Students thrive in different settings; teachers thrive in different settings; families thrive in different settings. There is no one answer to delivering an outstanding education. At Breakthrough Schools, we recognize that. Our schools’ distinct educational approaches reflect our belief that there are many ways to deliver an outstanding college preparatory education. We want to ensure every student, family, teacher can be in a school that will help them achieve their absolute best. Our network offers four distinct educational approaches:



Virtues like responsibility and perseverance are key to our students' success. They achieve academic excellence while learning to become responsible citizens.

Citizens Leadership


Learning is hands-on, and the city is our labs. Building on the Citizens elementary approach, scholars focus on academic rigor and civic engagement.



Claps, cheers, and chants energize our highly focused classrooms. Motivating school-wide routines create a culture where scholars thrive.



Innovative approach where students thrive in multi-age classrooms, connect with community mentors, and embrace lifelong learning.

Meet Our Schools

Our Citizens Elementary Schools

Citizens Academy

10118 Hampden Ave
Cleveland, OH 44118
(216) 791-4195

Citizens Academy East

12523 Woodside Ave
Cleveland, OH 44108
(216) 367-9392

Citizens Academy Southeast

17900 Harvard Ave
South Wing of Whitney Young
(216) 586-3887

Our Citizens Leadership Middle School

Citizens Leadership Academy

9711 Lamont Ave
Cleveland, OH 44106
(216) 229-8185

Our Intergenerational Schools

The Intergenerational School

11327 Shaker Blvd Suite 200 E
Cleveland, OH 44104
(216) 721-0120

Near West Intergenerational School

3805 Terrett Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113
(216) 961-4308

Lakeshore Intergenerational School

18025 Marcella Rd
Cleveland, OH 44119
(216) 586-3872

Our Preparatory Schools

E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs Campus

1417 East 36th Street
Cleveland, OH 44114
(216) 456-2080

E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills Campus

9201 Crane Ave
Cleveland, OH 44105
(216) 298-1164

E Prep & Village Prep Willard Campus

2220 W 95th St
Cleveland, OH 44102
(216) 586-3892

Located Throughout Cleveland