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.

Weekly Family Update

January 12, 2020

Greetings CLA-EAST Families, We had an amazing week as we completed our 5th Celebration of Learning here at CLA-EAST. Thank you for everyone who helped make this day possible. Our scholars were very excited and proud to showcase the work they’ve been doing in their classes.  NWEA testing is about 80% complete. There are still…

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Upcoming Events

Our first Enrollment Night (Q&A + Sign Up) on Thursday, February 6th at 5pm! Come to see the school, visit a classroom, meet staff, and ask any enrollment questions.

See Learning In Action

Come see our schools in action! Sign up for a personal tour at any of our campuses and see what makes our schools different.

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Want more information about our schools? We will contact you directly by phone, text, or email - your choice!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to illness that has impacted a significant number of students at staff, the Citizens East campus has made the decision to close school on Wednesday, December 18th. We want to thank our families for their understanding around the need to close school as a precautionary measure, and we also apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused. With an illness that has the potential to effect many in the school, the administration has opted to close and conduct a thorough cleaning and disinfection of the school to ensure the building is ready for students and staff to return. School will resume as scheduled on Thursday, December 19th. Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever or flu-like symptoms. Thank you for your cooperation.


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