Welcome to the Classical Experience!

The new school with a
time-tested tradition

In partnership with Hillsdale College, Cincinnati Classical Academy offers a tuition-free, classical liberal arts education—the same kind of school education that formed great minds like Shakespeare and Lincoln.

Enrollment Opens December 2

Enrollment for the 2022-23 academic year is open to any Ohio resident who will be entering kindergarten to sixth grade in Fall of 2022. We will be adding a grade each year until K-12 is served.   

Why Classical Education?

The pursuit of the good, the true, and the beautiful is good for everyone.

The teaching of ideologies over reasoning and favoring technology over traditional methods of instruction—they aren’t working. We understand your concern over what your children are being taught—and what they’re not being taught. At CLASSICAL, we believe a time-tested, content-rich classical education curriculum offers an excellent opportunity for children to become intelligent, curious, and responsible young adults.

Low Technology

Teacher-Led Classrooms

Emphasis on Knowledge, Character, and Virtue

Part of Hillsdale's K-12 Initiative

Hillsdale college

The Hillsdale Partnership

Cincinnati Classical Academy is on course to be one of more than 25 tuition-free schools across the nation that are a part of Hillsdale College’s K-12 Barney Charter School Initiative. 

This is an ambitious program to establish and sustain classical liberal arts education throughout America. Like all of the highly successful Hillsdale-affiliated schools, Cincinnati Classical Academy emphasizes intellectual rigor, human virtue, moral character, and responsible citizenship. 

The Classical Approach to Education

Our teachings are based on the curricula, materials, methods, and aims that have traditionally been used to educate generations of young men and women who have helped build our nation and preserve Western civilization.  

  • The teaching of objective standards of truth, beauty, and virtue ​
  • An integrated study of literature, history, science, math, music, art, logic, and more ​
  • Cultivation of moral character and civic virtue, or excellence​
  • Reliance on traditional methods, like teacher-led classrooms and great books ​
  • A rigorous, content-rich curriculum​
  • Prizing a well-ordered mind and heart, from good manners to a well-adorned campus
  • Seeking to tap students’ sense of wonder and pursuit of wisdom
  • Holding that the purpose of education is to enable human happiness
a teacher at the front of the class

How Do I Enroll My Child?

Attend an Info Meeting

Learn more about Classical at one of our parent info sessions or our Open House.

Apply for Admission

All residents of Ohio entering grades K-6 are eligible. The enrollment process opens on December 2.

Give your child a time-tested education

Watch as your child grows in mind, heart, and soul.

Careers at Classical

Are you an educator interested in teaching at Classical?

Join us in helping children to become intelligent, curious, and responsible young adults.