About Ethel M. Taylor Academy


It is the mission of Ethel M. Taylor Academy to utilize innovative methods to provide experiences for children to reach their educational and personal potential while nurturing their self-esteem and self-confidence.


Ethel M. Taylor Academy will be a recognized School of Excellence that prepares children for a changing world.

Community Learning Centers

For our schools to transform, our communities must be revitalized. For our communities to revitalize, our schools must be transformed. They are dependent on each other and Community Learning Centers are the link.

What is a Community Learning Center (CLC)?

Schools and the communities they serve are closely linked. Seldom does one succeed without the success of the other. That's why our CLCs support student achievement, enrich and revitalize communities, and maximize the community's return on their financial investment.

We are very proud to be a CLC and a neighborhood anchor. We strive to go beyond academics to focus on the whole child by serving as a hub for community services that are available to all students, their families and the entire community. We are able to offer a variety services thanks to the collaboration and support of our many partners and the committed community of Millvale.

The following CLC services are available at our school:

  • Cincinnati Youth Collaborative (CYC) provides adult mentors.
  • University of Cincinnati Department of Education brings regular tutors and student teachers every semester.
  • Adopt-a-Class program is designed to allow a community agency or company to "adopt" a classroom of students. Throughout the school year a relationship is built between the students and their teacher with their adopting partner. Activities are organized for the students and the partner to get together and have some fun. Participating partners include Union Savings Bank and Cincinnati Chamber.
  • Grad Cincinnati provides direct academic and instructional assistance, enrichment, intervention, remediation, as well as support activities and services. Contact: Chris Brown, Academic Specialist. 

Our Resource Coordinator

Molly Luken is the Resource Coordinator for Ethel Taylor Academy.

The key component of a CLC is the partners who provide services and support. To manage and align these valuable partnerships, our full-time, on-site Resource Coordinator, Molly Luken, plays an integral role in the success of the Community Learning Center.

To learn more about the services available at our school or how your company or organization can become a CLC partner or volunteer, please contact Molly Luken at (513) 363-3644 or via email.

Local School Decision-Making Committee (LSDMC)

LSDMC is a group of parents, teachers and community representatives. The group functions in an advisory role to the principal, to determine program, policy and budget issues for the school.

School Visits and Tours

We welcome visits from parents and guardians as well as prospective families who would like a tour. To protect student safety, all visitors must register in the office before going to the classroom. Parents/guardians who would like a conference with their child's teacher must schedule an appointment with the teacher.

Tours are also available on request. To schedule a tour, stop by our main office or call us at (513) 363-3600.