Welcome to Citizens Academy

Welcome to Citizens Academy Mahatma Gandhi Campus, our founding campus. Citizens Academy opened in 1999 and is currently one of the highest-rated elementary schools in the state of Ohio.

Winter Braids & Fades Event

Join 107.9 DJ Ro Digga for this completely free event! Get your child(ren) ready for the winter season with free winter gear, free haircuts and braids, snacks, community resources, and school supplies (while supplies last).

Book a Personal School Tour

Interested in enrolling and/or learning more about our schools? Book a personal tour at any of our seven campuses in Cleveland today!

Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship

Welcome to Citizens Academy Mahatma Gandhi Campus, 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 AcademyMahatma Gandhi Campus 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. 

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 Mahatma Gandhi Campus 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.