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What is the average class size?

The average class size at UCS is 21 students. Early childhood and elementary classrooms have two adults in each room, one teacher and one classroom aide.

Do you accept students of all faith traditions?

Yes. However, all students are expected to participate in the Christian-based religious program of the school.

Do you accept children with special needs?

All decisions regarding children with special needs are made on an individual basis depending upon the child.

Are students required to wear uniforms?

UCS has a dress code, which is established to help the students create and maintain a sense of dignity and respect. It includes dark green or white-collared shirts, as well as khaki, navy, or black pants or skirts, or dress jeans. Please see the Student/Parent Handbook for specific details regarding acceptable attire.

On what basis are applicants screened?

The UCS educational program is designed to meet the needs of children whose measured intelligence is within the average range.

Do you admit new students to all grades?

Primary points of entry for new students are preschool (age 3), prekindergarten (age 4), and kindergarten (age 5). Decisions for students in grades 1 – 7 are made on a case-by-case basis dependent upon space available as well as other admission factors. We do not admit new students in grade 8.

What geographical areas does UCS serve?

Admission is generally restricted to students living on the lower west side of Cleveland. Primary recruitment neighborhoods are Clark Fulton, Detroit Shoreway, Ohio City and Stockyards. Secondary neighborhoods are Brooklyn Centre, Cudell, Tremont and West Boulevard.

Does it matter if an applicant has a sibling enrolled at UCS?

Yes. Applicants who have a sibling enrolled at UCS will be given preference.

Do you accept the voucher?

UCS participates in the Cleveland Scholarship Program and happily enrolls students who receive the CSP voucher. We can also help residents of Cleveland apply to the program. Contact the main school office for more information.

Do you have a registration fee?

Yes. For new students, the registration fee is $110 per family.

How can I learn more?

Contact Mrs. Patricia Rossman Skrha, Enrollment Director, at 216-939-8330 or pskrha@urbancommunityschool.org.

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