Considering CLA for your middle schooler?
We're honored you're considering our school for your child. Citizens Leadership Academy is not your typical middle school.
We are an Expeditionary Learning school – the first in Northeast Ohio. EL Education is a network of about 175 schools across the nation that are grounded in interdisciplinary, long-term projects that make learning engaging and relevant. Expeditionary Learning brings learning to life and makes core skill building much more relevant.
We are a tuition-free non-profit public charter school, with the full support of our mayor and CMSD CEO. We are a member of Breakthrough Schools, the #1 rated network of public charter schools in Cleveland (and all of Ohio). And, most importantly, we're a challenging, rigorous, safe, and exciting place for your child to learn and grow.
"I like CLA's hands-on curriculum, and this year I LOVE the strong communication between the parent and teachers."
- Natoya Finley, mother of a CLA sixth grader and two students at Citizens Academy
We're bringing middle school back.
Get To Know Citizens Leadership Academy
Open to All
Our public school is open to all students and families, regardless of ability, socioeconomic status, IEPs, or other factors. We have students from throughout Cleveland attending. We would love to welcome you to our school community!
If you would like to learn more about Enrolling your child, please visit our Enrollment Page here, or contact our enrollment number: (216) 367-5720. Thank you so much for your interest in our school!