Clintonville Academy
Serving grades Pre-K through 8th Grade
3916 Indianola Ave, Columbus, OH 43214

Application and FAQs

Peace DayPlease download, complete, and return the appropriate PDF form below:

Mail the completed application form along with the application fee of $50 (or $200 for Pre-K) to:

Clintonville Academy
Attn: Julie Liggett, Registrar
3916 Indianola Avenue
Columbus, OH 43214

The application fee is nonrefundable. Call (614) 267-4799 with any questions.

EdChoice Scholarship Program
The Ohio Educational Choice Scholarship program (EdChoice) provides a limited number of scholarships to students who attend persistently under-performing public schools. The scholarship, sometimes called a voucher, must be used to attend a participating chartered nonpublic school, like Clintonville Academy. For more information on admission to Clintonville Academy via the EdChoice Scholarship Program, visit the EdChoice site or call us at (614) 267-4799.

Frequently Asked Questions:

When should I start the application process?

Please begin the application process during the early fall one year prior to the anticipated enrollment of your child.

What kind of students are admitted to Clintonville Academy?

Our goal is to ensure that Clintonville Academy is the right “fit” for the student, family, and school. CA looks for students who are motivated to achieve academic success and want to become responsible global citizens. A typical CA student is one who will not only give 100% in our academic, extra-curricular and co-curricular programs, but will, in return, contribute to the Clintonville Academy community: academically, artistically, athletically, and socially.

Does Clintonville Academy accept students with learning differences?

A student with a mild learning difference will most likely be successful at Clintonville Academy if:

• The student demonstrates emotional stability.
• The student possess a strong work ethic.
• The student’s learning difference is managed, medically or therapeutically, in such a way that the student completes assigned work, maintains focus and works independently.
• The student compensates for his learning difference utilizing minimal accomodations.
• In most cases, a student with severe learning differences or multiple learning differences may not be successful at CA.

In our experience, students with one or more of the following characteristics may be at risk at Clintonville Academy:

• Below average aptitude or achievement
• Deficiency in written expressions
• Lack of initiative or motivation
• Multiple learning differences
• Lack of commitment to school work
• Tardiness
• Poor attendance
• Lack of respect for others

At what age do students begin our Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten programs?

Students beginning Pre-Kindergarten must be four years old before the first day of school, the year they start Pre-K. Kindergarten students must be five years old before the first day of school, the year they start Kindergarten. All Kindergarten students take an entrance evaluation to be sure they are ready for an all-day program.

When may I tour the campus?

You may scehdule a private tour with the school Registrar, Julie Liggett, or attend one of the Open Houses that are scheduled throughout the year. Please e-mail Julie Liggett to set up a campus tour.

Should my child visit the school?

Yes! Applicants are warmly welcomed during the admissions process. A full-day visit provides an opportunity to become familiar with Clintonville Academy by spending a day in the classroom and meeting potential classmates and teachers.

Does Clintonville Academy provide transportation?

Clintonville Academy owns a school bus which is used to transport students for field trips and sporting events. Any CA family who lives over two miles from the school is entitled to bus transportation through their home school district or financial reimbursement for mileage from the district in which they live.

Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?

Scholarships are available to families who have been members of Clintonville Academy for at least one year. Students must maintain a “B” average and a conduct score of at least 88%. Scholarships are issued for financial need and give parents a 25% discount in tuition for the year.

Where do Clintonville Academy’s families live?

Our families come from more than 25 zip codes in central Ohio, including Worthington, Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Pataskala, Canal Winchester, Gahanna, Westerville, Buckeye Lake, Hilliard, and of course, Clintonville, among others!

How does the school communicate with parents?

At Clintonville Academy, parents are an integral part of the learning environment – therefore the relationships between the school and our parents is very important to us. We encourage open communication between parents and members of the faculty and administration. Through daily e-mails, the weekly “Cougar Courier” update, and face-to-face communication, we strive to keep parents informed of every step of their child’s education.

Are parents involved in the school?

Clintonville Academy parents are encouraged to participate in the life of the school. Parents volunteer on a regular basis at the school and participate on a number of school committees if they are part of the tuition service credit program. Many CA parents choose to share their skills and expertise with our school, which is a great way for their children to see leadership and volunteerism.

Are there before- and after-school programs?

An extended day program for students in Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8 is offered each day for regular daily care or on a drop-in basis. Three to four staff members run the weekly latchkey program. CA Plus is a daycare program planned for teacher planning days, conference days, and early dismissal days.

Does Clintonville Academy have a summer program?

Yes! CA offers a summer program open to our own students and their friends. The program includes field trips, swim club days, movies, games, library visits, and more. Summer program information is sent out every April.

Where do Clintonville Academy graduates typically go after 8th grade?

Our students go on to independent, public, and parochial schools throughout the greater Columbus area including Bishop Watterson, DeSales, The Metro School, Columbus Alternative, Worthington Schools, and The Wellington School, among others. Clintonville Academy graduates have a reputation within the secondary school community for being strongly prepared for and enthusiastic about the academic rigors of high school.