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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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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…

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CLA Alumni Earns Spot in Groundbreaking New Fellowship Program at Cleveland Institute of Music

Groundbreaking talent development program open to minority classical music students in grades 7-9 Launched with leadership support from the Cleveland Foundation and George Gund Foundation September 21, 2017 – The Cleveland Institute of Music announced today that guitarist Damian Goggans and cellist Evan Rowland-Seymour were selected as the inaugural class of its Minority Artist Fellowship…

CREDO at Stanford includes Breakthrough Schools in its national study.

Breakthrough ranks among top public charter school networks nationwide

CREDO at Stanford University just released the results from its in-depth analysis of 283 school networks nationwide. Breakthrough Schools in Cleveland, Ohio is ranked #10 nationally in reading and #13 nationally in math. Using sophisticated multi-year analysis, CREDO is able to determine how well students perform academically compared to their peers in neighboring schools. The impact of…


CLA 6th Graders Displayed Their Graphic Novels At An “Inventors’ Fair”

CLA sixth graders displayed their graphic novels at an “inventors’ fair” and staff, families, and seventh- and eighth-grade students enjoyed learning from them! Next they’ll share their work at Citizens Academy and E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs Campus.


We Can Code IT: Interest Night

WE CAN CODE IT Interest On Thursday, March 16th, we are working collaboratively with We Can Code IT to host our second interest night for families who want to explore a future career in coding. What: We Can Code IT is a coding academy that helps people learn how to code and get lucrative jobs…


Students Learn To Code Using Lego Robotics

A little lego robotics to round out the week at Citizens Academy East. This week students wrapped up the code to start making the robot move in different directions.


Back to School 2019

We are SO excited to welcome back our scholars and families for an exciting and promising school year! Our schools were off to a strong start..

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Back to School 2019

We are SO excited to welcome back our scholars and families for an exciting and promising school year! Our schools were off to a strong start..

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Meet Mr. Johnson - E Prep Cliff's new principal!

While not new to the E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs Campus, Marc Johnson kicks off his first year as E Prep’s principal on Monday! Mr. Johnson..

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We can’t wait to welcome our newest class of #kindergartners next week! To help get your scholar off to a strong start, check out our Kindergarten..

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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.