Welcome to IDEA Cincinnati

Nationally ranked, tuition-free public schools opening in 2022.

Our Impact

IDEA Cincinnati is excited to continue our work with the Cincinnati community as we find and develop school sites and recruit top-notch principals and educators for future IDEA Cincinnati schools. Building on our community relationships and partnerships will enable IDEA to effectively provide a high-quality education to students as they progress along the road to and through college is a top priority for the new region.



In 2022, IDEA Cincinnati will be home to two locations.



By 2022, IDEA will operate more than 200 schools in ten regions educating 100,000 students on their road to and through college. Specific student numbers for Cincinnati will be added to this page in the future.



Since IDEA’s first graduating class in 2007, 100% of our seniors have been accepted to colleges and universities nationwide.


Through small learning groups and daily access to technology, every student learns at the level and speed just right for them. 

Expert Teachers

Our teachers bring subject matter expertise and an unwavering commitment to set each student on a path to success.


Our school is family. Parents, teachers, and administrators work as a team to help each student reach their full potential. 

Apply Now for the 2022-2023 School Year

Work at IDEA

We are a looking for hard-working, talented individuals to help make college a reality for all children in Cincinnati. From the classroom to transportation and everything in between – your work will directly deliver on IDEA’s mission.

Regional Fiduciary Board

Dr. Dwight Young – Board President
Jorge Perez – Board Vice President
Marquicia Jones – Woods-Board Secretary
Deon Mack – Board Member

Regional Leadership

Matthew Kyle

Executive Director, Cincinnati

Martinez Wilson

Regional Director of Operations, Cincinnati

Phil Schneider

Regional Director of Advancement, Cincinnati

Tom Loughead

Regional Director of Staffing, Cincinnati

Simone Green

Executive Assistant, Cincinnati