A School That Feels Like Home

Just as important as the resources we provide is the space in which we spend our time. The CLC has chosen a building which inspires creativity, curiosity, and collaboration by the very nature of its design. Located at 731 East Broad Street, this gorgeous mansion is a historic artifact of Downtown Columbus' rich history. Walking through its halls feels as though you might just be at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The mansion has open lofty ceilings, plenty of rooms where children and teens can gather, and large windows for ample natural light.

In designing our space, we were inspired by influences such as the Vittra School in Sweden, Google's innovative work environments, and research analysis on innovative learning environments done by the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development). Outside we have green space for both recreation and gardening. Inside you will find a central hub for classes surrounded by fine collaborative work areas, study cubbies, white boards, an extensive peppering of books hand-selected by our staff, and many a project-in-progress as we all co-create the learning environments we wish to see.

Our neighbors are equally as awesome. Within a fifteen minute walk you can find the Main Columbus Metropolitan Library, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD), Columbus State Community College, Franklin University, Buckeye Ranch, Lincoln TheatreMayme Park, Topiary Park, and Blackburn Park.


Within a thirty minute walk the Columbus Learning Cooperative has access to Franklin Park Conservatory, The Ohio Statehouse, the newly redesigned Scioto Mile Park along the river, COSI, the Ohio Theatre, as well as a large selection of businesses and educational initiatives with which we aim to partner.

Our Alternative Learning Space Design inspirations