The Intergenerational School

A Community of Lifelong Learners

Welcome to The Intergenerational School


Welcome to The Intergenerational School. Founded in 2000 by Dr. Cathy Whitehouse & Dr. Peter Whitehouse, The Intergenerational School has consistently been recognized as one of the leading public charter schools in the country. TIS is located in Cleveland, Ohio, serves grades K-8, and is a free public school.

Our founding school campus is the only public charter school in Cleveland to receive EIGHTExcellent orExcellent with Distinction Ratings from the State of Ohio.

Our Mission

The Intergenerational Schools connect, create and guide a multigenerational community of lifelong learners and spirited citizens.

Our Values

The Intergenerational Schools are successful Intergenerational Learning Communities that are transforming Cleveland, and the world, into a better and more equitable global community. The Intergenerational Schools will serve as a model to encourage and assist other communities to create similar learning environments.

Our Approach

Innovative approach where students thrive in multi-age classrooms, connect with community mentors, and embrace lifelong learning.


Getting Here

The Intergenerational School is located at 11327 Shaker Boulevard Suite 200 in Cleveland, Ohio. We are near Shaker Blvd and MLK Jr Boulevard, as well as near St Luke’s Medical Center.

Information for Parents & Families

School Day & Year

The Intergenerational School starts at 8am and ends at 3pm. Our School year begins on August 12th and ends on May 27th. View our full calendar here.

Before & After School

At The Intergenerational School, we offer Before & After School care, including extra curriculars and much more.

Music & Art

We offer music and arts activities for students to creatively express themselves.


We offer variety of extracurriculars activities such as basketball and cheerleading.