Our Community Partners

Cleveland is our classroom.

To Be a Neighbor

We’re fortunate that our school sits in one of the most dynamic and historic settings in all of Cleveland: University Circle and Glenville. We enter this space with curiosity and a desire to listen to and learn from the cultural centers, the community builders, the entrepreneurs, the researchers, and the artists in our new neighborhood.

Local organizations we have partnered with since opening our doors in 2020 include:
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • The Cleveland Public Library
  • Greater Collinwood Development Corporation
  • Twelve Literary Arts
  • The Architetta
  • Refugee Response
  • Time2Talk
  • The Music Settlement
  • Skye Confections
  • Healing Spaces
  • Rust Belt Riders
  • Dobama Theatre
  • Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation

Why partnerships are vital to our success

In order for our real-world problem-solving model to succeed, our students need to collaborate with people and organizations beyond Magnolia Drive. It is in working with professionals and in real-life environments that our students experience the “a-ha!” moments that are critical to our learning terrain.

We’ve seen this come to life in recent semesters both in and out of the classroom. In the spring of 2021, Mastery School students Sam Bowen ’23, Ethan Khorana ’24, Jillian Ungar ’23, & Niko Ustin ’24 partnered with Justin Bibb’s mayoral campaign to increase voter turnout. The result is VoteCLE, a resource for important voting information in local elections. Their continued dedication and work has already shown an impact in our local politics.

After meeting Daniel Gray-Kontar of community partner Twelve Literary Arts, Anaya and Ayana Harvey ’24 were compelled to continue their community advocacy beyond the Mastery School walls. Read more about their commitment to the Hough Youth Advisory Board here.

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11025 Magnolia Dr,
Cleveland, OH 44106



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