• Excellence for ALL



    Registration & Enrollment

    "Our goal is to ensure every child in Cleveland attends a high-quality school and that every neighborhood has a multitude of great schools from which families can choose."
    - The Cleveland Plan


    Families have many reasons to enroll in CMSD schools, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The District supplies devices to students who need them for remote learning, gets their families connected and provides technological support. And we provide high-quality academic programs and resources while also committing to assist with families’ social and emotional needs during this difficult period.




    To enroll in our free, highly rated preschools or get more information, call 216.838.3675 and speak to an enrollment specialist.

    Read more about preschool and eligibility requirements.




    To learn about and select options for kindergarten through 12th grade, go to the District’s online enrollment portal.


    For assistance, call 216.838.3675.

    Parents and caregivers also may enroll in person at one of our schools. To make an appointment, call your school.

    In-person enrollment also is available at District offices. Schedule an appointment here.


    MULTILINGUAL MULTICULTURAL STUDENTS: Our Multilingual Multicultural Education Office assists families with Limited English Proficiency. Call 216.838.0140 for assistance.

    SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS: Our Special Education Office offers a continuum of services and supports designed for children with disabilities, and oversees the provision of appropriate services and supports to all children with special needs and their families in every school.

    STUDENTS EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS AND TRANSITIONAL HOUSING: Our Project ACT program provides support services necessary to facilitate the child's success and ongoing participation in the educational system.

    NOTE FOR FAMILIES OF NEW NINTH GRADERS: Students who graduate from CMSD high schools are eligible for Say Yes to Education scholarships that pay the full value of tuition, minus federal and state aid, to all public colleges and universities and Pell-eligible training programs in Ohio, and more than 100 private colleges and universities across the country. To qualify, students must be continuously be enrolled in a CMSD high school and live in the District or City of Cleveland from ninth grade through graduation.


    Now, more than ever, it makes sense to Choose CMSD.