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Clifton Area Neighborhood School Adds First Grade  

CANS school buildingThe new Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS) has added first grade for the 2018-19 school year, its second year of growth. CANS now serves children in preschool, kindergarten and first grade, and will continue to add grades year by year up to sixth grade.

To register a child in CANS: Contact Michelle Senger in CPS’ Early Childhood Department: (513) 363-6581; sengerm@cps-k12.org

The new neighborhood school serves three Cincinnati neighborhoods — Clifton, Spring Grove Village and CUF (coalition of Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview). As a neighborhood school, CANS draws students from homes within a designated attendance area. 

Find out if your child is eligible to attend CANS: CANS Attendance Area (CANS area is orange.) 

Website - Clifton Area Neighborhood School

CANS Growing In Temporary Home

Classrooms for CANS' preschoolers, (ages 3-4), kindergarteners, (age 5) and first-graders are operating now at Rising Stars Academy at Vine, 2120 Vine Street (45210) in Mt. Auburn - the school's temporary home until renovations are completed at its permanent location in the former Clifton School, (pictured) 3711 Clifton Avenue (45220). The Clifton School building, built in 1906 in the Beaux-Arts architectural style, closed as a school in 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. 

Clifton Community Sought New School

Cincinnati Public Schools decided to create the new neighborhood school after community members expressed interest in a school dedicated to serving the Clifton area, and it was determined that there are enough children in the neighborhoods to begin growing a school. CPS launched plans to open the new school with help from a volunteer advisory group of community members. 

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.

Contact CANS Advisory Group

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