Originally founded and built in 1888 on the corner of Stratford and Warner Street, Fairview is Cincinnati's second-oldest magnet school.

In 2008, exactly 120 years later, Fairview moved to its current location on the corner of Clifton and McAlpin Avenue and was renamed Fairview-Clifton German Language School.


OUR Mission

To educate all students to meet or exceed the district's high academic standards. Today, Fairview-Clifton's students continue to achieve academically at a high level.


The vision of Fairview-Clifton German Language School is to provide an exceptional bilingual education and a cultural experience that prepares students to be innovative members of a vibrant global community.

I appreciate the opportunity that our teachers have the freedom to use their instructional expertise to deliver instruction in differentiated ways to support the diverse population. There is something to say when many teachers send their own children/grandchildren to Fairview. It is more than a school. It is an experience!
— Monisha House, Principal Fairview-Clifton