Northeast Ohio Independent School Guide

Northeast Ohio Independent School Guide

Are you considering a new school for your child? Consult our 2019-20 Independent School Guide below for a directory of Northeast Ohio private and other school options for your child’s next educational step.

Scheduling a visit or attending an open house is a great first step in gathering information about any of these schools. Start the process by checking our 2019-20 Independent School Open House Listings.

 

BEAUMONT SCHOOL
Beaumont School is the only all-girls’ high school in Northeast Ohio to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. Sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, Beaumont educates women for life, leadership and service. Beaumont is where women learn to change the world. 3301 N. Park Blvd., Cleveland Hts., 216-325-1661, beaumontschool.org

 

BUCKEYE ONLINE SCHOOL FOR SUCCESS
Public, kindergarten through 12th grade, entirely tuition-free, online school open to all students from Ohio regardless of race, religion or financial status. The school provides every student with a computer to use throughout their duration enrolled.  While it typically follows a normal bell schedule, all students attend classes right from their computers in their own homes and classes are all live with state-accredited teachers. go2boss.com 

 

CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT
Yes, you can go to college or technical school after high school graduation! CMSD or Cleveland residents who enroll as freshmen in a district high school and continue through graduation are eligible for Say Yes scholarships to college or technical school after graduation. sayyescleveland.org

 

CLEVELAND MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Cleveland Montessori has been serving the Little Italy and Greater Cleveland Community for 25 years. Students from preschool through eighth grade are met with respect and compassion as they strive to meet their individual potential. Montessori provides an education for life and celebrates diversity, growth and joy. 12510 Mayfield Road, Cleveland, 216-421-0700, clevelandmontessori.org

 

CUYAHOGA VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy  is a 6th-12th grade college-prep middle and high school committed to academic excellence in a supportive, distinctively Christian environment.  Our biblically-integrated curriculum is delivered by a dedicated faculty serving students from seven counties on a 70-acre campus in Cuyahoga Falls. With more than $1.3 million given in financial assistant this year, a CVCA education is more affordable than you think. cvcaroyals.org 

 

EDUCATION ALTERNATIVES
Education Alternatives is a therapeutic alternative program that provides special education and mental health services for children and adolescents in kindergarten through 12th grade in nine locations across Northeast Ohio. 5445 Smith Road, Cleveland, 216-332-9360, easchools.org, [email protected]

 

GESU CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Gesu Catholic School is an educational community created in partnership with students, their families and the Church of the Gesu. The school is proud to be part of the Diocese of Cleveland’s “Better Together:  Exceptional Catholic education for every student” initiative and a “Designated STEM School” by the state of Ohio. 2450 Miramar Blvd., University Hts., 216-932-0620, gesu.com

 

GILMOUR ACADEMY
Gilmour Academy is a Catholic, independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for day and resident students (18 mos.-12th grade).  Through small class sizes and strategic programming that facilitates faculty mentorship of students, the Gilmour experience is personalized. Whether through leadership initiatives, speech and debate training or off-campus internships, Gilmour students discover who they are called to be. 440-473-8000, gilmour.org/visit

 

GROSS SCHECHTER DAY SCHOOL
Gross Schechter is a coed, Jewish independent school in Pepper Pike for children from 6 weeks through eighth grade. Gross Schechter inspires its students to love learning, become their best selves and embrace Jewish practice, values and community in a challenging and encouraging academic environment. 27601 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike, 216-763-1400, grossschechter.org

 

HANNA PERKINS SCHOOL
Hanna Perkins School preschool and kindergarten offers a nurturing environment, great academics and a focus on healthy social-emotional development. It also supports parents in the hard work they do. In addition to the regular classrooms, offerings include parent-toddler group and an integrative program for young children with autism spectrum disorders. 19910 Malvern Road, Shaker Hts., 216-991-4472, hannaperkins.org

 

HAWKEN SCHOOL
A coed, independent day school for toddlers through 12th grade. Hawken’s innovative schedule, early childhood center, 8,000 square feet of maker space and nationally recognized programming help to build the skills and confidence needed to thrive in a complex world. The Mastery School of Hawken, opening in University Circle in 2020, takes Hawken’s innovative high school programming to scale. Hawken Upper School, 12465 County Line Road, Gates Mills; Mastery School of Hawken, 11025 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland; Lower/Middle School, 5000 Clubside Road, Lyndhurst; 440-423-4446, hawken.edu

