Where academic excellence meets responsible citizenship.

We are proud to be one of the few schools in Cleveland to have earned a National Blue Ribbon from the US Dept of Education!

Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship

Welcome to Citizens Academy, our founding campus. Citizens Academy opened in 1999 and is currently one of the highest-rated elementary schools in the state of Ohio. Named a Blue Ribbon School by the US Department of Education in 2011, Citizens Academy is a proud leader in high-quality public school education. Have a look at this video which will give you a look into our educational philosophy and approach. 


Please join us for muffins and juice on Thursday October 20th at 8:30 at Citizens Academy


Serving Grades K-5

Citizens Academy is a top-rated elementary school, serving students in grades K-5.  Our middle school options include Citizens Leadership Academy and other Breakthrough Schools

Top-Rated, Tuition-Free

Citizens Academy is one of the few public elementary schools in Cleveland ever to win a National Blue Ribbon (2011) from the US Department of Education.

For Middle School

After graduating from Citizens Academy, Citizens Leadership Academy is our 6-8th grade middle school, located in University Circle. 

Our Citizenship Approach

Virtues like responsibility and perseverance are key to our students' success. We work toward academic excellence while learning to become responsible citizens.

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A Community Built On Virtues

The mission of Citizens Academy is to produce learners who exemplify academic excellence and responsible citizenship. Our vision is for every student to graduate from college and become a productive and civically engaged member of society.

We get there by what we call The Citizens Academy Way. We're proud of this transformative school culture that is the foundation of our success. The Citizens Academy Way (The CA Way) is a set of high academic and behavioral expectations that promote a sense of ambition, personal responsibility, and a ‘no excuses’ attitude in all of our students.

Ready to Take The Next Step?

Our school is public and open to all families, but we do have limited spaces due to our small class sizes. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please consider taking action sooner than later. Thanks for your interest!

Schedule a Call

Would you like to schedule a call to learn more about our school? Fill out this quick form (it takes about 30 seconds to fill out) and we'll call you!

Attend an Info Session

Attending one of our Information Sessions is the best way to see if CA is right for you and your child. Tour our school, meet staff and families, and get to know our school. 

Start Application

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