Welcome to CLA-EAST.

Welcome to Cleveland's newest middle school, Citizens Leadership Academy East. We combine real-world learning with community engagement to achieve middle school excellence.

Family Weekly Updates

August 19, 2019

Greetings CLA-EAST Families!   Celebrate! We have completed our first week of the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for your patience and commitment to quality service as we worked through our arrival and dismissal procedures. The Citizens East Campus (CLAE/CAE) has a large student enrollment with over 600 students K-8 which makes us one of the…

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School is Back in Session - There is Still Time to Enroll!

School started the week of August 12! We still have a few openings in certain grades if you would like to enroll for this current year. Contact us at (216) 367-5720 to let us know what grades you are looking for, or sign up using our school visit form.

Preparing civically engaged leaders

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.

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A community of civically engaged citizens

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

At CLAE there is 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.

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!

Visit Our School

Visiting our school 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.

Start Application

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.