Why we need your help

As a public school, Cincinnati Classical Academy will receive funding from the State of Ohio for school operations. However, this funding does not begin until after opening in Fall 2022. Thus, the Academy will incur significant expenses prior to opening that are not eligible for reimbursement, nor are otherwise funded. Such expenses in the pre-opening period include fees for professional legal, financial, and school consultants, insurance, facility repairs or construction, marketing, and staff salaries. Most notably, the Headmaster will be hired one year prior to school opening to allow time for hiring of teachers and staff, school set-up, and communication of the school’s offerings to the public, among other important tasks.

Founders Campaign

In consideration of these needs, the Founding Board has established a Founders Campaign to raise $200,000 by June 30, 2022.  We ask for your help in achieving this goal to ensure the most robust school opening possible.

How to Give

Secure donations can be made electronically with a credit/debit card using the link below, either as a one-time or monthly contribution.

Alternatively, to avoid the small PayPal fee and ensure that 100% of your donation goes to the school, donations can be made by check payable to Cincinnati Classical Academy and mailed to:

Cincinnati Classical Academy
P.O. Box 621072
Cincinnati, OH 45262

The Academy also holds a brokerage account for the donation of securities and other investment holdings. And if a donation is not possible now, we are happy to accept your pledge for a future donation by writing to info@cincyclassical.org.

Society of Cincinnatus

Donors making substantial gifts to the school will be recognized as members of the Society of Cincinnatus, named not only for our city, but for Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus himself, a model of civic virtue in the Roman Republic.

Memberships are at six levels

Chancellor Member

Regent Member

Laureate Member

Distinguished Member

Honored Member


$20,000 or more






Further recognitions, such as with engraved bricks or other dedications on campus, will be determined in the future. We are happy to discuss special arrangements for gifting at the highest levels.

We thank you in advance for considering this cause.

Nota Bene: Cincinnati Classical Academy is incorporated as a non-profit entity in the State of Ohio and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) entity by the IRS (EIN 85-0609855). Thus, all donations are tax-deductible.

$200,000 by June 30, 2022

We ask for your help in achieving this goal to ensure the most robust school opening possible.

Donations are tax-deductible.