Granville Community Calendar

An Early Center of Education

Education has been of great importance to the Granville community from the time of its very establishment. Just three weeks after reaching Granville in the fall of 1805, the original pioneer settlers decided to build a log cabin where eighty children would attend school. By 1820, public school classes were being held in a three-story brick building.

Educational institutions soon became an essential component of the young community. By the Civil War, less than 60 years after the establishment of Granville, its citizens had organized: (1) the Granville Literary and Theological Institution, later called Granville College and then renamed as Denison University; (2) the Granville Female Seminary; (3) the Granville Episcopal Female Seminary; (4) the Young Ladies' Institute; (5) the Granville Female Academy; and (6) the Granville Male Academy.

As Granville enters its third century, "excellence in education" continues to be a dominant foundation of the community.

(Source: Ohio Historical Marker #25-45, "An Early Center of Education")


Granville Exempted Village Schools

The Granville Exempted Village School District, which serves 2500 students in four schools, is one of Ohio's best public school districts. The schools earned an "Excellent with Distinction" rating on the most recent Local Report Card, which is the highest classification awarded by the Ohio Department of Education. For the tenth consecutive year, the Granville district exceeded every state indicator. (A state indicator is a goal established by the State of Ohio for the percentage of students at or above the proficient level on the fourth-, sixth-, and ninth-grade tests; as well as a goal for attendance rates and graduation rates.) Granville is one of only four school districts in the State of Ohio that have met 100 percent of the indicators for every year since 1998.

Granville Middle School has also been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as a National Blue Ribbon School.


The contact information for the Granville schools is listed below:


Granville Elementary School                                                            310 North Granger Street                                                 (740) 587-8102                                                            Map


Granville Intermediate School                                                         2025 Burg Street                                                                 (740) 587-8103                                                           Map


Granville Middle School                                                                    210 New Burg Street                                                           (740) 587-8104                                                          Map


Granville High School                                                                        248 New Burg Street                                                          (740) 587-8105                                                           Map


Granville Schools - Administration                                                 130 North Granger Street                                                   (740) 587-8101                                                          Map


Denison University

For more than 175 years, Denison University has been a wonderful asset to the Granville community. Founded in 1831, it was one of the earliest colleges to be established in the old "Northwest Territory", west of the Allegheny Mountains and north of the Ohio River.

Today, Denison is one of the nation's premiere liberal arts colleges. A non-sectarian institution independent of any denominational affiliation since the 1960s, Denison actively seeks outstanding students from across the country and around the world. Denison offers a rich and deep education in the natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and fine arts; and extraordinary campus leadership opportunities aimed at preparing graduates who will make a difference in their communities, their country, and the world.

Innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in the pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of independent thinking. And because Denison is a residential institution, students are deeply engaged as citizens of the campus community. They learn from one another in a rigorous academic setting, but also in rich social, cultural, and political environments.

The contact information for Denison University is listed below:


Denison University                                                                    100 West Collage Street                                                            (740) 587-0810                                                            Map


William H. Doane Library                                                         (Denison)100 South Road                                                          (740) 587-6235                                                           Map


The following are other schools, libraries, and child care facilities in the Granville area:

Education and Child Care


Granville Child Care Center                                                   1062 River Road                                                                             (740) 587-3076                                                           Map


Granville Christian Academy                                                 1820 Newark-Granville Road                                                       (740) 587-4423                                                           Map


Granville Parent Cooperative Preschool                             115 West Broadway                                                                       (740) 587-0497                                                           Map


Little Village Academy                                                            1116 River Road                                                                              (740) 587-2007                                                          Map


Love and Learning Child Care Center                                 1805 Columbus Road                                                                     (740) 587-1387                                                           Map


St. Edward's Preschool                                                          785 Newark-Granville Road                                                          (740) 587-3275                                                           Map


Sonshine Preshool                                                                1820 Newark-Granville Road                                                          (740) 587-2111                                                          Map


Welsh Hills School                                                                  2610 Newark-Granville Road                                                         (740) 522-2020                                                          Map




Granville Public Library                                                         217 East Broadway                                                                            (740) 587-0196                                                        Map


Licking County Library                                                          101 West Main Street                                                                         (740) 349-5500                                                        Map

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