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    Quality CPS Preschool

    Our quality Preschool Program supports young children and families for lifelong learning.

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    Welcome to Pleasant Hill Academy

    Located on 18 acres of natural beauty, we are a neighborhood school serving grades Preschool-6.

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    Vision 2020: Environmental Science

    Enrichment opportunities include real-life experiences and community events.

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    Learning Outside the Classroom

    Hands-on outdoor learning opportunities align with classroom lessons to inspire curiosity and encourage exploration.

Environmental Science School

Pleasant Hill Academy is a neighborhood school and Community Learning Center that offers an Environmental Science focus, the first public-school program of its kind in the region. Designed to inspire curiosity, encourage exploration, and promote leadership and critical-thinking skills, the Environmental Science program takes full advantage of the school's 18-acre campus to offer hands-on learning across all subject areas. Read More About Our Environmental Science Focus.

What’s Happening at Pleasant Hill Academy?

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Where Students Build Skills for a Dynamic World

At Pleasant Hill Academy, our focus on science and hands-on learning fosters the natural curiosity of children while teaching them how to be better thinkers, problem-solvers and innovators. No matter where their future dreams may take them, Pleasant Hill students learn the skills and gain the confidence they need to support their journey. Best of all, their education here comes with an advance on their future — all Pleasant Hill students qualify for a scholarship through the Ohio State University – 4H Program.  Read More About Pleasant Hill Academy.

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7:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.




1350 W. North Bend Road
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Our Principal Shauna McDowell

Principal Shauna McDowellPrincipal Shauna McDowell has a rich career with CPS as a teacher and administrator. She is proud to lead Pleasant Hill Academy and excited to see the world open up for our students through our Environmental Science focus! Read More About Shauna McDowell