WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL?
Many parents say we have a unique community at our school. What makes us special?
We see each other.
Parents are welcome to come into the school each day to observe often and participate in parent coffees or workshops. That means you can see and speak with your child’s teacher, classmates, the director and other parents on a regular basis. And children work with and play with children of all ages, in all classrooms.
We are a small community.
While the school has steadily grown, we remain a community of about 140 students, allowing families to know or at least recognize nearly all the other students.
We walk… in a real neighborhood.
Little Italy is one of Cleveland’s premier historic neighborhoods, still on a “human scale” with homes, a playground, community garden, recreation center, bakeries, shops, restaurants, and galleries all in walking distance. Our students feel comfortable walking here. We walk to recess at Tony Brush Park, on excursions to Lakeview Cemetery, visits to Abington Arms senior center – and even venture beyond … to Severance Hall, the Natural History Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Cozad-Bates underground railroad house, the Botanical Garden and other sites in University Circle.
We are part of the community.
We are not a diocesan parish school – but we offer the option to attend monthly mass at Holy Rosary parish and collaborate on their social service projects. Our students are a part of community life – helping elderly neighbors, getting to know local shop owners and others in Little Italy.