On behalf of the CANS PTO Board, Principal Zoller, and the school administration, welcome!


Eight years ago, a small group of thoughtful, committed neighbors launched The Clifton Area Neighborhood School. They envisioned tying together diverse families from across our three neighborhoods and creating a school community grounded in equity and belonging. CANS is a place for all children to thrive. This school year will be our very first as a full Pre-K through 6th elementary school. The CANS school community is only as strong as your voices. The inclusivity at CANS must feel exceptional to our new and returning families, to our CUF, Spring Grove Village, and Clifton families, to our families of all colors, backgrounds, beliefs, lifestyles, and preferences.


You are invited to invest in our children’s growth both inside and outside of the classroom. You have a critical perspective or talent to share. Please join us in growing this unique school community in any of the ways outlined in this and future communications and in any other way that inspires you.


Lauren Cofrin, PTO President

Bree Shaftel, PTO Vice-President 



PTO/LSDMC Meeting Schedule

  • Monday, September 11th
  • Monday, October 9th
  • Monday, November 13th
  • Monday, January 8th
  • Tuesday, February 13th
  • Monday, March 11th
  • Monday, April 8th
  • Monday, May 13th

Meetings, school holidays, and more on the CANS PTO Calendar


We want to hear from you! Your insights and questions help make CANS better. Please share suggestions to improve your family’s school experience or questions for the principal, PTO, or Sports Boosters here. Responses will be provided at each PTO/LSDMC meeting. If you’re unable to attend, you can access the minutes here.

Please note: If you have specific questions or feedback related to your child or specific staff members, please contact your child’s teacher or Mr. Zoller ( Questions or feedback about specific staff members will not be addressed through this forum.


Class size information

The issue of class sizes comes up often. How large a class can be, and at what numbers a class is eligible for a paraprofessional is set by the collective bargaining agreement between CPS and the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers. That agreement can be found here, the class size limits can be found on page 59.