2022-2023 Private School Guide - The Cleveland Moms

Whether you’re still searching for the right school for your child this academic year or are beginning to think about next year, I know the decision can be a tough one & it ultimately comes down to choosing the best fit for your child. To help you with your search, Cleveland West Side Moms has created the 2022-2023 Private School Guide.

Scroll down for information about these featured schools in our area, what you need to know, & where to go if you’d like to learn more.


At The Nest Schools, each day holds a promise to our families. We create a culture of kindness, build the foundations for wellness for life, make learning fun, & continually take our best & make it better. Everything we do is intended to foster a love of learning & set our children up for a lifetime of happiness & success. We are proud to offer the highest quality early education program for families in the communities we serve. As you compare other daycare and childcare facilities, we invite you to come experience The Nest difference! Our School Age program provides children with opportunities for exploration, creativity, & fun challenges to support them in becoming their best selves. Our program consists of a mix of guided activities planned by the children & teacher-guided activities. 
For more information, visit: https://thenestschool.com/


Julie Billiart Schools, a network of private K-8 schools with campuses in Lyndhurst, Akron, and Westlake educate and empower students with mild to moderate autism, ADD/ADHD, dyslexia, and other learning and social differences. JB’s award-winning, transformative education includes small class sizes, onsite speech, occupational, music, and art therapies, certified intervention specialists, and a highly-specialized curriculum, approach, and environment. We invite you to visit us to see our approach in action!
For more information, visit their website http://www.juliebilliartschools.org, call 216-716-8318, or email [email protected]


Lakewood Catholic Academy is a premier early childhood learning center & elementary school serving children ages 6 weeks old – 8th grade. As an IB World School, LCA prepares its students for success in high school & beyond. Each year, LCA graduates earn admission to some of Northeast Ohio’s most prestigious Catholic & private high schools. LCA’s Early Childhood Program provides an outstanding opportunity for children ages 6 weeks – 5 years old to develop the skills necessary to be lifelong learners. Backed by the resources of a K-8 school, the curriculum is age-appropriate & designed to promote growth in all areas, including religion, math, language arts, social studies, & science. Lakewood Catholic Academy is located on 8 acres of lakefront property right next door to Lakewood Park. Schedule a visit to campus by going to https://admissions.lakewoodcatholicacademy.com/apply or calling 216-521-0559 ext. 3026


Messiah Lutheran School is a faith-based Christian Preschool – Grade 8 school located in Fairview Park. A Westside School of Choice since 1954. Play & Learning-based preschool offered with 2 & 3 day programs available. A new next option for this fall: 5-day Peer Model program for 3/4-year-olds (morning or full-day.) Enclosed outdoor play area. Large indoor gymnasium. Limited class sizes. Schedule your personalized tour & consultation online at MessiahSchoolFairview.org or by contacting [email protected]. Classes fill up early.


Since our founding in 1971, Montessori Children’s School has excelled in Montessori Education, offering an individualized curriculum for every child. All of our programs are licensed and chartered by the State of Ohio Departments of Education and Early Education, and are affiliated with the American Montessori Society. MCS is not just any school. Montessori Children’s School is a nature based program. Our team of certified Montessori teachers follow each child on an individual basis. Our programs are grouped to include three different age groups In each class as this is the true Montessori way. We currently service toddler up to third grade. Not to mention we have chickens on our campus as well. Check us out. From Coop to Classroom! For more information, visit: https://montessorichildrensschool.com/

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