Private School Guide
Jan 22, 2018 10:56AM
Listing of Private Schools
28702 Euclid Avenue, Wickliffe
All Saints of St. John Vianney School in Wickliffe is a vibrant elementary and middle school attracting students from Mentor, Willoughby, Willoughby Hills, Wickliffe, Willowick, Eastlake, Euclid and various other communities in the area. With a history of academic excellence, All Saints develops independent leaders, academically prepared individuals who are effective communicators. Located on the campus of the Center for Pastoral Leadership, 28702 Euclid Avenue, the school offers a faith-based, technology-enriched learning environment for students in preschool through eighth grade.
12510 Mayfield Road, Cleveland
Cleveland Montessori is celebrating over 20 years of serving the children of Greater Cleveland. The school's main campus is located in the newly renovated, historic Alta House. Students in preschool through middle school thrive within this unique urban campus inclusive of Little Italy and University Circle. A Cleveland Montessori education looks at each child’s individual potential academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Their students become independent thinkers with compassionate hearts.
Communion of Saints School
2160 Stillman Road, Cleveland Hts.
Communion of Saints School was established in 2010 with the merger of four parishes in the Diocese of Cleveland. The school continues the legacy of Saint Ann School, which began in 1916. In September of 2010, Communion of Saints School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, an honor bestowed on only 50 private schools nationwide.
Corpus Christi Academy
5655 Mayfield Road, Lyndhurst
Corpus Christi Academy is a family-friendly pre-K through 8th grade school serving Lyndhurst and the surrounding communities. At CCA, your child will develop the foundational knowledge to deepen their curiosity in learning, while enhancing their critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
Gesu Catholic School
2450 Miramar Blvd., University Hts.
Gesu Catholic School has been an important ministry of the Gesu Parish Community for over 90 years. The parish and school were founded in 1926 under the direction of the Sisters of Notre Dame and the Society of Jesus. The school provides a Christ-centered education with an emphasis on the Jesuit traditions of academic excellence, service to others, and working for the great honor and glory of God.
For preschool, kindergarten, or admissions information for grades 1-8, contact Judi Herbert at (216) 932-0620, ext. 117 or email [email protected]
34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills
As an independent, Catholic school, Gilmour Academy stands alone in its ability to prepare students who thrive. Their mission is rooted in educating the mind and empowering the heart, ensuring that every student develops to their fullest potential. From 18 months to 18 years, everything at Gilmour – from the curriculum to the academic extension programs to extracurriculars – is focused on cultivating four enduring competencies that are most important in developing students as leaders of their generation. Those enduring competencies are effective communication, critical thinking and problem solving, leadership and moral responsibility. These are introduced in the Montessori preschool programs, and then expanded upon and developed throughout the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Gilmour graduates emerge primed for the next step and confident in their ability to make the world a better place.
Gross Schechter Day School
27601 Fairmount Boulevard, Pepper Pike
Gross Schechter is a coed, Jewish independent school in Pepper Pike for children from 6 weeks through 8th grade. Their innovative, integrated education program enables students to experience a 21st century learning
Technology and creativity are woven appropriately into all aspects of a curriculum that adheres to and exceeds state standards. Their integrated Judaic studies program fosters a strong identity and mastery of the spectrum of Jewish traditions in ways that are relevant for living in the modern world. At Gross Schechter, students grow into their best selves in a rigorous, yet nurturing academic environment, grounded in Jewish values and practices in an active community of families.
Lyndhurst Campus (Preschool–Grade 8)
5000 Clubside Road
Gates Mills Campus (Grades 9–12)
Mayfield and County Line Roads in Gates Mills
The Birchwood School of Hawken (Preschool–Grade 8)
4400 West 140th St., Cleveland
University Circle Urban Extension Center
The Sally & Bob Gries Center for Experiential and Service Learning
10823 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland
At Hawken, they not only teach children to be great students, they encourage them to be great people. Hawken School’s long tradition of nationally recognized, forward-
focused programming emphasizes the development of the creative and critical thinking skills needed to thrive in an increasingly complex and dynamic world.
