Enrollment Process

Early Bird Enrollment Application Period for the 2022-23 school year opens  at 5:00 p.m. on December 2, 2021. See below for full details.

Cincinnati Classical Academy is a public community school that will serve students in grades K-6 for the 2022-23 academic year. (We will be adding a grade each year until K-12 is served.) There are no criteria for admission except that applicants must be Ohio residents in order to be eligible to attend tuition-free. Out-of-state residents may apply, but Ohio applicants will have registration priority, and a tuition fee will apply for out-of-state students.

Please note: All eligible students will be admitted if applications do not exceed capacity for a given grade. In the event that the number of applications exceeds capacity for a given grade, a lottery will be held to determine who is offered a seat and who will be placed on the waiting list. All applications received within an enrollment period will have equal opportunity in that period’s lottery. 

Early Bird Enrollment Application Period for 2022-23

OPENS
Thursday, December 2

The Early Bird Enrollment Application Period opens for prospective students at 5:00 p.m. You must submit a completed online application through our SCHOOLMINT link. Once a complete application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and/or text that your application is complete.

CLOSES
Thursday, December 23

The Early Bird Enrollment Application Period closes for prospective students at 5:00 p.m. A complete Enrollment Application must be submitted online through our SCHOOLMINT link by 5:00 p.m. to be considered for Early Bird registration.

NOTIFICATION
Tuesday, January 4

The Early Bird Enrollment lottery will begin at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified later this evening whether your student has been offered a seat in the grade applied for or assigned a spot on our waiting list for that grade. You will then have until January 17 at 5:00 p.m. to confirm an offer and register for the 2022-23 school year. 

Open Enrollment Application Period for 2022-23

OPENS
Tuesday, January 18

We will begin our Open Enrollment Application Period for prospective students at 5:00 p.m. You must submit a completed online application through our SCHOOLMINT link. Once a complete application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email and/or text that your application is complete.

CLOSES
Tuesday, March 8

The Open Enrollment Application Period closes for prospective students at 5:00 p.m. A complete Enrollment Application must be submitted online through our SCHOOLMINT link by 5:00 p.m. to be considered in the lottery on March 9.

NOTIFICATION
Wednesday, March 9

The Open Enrollment lottery will begin at 5:00 p.m. You will be notified later this evening whether your student has been offered a seat in the grade applied for or assigned a spot on our waiting list for that grade. You will then have until March 31 at 5:00 p.m. to confirm an offer and register for the 2022-23 school year.