About Us


Litchfield Middle School

International Baccalaureate World School

Mission Statement: Litchfield Community Learning Center will strive to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people through high quality education for a better world.

Our school:

  • designated an IB World School, November 2016.
  • student enrollment 630.
  • promotes high quality education for all learners.
  • brand new, state of the art facility opened in August of 2016.
  • highly trained professional staff of teachers.
  • Litchfield works closely with Firestone CLC to align teaching techniques and curricula to ensure that students successfully transition from middle to high school.

Our programs:

  • Accelerated math, language arts, Spanish and French classes for high school credit
  • An integrated, hands-on, activity-based science program
  • A comprehensive music program
  • An active student council that sponsors community-based events
  • Junior National Honor Society
  • Award-winning Gateway to Technology Program
  • Alternative school program
  • After-school tutoring October through May
  • All students have access to visual & performing arts, foreign language, and design classes.

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Litchfield Middle School was constructed in 1959. An addition was completed in 1964. The school was named in honor of Paul Weeks Litchfield (1875-1959). In 1900, Paul W. Litchfield came to Akron from Boston, assuming the role of superintendent of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. In 1926, he became president of the company until 1940, when he became chairman of the board and chief executive officer. Litchfield felt strongly about the value of education, regarding it as a primary force in the lives of individuals. He was one of the first technically-trained, college-graduated men to enter the rubber industry. He established the Goodyear Training Center and was an active, ardent supporter of Akron Public Schools and The University of Akron.

In 2013, demolition of the original LMS building occurred. After 4 years of intensive construction the new Litchfield CLC reopened in August 2016. This state of the art facility features geothermal heating/cooling and up to date technology in all classrooms. LMS is also connected to the new Firestone CLC which benefits the community.

Litchfield CLC opened in fall 2016.

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