Hershey Montessori School
Concord Campus: 10229 Prouty Road
Huntsburg Campus: 11530 Madison Road
Hershey Montessori School is a leader of Montessori programs and is the first in the world to offer a complete continuum of Montessori education that includes Dr. Montessori’s vision of a residential program for adolescents where rigorous academics are integrated to land studies and the business of a working farm.
Jewish Day School
26500 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Welcome to the Joseph and Florence Mandel Jewish Day School, Cleveland’s only community Jewish day school. Mandel JDS celebrates a mastery of education, the richness of pluralism and the strength of diversity. Accreditation for excellence by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), recognizes Mandel JDS as one of Ohio’s top private schools.
Mandel JDS boasts a low student-to-teacher ratio, a superb community of educators, and a sophisticated, joyful experience-based and a value-driven curriculum. � continued on next page
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Julie Billiart School
4982 Clubside Road, Lyndhurst
Lyman Campus: One Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights
Butler Campus: 7420 Fairmount Road, Russell Twp.
Lower School (K–6)
1551 East Wallings Road, Broadview Heights
Upper School (7–12)
10036 Olde Eight Road, Sagamore Hills
Mater Dei Academy
29840 Euclid Avenue, Wickliffe
Mater Dei Academy, an ODE STEM designated school, is committed to providing an excellent education in a loving, faith-filled environment. Students in preschool through grade eight are given the opportunity to discover and achieve while building on their Catholic moral values.
The well-rounded, innovative and challenging curriculum provides students the opportunity to discover their own unique talents in a nurturing environment. With the help of dedicated educators, students are prepared spiritually, intellectually, and socially to achieve in the classroom and become active in the community. Mater Dei students are accountable for their actions while caring for others and demonstrating responsibility for the world around them.
26801 Miles Road, Cleveland
Math Monkey is a math enrichment program unlike any other. With students ranging from kindergarten through middle school, Math Monkey classes challenge students based on their knowledge and ability in math rather than based on their age or grade. Their proprietary curriculum combines game-based lessons with savvy, mental math strategies that focus on logic, reasoning and critical thinking.
- Teaches critical thinking and problem-solving
- Focuses on understanding rather than memorizing
- Offers learning that is fun and engaging for the child
- Math Monkey is a perfect complement to school
Mentor Christian School
8600 Lakeshore Blvd., Mentor
Montessori School of University Heights
23599 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst
The Montessori School of University Heights is a pre-primary school dedicated to helping the child become the unique person his/her Creator intended in a Christian atmosphere of peace, love, and respect. Their approach involves:
- Providing comprehensive, individualized opportunities for growth. Each child is introduced to the materials as the child becomes ready for the concepts that the material embodies. Children develop order, concentration, coordination, independence, and self-discipline.
- Engaging children in a caring, supportive community. Their multi-age environment, serving children ages 3 through 6 years old, provides a family-like atmosphere. Children develop compassion and confidence.
- Respecting each child's developmental abilities and personality. à Montessori children enjoy choosing their own work each day guided by adults who are sensitive to each child's unique personality. Children experience joy in learning.
The Music Settlement
11125 Magnolia Drive, Cleveland
(216) 421-5806, ext. 160
(Ohio City campus opens fall 2018)
Early Childhood at The Music Settlement has fostered a joy of learning since its founding in 1955. The first independent EC program in Cleveland to receive the coveted Step Up To Quality five star award by the state of Ohio. TMS provides a community that encourages curiosity, collaboration, and discovery.
Half-day preschool, year-round day school, and full-day kindergarten provide engaging and creative experiences for children ages 3–6 years and are accredited by Universal Pre-Kindergarten and PRE4CLE. Arts for the Young programs encourage infants/toddlers and parents to participate in music exploration together.
High-quality early childhood education is linked to positive reading proficiency, higher school attendance, and an increased yearn to learn.
Notre Dame Elementary School
13000 Auburn Road, Chardon
(440) 279-1129 Admissions
Celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, Notre Dame Elementary School has the unique distinction of being a Sisters of Notre Dame sponsored school and the first Catholic elementary school in Geauga County. Strong academics, leadership, spirituality, service and the development of individual gifts and talents define Notre Dame.
