Our Mission

City Schoolhouse works to strengthen children and families by empowering them through active and individualized education, fostering a love of learning, and renewing their community through its people.


About Us

City Schoolhouse is a neighborhood microschool where students come from a walking distance away to learn academic, social, and practical life skills. Class sizes range from 10-15 students with two teachers. We teach in developmental age groups and our teaching is inspired by successful Montessori teaching techniques as well as other best practices for hands on learning. We incorporate day to day practical living skills that our students often do not learn at home in our daily curriculum.

We want all our students to be in a place where, despite their circumstances, they are treasured -- a place where they know they are created for a purpose.

We are unique because we are not just there for the student, but also for their family and community. We bring the families into the class and allow them learning and growing opportunities as well.We are teaching our students the importance of kindness, respect, and responsibility to themselves and their neighbors that is lost on so many of us today.

We use a whole-child approach — many children need auxiliary services to help them be successful students and members of society so we provide therapeutic services in the areas of speech, occupational, physical, and mental health therapy. These physical and psychological barriers can limit success and we want “boundless” learners.

Over time, the ripple effects of bringing people together to develop these individuals, the buildings around them, and the neighborhoods they fill, can bring light to an entire city for generations

How much: We are a "pay what you can" school --- what you can't pay in treasure you contribute in time or talent to support the school community.

City Schoolhouse is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. All cash or securities contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your tax advisor for additional information.


Board of Directors

Christina Poole | Founder and President

Brianne Miller | Vice-President

Jennifer Thacker | Secretary

Michelle Edwards | Treasurer

Emily Mattingly | Attorney, Stoll Keenon Ogden

Dr. Melissa Tucker | Chair, Department of Education, Boyce College

Kim Miracle | Retired RN

Advisory Board

Dr. Molly Rutherford, M.D. | Bluegrass Family Wellness, PLLC

Michael Matala | Executive Director, Portland Promise Center

Gil Roberts | Partner & Director of Client Services, Brick Bridge Consulting

Hill Harcourt | President, Owner, Ashton Advertising

Angela Nash | Special Education Expert, Christian Academy of Indiana Board Member


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Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students 

City School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.  It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.