We are Chardon. We are historically known as hardworking, community driven, the heart of the snowbelt, and the crown of the Maple Festival. We pride ourselves with the simple things of life. We live our lives with a purpose. Our values guide generations of children that focus on one simple truth: That All children matter.
Within our community, leaders and families spent their time on cherished traditions and values that teach the whole person. From Liturgical Services, to local and national servant leadership organizations, our students take pride in their citizenship near and far.
We are Chardon. For over 200 years, our focus has centered on children. From small school houses to brick buildings- we have never wavered from our focus towards educating the whole person.
It is amazing to see how far we have come; not to mention how far our vision will take us...but one thing is steadfast. When our children grow into adulthood and head off to college or their careers--they know where they come from. With pride, men and women of all ages our proud to say “We are from Chardon.”
What makes us different? What makes the Chardon Heart tick? There is no easy answer that will dictate a clear response. But, their are common values that you will hear:
Delivering a first-class education for generations, Chardon Local Schools is committed to high student achievement utilizing great teachers and rigorous curriculum design. For two centuries, Chardon schools has provided a high-quality education for all students.
The school district can trace its founding to a log school house erected in 1815. Today the district educates approximately 3.100 students across six school buildings; Chardon High School , Chardon Middle School, Hambden, Maple, Munson and Park Elementary Schools.
Since the inception of the State report card , Chardon Schools has consistently ranked in the top 10% of districts across the state. In 2014 the district implemented a 1:1 technology initiative where every student collaborates using their Chromebook in innovative ways.
From the moment students walk into their Kindergarten class to the moment they graduate with their diplomas in hand, Chardon Schools strives to offer them more. More encouragement, more learning and more opportunity. That’s what Chardon is all about—helping students achieve personal success on their way to college and meaningful careers.
We are Chardon; The destination school district.