Students learn about gardening on the school grounds

Students learn about gardening on the school grounds

Our School

South Side Academy offers:

  • A safe and secure learning environment

  • Strong school pride with community

  • Free breakfast and lunch

  • Family programs and festivals

  • Transportation provided for eligible students

  • Music education, physical education and art education classes

  • Highly-qualified teachers

  • After-School programs

  • Student centered instruction with free tutoring

  • Small class sizes

  • Technology focused classrooms

  • Rigorous, comprehensive, and differentiated curriculum

Our History

South Side Academy is a community school option. We have grown from an educational establishment that has been an academic choice in Youngstown for nearly twenty years.  South Side Academy offers a diverse learning environment focused on the various learning styles of our students and curriculum alternatives that are geared toward the 21st century learner.  South Side Academy strives to offer students a strong learning environment that removes nonacademic barriers to allow our students the best chances at successful lifelong learning.

Archie Stanford

Archie Stanford

There are so many different things I like about South Side Academy. First, I like the teachers. They care about us more than they care about themselves. They show us new and exciting things. Gym is great too! I also love art because I love to draw. There are so many things that I like about the school.”
— Archie Stanford, 6th grade

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