The Intergenerational School — 2015 Programs of Distinction Designee

The Intergenerational School (TIS) is a successful community public school located in Cleveland, Ohio.

In this elementary school adults of all ages participate as co-learners in supporting life-long learning and spirited citizenship.

The recipient of many local, national and international awards the model is now being replicated in Cleveland (Near West and Lakeshore Intergenerational Schools) and elsewhere.

Studies demonstrate the value of the model for both children and elders, including those with cognitive challenges like dementia.

The school has developed innovative programs in literacy, environment, health, information technology, and the arts. The school fosters collective wisdom in service of a sustainable future.

Learn about our Programs of Distinction, then apply today!

Originally published at on July 20, 2015.

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