Consult the CANS enrollment instructions for Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade here

Want to join our diverse and growing school? Now is the time to enroll! CANS is accepts applications year round for the 2018-19 school year for preschool (age 3 or 4 by September 30, 2018), kindergarten (age 5 by September 30, 2018), and first grade.  Please use the instructions below.  Click here to download a printable version of the instructions for your use.


Preschool enrollment must be completed in person at the Early Childhood Education Office co-located at Rising Stars Academy at Vine (2120 Vine Street).  Full-day (8:45-3:15) and Half-day (8:45-11:45) options are offered.  Plan for your appointment to take at least an hour.  To schedule your enrollment appointment, contact Michelle Senger at (513) 363-6581 or via e-mail

There are seven (7) documents that must be completed for Preschool enrollment:

Preschool Tuition Support

Families must pay tuition for preschool or be income eligible for reduced rates. Tuition prices will not increase for the 2018-2019 school year.  Tuition (2017-18 & 2018-19):  $3,500 per school year for half-day preschool;  $6,800 per school year for full-day preschool.  A deposit is due ($500 for half-day, $800 for full-day), and must be paid at registration.    For parents whose incomes place them at or below the 200 percent level on federal poverty guidelines, the Early Childhood Education (ECE) grant and the federal Head Start program may be available on a limited basis. These slots are offered free in some cases, or parents pay a fee based on a sliding scale.   

Preschool Promise grants will be available for full time Pre-K children whose families make up to 200 percent of the federal poverty threshold.


Kindergarten & First Grade

Kindergarten and 1st grade enrollment can be completed in person at the Early Childhood Education Office or online.  Please note that online enrollment is a lengthy process and will take approximately 1-2 hours to complete.  When enrolling, online families must select Clifton Area Neighborhood School as their school site.

You can download the two required forms for Kindergarten and 1st grade enrollment at these links:  Emergency Medical Authorization and Health History.

Full Enrollment Online: Full enrollment will require uploads of personal documents as well as the Emergency Medical Authorization and Health History Form. 

Partial Enrollment Online:  Fields may be completed without a document upload and an appointment can be made with Michelle Senger to complete the registration process in person.

To schedule your enrollment appointment, contact Michelle Senger at (513) 363-6581 or via e-mail.


Second Grade and above

We are currently monitoring interest in the creation of a 2nd & 3rd grade class at CANS for the 2019-2020 school year.  Please email us at cansadvisory@gmail.com if you are interested in more information.





Please fill out our non-binding Intent to Enroll online form (this information will greatly assist our planning). Or you may download this word document version and then email it to us

Additional information about enrolling in Cincinnati Public Schools:

Preschool Enrollment (turning 3 or 4 by September 30)
Kindergarten Enrollment (turning 5 by September 30)
First-Grade Enrollment

Check your boundaries

CANS is a neighborhood school serving the communities of Clifton Heights, University Heights, Fairview, Clifton, and Spring Grove Village. To find out if you live within the Clifton Area Neighborhood School boundaries use CPS' Interactive Cropper Map System to find and view your School Assignment by School Name and Street Name.

Spread the Word

Tell your friends and family about the new school. If you are interested in learning more or contributing to the CANS Advisory Group, please contact us!