The Compass School of Cincinnati is located in Deerfield Township, Ohio, just beyond Costco on Waterstone Boulevard (near Kings Auto Mall).  The Compass School of Cincinnati offers outstanding Reggio-Inspired programs serving families in Mason, Loveland, Maineville and surrounding greater Cincinnati communities. The Cincinnati campus opened in 2000 and was one of the first programs in southwest Ohio to offer a Reggio Emilia-Inspired curriculum philosophy.

In 2011, The Compass School of Cincinnati earned NAEYC accreditation, which is arguably the highest and most widely recognized benchmark of quality for a preschool program.  The program has successfully maintained the accreditation since then.

The Compass School of Cincinnati campus features an expansive playground with new climbing equipment added in 2015. The school has twelve classrooms to support Infant, Toddler, Preschool, PreK, Private Kindergarten, Kindergarten Enrichment, After School and Summer Camp programs. For school-age programs, The Compass School of Cincinnati currently offers transportation to/from select Mason, Loveland, and Kings Local public schools, including Loveland Early Childhood Center, Loveland Primary School, Mason Early Childhood Center, J. F. Burns Elementary, Columbia Intermediate School and St. Margaret of York Catholic School.

The Cincinnati campus is conveniently located at 9370 Waterstone Boulevard across from Springhill Suites Cincinnati Northeast/Mason. Click here for directions from your location. We welcome you to explore our unique and inviting learning environment! Call 513-683-8833 to schedule your personal tour.


Thank you for your interest in The Compass School of Cincinnati, Ohio. We are excited to share information with you regarding our Reggio-Inspired early childhood programs. We believe in the strength, power and potential of every child. We think that our child-centered philosophy, combined with excellent parent communication, a warm and welcoming school environment, and wonderful teachers will provide your family with an unparalleled early education and child care experience.

What does it mean to be “Reggio-inspired,” you might ask? Here is a brief excerpt from an article in Disney’s Wondertime magazine (February 2008), titled Shopping For A Preschool:

“The theory: Take the best of Montessori and play-based, blend well, and – ta-da! – you have this artsy, idealistic philosophy that’s so cutting edge and groovy, it’s the basis for Google’s on-site preschool for its Silicon Valley employees. And in Manhattan, former members of Blue Man Group have started their own Reggio Emilia-inspired preschool, the Blue Man Creativity Center… Reggio Emilia gets its name from the small Italian city in which parents, teachers, and public officials banded together to create schools that rose above the lockstep mindset from past decades, opening their first preschool in 1963. In 1991, Newsweek named Reggio Emilia’s school system one of the 10 best in the world. Reggio-inspired schools are still pretty rare (and admissions thus mega-competitive).”

“Cutting edge and groovy”… we think that sounds pretty great! And after you spend some time visiting our school, we’re convinced that you will think so too! Our goal is to facilitate meaningful and interesting real-world learning opportunities for your child, which encourage exploration and discovery, and promote a life-long love of learning. Thank you for visiting our website. We hope to see you soon!


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Meghan Schymanski

Meghan Schymanski -Administrative Director

Meghan has ten years of experience at The Compass School of Cincinnati. She started with Compass in 2006 as a Preschool Teacher, and has also served as Preschool Wing Coordinator and Assistant Director. Meghan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Nazarene University, where she majored in Early Childhood Education.

What Cincinnati Parents Have to Say

Chihuly-inspired sculpture


Our beautiful Chihuly-inspired sculpture recently went up in our plaza. Stop by and check it out! Thank you for the hard work of our children and teachers to bring this work-of-art to life. Just in time for our February 22nd NAEYC Open House, and definitely a fun topic of conversation for our visiting educators from throughout the region.

Miss Heather

Teacher Feature – Miss Heather

Heather is a graduate of Chatfield College, where she majored in Health and Human Services. She joined The Compass School of Cincinnati in January 2001, just after the school opened. She began her journey with us as an Infant Teacher. Currently, she serves as Opening Supervisor, in addition to providing support for the school as a floating teacher and transporting Kindergarten and school-age children to and from public school. Heather enjoys sports (especially the Bengals and OSU football) and spending quality time with her family.

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