East Academy, Home of the Falcons!
Serving elementary & middle school in Cleveland & Cuyahoga County!
K-8 Community School Managed by ACCEL Schools
ACCEL Schools is a high-performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States
Welcome to East Academy–home of the Falcons! At East Academy, we provide a safe and secure learning environment. Our mission is that each educator will work diligently to execute our academic and cultural expectations explicitly and with fidelity to ensure each student’s educational needs are met. Our core values at East are “pursuing academic excellence, celebrating individuals, developing character, and building community.”
The students at East Academy have a very hardworking and dedicated staff. I have observed many of them go out of their way to serve our students. We hope you strongly consider enrolling your child at East Academy and allowing us to serve your child’s educational needs.
Dr. Sheila Sherman, Interim Principal
Dr. Sherman joined the East Academy Family in September 2019 as Regional Vice President and Superintendent. Now, I have added an additional role of Interim Principal. I am both elated and passionate about the future of East Academy; despite the challenges that we have experienced with COVID-19 these last few months, we are planning to do some new and exciting things for our scholars beginning this year.
Dr. Sheila L. Sherman, Superintenden
Dr. Sheila Sherman joined ACCEL Schools in 2019 with over 25 yearsof experience as a K-12 educator, principal, Director ofBilingual Education, and Assistant Superintendent. As Regional Vice President at ACCEL Schools, she oversees leadershipdevelopment, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning formultiple schools in Northeast Ohio. Dr.Sherman has also served as an adjunct professor at Wayne State and North Illinois universities. She holds a Bachelor’s degreein Technology from Purdue University, M.Ed. from Cambridge College, Education Specialist certification from Wayne StateUniversity, and a doctoral degree in K-12 Educational Administration from Michigan State University. Dr. Sherman has apassion for cultural responsiveness, K-12 research, finance, management, operations, and school infrastructure.
East Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by the St. Aloysius Orphanage (Charter School Specialists) which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.
Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.