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Our School

There is always something to see at Woodford Academy. Serving grades preK-6, we offer a vibrant culture dedicated to the arts and education in the heart of a thriving arts community.

Through our Arts and Culture focus, we are connecting our young visual and performing artists with professional resources in the community. These connections are designed to inspire our students — and to provide them with insight into how to chart their own course for the future. As we offer new electives going forward, students will have a greater opportunity to explore their interests and share their talents with their peers, their parents and the community at large.

Every month we offer events that are open to the public. From plays to concerts to technology conferences, Woodford Academy provides its students with a stage on which to build their skills, grow their knowledge and forge a path to a lifetime of achievement.


Woodford Arts and Culture Academy’s mission is to create a learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through integrated curriculum that reaches across content areas. Our rigorous curriculum is enriched by a powerful and expressive force of the arts that promotes creativity, diversity, confidence and academic excellence. Woodford is an urban magnet school with the Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS).


Woodford Arts and Culture Academy is a model artistic and cultural school where students are actively engaged as creative thinkers and problem-solvers.

School Motto

At Woodford, ROARS Rule!

Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)

PBIS stands for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports. PBIS is a framework that uses positive praise and intervention to help students be recognized for their positive behaviors and support ALL students in meeting the schoolwide expectations. 

Respectful - Outstanding- Attitude - Responsible- Safe

View and download: Woodford PBIS Behavior Matrices in All Locations

View and download: Woodford Academy Behavior Continuum and Discipline Flow Chart

Before & After-School Care

Woodford Academy offers before and after-school care for parents that is provided through the Imani Family Center. Students have access to the Art Café, tutoring, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, tennis lessons, musical instruction, art instruction and even the Red Nose Circus, which trains students how to juggle, use stilts and more. 

After School Care runs from 3:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. A snack and dinner are provided.

Before School Care runs from 8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. Mondays through Fridays. 

Interested in signing your student up for either program? Email Ashley Wilcoxson at

Community Learning Centers

For our schools to transform, our communities must be revitalized. For our communities to revitalize, our schools must be transformed. They are dependent on each other and Community Learning Centers are the link.

What is a Community Learning Center (CLC)?
Schools and the communities they serve are closely linked. Seldom does one succeed without the success of the other. That's why our CLCs support student achievement, enrich and revitalize communities, and maximize the community's return on their financial investment.

We are very proud to be a CLC and a neighborhood anchor. We strive to go beyond academics to focus on the whole child by serving as a hub for community services that are available to all students, their families and the entire community. We are able to offer a variety of services thanks to the collaboration and support of our many partners and the community.

Our Resource Coordinator
The key component of a CLC is the partners who provide services and support. To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, please contact our Resource Coordinator at (513) 363-6400.

School Visits and Tours

We welcome visits from parents and guardians as well as prospective families who would like a tour. To protect student safety, all visitors must register in the office before going to the classroom.

To schedule a tour, call us at (513) 363-6418 or follow the link below.

School Tour Booking Request