We teach your kids the way we would teach our own kids: provide a challenging curriculum, instill character and citizenship, and give unmatched student attention.
Founded in 1978, an engaged group of parents and teachers built – and have sustained – a high-performing school around a community mindset and whole child development while upholding a strong pedagogy and hands-on approach to primary school learning.
We view being a small school as an educational advantage. It gives us freedom and flexibility to employ tailored strategies that work best for our students without sacrificing the high standards for academic achievement that we expect.
We are a school that focuses on the educational growth and development of the whole child – intellect, character, citizenship, cultural appreciation, creativity, social interaction, personal ethics, and emotional and physical well-being.
From Our Director
“It’s been my pleasure to serve as Director of Clintonville Academy since 1988. In that time, I’ve seen so many students thrive in our nurturing environment, and grow into their potential as learners and future difference-makers. We’re a tight-knit community who believes wholeheartedly in the priority of investing in your children, and helping grow them as citizens of the world who will make a profound impact where they work and live.”
– Sally Lindsay
From Our Parents
“We chose Clintonville Academy six years ago, because of their whole-child philosophy and affordability. We’ve stayed for the diverse student body and the inclusive environment.”
Amy Hoskinson | Elaine Hauser
We prioritize disciplined learning while also providing for individual freedom and creativity – and believe that a child learns best when she is aware that teachers and parents are concerned about and interested in her as an individual.
Pre-K & Kindergarten
Our Pre-K and Kindergarten programs provide full-day instruction, five days per week, and approach learning in fun, creative ways that involve field trips, fine arts, physical education – even introduction to a foreign language (French or Spanish). We offer before & after school care, and are proud of the srong family and community involvement with these young students.
From Pre-K Teacher, Mrs. Kitts
“When I joined the staff at Clintonville Academy, I was thrilled to find that our small school was everything I wanted as a teacher. I work with other teachers who grow as a team, and strive to create a productive learning environment. Our pre-kindergarten program is about helping children be excited to learn and investigate their world – and giving them the tools they need to move on successfully into our Kindergarten program.”
From Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Smith
“When I think of Clintonville Academy, I think of family. Every student that walks through door is “my” kiddo. In the Kindergarten program, we focus on getting to know each other in fun ways, and we use engaging, hands-on activities to learn about our world and ourselves – – all in a way that translates to a big “win” in 1st Grade and beyond.”
We believe small class size is extremely significant in the elementary and middle school years; that the educational process of the child should be governed by logic and reason; and that value should be placed upon subjective considerations such as his emotions, imagination, creativity, and desires.
3916 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214
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