Welcome to the Citizens Southeast Campus

Citizens Academy Southeast is an elementary school in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio. We are also expanding to grades K-8 over the next three years, starting with 6th grade this year. We offer students and families a unique educational approach built on what we call the Citizens Way. Explore our website to learn more!

Come See For Yourself!

Interested in seeing our school in action? Want to learn more about enrolling your child? We would love to welcome you to our school! Let us know when you would like to visit and we will schedule a personal school tour.

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 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 about moving into our new home on Lotus Drive.

Serving Grades K-5

Citizens Academy Southeast is a CMSD sponsored public community school serving elementary school students in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood.

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?

On-site Aftercare

We operate our own on-site aftercare program for elementary school scholars. Contact us to learn more about options, programming, and availability.

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.

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 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. 

Start Application

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