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Congratulations to All Our 8th Grade Graduates

By Terrance Reynolds | June 9, 2015

We are proud of our Breakthrough Schools class of 2023, 8th graders. Our students will be preparing this summer as they begin their transition to high school, and soon college. They attending a variety of high performing listed below: Bard Early College Beaumont Benedictine Cleveland Central Catholic Cleveland High School for Digital Arts Cleveland School of the Arts…

Gov Kasich visits Breakthrough Schools!

Governor visits Breakthrough Schools!

By Breakthrough Schools | February 5, 2015

It’s not every day the Governor comes in for a visit! We had a blast hosting Gov. Kasich, who toured our school, visited three of our classrooms, and held a press conference on site. Read more about the whole day here.  Here are a few photos from the day:

Our Intergenerational Schools in the NY Times!

By Breakthrough Schools | January 5, 2015

We were thrilled to read about our very own Intergenerational Schools in the NY Times! A great read about “The Liberation of Growing Old” – here’s the excerpt: …Age-friendly cities, like Portland, Ore., rethink urban spaces to make them more accessible and encourage the integration of old people into communal life. And programs like Cleveland’s…

Senator Sherrod Brown Visits Breakthrough Schools

United States Senator Sherrod Brown Visits Breakthrough Schools!

By Breakthrough Schools | October 29, 2014

United States Senator Sherrod Brown stopped in for a visit this week, meeting with students, staff, and board members to learn about the great things happening in our schools. Thanks again for the memorable visit, Senator – we really appreciate your time and attention. Stop by again anytime!

Intergenerational Schools Win 2014 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence!

By Breakthrough Schools | October 14, 2014

We are thrilled to announce that our Intergenerational Schools have been selected as the 2014 recipient of The Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence! The Eisner Foundation supports and promotes organizations working to unite ‘multiple generations, especially seniors and youth, to bring about positive and lasting changes in their community.’ Thanks to all the Intergenerational students,…

Opening doors to college: University-themed classroom doors show college as a real goal, not an impossibility.

By Breakthrough Schools | October 3, 2014

We were thrilled to read about our E Prep school’s “College Doors” on the front page of the Plain Dealer! Here is a snippet of the story: Opening doors to college: University-themed classroom doors show college as a real goal, not an impossibility. CLEVELAND, Ohio – September 29, 2014 – by Patrick O’Donnell, The Plain…

E Prep Cliffs alum attends prestigious 5-week summer program at Phillips Academy.

By Mr. Ivery | June 16, 2014

E Prep Cliffs alum Alycia Gambrell-Shields 13′ (currently attending Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s MC2STEM High School) will be attending the prestigious Mathematics & Science for Minority Students program at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA this summer! The three-summer residential program will be held at Phillips Academy. (MS)2 provides science, math and English enrichment as well…

Breakthrough Alum in CMSD's RENT

Breakthrough Alum hits the stage!

By Breakthrough Schools | June 13, 2014

Taija Elder performed in the latest CMSD All City Musical “RENT” at Playhouse Square!

Our Intergenerational Model featured on Channel 19

By Breakthrough Schools | April 11, 2014

Have you heard of our “Intergenerational” educational model? It was highlighted by Romona Robinson this week, featuring our Intergenerational students and mentors discussing the vibrant, thoughtful learning community fostered at our Intergenerational schools. View the Video on 19 Action News | Cleveland, OH If you would like to learn more, read about our intergenerational educational…