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John Oliver, meet Xavier.

Last Week Tonight, hosted by John Oliver, is a favorite show of one of our students. But when John took on charter schools in Ohio on a recent episode, we wanted to respond! Check out Xavier's video response here, "BACK OFF CAE!"

Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship

Welcome to Citizens Academy East! CAE was founded in 2011 due to community support for more high-quality schools like our flagship Citizens Academy. Here is a video of our Founding Assistant Principal (and former Citizens Academy Teacher) working with students on one of our core skills: Thinking Aloud.


***UPDATED***Testing Dates in March, April, and May 2017:

By jtaylor | March 8, 2017

Testing in March 2017: ***3rd grade ELA AIR Session 1 – Wednesday, March 15 ***3rd grade ELA AIR Session 2 – Monday, March 20th 4th grade ELA AIR Session 1 – Thursday, March 16 4th grade ELA AIR Session 2 – Friday, March 17 5th grade ELA AIR Session 1 – Tuesday, March 21 5th…

Drop off and Pick up Routes

By jtaylor | December 21, 2016

Citizens Academy East K-5 welcomes to the campus Citizens Leadership Academy East 6th grade in the fall of 2017. Please pardon our dust while the building is remodeled to make space for the new middle school. The construction will only last a short time and we will be expanding to support more students. For the…

Penguin Patch

By jtaylor | December 16, 2016

The Penguin Patch shop allows students to buy gifts for their families, friends, teachers, etc. The items in the shop range from $0.25 to $13.00. If you would like to have your child make purchases, please send them to school on Monday the 19th with a sealed envelope that has your child’s name on it.…

Citizens Academy East Book Fair 2016

By CA East | November 7, 2016

Dear CAE Parents and Families, You are invited to our CAE Book Fair, a reading event packed with excitement for students and families. Join us from November 14th to November 18th to support the “masterpiece” in your life, and to promote literacy! CAE Book Fair gives students access to books at affordable prices and makes…

Visit Citizens Leadership Academy on November 8th

By CA East | October 31, 2016

Next year you’ll have Citizens Leadership Academy East (CLAE) on your third floor. That’s why we want you to learn all about us. You don’t have school on Election Day, so schedule a morning tour at Lamont Ave. CLA anytime between 8:30 and 10 a.m.

Dads Take Their Children to School Day Huge Success!

By CA East | September 23, 2016

Citizens Academy East held a Dads Take Your Child to School Day on September 22nd, 2016. Citizens Academy East believes that a supportive environment at home is essential, and that when school and family works together student achievement soars! Thanks to all the Dads who took the time to walk their children to school.  …

Serving Grades K-5

Citizens Academy East serves students in grades K-5, and offers middle school options at Citizens Leadership Academy and our other partner schools. 

Top-Rated, Tuition-Free

Citizens Academy East is the second campus of Citizens Academy, our nationally-recognized flagship elementary school. Want to learn more?

For Middle School

After graduating from Citizens Academy, Citizens Leadership Academy is our 6-8th grade middle school, located in the University Circle neighborhood. 

Our Citizenship Approach

Virtues like responsibility and perseverance are key to our students' success. We work toward academic excellence while learning to become responsible citizens.


A Community Built On Virtues

The mission of Citizens Academy East is to produce learners who exemplify academic excellence and responsible citizenship. Our vision is for every student to graduate from college and become a productive and civically engaged member of society.

We get there by what we call The Citizens Academy Way. We're proud of this transformative school culture that is the foundation of our success. The Citizens Academy Way (The CA Way) is a set of high academic and behavioral expectations that promote a sense of ambition, personal responsibility, and a ‘no excuses’ attitude in all of our students.

Ready to Take The Next Step?

Our school is public and open to all families, but we do have limited spaces due to our very small class sizes. If you are interested in securing your child's spot, please consider taking action sooner than later. Thanks for your interest!

Attend an Info Session

Attending one of our Information Sessions is the best way to see if CAE is right for you and your child. Tour our school, meet staff and families, and get to know our school. 

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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.