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Citizens Academy Southeast is an elementary school in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. We offer students and families a unique educational approach built on what we call the Citizens Way.

Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship

Welcome to Citizens Academy Southeast, the third Citizens Academy in Cleveland! We opened our Southeast campus due to community support and demand for more high-quality schools like our founding Citizens Academy.

Citizens Academy Southeast is tuition-free and provides its students with a safe and nurturing environment.  We offer smaller class sizes for literacy and math, personalized learning activities, and a focus on citizenship as well as academic excellence.  CAS has an extended school day along with an after care enrichment program. The Citizens Academy model has a national reputation for quality, earning 4 consecutive “Excellent” and “Excellent with Distinction” ratings from the Ohio Department of Education, has been named a Blue Ribbon School from the United States Department of Education, and named an ODE “School of Honor”.

Our Mission

The mission of Citizens Academy Southeast is to produce learners who exemplify academic excellence and responsible citizenship.

Our Values

Our seven virtues are responsibility, respect, perseverance, honesty, generosity, courage, and loyalty.

Our Approach

Virtues like responsibility and perseverance are key to our students’ success. They achieve academic excellence while learning to become responsible citizens.


The Basics

Grades: K-5
Phone: (216) 586-3887
Fax: (216) 561-1121

15700 Lotus Dr.
Cleveland, Ohio 44128

Principal: Leah Martello


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We offer an innovative and engaging curriculum for all scholars, including support for all learners, and unique programs such as our kindergarten readiness summer program, after-school activities, and enrichment programming.

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