CWC in Cincinnati

Citizens of the World Charter Schools launched its first school in Cincinnati in the 2021-22 school year, serving students in grades K-1. We will add one grade level a year, ultimately growing to K-6. Our charter application has been approved by The Fordham Institute, one of the highest rated sponsors in Ohio. Learn more at

CWC’s Community-Guided Approach

We have been engaging with community members in Cincinnati since 2016. Before we made the decision to apply to open a school, we spent 18 months speaking with over 50 community stakeholders on the ground in Cincinnati, and hosting Cincinnati stakeholders at our schools in Los Angeles and Kansas City. What we heard from many folks in Cincinnati was that our school’s approach to education--an intentionally diverse community with an emphasis on rigorous academics and social emotional development--was much needed in the city.