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Frequently Asked Questions


What is a charter school?
Charter schools are independently-operated public schools. Parents can choose to send their children to a public charter school outside of their “zoned” public school. There is no charge or tuition to attend a public charter school. While charter schools have flexibility in choosing curriculum and developing innovative teaching practices, charter schools must test students and report results, just like the government-operated public schools, as required by federal and state laws.


School Location:
Winton Preparatory Academy
4750 Winton Rd.
Cincinnati, OH 45232

Phone: 513-276-4166
Fax: 513-541-2314


We have trained security officers on-site. The security guards offer assistance with classroom behavior, lunchroom, and arrival/dismissal activities. Winton Preparatory has a state of the art camera system in all hallways and outside entrances. As a school we, practice safety drills monthly. We are very proud of our safe and secure campus.


What sets Winton Preparatory Academy apart from other schools?
Winton offers a choice for parents and students within the public school system. Winton is often referred to as a private school without the tuition. We place a high emphasis on  parent involvement and require parent participation. Our curriculum allows for small group learning to take place allowing the teacher to focus on the needs of the individual child. Students experience PBL (Project Based Learning) curriculum projects focusing on literacy development and technology implementation. We also offer daily experiences of ENCORE classes which includes art, music, physical education, and literacy lab. New for the 2018-19 school year, we are seeking funds for an outdoor urban garden classroom. This outdoor classroom will offer a unique learning environment for all student K-8.


Do I need to pay tuition to have my child enrolled?
No. Our school is free to attend.


Is there a uniform?
Yes. Please our full Dress Code Policy by clicking here.


Are extra-curricular programs offered?
Yes, we offer an array of after-school activities for our students. Please seek information in the main office concerning after school activity opportunities. We are always looking for community volunteers to assist with after-school programs.


Are there opportunities for students to use technology?
Yes. Our campus is wireless and all classrooms are equipped with Google Chrome Books and/or tablets. The building also has a computer lab featuring 25 computers.


Does Winton Preparatory Academy provide transportation?
Yes. We offer free yellow bus service to students within a two-mile radius from the school.


Are Winton’s teachers certified?
Every Winton Teacher is certified to teach in the subject and grade-level to which they are assigned.  All staff is highly qualified and provided targeted professional development to meet the needs of your student. All school personnel must participate in a FBI and BCI background check.