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Northwest School of the Arts

Tuition-Free, EK-8 public charter school in Cleveland, Ohio

Music class

Arts Education & Creative Expression

Specializing in Fine, Visual, Musical & Performing Arts

Entrance to the Fine Art Classroom

Top-Performing Academics

Scoring in the Top 20% of Ohio charter schools

Welcome to NWSOTA

We serve the Northwest Cleveland community with an 18+ year reputation as one of the top-performing, award-winning public schools in Cleveland. In addition to multiple 4-star ratings for academics, we emphasize an Arts Education. Beginning in Kindergarten, students participate in regular Art, Music & Writing instruction. In Grades 4+ students choose an Arts emphasis for deeper study such as Fine Art, Visual Art, Creative Writing, Band, Choir, Dance, or Theatre.

We offer an accredited and well-rounded program that includes an abundance of extracurriculars and school services such as free meals, afterschool programs, summer programs, Early K & more!

Wed 07

Virtual Storytime with The Grinch

December 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Mon 19

Winter Break – School Closed

December 19, 2022 - January 2, 2023

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