Enrollment

How to Enroll

Want to join our diverse and growing school? Now is the time to enroll! We are always accepting applications for the 2018-19 school year for preschool (age 3 or 4 by September 30, 2018), kindergarten (age 5 by September 30, 2018), and first grade.  Please use the instructions below.  Click here to download a printable version for your use.

Preschool

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 (8:45-3:15) and Half-day (8:45-11:45) options are offered.  Plan for your appointment to take at least an hour. To schedule your enrollment appointment, contact our enrollment specialist, Michelle Senger at (513) 363-6581 or via e-mail

There are seven (7) documents that must be completed for Preschool enrollment:

Preschool Tuition Support

Families must pay tuition for preschool or be income eligible for reduced rates. Tuition prices will not increase for the 2018-2019 school year. Tuition (2017-18 & 2018-19):  $3,500 per school year for half-day preschool;  $6,800 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 Grade

Kindergarten and 1st grade enrollment can be completed in person at the Early Childhood Education Office or online. Please note that online enrollment is a lengthy process and will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete.  When enrolling, online families must select Clifton Area Neighborhood School as their school site.

You can download the two required forms for Kindergarten and 1st grade enrollment at these links:  Emergency Medical Authorization and Health History.

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 with Michelle Senger to complete the registration process in person.

To schedule your enrollment appointment, contact Michelle Senger at (513) 363-6581 or via e-mail.

School Tours

We will be a guest of the Rising Stars Academy at Vine (2120 Vine Street) while our permanent location, the former Clifton School building at 3711 Clifton Avenue, undergoes renovations. Tours of the Rising Stars Academy at Vine are available at 9 a.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month. Please call Principal Jaren Finney at (513) 363-6500 to reserve a spot on the tour!

Additional information about enrolling in Cincinnati Public Schools:

Preschool Enrollment (turning 3 or 4 by September 30)
Kindergarten Enrollment (turning 5 by September 30)
First-Grade Enrollment

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.