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Andrews Osborne Academy
38588 Mentor Ave., Willoughby, 44094
Andrews Osborne Academy’s Quidditch Club is modeled after the sport created by J.K. Rowling in the Harry Potter series. Plus, click here to read about how the school's Phoenix News Network shared good news with students during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Archbishop Hoban High School
1 Holy Cross Blvd., Akron, 44306
Students celebrate Mum Day, where students refrain from speaking until the first cheer at the pep rally. This month, we talked to teacher Jason Anderson, who reprised his annual role as George Washington to help fourth and fifth grade students learn over Zoom.
Cornerstone Christian Academy
2846 Som Center Road, Willoughby Hills, 44094
Cornerstone Christian Academy students can participate in College Credit Plus coursework through Ohio Christian University.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy
4687 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 44224
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy has eight state champion teams and had 14 students committed to college athletics programs in 2019.
35001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, 44040
Gilmour Academy has 43 student-run clubs, including Speech and Debate, Courage 2 Act Crew and Tobit Ministry.
Grand River Academy
3042 College St., Austinburg, 44010
Students can participate in winter intensives where they can learn about world food and culture or volunteering.
Hathaway Brown School
19600 N. Park Blvd., Shaker Heights, 44122
Hathaway Brown’s Fellowships in Applied Studies offers eight centers for students to explore subjects from global citizenship to creative arts.
12465 County Line Road, Gates Mills, 44040
Hawken’s girls swimming team has won an OHSAA Division II Swimming & Diving State Championship for 21 consecutive years, the third-longest active girls swimming streak in the country. Plus, a Hawken senior shares how found speech and debate as a way to get over shyness and open up opportunities.
Hebrew Academy of Cleveland
1860 S. Taylor Road, Cleveland Heights, 44118
Fifty percent of Hebrew Academy’s seniors take college credit classes through Ursuline College.
11530 Madison Road, Huntsburg Twp., 44046
Hershey Montessori’s new Upper School building is the first in the Midwest to meet the Passive House Institute’s sustainability standards. In this month's issue, graduate Abriella Minotti shared what it was like to speak to 150 of the county's most powerful people at the State Of Geauga.
Holy Name High School
6000 Queens Highway, Parma Heights, 44130
Twenty-one percent of Holy Name students participate in the College Credit Plus Program, earning high school and college credit simultaneously. Find out how theology teacher PJ Farrell mixes tradition with a progressive approach by coaching the school's esports team.
Lake Catholic High School
6733 Reynolds Road, Mentor, 44060
Students participate in Meal Ministry, where they prepare hot meals for Project Hope for the Homeless and sandwiches and soups for St. Malachi Hunger Center. This month, we talked to science department chair Christine Ronzi about how she uses real-world experiences to supplement book learning.
Lake Ridge Academy
37501 Center Ridge Road, North Ridgeville, 44039
Lake Ridge’s three Centers Of Excellence focus on scientific exploration and research, fine arts and global citizenship. Plus, a sophomore led a walkout for gun control while in middle school, resulting in a Harding Family Charitable Trust Scholarship.
1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights, 44120
Laurel’s Center For Research On Girls partners with national scholars to examine issues such as the effects of stress and well-being on girls’ lives. Plus, meet the twin sisters who have their school in contention for a state basketball championship this year.
3565 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, 44118
Lutheran East’s Honors Academy students partake in community service activities, internships and cultural events in the Cleveland area.
Magnificat High School
20770 Hilliard Blvd., Rocky River, 44116
Students complete 30 hours of community service during their sophomore year. Additionally, junior Alexandra Androsik tells us about rebuilding a Honda CB350 motorcycle in class and the joys of learning new skills.
Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School
13000 Auburn Road, Chardon, 44024
NDCL offers 14 College Credit Plus courses, which allow students to earn college and high school credit simultaneously. Plus, graduate David Oppenlander launched a virtual 5K this year to bring the community together.
Our Lady of The Elms
375 W. Exchange St., Akron, 44313
Our Lady of The Elms has 10 advanced placement courses and nine honors courses for students. This month, freshman Zoe Nicholas talks about what it was like to make headbands for health care workers to relieve pressure from protective masks.
Padua Franciscan High School
6740 State Road, Parma, 44134
Since its inception In 1971, Padua’s student-run Christmas for Others Fundraiser has raised more than $500,000 for charity.
St. Edward High School
13500 Detroit Ave., Lakewood, 44107
Since 1978, St. Edward has won 67 state athletic titles, including an OHSAA Division I State Wrestling Championship in 2018. Plus, we learned how a senior with autism is overcoming challenges to do everything he wants to do, such as wrestling and choir.
St. Ignatius High School
1911 W. 30th St., Cleveland, 44113
Backup quarterback for the New England Patriots Brian Hoyer (2004) is the first alum to win a Super Bowl ring as a player. Plus, the school is sending a team of students to the Science Olympiad this year.
St. Joseph Academy
3470 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, 44111
St. Joseph Academy has its own student-run literary magazine called Calliope. With the pandemic shutting down in-person school, we learned this month how St. Joseph Academy's Brenda Ziebert turned to remote gym class.
St. Martin De Porres High School
6202 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland, 44103
St. Martin De Porres partners with more than 120 Northeast Ohio organizations for Its corporate work-study program.
St. Vincent-St. Mary High School
15 N. Maple St., Akron, 44303
For the past nine years, at least one St. Vincent-St. Mary student has been selected to be an All-American Model United Nations Team team member.
Trinity High School
12425 Granger Road, Garfield Heights, 44125
Trinity’s Pre-Professional Internship Program offers students work experience at one of more than 70 Northeast Ohio organizations. This month, we profiled senior Jack Maloney, who started the hashtag as a way for students, faculty and alumni to share videos and more.
18491 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland,
Members of VASJ’s Public Relations Club work on all aspects of the school’s marketing. Plus, graduate China Williams talks about how her trip to Africa helped her build new perspectives and new friends.
Walsh Jesuit High School
4550 Wyoga Lake Road, Cuyahoga Falls, 44224
By the time students graduate, they will have completed more than 85 hours of community service. Plus, a science teacher leans on students and her school's community to get through a tough time.
Western Reserve Academy
115 College St., Hudson, 44236
Western Reserve Academy’s Beyond Reserve program helps students explore career aspirations through summer internships. This month, we talked to Western Reserve Academy freshman Veronique Mintz, who wrote about the positives of distance learning in the New York Times.