Benefits of Community Block

  • Students have an enhanced voice in their educational path.
  • Students select how they maximize their areas of focus on a daily basis.
  • Co-curriculars take place during the day, allowing for increased student participation and opportunities for developing student leadership.
  • Community Block and the spiraling class schedule provide a window for all classes to take students off campus for field trips or other experiential learning opportunities.
  • Schedule invites opportunities for guest speakers, assemblies and Masses without disruption to time in classroom.
The daily schedule for students in Grades 7-12 includes a 55-minute flexible-use block—inclusive of lunch—that allows for off-campus experiences and co-curricular pursuits, meetings with teachers during office hours, engaging in physical activity at one of our athletic facilities, working on assignments in a study hall, and so on.
An array of rotating schedules ensures that every class either backs up to or follows the community block once per week, on average. This affords a substantial amount of time for our teachers to re-imagine how they can integrate new experiences into their teaching. And it provides dedicated time for broader and deeper engagement with our robust co-curricular program.

Mailing Address

34001 Cedar Road, Gates Mills, Ohio 44040
phone: (440) 473-8000

Campus Addresses
An independent, Catholic, coed, day and boarding school in the Holy Cross tradition. Toddler-Grade 12.