New Clifton-Area Neighborhood School Opens August 2017 for Preschool and Kindergarten
Cincinnati Public Schools is opening a new neighborhood school to serve three of Cincinnati’s historic neighborhoods — Clifton, Spring Grove Village and CUF (coalition of Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview). The new school is called Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS) - a temporary name until the new school is fully established.
Opening for 2017-18 school year
In August 2017, one preschool (ages 3-4) and one kindergarten classroom (age 5) will be reserved at Rising Stars Academy at Vine, 2120 Vine Street (45210), to receive children who will later attend the new Clifton Area Neighborhood School. The Rising Star “seed” location will serve CANS until the school moves into its permanent location.
Enrolling Now for Preschool and Kindergarten for 2017-18 School Year
To enroll for August 2017: Contact Maggie Naber in CPS’ Early Childhood Department: (513) 363-0258; 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
For now, the new school will operate within CPS’ Rising Stars Academy at Vine for preschool and kindergarten students. 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, which was built in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts architectural style, was closed as a school in August 2006.
The new Clifton Area Neighborhood School will continue to add grades year by year to serve preschool through 6th grades.
Re-opening Clifton School Building
CPS recently purchased the Rawson Farmhouse and two parcels of land that front on Clifton Avenue adjacent to the former Clifton School building. The Rawson property will add options for parking, egress to the Clifton School’s campus, and space for playgrounds and open space.