Urban Community School

4909 Lorain Road
Cleveland, OH 44102-0441
Tel: (216)939-8330
Grades: PK-8 | 511 students
Urban Community School provides primarily low-income children from Cleveland's near west side with an individualized, innovative, and challenging education.
Founded and sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland, UCS is an ecumenical school in the Catholic tradition.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1968
Awards  Blue Ribbon School - Selected in n/a

Student Body

Total Students 511 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 23%
Students by Grade Urban Community School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 29 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 21 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(White or Green Polo, Jeans, Khakis, Athletic Shoes)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,200
Tuition Notes Tuition is determined based on annual family income. Vouchers and need-based scholarships are available to provide significant financial aid.
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Patricia Rossman Skrha


Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art Club, Chime Choir, Choir, Garden Club, KARATE, MUSE, Power of the Pen, Recycling, Science Olympiad Art Club, Chime Choir, Choir, Garden Club, KARATE, MUSE, Recycling, Power of the Pen,
Science Olympiad,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Saint Ignatius High School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Metro Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Metro Catholic School (0.2 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cleveland
    Metro Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 555 students
    0.2 miles
    1910 W 54th St
    Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Cleveland
    Grades: PK-8 | 264 students
    0.8 miles
    1355 W. 70th Street
    Cleveland, OH 44102
  • Cleveland
     Saint Ignatius High School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1500 students
    0.8 miles
    1911 W 30th St
    Cleveland, OH 44113
  • Cleveland
    St Rocco School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 174 students
    1 miles
    3205 Fulton Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44109
  • Cleveland
    The Bridge Ave School
    Special Program Emphasis (Christian)
    Grades: 5-8 | 13 students
    1.2 miles
    3389 Fulton Rd
    Cleveland, OH 44109

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