Brightside Academy Ohio 
Frederick Blvd. – Akron, Ohio

As a five star rated child care and school readiness provider, rated by Step Up to Quality, the Brightside Academy is proud to offer it’s services in west Akron. We’re here for children from six- to 12-years-old and are conveniently located near Hawkins Plaza, House of the Lord, McDonald’s, Burger King, Washland Car Washes, and Imagine Academy. With an educated and caring staff, we provide a safe and nurturing environment and we proudly accept Title XX and private pay.

Meet Our Director

Hello! My name is Mikayla Manos. I am the Center Director of Brightside Academy Ohio, located off of Frederick Blvd, in Akron. 

A little bit about myself; I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I moved to Ohio in August 2020. I Studied and received my degree in Children Services at California State University San Marcos. I have been in the childcare field for 8 years. I started off my journey working with Special Education and eventually made my way to Early Childhood Education.  

I have a true passion for working with children and watching their development progress day to day.  I absolutely love my job; I take pride in creating an enriching environment for our young learners! 

I look forward to working with you as partners in your child's earliest years of education. 

Mikayla can be reached at

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Your Brightside Academy

1585 Frederick Boulevard Akron, OH 44320 | 330-835-9560

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday | 6:00am – 6:30pm


Before and After School Transportation

We currently transport our school-agers to the following schools:

  • Schumacher Elementary
  • Crouse Elementary
  • Pfieffer Elementary
  • Helen Arnold
  • St. Mary’s
  • Imagine

Our Program

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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.

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-Frederick is open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm. Our location is convenient to working parents and families. Our building is right off the highway for easy drop-offs and pick-ups while commuting to work. In addition, COTA buses with routes traveling through South Hawkins Rd. and Diagonal Rd. service the area..

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