How to Enroll
Want to join our diverse and growing school? Now is the time to enroll!
We are always accepting students for the current school year in preschool through second grade. For the 2020-21 school year, we are adding third grade.
For 2020-21, preschool students must be age 3 or 4 by September 30, 2020; kindergarteners must be age 5 by September 30, 2020.
Please use instructions below.
Preschool enrollment must be completed in person at the Early Childhood Education Office co-located at Rising Stars Academy at Vine (2120 Vine Street). Full-day (8:45 a.m.-3:15 p.m.) and Half-day (8:45-11:45 a.m.) options are offered. Plan for your appointment to take at least an hour. To schedule your enrollment appointment, contact our enrollment specialist, Maggie Naber at (513) 363-0258 or via e-mail; or fill out the preschool interest form and you will be contacted about a high-quality preschool for your child.
There are multiple documents that must be completed for Preschool enrollment. Please click here to see the documentation requirements.
Preschool Tuition Support
Families must pay tuition for preschool or be income eligible for reduced rates. Tuition cost is $3,700 per school year for half-day preschool; $7,000 per school year for full-day preschool. A deposit is due ($500 for half-day, $800 for full-day), and must be paid at registration. For parents whose incomes place them at or below the 200 percent level on federal poverty guidelines, the Early Childhood Education (ECE) grant and the federal Head Start program may be available on a limited basis. These slots are offered free in some cases, or parents pay a fee based on a sliding scale.
Preschool Promise grants will be available for full time Pre-K children whose families make up to 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.
Kindergarten, First, Second and Third Grade
Kindergarten, first, second and third grade registration can be completed in person at the Education Center at 2651 Burnet Avenue by appointment only. Call (513) 363-0123 for information. You can also register online by clicking here. You may refer to CPS website for required documentation prior to visiting or enrolling online. Please note that online registration is a lengthy process and will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete. When registering online, families must select Clifton Area Neighborhood School as their school site.
Full Enrollment Online: Full enrollment will require uploads of personal documents as well as the Emergency Medical Authorization and Health History Form.
Partial Enrollment Online: Fields may be completed without a document upload and an appointment can be made at the Ed Center to complete the registration process in person.
To schedule your enrollment appointment call (513) 363-0123.
Parents or legal guardians may schedule a tour by calling the school at (513) 363-2200.
Additional Information About Enrolling in Cincinnati Public Schools
Check Your Boundaries
CANS is a neighborhood school serving the communities of Clifton Heights, University Heights, Fairview, Clifton and Spring Grove Village. To find out if you live within the Clifton Area Neighborhood School boundaries use CPS' Interactive Cropper Map System to find and view your School Assignment by School Name and Street Name.