IDEA Charter Schools in Greater Cincinnati

Nationally ranked, tuition-free public schools in Ohio.

Our Impact

IDEA Greater Cincinnati is excited to continue our work with the Greater Cincinnati community as we find and develop school sites and recruit top-notch principals and educators for future IDEA Greater 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.

IDEA's Schools in Greater Cincinnati

Four reasons parents love IDEA Applying to IDEA Greater Cincinnati Charter Schools

College-Prep Academic Model

Through structured, challenging coursework, IDEA Public Schools focuses on college preparation for all children.

We Are Open To All Students

We are a tuition-free public school option in your neighborhood. IDEA is one of the nation’s highest-performing public school networks.

Focus On the Whole Child

We understand that success is more than just mastering lessons and passing exams. In addition to teaching core subjects, IDEA’s personalized instructional courses include character development and culture education.

Highly Trained & Experienced Teachers

We partner with families to see every student to and through college. Our teachers help students identify their goals, track their progress, and adjust instruction as needed to ensure each student masters every subject and realizes their goals.  



Since 2022, IDEA Greater Cincinnati is home to two locations: IDEA Valley View and
IDEA Price Hill. 



We serve nearly 500 students between our academy and college prep campuses.



Since IDEA’s first graduating class in 2007, nearly 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. 

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Since 2000, IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school with 150 students to a network of tuition-free, K-12 public charter schools serving students in Texas, Ohio, Louisiana, and Florida. 

Work at IDEA

We are 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

Dr. Cynthia Geer

Board Member

Timothy Fogarty

Board Member

Board Meetings and Agendas

Adopted Budget

Regional Leadership

Tom Loughead

Regional Director of Staffing, Greater Cincinnati

Matt Robinson

Executive Director

Daniel Allen

Regional Director of Special Programs

Sharonda Dailey

Regional Registered Nurse

IDEA prohibits discrimination, including harassment, against any student on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by law.