 

LAKE RIDGE ACADEMY
Lake Ridge Academy is an independent kindergarten through 12th grade college preparatory school. Families are drawn to the strong academic programs, engaging faculty, and 8:1 student to teacher ratio, which creates an educational environment that fuels a student’s passion for learning. Kindergarten includes learning through educational play, outdoor enrichment, and world languages. 37501 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, 440-327-1175, lakeridgeacademy.org   

 

MENLO PARK ACADEMY
Menlo Park Academy is Northeast Ohio’s only tuition-free school for gifted children in grades kindergarten through 8th grade. The school offers an innovative, accelerated curriculum; flexible learning spaces; and the opportunity to find like-minded peers. Students maximize their talents while achieving academic, emotional and social success. Menlo Park Academy is ranked as one of Niche.com’s 250 Best Schools in the Nation. 2149 W. 53rd St., Cleveland, 440-925-6365, menloparkacademy.com

 

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS
Montessori School of University Heights is dedicated to helping each child become the unique person his/her Creator intended in a Christian atmosphere of peace, love and respect. The school provides individualized opportunities for growth that assist the child in developing concentration, independence, self-discipline, compassion, confidence and joy in learning. 23599 Cedar Road, 216-381-8388, ms-uh.org

 

OHDELA
The Ohio Distance and Electronic Learning Academy is a tuition-free online public school for kindergarten through 12th grade. OHDELA empowers students to be their best by enabling them to learn in ways that are right for them — at home, at their proper level and at their own pace. 888-878-4530, ohdela.com

 

OLD TRAIL SCHOOL
Old Trail School is an independent, coeducational day school for students age 2 through eighth grade situated on a picturesque, 62-acre campus in the heart of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. With a commitment to a dynamic environment of academic excellence, service learning and global sustainability, the school has inspired the best and brightest young people in the region for nearly 100 years. 2315 Ira Road, Bath, 330-666-1118, oldtrail.org

 

OUR SHEPHERD LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Joyfully serving Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties for 40 years, Our Shepherd is a kindergarten through eighth grade nationally accredited school of highly educated and caring staff. Full-day, five-day kindergarten; middle school enrichment program; computer technology with iPads, Chromebooks, and a dedicated computer lab; Smartboards in the classrooms; science lab; and enhanced library/media center. 508 Mentor Ave., Painesville, 440-357-7776, oslpainesville.org, [email protected] 

 

SPRING GARDEN WALDORF SCHOOL
The Waldorf philosophy is a developmental approach to education, which addresses the whole child — cognitive, social and creative — while meeting the needs of each individual through a challenging and multi-sensory environment. Preschool through eighth grade. 1791 S. Jacoby Road, Copley, 330-666-0574, sgws.org

 

ST. BARNABAS CATHOLIC SCHOOL
St. Barnabas Catholic School is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence ranging from preschool through eighth grade. St. Barnabas is a family, fostering lifelong relationships and a spirit of loyalty and pride. The school is dedicated to the spiritual, academic, social, physical and emotional development of all students. 9200 Olde Eight Road, Northfield, 330-467-7921, sbcatholicschool.com

 

ST. SEBASTIAN PARISH SCHOOL
Educating students from preschool through eighth grade, St. Sebastian is celebrating its 90th anniversary. The school continues to focus on the directive outlined in its mission statement of “excellence in education and commitment to Christ.” Students participate in hands-on, problem-based learning that is cross-curricular and features collaboration. Outside the classroom, students can participate in many extracurricular activities. 500 Mull Ave., Akron, 330-836-9107, stsebastian.org/school

 

THE LILLIAN AND BETTY RATNER MONTESSORI SCHOOL
Ratner Montessori offers programs for students age 18 months through eighth grade that meet the needs of individual learners in a welcoming, caring, global community. Ratner empowers students to find joy in learning and to become their best selves. The school encourages you to visit and experience Ratner’s unique educational environment first-hand. 27575 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike, 216-464-0033, theratnerschool.org

 

VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY
Valley Christian Academy is a private, pre-K through eighth grade school in Aurora. VCA offers a Christ-centered, loving environment with challenging academics. Its quiet and caring environment is home to enrichment programs, a one-of-a-kind STEAM strategy, extracurriculars and so much more. 1037 East Blvd., Aurora, 330-562-8191, valleychristian.com 

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