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Meet Our Director

Kardene Joshua has lived in Columbus, Ohio for 37 years. She has taught Early Childhood, Adolescents and Adult education. Miss Joshua has a passion to educate various ages. As Academy Director, her mission is to change the minds and hearts of the community as well as the environment so that the Brightside Academy families continue to trust and believe that quality education is worth pursuing. Miss Joshua is located at Cleveland Avenue (Linden Area) in Columbus, Ohio.

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Our Program

Children are born eager to learn. Brightside Academy Ohio’s curriculum helps lead children to their full potential and prepares them for success in school and beyond.

Our kindergarten readiness programs teach age-appropriate lessons that encourage development in a safe and nurturing environment. Trained and experienced teachers care for and educate infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in the areas of reading, math, communication and exploration daily.

diapers-wipes Kids enrolled at Brightside Academy – Cleveland Avenue Like receive FREE diapers and wipes while attending the academy!

School-age children benefit from before- and after-school care in a supervised and enriching environment and from a fun summer camp program when school is not in session.


Brightside Academy Ohio-Cleveland Avenue is open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. We are located in the busy plaza at the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and E. 24th Avenue and next door to a grocery store. Our location is convenient to many of the nearby Linden community’s housing divisions. COTA buses service the area.

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For your convenience Brightside Academy Ohio accepts various forms of payment including government programs like Title XX. We also accept cash, money orders, and credit cards.

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