Welcome to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.



"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



Thank you for your interest in enrolling your child in a CMSD school.

Currently, we are only accepting applications for preschool. You can contact the School Choice and Enrollment Office at 216-838-3675 to start the enrollment process. Once an application is submitted and all the required documents are reviewed and approved, an Early Childhood Enrollment Specialist will contact you.

If you want to enroll your child in kindergarten through 12th grade, you may contact the school you are interested in directly. Call the School Choice and Enrollment Office at 216-838-3675 to speak with an enrollment specialist, or click here to search for a CMSD school that best meets your child’s needs and interests.

You will need several documents to enroll your child in CMSD.

  • Birth certificate
  • Proof of address
  • Withdrawal form, most recent report card, or transcript
  • Guardian’s state ID
  • Guardianship/custody documents (if applicable)
  • IEP, 504 and/or ETR if the documents were issued by a school or district other than CMSD (if applicable)

The School Choice portal will open for the 2022-23 school year later this year. Information on School Choice for next school year will be posted on this page and on social media. Bookmark this page and check back for information and dates for School Choice events and activities.

If you need assistance, call the School Choice and Enrollment Office, 216-838-3675.





For all K-12 enrollment assistance, including Project ACT and Special Education, call 216.838.3675.