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Citizens of the World Charter Schools Cincinnati

An elementary community school developing the leaders of tomorrow


A new, tuition-free community school in Cincinnati is enrolling kindergarteners and 1st graders for the 2021-2022 school year. Located at 4324 Homer Avenue in Madisonville, Citizens of the World Charter Schools Cincinnati (CWC Cincinnati) is part of a national network of high-performing public schools. The students and staff of CWC Cincinnati intentionally reflect the diversity of the surrounding community. The school focuses on educating the whole child and creating an environment where all students can belong and thrive.


CWC Cincinnati offers a social-emotional curriculum that prioritizes a window and mirror approach. Students learn to name their emotions, articulate their feelings and achieve academic excellence while meaningfully engaging classmates of all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.


Under the leadership of principal Dr. Amy Crouse and executive director Vanity Jenkins, CWC Cincinnati is a public education option that challenges students to develop their full potential and thrive in a diverse society. For CWC Cincinnati, student “success” includes mastery of both content and emotions; future CWC graduates can meaningfully connect, be part of any community, and courageously decide who they are in the world and how they want the world to be.


Enrollment in CWC Cincinnati for the 21-22 school year offers:

  • Free admission for elementary school children in Ohio
  • Free transportation for students who reside in the Cincinnati Public School district
  • Veteran educators
  • Small class sizes
  • No prerequisites for preschool or preparatory learning
  • Spacious classrooms and extensive meal options
  • Options for before and after school care
  • Proven record of preparing students for middle school, secondary school, high school, community school and private school options for higher education
  • Discipline strategies that are restorative and focused on success in the classroom rather than punishment and removal from the classroom
  • Imaginative play, enriched academics and classroom enrichment through partnerships with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission and Bramble Park
  • A continuum of services for students with learning differences or special education needs in all grades
  • A challenging learning environment for academically advanced and gifted students
  • Opportunity to become a founding family of a nationally approved school choice option and continue their elementary education through 6th grade
  • Approved by the Fordham Foundation
  • Governed by a locally-based, high-quality, not-for-profit school board of directors responsible for monitoring school performance and compliance


Students entering kindergarten and 1st grade in the 2021-2022 school year and their families are invited to learn more about Citizens of the World Charter Schools Cincinnati. For more information about admissions, enrollment, school calendar and upcoming events, visit, call 513.442.4793 or email [email protected].



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Written by Crystal Kendrick

President of The Voice of Your Customer and founder of The Voice of Black Cincinnati.

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