Kenneth W Clement Boys Leadership Academy

Building the men of tomorrow, starting today!

  • Kenneth W. Clement Boys' Leadership Academy is one of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s few schools offering single-gender education.

    We foster a learning environment that inspires, motivates and encourages young males from Pre-K through 8th grade to achieve academic excellence while providing social & emotional support daily. We begin each day with the reciting of our creed and ritual, preparing our scholars to be successful in a culture that stresses respect, compassion for others and displays of good character.

    Our goal is to create scholars who are prepared to take active leadership roles in their high schools, universities, families and communities. It is our expectation that our scholars will become key contributors in this global society where we are building men of tomorrow, starting today. 


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  • Address:  14311 Woodworth Road, 44112
    Phone Number:  216.838.8800
    8:25 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
    Derrick Holifield, Head of School
    Ismail Douglas, Dean of Engagement
    Lorisha Frazier, Family Support Specialist
    Pamela Berry, Administrative Assistant
    To schedule a visit or get involved contact: 
    Tiarra ComerCommunity Wrap Around Site Coordinator
    Phone: 216.838.8800

Welcome to Kenneth Clement Boys' Leadership Academy (KCBLA)!

  • Mission:

    Kenneth W. Clement Boys’ Leadership Academy develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while advocating for and servicing our community.



    The Objective of Kenneth W. Clement Boys' Leadership Academy is to stimulate the ambition of its scholars; prepare and educate young men to be successful at high performing 21st century high schools; and to encourage leaders who are of high moral character and academic distinction.


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