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in the future of our students, most of whom are from families of limited economic means. We rely on the generosity of people, businesses, foundations and other community organizations to support our families in their efforts to provide a solid education for their children.
Saint Adalbert is not just a school; it's a movement that was born out of a parish on a mission. In 1961, we merged with the first and only African-American Roman Catholic Parish in the Diocese of Cleveland. Back then, this church was described as “one of the noteworthy and outstanding missions in the city.” The same words could be used to describe Saint Adalbert today. SEE HOW WE ARE GROWING

How We Are Growing

Saint Adalbert is the fastest growing school in the Diocese of Cleveland serving students from families of limited economic means. We feel like family because in many cases we are family; generations of families have attended our school!
Parents choose Saint Adalbert Catholic School for its rich history, strong reputation, and location. The School is located in the historic Fairfax neighborhood, just six blocks south of the Cleveland Clinic campus and only one mile from the city’s expansive and historic investment of the East 105th corridor, Opportunity Corridor, and Fairfax Innovation Square Housing Development. Students attend our school from the surrounding cities as well, including Buckeye-Shaker, Central, Kinsman, Saint Clair/Superior, Union-Miles, and Hough neighborhoods.
Did You Know...
100% of students receive free & reduced lunches
15% of students participate in After School Care Program
Doubled in size since 2012 to over 400 students
40% of students live in the Historic Fairfax Community
Our largest growth is in Pre-K and 1st Grade
Offering quality care for three and four year olds
Saint Adalbert Catholic School is recognized for providing a quality Catholic education steeped in tradition with real world results. Curriculum and instruction are the vehicles by which we provide our students with a solid academic foundation to prepare them for high school and beyond.
Consistently adding students for six straight years has presented fiscal and facility challenges, hampering our efforts to meet the diverse needs of our students and families. Currently, the school is over capacity and relies on several temporary mobile units for classrooms, IEP support, reading intervention, and office space.
The increased cost of acquiring, training, and maintaining a highly qualified staff while providing well-designed, high-impact curriculum and programs for our increased student population has also become a challenge. Financial demands extend beyond the school day, since the number of students arriving for breakfast and remaining after school has grown by over 300% in recent years.

Success Stories

The Solution

Construction has begun!

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Construction on our New Early Childhood Learning Center slated to open in August 2019.

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Please contact Arlene Aulisio by phone at (440) 309-0964 or emailing Also ask about mentoring and volunteer opportunities.

New Early Childhood Learning Center$5 million

Our new 13,000 square foot, state of the art, facility to provide our early learners an instructional environment that is rich and authentic. The New Early Childhood Learning Center will include:
  • Nine modern classrooms
  • Dedicated cafeteria for younger students
  • Beautiful outdoor play area with green space
  • A foundation of learning for the students’ most important years: Pre- Kindergarten to Grade 2

Curriculum & Instruction for All Students$2 million

Aligning our curriculum to maintain an engaging instructional environment that is rich and authentic will require additional staff and programmatic costs. Students need intentional instruction that incorporates hands-on learning and lessons that engage students in multidisciplinary projects. Some of our curriculum enhancements will include:
  • Parent engagement program
  • My Media, a 12-week after school program
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, English, Arts and Math) after school care and summer programs
  • The Lu - interactive playground...Educational and fun!
  • Multi-media room
  • Differentiated and personalized instruction with two staff members per class


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Rockin' the Block!

Rockin' the Block was a Rockin' Success!

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Community Partners

Some of our community partners

We would like to acknowledge the following businesses and organizations for their generous contributions to our school:


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Please contact Arlene Aulisio by phone at (440) 309-0964 or emailing