Welcome to your new Classroom

We are looking for exceptional talent to join us for the upcoming school year. 

"I see my work as a small cog in the growing wheel of educational change in Cleveland -- change towards excellent schools becoming available in every neighborhood, for every child."

- Vaiva Mieldazys, Primary Cluster Teacher

"Breakthrough Schools offers the opportunity to work with some of the most dynamic, driven, and committed educators and support staff in the state."

− Cory Hylton, Operations Manager at E Prep Cliffs Campus

"Being a part of this successful network of schools makes me extraordinarily proud. Knowing the difference that we are making here in Cleveland, and the daily growth I see from my scholars is so rewarding and powerful."

- Kristin Williams, 7th Grade Humanities Teacher, Citizens Leadership Academy

We’re On A Mission

In our city, thousands of kids don’t have access to a great, free school - yet. Since 2009, our small and growing group of dedicated educators and business leaders, with a tremendous amount of community support, has been working day in and day out to change that. A lot has happened since then. We have partnered up with our local city school district, gained some major national support, and most importantly have grown into a thriving network of 10 campuses serving nearly 3,300 students.

2014 Student Performance, Breakthrough Schools


2014 Student Performance, All Schools in Cleveland



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We’re on our way to serving 7,000 students across 19 schools. We’re looking for people like you to help us get there. Passionate, smart, motivated, driven, and hard-working educators, managers, and leaders who care a ton about kids.

Meet Your Future Colleagues


Chandra Johnson

3rd Grade Title Teacher, Citizens Academy & CUTR Graduate

I think that every teacher loves what they do, I know I do. The icing on the cake is having the ability to do it at a school that is full of teachers where it shows. Every person in this building cares about our students and that is sets CA and Breakthrough apart.


Nancy Szilagyi

Primary Cluster Teacher, Near West Intergenerational School

Teaching at The Intergenerational Schools is dynamic in the best sense of the word. As educators, we are given the freedom to get our students from point A to point B in a way that works for the individual learner and that speaks to our skills and creativity.

Cory Hylton

Cory Hylton

Operations Manager, E Prep Cliffs Campus

My belief is that both students and teachers are looking for and deserve an educational program that is tailored to support their needs by leveraging their strengths and providing opportunities to continually improve their performance. Breakthrough provides that chance.

Where Will You Thrive?

When we started our network of schools, we knew our diversity was our foundation. We promised ourselves that we would maintain the distinctiveness of our founding schools as we grew. Built on that promise, we offer four innovative educational approaches to our students and teachers. Meet a few of our teachers and students thriving network-wide:

Meet Our Citizens Schools | Breakthrough Schools
Meet Our Intergenerational Schools | Breakthrough Schools
Meet Our Preparatory Schools | Breakthrough Schools
Meet our Expeditionary Schools | Breakthrough Schools

Are You Ready For This?

We’re growing, we’re hiring, and we need the best talent for our students. Is that you? If so, let’s get started. We have a quote hanging on our wall, and we believe it: “This is your world. Shape it or someone else will.” Let’s do this, together.