What is the Campus International School?

    The Campus International School is a public school developed by Cleveland State University (CSU) and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). 

    Campus International is a K-8 school that prepares students to be global citizens by emphasizing student inquiry and a global perspective. CIS is located on the campus of Cleveland State University and benefits from a unique, nationally-recognized partnership with the university. CIS offers:

    • Two authorized International Baccalaureate programmes (Primary Years / Middle Years) that set high standards for students' academic and personal achievements.
    • Teaching and learning that promotes inquiry 
    • Resources from CSU including a faculty advisor to assist with curriculum development, student teachers to augment classroom teaching and other university resources.
    • An environment that helps students understand of the benefits of college, creating a clear path for increasing higher education attainment for urban students.


    Where is the Campus located?

    2160 Payne Ave. Cleveland OH

    What grade levels are included in the Campus International School?

    Kindergarten through 8th grade levels. 

    Who is eligible to attend the Campus International School?

    Kindergarten through 8th grade school age children. Sixty-five percent of CIS students are Cleveland residents. Twenty percent of CIS students are the children of full-time CSU faculty, staff or students and fifteen percent of CIS students are non-residents.

    Is tuition required to attend Campus International?

    No. Campus International is a public school.

    May I visit the school?

    Yes, Campus International conducts weekly scheduled tours. We encourage parents to take a tour before applying to the school. Parents may call us at 216.838.8000 to schedule a walk-through tour on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. We are located at 2160 Payne Ave., Cleveland, 44115

    Is before and after school care offered?

    Yes. Before/after school care is offered. However, before/after care is a fee-based service of the YMCA. 

    How can I enroll my child in Campus International School?

    Each year, around February, a lottery is conducted. Only students who have applied with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District are included in the lottery. We encourage all parents to contact the Campus International School at 216 838-8000 prior to January 15th to receive updated information on how to apply.

    If one child is enrolled in Campus International, does a sibling automatically get in, or does the sibling have to enter the lottery?

    The sibling still has to apply to the district by the lottery date and receive a lottery number. Priority will be given to Kindergarten siblings. 

    How does the lottery work?

    A lottery is conducted on a date determined by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. All students who have applied to a CMSD school are assigned a number based on a computerized lottery. The first twenty percent of the seats are assigned to students who have a full-time affiliation with Cleveland State. The next sixty-five percent of the seats are assigned to Cleveland residents. The remaining fifteen percent of the seats are assigned to non-residents. All students who are not accepted in the initial lottery are placed on grade level wait lists. Parents and guardians are notified in the order of the wait list if a seat becomes available.

    If I went to CSU or if I’m taking a class at CSU am I considered to be a CSU affiliate?

    No, only the children of current full-time students, staff and faculty are considered CSU affiliates.

    Is busing available?

    Yes, but only for Cleveland residents within a 2 mile radius of the school.

    For additional information, please contact the Campus International School at (216) 838-8000.