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If you are interested in learning about our innovative academic approach, this is a perfect opportunity. This is also the best way to secure your child's spot at CLA and CLA East for next year. If you cannot make this session, call us about additional sessions: (216) 367-5720.

Welcome to Citizens Leadership Academy East (CLAE), our second middle school in Cleveland!

Preparing civically engaged leaders

Citizens Leadership Academy East will be opening fall of 2017. In and out of the classroom, hands-on learning is an essential part of our curriculum. Every year, we focus on "essential questions" and dig deep into issues that matter to our community. Our mission is to prepare our students to lead in academics, service, and civic engagement during high school, college, and beyond.

Citizens Leadership Academy

A new middle school

CLA East is a new campus of the award-winning CLA middle school. We have openings for next year in 6th grade.

Real World Learning

Our hands-on, expeditionary approach to learning has changed the way our students learn and interact with our city.

Community Engagement

Our approach includes a serious commitment to community engagement, including one time and ongoing projects.

"Cleveland charter school looks at how leadership makes a difference in the world"

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A community of civically engaged citizens

CLAE will bring to our middle school high academic and behavioral expectations that promote a sense of ambition, personal responsibility, and a “no excuses” attitude in our students. 

Just as at CLA, at CLAE there will be a strong emphasis on student ownership of academic achievement and habits of leadership. The resulting school culture makes school a joyful place, rooted in consistency and positivity. The CLAE school culture also lays a strong academic and leadership foundation for our students to succeed in high school, college, and beyond.

Celebration of Learning

Each semester, we create a "Celebration of Learning" to explore our essential questions for the year.

Take a few minutes to see our scholars in action:

Citizens East Campus

Citizens Academy East and Citizens Leadership Academy East
12523 Woodside Ave, Cleveland, OH 44108

Ready to Take the Next Step?

Our school is public and open to all families, but we do have limited spaces due to our small class sizes. To secure your child's spot for next year, consider taking action sooner rather than later. Thanks for your interest!

Attend an Info Session

Attending one of our Information Sessions is the best way to see if CLAE is right for you and your child. Get to know us by touring our school and meeting staff and families.

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Ready to start your child's application? Great! Get started here. You can save your account as you go, and always contact us with any questions.