Welcome to IDEA Greater Cincinnati

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

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.



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



By 2022, IDEA will operate more than 140 schools in ten regions educating 80,000 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

Cynthia Geer

Board Member

Public Custodian of Records

For public custodial records requests, please contact:

Jennifer White

Board Meetings and Agendas

  • 2022.7.28: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2022.8.25: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2022.9.16-2022.9.18 Board Retreat: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2022.9.21: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2022.10.27: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2023.1.26: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2023.2.23: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2023.3.30: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2023.4.27: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2023.5.25: Notice | Agenda | Minutes
  • 2023.6.22: Notice | Agenda | Minutes

Regional Leadership

Matthew Kyle

Executive Director, Greater Cincinnati

Martinez Wilson

Regional Director of Operations, Greater Cincinnati

Phil Schneider

Regional Director of Advancement, Greater Cincinnati

Tom Loughead

Regional Director of Staffing, Greater Cincinnati

Our Student Application is now Open!

We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year for Ohio, Florida, and the majority of Texas schools. Whether you are new to IDEA or have a new sibling coming to IDEA, be sure to submit your application.