University of Cleveland Preparatory School is accredited by Cognia™ for meeting the highest standards of education in ongoing third-party review. We teach a college preparatory curriculum aligned with university standards and our students are goal-oriented and planning for college and beyond. We have high expectations for our students and offer a high level of support to help children reach their full potential. We individualize learning based on regular analysis of student progress throughout each school year, and our students are successful. Our success is evidenced by our academic results. Full day Kindergarten with an early entrance option is offered for students who turn five years old before January 1.
Core Subject Areas
At University of Cleveland Prep, we provide a standards-based curriculum that teaches students skills for college and career readiness. Our curriculum is built on the Ohio Learning Standards (OLS) for English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Visual Arts, and Physical Education. University of Cleveland Prep students are instructed in six subject areas:
English Language Arts
We help students develop vital communication skills, while inspiring a love of literature. Younger children learn phonics and grammar and prepare for reading through multi-sensory activities, while older students learn to comprehend and analyze both fiction and non-fiction. The program emphasizes classic works and writing as a process.
We balance fundamental skills with critical thinking and problem solving. Our active approach ensures that students understand the realities that underlie mathematical concepts. Games and animations bring concepts to life, while challenge problems, regular practice, and review ensure mastery. We build from the concrete to the abstract as students move from basic skills toward algebra.
Our Science program uses hands-on experiments to support the systematic study of life, Earth, and the physical sciences. We nurture curiosity as students practice observation and analytical skills. Students learn how our understanding of the world is shaped by ongoing scientific and technological advances.
Lessons in Art Appreciation to develop understanding in form, style, and structure. Art projects allow students to explore their individual creativity and expression.
Organized physical education gets children exercising regularly. We teach students important concepts of teamwork and sportsmanship, as well as promoting general health and well-being.
Our school is built on a strong foundation of high expectations for academic achievement for all students. Our instructional model has four key components to achieve strong academic results:
Students participate in a variety of learning activities each day that individualize instruction for each subject area. Students receive whole class instruction, small group instruction, and individual instruction with teachers, technology and other curricular tools.
Properly Certified & Licensed Teachers
Our teachers meet the educator qualification requirements outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Bachelor’s degree, grade-level teaching license/certificate & ability to demonstrate subject area expertise. Our teachers are supported by trainers and participate in continuous, research-based professional development. Our teachers are accountable for student learning and rewarded for high quality performance.
More Time on Task
Our students receive double the instruction in ELA and Math to provide a strong foundation for all learning. Beginning with full-day Kindergarten, our school also follows a longer school day and school year than many other schools.
Short Cycle Assessments
Student knowledge of academic standards is assessed formally and informally in short cycles by each teacher. Our teachers adjust class-level and individual instruction based on student performance in these frequent intervals.
6 Weeks of Free Summer School!As we emerge from pandemic schooling, University of Cleveland Preparatory School would like to share a special offer with your family! We are conducting a FREE Summer School for rising 1st through 8th grade students. Summer school is typically offered to returning students, but this summer we are additionally…
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Third Grade Reading Guarantee VideoOhio's Third Grade Reading Guarantee is a requirement imposed by the Ohio Department of Education to identify students from kindergarten through grade 3 that are behind in reading. Schools will provide help and support to make sure students are on track for reading success by the end of third…
Principal Penn featured on KAZ Radio & TVWe want to thank Lady Gilmore for hosting us on the Queen of the Scene video podcast this past Saturday on KAZ Radio & TV. Watch the segment to hear more about Principal Penn’s personal path to school leadership, mentoring students, and our school learning options for the 20-21…
University of Cleveland Preparatory School serves a diverse population of students and we work to support the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of all students.