Our students' results speak for themselves - our schools are the #1 rated network of K-8 public schools in Cleveland.
Our schools are 100% free, public, and open to all.
Our schools offer multiple educational approaches - which will be best for your child?
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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.
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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.
Where Are They Now?
Creative Filmmakers followed four of our students (now alumni!) for ten years. Watch this short video to see where they are now. #ClassOf2017
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