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Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
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Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
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Kindergarten is the first step on the journey to lifelong learning! Our teachers, staff, and community make that first day -- and every day after that -- special for both you and your young scholar.




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Our network of K-8 free, public charter schools includes five campuses throughout greater Cleveland. In our classrooms, you’ll find an immersive curriculum being taught with active, joyful learning to give scholars the foundation they need for a bright future.

Breakthrough in the News

Powered by Compass Certified!

We are thrilled to announce that our Village Preps Cliffs School recently received credentialing from Valor Schools to become the second elementary school in the entire country to earn commendation as a Powered by Compass Certified School.  This certification recognizes our strong commitment to comprehensive student and staff development. It designates Village Prep Cliffs as a driver of these systems and structures at a high level to ensure the best outcomes for our scholars. Compass Circles is a comprehensive human development model correlating to measurable outcomes for both students and adults relating to connection and belonging, self-kindness, integrity, student-teacher relationships, and coping. This is a rigorous evaluation conducted over several years by Valor. It is a HUGE accomplishment and a unique offering for our scholars and educators at VPC to experience. Join us in celebrating this awesome achievement benefiting our entire Village Preps Cliffs Community.

The Next 400: Cleveland teachers design ‘Hair Day’ mentorship program to celebrate diverse hair textures in the classroom

"For months, students at Village Prep Woodland Hills Elementary School have been looking forward to a day created to make them look and feel beautiful: ‘Hair Day.’ It’s a day centered around the crown, as students and teachers talk about beauty, self-esteem and sisterhood. Just after noon, 9-year-old Egyptt held up a mirror, watching as a group of older girls, lovingly styled her coils. She told 19 News reporter Sia Nyorkor, that no one has ever made her feel this way."

Explore Our Schools


12523 Woodside Ave. in Glenville
Near E. 125th & Eddy

We opened our Citizens Glenville location due to strong community demand and support. Our elementary school, Citizens Academy (CA), and our middle school, Citizens Leadership Academy (CLA), are located in the same building.

Citizens Academy

Serving Kindergarten - 4th Grade


15700 Lotus Drive
Near Lee & Harvard

Our Citizens Southeast location is our newest K-8. Located in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood, our Southeast Campus is honored to serve scholars from Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhoods.

CA Southeast

Serving Kindergarten - 5th Grade

CLA Southeast

Serving Grades 6th - 8th


1417 E. 36th St in Asiatown
Between Superior & St Clair

Our founding E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs location opened in 2006, and serves students in grades K-8. Our "Preparatory" schools feature a highly structured, joyful environment with energizing routines and tremendous rigor.

Village Prep Cliffs

Serving Kindergarten - 4th Grade

E Prep Cliffs

Serving Grades 5th - 8th


9201 Crane Avenue
E 93rd & Union

Our founding E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills is our second Preparatory location, serving students in grades K-8. Our "Preparatory" schools feature a highly structured, joyful environment with energizing routines and tremendous rigor. Woodland Hills is especially helpful in students make multiple years of academic progress in just one year.


9401 Willard Ave.
Cleveland 44102

Preps Willard is our newest E Prep & Village Prep location, serving students in grades K-8. Our first west side Preparatory Campus, Preps Willard is an exciting, diverse, multicultural learning environment featuring high structure, high energy, and academic rigor.

Village Prep Willard

Serving Kindergarten - 4th Grade