• Clifton Area Neighborhood School

    For the 2018-19 school year - our second year! - our school will continue to operate at the Rising Stars Academy in Mt. Auburn, while renovations are under way on our permanent home in Clifton.

  • Register Your Child Now for 2018-19

    The new Clifton Area Neighborhood School now is registering students in preschool, kindergarten and first grade for 2018-19.

A model of 21st century diversity

One of the newest additions to the CPS family of schools, the Clifton Area Neighborhood School serves three of Cincinnati’s historic neighborhoods — Clifton, Spring Grove Village and CUF (the coalition of Clifton Heights, University Heights and Fairview). We offer high-quality preschool, kindergarten and first-grade classes for the 2018-19 school year, with more grades to be added each year. Read more about the Clifton Area Neighborhood School.

What’s Happening at Clifton Area Neighborhood School

The federally-funded school lunch programs will continue, despite the ongoing government shut down...
Cincinnati Enquirer reports Cincinnati Public Schools and the YMCA offer assistance to federal...
CPS Board of Education Elects Officers, Names Committee Members for 2019...

A first-rate education in a neighborhood setting

The Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS) adds first grade beginning in August 2018, adding to the preschool and kindergarten classes offered since the school opened in August 2017.  We currently are guests in CPS' Rising Stars Academy on Vine Street in Mt. Auburn, until renovations are completed in our own building in Clifton, likely in Fall 2019.

Register your young child today and become part of a growing family that will unite our neighborhoods behind an outstanding education in a diverse setting! 

Read More About Our School!

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Jaren Finney


All-day First Grade, Kindergarten and PreK classes: 8:45 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Half-day PreK classes: 8:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.


Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.




2120 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45210