A 100% tuition free, K-6 charter school in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood – is committed to building a collaborative learning culture that unites staff, families and the community to provide our students with pathways for growth, academic excellence and lifelong success. We believe our children are a reflection of our community and have the “whole child,” “whole family,” and “whole community mindset” because every child is worth it – every single day. At Stepstone Academy, we are committed to each child’s long-term growth and development, understanding that literacy – beginning in the early grades – sets the stage for analytical and critical thinking skills required to succeed in high school, college and life. Our academic expectations promote a sense of worth, personal responsibility, civic engagement and a “no excuse—every child can succeed” attitude. We are changing more than just the narrative around urban education. Stepstone Academy is changing lives.