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Preschool students play with a giant parachute
A staff member sits at a table with preschool students
A preschool student paints at an easel
A faculty member helps a student write his name
Preschool students play on the playground
A preschool class sits on the classroom rug
A preschool student listens to the teacher

Shaker Heights Preschool Program

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The preschool program incorporates the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme to cultivate inquiry-based learning and global-mindedness in our youngest learners.

Preschool students play on the rug

Social-Emotional Wellness

The preschool program provides comprehensive supports for social-emotional wellness, including counseling services, mindfulness practices and community-building activities to ensure every student feels valued and supported.

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Ludlow Renovation

The Ludlow building in Shaker Heights will serve as a dedicated space for early learning, providing a nurturing and educational environment for the district's youngest students. Designed to support the developmental needs of preschool and early elementary children, it will play a crucial role in fostering a strong foundation for lifelong learning.

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The Shaker Heights Preschool Program offers a comprehensive early learning curriculum for children ages 3-5, designed to prepare them for a successful transition to kindergarten. Currently housed at Onaway Elementary School, the program emphasizes foundational skills in a nurturing and engaging environment. In the fall of 2025, the program will expand and move to the renovated Ludlow school building, allowing for increased enrollment and enhanced facilities to better serve the community's youngest learners. Learn more about the Shaker Heights Preschool Program here.

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The Assistant Superintendent of Learning and Teaching will play a pivotal role in ensuring the academic success and growth of students throughout the District. Working closely with the superintendent and and other administrative leaders, the position provides strategic direction, leadership and support in the development and implementation of educational programs and initiatives.

Read More about Dr. Felecia M. Evans Named Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning

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International Baccalaureate

As an International Baccalaureate district, our curriculum is designed to nurture, educate students who are creative thinkers and skillful problem solvers and who are actively engaged in our global and multicultural society.

A preschool student holds up his hands covered in fingerpaints

Educational Equity

We work to understand and dismantle long-standing systemic barriers that have resulted in persistent racial disparities in academic achievement. These same barriers also prevent a true sense of belonging.

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Facilities Plan

Our vision is for all Shaker Heights children to attend school in buildings that are modern, safe and inclusive; support academic excellence; are diverse, integrated and welcoming; promote community, and; allow the District to remain fiscally responsible.

Hand-drawn sign by a student on the door at a newly remodeled Fernway. The sign says thank you for the new school