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Academic Excellence, Responsible Citizenship

Welcome to Citizens Academy Southeast (CAS), the newest campus of our award-winning Citizens Academy, founded in 1999. CAS opened its doors in 2014 in the South Wing of the Whitney Young campus in the Lee - Harvard neighborhood. At our school, we focus on preparing our students to be great not only as students, but as citizens. Have a look at this video which will give you a look into our educational philosophy and approach. 

Serving Grades K-4

Citizens Academy Southeast serves elementary school students and is currently enrolling grades K-4 for the upcoming school year. Citizens Leadership Academy is one of our middle school options. 

Top-Rated, Tuition-Free

Citizens Academy Southeast is the Lee-Harvard 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 University Circle.

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 Southeast 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 their 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.

What's Happening At CAS

Education Subcommittee Meeting

April 8, 2017

We are having our next Education Subcommittee Meeting at CAS from 12:30-2:00 on 4/12/17.

PAC Meeting

January 24, 2017

Greetings CAS Families! Please join us on Thursday, January 26 at 5pm for the next PAC meeting.  By attending the meeting, you will earn a dress down pass for your student.  See you there!

Ready to Take The Next Step?

Early Enrollment for the 2016/17 school is now open. 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 for next year, 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 CAS is right for you and your child. Tour our school, meet staff and families, and get to know our school. 

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