every morning.
• Fitness & Extracurriculars – all students participate in our afternoon PE program which includes Health topics & Fitness activities. In addition to general PE, students can choose to play sports or participate in Art classes.
• Family – we value families, partnership & participation—within the school community & at home. All sports team practices and most games are scheduled during the school day to keep evenings free for family time.
Thank you for choosing Western Toledo Prep!
Regional Vice President
Kechan Johnson, Principal
Mr. Johnson, a Toledo native, is a previous professional athlete, experienced educator, and founder of the C2K Toledo Thunder AAU Girls & Boys Basketball club and college prep program. Mr. Johnson joined ACCEL Schools in 2018 and has worked at two public charter schools as Dean of Students, paraprofessional, and coach. While at Toledo Preparatory Academy, he coached the Middle School Boys Basketball Team to win the Ohio Community Athletic Conference (OCAC) championship in 2020. Prior to ACCEL Schools, Mr. Johnson worked for other schools in the Toledo area including the Toledo Autism Academy and Central Academy. Mr. Johnson holds an Associate’s degree from Florida Community College at Jacksonville and a Bachelor’s degree in PE and Health Education from the University of Missouri at St. Louis.
Amy Printy, Regional Vice President
Amy Printy joined ACCEL Schools in 2018 as a school principal with over 8 years of experience as a K-12 educator and principal. As Regional Vice President, she oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning for multiple schools in Northwest Ohio. Prior to working in Education, Ms. Printy spent 15 years working in the banking industry as Vice President managing overall operations of multiple branches. Ms. Printy holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Florida Gulf Coast University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from The University of West Florida.
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Western Toledo Preparatory Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the Ohio Council of Community Schools (OCCS), which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.
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