Private Schools

About Campus Life Private Schools

In 2014, Campus Life in Cleveland launched the Campus Life Private Schools (CLPS) program to serve students from independent schools in the Greater Cleveland area.

As of 2021, CLPS serves students from Hathaway Brown School, Laurel School, University School, Hawken School, Western Reserve Academy, and Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy.


CLPS began partnering with the Hathaway Brown Christian Fellowship (HBCF) club in 2014.

HBCF meets every Monday during lunch.

CLPS began partnering with the Laurel Christian Fellowship (LCF) club in 2015.

LCF meets every Friday afternoon.

CLPS began partnering with the Hawken Christian Fellowship (HCF) club in 2016.

HCF meets every other Wednesday afternoon.

CLPS began partnering with the Fellowship of Christians at University School club (FOCUS) in 2016.

FOCUS at the upper school meets alternating Thursday’s during lunch.

Jr FOCUS middle school meetings take place every Wednesday morning before school.

CLPS began partnering with the Reserve Christian Fellowship (RCF) club in 2020.

RCF meets alternating Tuesday mornings.


What We Do

Campus Life Private Schools provides a safe space for students to explore life’s biggest questions.

Clubs and Small Groups

In each school we serve, we have the opportunity to equip student leaders to conduct club meetings that meet before or during the school day.  These club meetings provide a space for students to build community and grow in their knowledge of the Christian faith. 

Offered outside of the school day, evening small groups give students a chance to interact with peers from the other schools CLPS serves, while also learning what the Bible has to say about different topics.

Trips and Events

From Guardians games and service events, to treehouse retreats and summer programs at locations such as Kiawah Island, CLPS offers students a chance to come together with those from other independent schools to build and strengthen relationships while also diving deeper into their knowledge of Jesus.

The Seaside Service trip was seriously such a blast. I will never forget playing dinner party and all of us laughing until we couldn’t breathe.
It was so fulfilling to be able to work with Habitat for Humanity to help them fix up a house for a family in need. A special moment from Seaside was the bonfire night at the beach. It was so special to be able to worship on the beach at sunset surrounded by my best friends.

— Katie; CVCA Student; Class of 2022


CLPS joins FOCUS (Fellowship of Christians in Universities & Schools) for summer programs. FOCUS is headquartered in New Canaan, CT and has served independent school students since 1961.

FOCUS has 11 local area ministries in Boston, New England Boarding Schools, Philadelphia, Fairfield/Westchester, New Jersey, New York City, Greater Washington Area, Baltimore, Richmond & Central Virginia, Raleigh, and San Francisco.

Each year, CLPS participates in FOCUS National Programs. Whether at the FOCUS Study Center on Martha’s Vineyard, other retreat centers, or college campuses, CLPS joins with the nearly 700 middle and high school students who attend these trips. Students enjoy fun games, good food, and new friendships, along with conversations and teaching about the Christian faith.

To learn more about FOCUS, visit their website here

Connect With Us

To learn more about CLPS, feel free to email or call us. We would love to connect!

Jen Muscenti
Campus Life Private Schools Director
Michael Skizenta
Campus Life Private Schools Field Staff
Haley Gaines Campus Life Private Schools Field Staff