New Clifton Area Neighborhood School Now Registering for 2018-19
Cincinnati Public Schools opened a new neighborhood school in August 2017 to serve three Cincinnati neighborhoods — Clifton, Spring Grove Village and CUF (coalition of Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview).
The new school, temporarily called Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS), will move in August 2019 into its permanent location in the former Clifton School building, 3711 Clifton Avenue. The new Clifton Area Neighborhood School is adding first grade for 2018-19 and will continue to add grades year by year to serve preschool through sixth grades.
As a neighborhood school, CANS will draw students from homes within a designated attendance area. To find out if your child is eligible to attend CANS: Attendance Areas for CANS (CANS area is orange.)
CANS Now Registering Students for 2018-19 School Year
In August 2018, preschool (ages 3-4), kindergarten (age 5) and first-grade classrooms for CANS students will operate at Rising Stars Academy at Vine, 2120 Vine Street (45210), which is serving as a seed location for the new school until it moves into its permanent location.
To register for August 2018: Contact Michelle Senger in CPS’ Early Childhood Department: (513) 363-6581; firstname.lastname@example.org
Clifton Community Sought New School
CPS decided to create the new neighborhood school after community members expressed interest in having a school dedicated to serving the Clifton area, and it was determined that there likely are enough children to begin growing a new school. With the help of a volunteer advisory group of community members, plans were launched for CANS.
The CANS Advisory Group is looking for parents of potential students for the new school and for community members interested in helping with the planning and follow-through of every facet. The Advisory Group meets once a week.
New School's Start-up Location
The new school temporarily is operating within CPS’ Rising Stars Academy at Vine. CANS’ permanent home, slated to open for the 2019-20 school year, will be the former Clifton School building (pictured) at 3711 Clifton Avenue (45220). The former Clifton School, built in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts architectural style, was closed as a school in August 2006.
CPS recently purchased the Rawson Farmhouse and two parcels of land that front on Clifton Avenue adjacent to the former Clifton School building. The additional land will be used to enlarge the Clifton School campus.