Brightside Academy Ohio 
Cleveland Ave. (inside Northern Lights) Columbus, Ohio

The Brightside Academy is dedicated to providing affordable and quality education to all of our Ohio students. Based on an approach of integrated learning and purposeful play, we provide students as young as six weeks and as old as age 12 with the tools they need to complete their next phase. This extends to not only typical classroom subjects, but to motor skills and social skills as well. We want to make sure your child is well rounded, and a diverse set of activities and students helps us do that.

Our Northern Lights location, located in the Clinton Township, is an accredited child care and school readiness provider. Find us inside the Northern Lights Shopping Center. We proudly accept various forms of payment, including Title XX and private pay. Please complete the form below to learn more and schedule a tour.

Meet Our Director

Hi Brightside Families! My name is Emily. I am a graduate of Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I began my career in education as a Kindergarten Prep Teacher and enjoy working with all age groups! I have been in the field for 10 years serving as a Teacher, Education Coordinator, Assistant Director and now I’m honored to be the Northern Lights Center Director. I look forward to meeting all of you and your families.
Emily can be reached at

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We would love to give you a tour of our Northern Lights Academy. To get started, click on the button below to schedule a tour

Your Brightside Academy

3525 Cleveland Avenue Columbus, OH 43224 | 614-262-5431 OR 614-262-7461

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday | 6:30am – 5:30pm 


Our Program

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Children are born eager to learn. Brightside Academy Ohio’s curriculum helps lead children to their full potential and prepares them for success in school and beyond.

Our kindergarten readiness programs teach age-appropriate lessons that encourage development in a safe and nurturing environment. Trained and experienced teachers care for and educate infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the areas of reading, math, communication and exploration daily.

 Kids enrolled at Brightside Academy – Northern Lights receive FREE diapers and wipes while attending the academy! 

School-age children benefit from before- and after-school care in a supervised and enriching environment and from a fun summer camp program when school is not in session.


Brightside Academy Ohio-Northern Lights is open from 6:30 am to 5:30 pm. Our location is convenient to families living in the Linden area among others. COTA buses service the area.

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CONVENIENT PAYMENT OPTIONS For your convenience Brightside Academy Ohio accepts various forms of payment including government programs like Title XX. We also accept cash, money orders, and credit cards.