Enroll Now Calendar Jobs

Orchard (PreK-8)

School Stats:

4200 Bailey Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
216.838.7352 (main)
216.634.2135 (fax)
9:10 a.m. -3:40 p.m.

Principal: Kathryn Francis

Ward: 16

Enroll Now

About Our School

Orchard STEM School is one of CMSD’s high performing school choices in a growing portfolio of quality school options, dedicated to the success of every child we serve.

Orchard STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) features:

  • Flexible classroom designs and student-centered environments encourage interaction and problem-solving skills
  • Lessons framed within the context of real world problems
  • Fully integrated arts curriculum to boost student involvement and achievement


Special projects, field trips, and presentations capture student interest and enhance the learning experience. Design Squad challenges students through competition to design a problem-solving model. Based on academic excellence students are accepted at Cleveland’s New and Innovative high schools, including John Hay, MC2 STEM, New Tech, and Garrett Morgan.


Details at a glance

Academics (Special Programs)
Problem Based Learning’s focusis on a real life problem within the community, state, country, and possibly internationally. Students in grades Pre-K – 3 focus on Inquiry Based Learning across the core subjects of ELA, Math, science, and social studies. They will participate in the STEAM Fair in May of each year. Grades 4-8 participate in Problem Base Learning and the annual STEAM Fair. Teams of teachers develop a problem, using a trans-disciplinary approach to develop a curriculum map, and lesson plans. The student must bring to the situation his/her own strengths and talents and put them to use. The school will allow students to take intellectual risks and prepare them to become inventive, creative problem-solvers for the 21st Century.

 Year Built:n/a

Extra Curricular Activities

  • Boys/Girls Basketball
  • Running Club
  • We Run the City (with Cleveland YMCA)
Clubs and Activities
  • Architecture Club
  • Cleveland Institute of Art – Fabrication Laboratory
  • Engineering Club
  • NASA Sustainability Conference
  • Tour of Woodland Data Center
Community Partners
  • BakerHostetler
  • Cleveland State University
  • Cleveland YMCA

View Larger Map