Urban Community School is an independent, non-graded, elementary school serving 450 students from preschool (age three) through eighth level. UCS offers an alternative to traditional education to better meet the needs of an unstable, volatile and sometimes violent community.
To provide an individualized, Catholic/Christian, quality education to the children of Cleveland’s Near West Side neighborhoods, primarily to those who, otherwise, might not have access to such an education.
UCS is regarded as a model of urban education. The school has received both local and national recognition for excellence and leadership in developing an educational program that effectively motivates inner city children to acheive success in the classroom and beyond. In 1987 UCS was the first school in Cleveland to receive the Excellence in Education Award from the U.S. Department of Education.
In 2000 the UCS Board of Trustees unanimously voted to expand the school to serve more children. UCS opened the 2005-2006 school year in the new building with an additional 50 students. For more information on the new building, please visit the New Building page.
4909 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102
Principal: Pam Delly