Enrolling Your Child
We're a 100% nonprofit network of K-8 public schools in Cleveland, Ohio. All the elementary and middle schools in our network are 100% free and open to all students. Our students and teachers ranked #11 nationally in reading, #16 nationally in math, and #1 in Ohio (CREDO at Stanford University Study 2017).
If you have any questions: call us (216) 367-5720 or email us here.
We are now in K-8 Open Enrollment for next year.
Please complete your child's application as soon as you're able to secure their spot for next year.
We still have plenty openings but will likely start to have wait lists in most grades by August.
Open Enrollment is first-come, first-served.
Our Enrollment Process
Visit a School
Complete Your Application
A completed application includes four components:
- The Application (Complete Online)
- Proof of Residency (w/in last 90 days)
- Copy of Child's Birth Certificate
- Child's shot records (due 1st day of school)
Top Rated Nationally
Our schools are the #11 nationally in reading, #16 nationally in math, and #1 in Ohio overall.
Free. Public. Open to All.
Our top-rated, non-profit public schools are completely tuition-free, and open to all.
Our schools offer multiple educational approaches - which will be best for your child?
In addition to our national rankings, we're proud of our results on the Ohio Department of Education state exams, as well. Our students and teachers outperformed all major cities in Ohio.
CITIZENS FOUNDING SCHOOLS
Our Citizens founding schools include our National Blue Ribbon Award-Winning elementary school Citizens Academy and our MOMENTUM Award-Winning middle school Citizens Leadership Academy. A very short drive between elementary and middle school, our founding schools provide a space for your child to thrive from pre-K through 8th grade.
CITIZENS EAST CAMPUS
We opened our Citizens East Campus due to strong community demand and support. Here, both our elementary school Citizens Academy East (CAE) and our middle school Citizens Leadership Academy East (CLAE) are located in the same building.
CITIZENS SOUTHEAST CAMPUS
Our Citizens Southeast Campus is our newest Citizens Campus, currently serving grades K-4. Our CA Southeast Campus is growing to serve student grades K-8, and will be featuring a Citizens Leadership Academy Southeast when we open for middle school.
PREPS CLIFFS CAMPUS
Our founding E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs campus opened in 2006, and serves students in grades K-8. Our "Preparatory" schools feature a highly structured, joyful environment with energizing routines and tremendous rigor. "Every second matters" is what we say about out Preparatory campuses.
PREPS WOODLAND HILLS
Our founding E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills is our second Preparatory campus, serving students in grades K-8. Our "Preparatory" schools feature a highly structured, joyful environment with energizing routines and tremendous rigor. Woodland Hills is especially helpful in students make multiple years of academic progress in just one year.
PREPS WILLARD CAMPUS
Preps Willard is our newest E Prep & Village Prep campus, growing to serve students in grades K-8. Our first west side Preparatory Campus, Preps Willard is an exciting, diverse, multicultural learning environment featuring high structure, high energy, and academic rigor.
Meet two of our students
Our Graduates Are Going Places
Top High Schools
Our graduates attend top public and private high schools in Cleveland, often earning significant or full scholarships for their achievements.
Alumni like Laquanna are attending some of the nations top colleges (on a full-ride, as well!).
And Far Beyond...
Alumni like Terrance Reynolds are traveling the world, as college graduates and global citizens.
Ready to Get Started?
Start your child's application today. Don't end up on the wait list!