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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Northside Preparatory Academy! We look forward to opening our doors this August to provide a safe, secure learning environment for K-8 students in the Northside, Winton & Spring Grove neighborhoods (and surrounding areas) of Cincinnati. We have big plans for building a strong sense of community at our school, and we are excited that you are joining us in founding this very special community school.

Thank you for choosing Northside Prep!

Sincerely,

Ms. Yolanda Clark
Principal

Yolanda Clark, Principal

Ms. Yolanda Clark joined Northside Preparatory Academy as founding principal in 2020 with over 20 years of experience as a PK-8 teacher and school administrator. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, she worked as a principal for Richard Allen Schools at charter schools in Dayton and Hamilton, Ohio. In addition to teaching and school leadership, Ms. Clark has also served in administrative roles such as Parent & Family Engagement Coordinator and Preschool Director. Ms. Clark holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Central State University and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Antioch University. She also holds a Ohio Principal License and many other certifications and credentials.

Jamie Brady, Superintendent

Jamie Brady joined ACCEL Schools in 2019 with over 20 years of experience as a K-12 educator, principal, director, charter school authorizer, and educational consultant. As Regional Vice President at ACCEL Schools, she oversees leadership development, instructional programming, operations, and strategic planning for multiple schools in Southern Ohio. Mrs. Brady holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University, a Master’s degree and Principal Certification in Educational Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University, and has completed all of her Ed.D. coursework through Walden University.  Mrs. Brady is an experienced leader with expertise and demonstrated mastery in coaching and development, budgeting and finance, instructional leadership, school turnaround, and board relations.

  • Yolanda Clark

    Principal
  • Sherri Yates

    Office Manager
  • Cassandra Price

    Office Manager
  • Teacher

    General Education Teacher
  • Staff

    Staff Member

Community School

Northside Preparatory Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by Richland Academy of the Arts 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.