A dedicated staff, supportive and involved parents, and a commitment to excellence in education have combined to make Maplehurst an excellent educational institution. This excellence is evidenced by Maplehurst's past selection as a "Hall of Fame School", an award given to ten Ohio elementary schools each year. It is the goal of the entire academic program which allows and encourages each child to reach his or her fullest potential.
An active PTO and volunteer program greatly enhances the school's offerings and opportunities. Individual parents contribute many hours of service volunteering in the library, classrooms, the "publishing center", and classroom parties as well as a number of other areas. The PTO provides family activities, school programs and school and playground equipment. The following programs were possible due to the cooperative efforts of the PTO fund raisers which have become school and community traditions: Fall Open House, School Wide Halloween Party, The Turkey Trot, Student Talent Show, Maplehurst Fun Fair, Art Show, Student Of The Month Program, Santa's Christmas Shop, PTO Christmas Bazaar, and School Music Programs and Assemblies.
Children learn best when learning is fun. The Norwalk City Schools Preschool program provides a stimulating, fun environment where 4-year-olds are taught to become self-reliant problem solvers. Individualized, carefully planned daily activities encourage independent thinking and social interaction. The program's holistic approach prepares each child to make smart choices in the life ahead of them.