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The City of Wickliffe is located in Northeast Ohio in Lake County, 12 miles east of Downtown Cleveland and 10 miles west of Painesville, the county seat. Wickliffe is 4.68 square miles.

Wickliffe City Schools student enrollment is approximately 1,500. Facilities include Elementary, Middle and High schools with a student teacher ratio of 14:1. Seventy percent of all students enter post high school education or training.

Wickliffe public schools have been repeatedly recognized nationally for excellence in educational curriculum and enjoy an award-winning teaching staff.

There are also two parochial elementary schools in Wickliffe– Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and All Saints.

Wickliffe Colleges & Universities

The Center for Pastoral Leadership is a 52-acre campus that houses all the resources of the Diocese of Cleveland for preparing lay and ordained Roman Catholic clergy. The Center teams with John Carroll University to grant undergraduate and masters degrees for men considering the priesthood. Two hundred people are enrolled in various programs, including women and Christians of other denominations studying theology.

Nearby, Jewish men study at Telshe Yeshiva, the internationally prominent center for Orthodox scholarship. The 53-acre campus has 300 students attending high school, college, graduate, and postgraduate levels of study, primarily for careers as religious educators and Rabbis.

Area Colleges & Universities

The Cleveland area has 23 colleges and universities. Some of the area’s well-known universities are Case Western Reserve University, Kent State University, Cleveland State University, Baldwin-Wallace College, John Carroll University, Lakeland Community College and Lake Erie College.


In 1997, the doors opened to Wickliffe’s new 22,000 square foot library that is science- and art- friendly. The state-of-the-art facility features computerized circulation systems, access to online resources and the ability to search libraries around the world. The library also provides more space for meetings and its specialized literacy and children programming.