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Latest Breakthrough News

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Announcing 5G Innovative Learning Lab!

Announcing 5G Innovative Learning Lab!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   We are *SO EXCITED* to announce something that has been in the works for months: We were chosen by Verizon’s Innovative Learning Program to be the first partner and site for the nation’s first school-based *5G Innovative Learning Lab*. Virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, and so much more — all…


Breakthrough selected as only public charter school network nationwide to join exclusive Verizon Innovative Learning Initiative [1-to-1 iPad + Data Program]

Three Breakthrough middle schools join the technology initiative from The Verizon Foundation and Digital Promise E Prep Cliffs, E Prep Woodland Hills, and Citizens Leadership Academy will join the Verizon Innovative Learning Schools network directed by Digital Promise. Through a competitive grant application and screening process, Breakthrough was invited to participate beginning in the 2018-2019…

Ten Years Later #CollegeGrads

Creative Filmmaker followed four of our students for 10 years. Get to know each of them in this short video.


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We're proud to be the #1 rated network of free K-8 public charter schools in Ohio by CREDO at Stanford University.


Our mission is to develop a growing network of distinctive school options that prepare Cleveland area students for success in life. Breakthrough has been recognized as the top-performing network performing schools in Cleveland, honored by local, state, and national organizations for excellence in teaching, leadership, and student achievement.



The five-year vision of Breakthrough Schools is to "further Greater Cleveland’s transformation by providing distinctive school options for no fewer than 6,000 children in 19 schools. Our work, in partnership with CMSD and others, will help the city reach a tipping point towards providing a high-quality education for all."

Breakthrough Values

We work hard every day to support quality education in Cleveland. As we strive for excellence...

We do what’s best for kids.

We help each other grow.

We embrace our diversity.

We tell the truth.

We stand together.