Our Lady of the Lake School
175 East 200th Street, Euclid
Our Lady of the Lake School, grounded in Catholic faith and values, provides a program of academic excellence in an environment that engages students, families, faculty and community. Small classrooms, individual attention and strong curriculum together provide exceptional learning opportunities, and advanced programs and educational partnerships challenge their students to excel.
Our Shepherd Lutheran School
508 Mentor Avenue, Painesville (Across from Lake Erie College)
Our Shepherd Lutheran School and its highly educated and caring staff have joyfully served the counties of Lake, Geauga, and Ashtabula since 1980. They engage students with new and innovative programs, ideas, instruction, and hands-on learning while remaining dedicated to the faith formation of students in a loving, Christ-centered environment. They are a kindergarten through eighth grade, private Christian school located across the street from Lake Erie College and housed in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church campus.
St. Anselm School
13013 Chillicothe Rd., Chesterland
St. Dominic School
3455 Norwood Rd., Shaker Heights
St. Dominic School, located in Shaker Heights, is a Catholic, coed elementary school serving students in grades K–8 from more than 25 surrounding cities. Their mission—to create confident, competent leaders—emanates into every aspect of school life and inspires students to become their very best.
St. Francis of Assisi School
6850 Mayfield Road, Gates Mills
St. Gabriel Learning Loft Preschool & St. Gabriel School
9935 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord Township
St. Helen Catholic School
12060 Kinsman Road, Newbury
St. Helen’s mission statement articulates a commitment to respecting the dignity of each person and developing leadership skills.
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School
498 E. Washington Street, Chagrin Falls
St. Joan of Arc Catholic School, a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, has provided a coeducational K-grade 8 curriculum in the Chagrin Valley for over 50 years.
To schedule a tour, please call Mrs. Shelley DiBacco at (440) 247-6530.
St. Mary of the Assumption School & Wee Learn Preschool Program
8540 Mentor Avenue, Mentor
St. Mary School Chardon
401 North Street, Chardon
St. Paschal Baylon Catholic School
5360 Wilson Mills Rd., Highland Hts.
Recipient of the Governor's Thomas Edison Award for Excellence in STEM education for six consecutive years, Saint Paschal Baylon Catholic School educates students in grades pre-K through eight. Its mission is to foster Christ-centered values while cultivating a strong academic curriculum in an environment of dignity and respect.
Ss. Robert & William Catholic School
351 East 260th Street, Euclid
Kindergarten to Grade 8
20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights
Grades 9 to 12
2785 SOM Center Rd., Hunting Valley
At University School, boys thrive in an environment with freedom to explore, create, move, practice, compete and play.
University School is excited to announce a Junior Kindergarten for boys, opening in the fall of 2018. Boys will be invited to explore, discover, learn and play in a hands-on, joyful classroom. Younger US boys engage in activities that encourage the development of language and math skills infused with science, language, art, music, physical education, and outdoor play.
Urban Oak School
2843 Washington Blvd., Cleveland Hts.
Urban Oak School (pre-K through 8th) is the only school in the Cleveland area teaching according to the Waldorf philosophy. Waldorf education is a 100-year-old method that acknowledges the importance of nature-based learning and the power of artistic expression. The Waldorf curriculum takes the whole child into perspective, educating the head, heart, and hands of each child.
Urban Oak is an inclusive school, committed to nurturing a shared sense of community. Their students come from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Their faculty sees each child as a whole person with unique gifts, educating them through academics, the arts, movement, nature, and self-exploration.
Willo-Hill Christian School
4200 State Route 306, Willoughby
Willo-Hill Christian School is committed to providing a quality, Christian education for students in preschool through sixth grade. With a dedicated staff and smaller class sizes, the school provides individualized attention to students in a safe, Christ-centered atmosphere.
WHCS has a full-day kindergarten and offers both full-day and half-day options for preschool. Before and after school care is available for all students.