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We are currently hiring for the 20/21 School Year!

Welcome to Breakthrough Public Schools

We are an innovative network of public, nonprofit, K-8 schools with distinct educational approaches and rigorous educator development.

Breakthrough Public Schools was founded in 2010 by Cleveland’s top independent elementary and middle school educators. Breakthrough is supported by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), nationally recognized by the Gates Foundation, and funded by the Charter School Growth Fund. Breakthrough has grown to serve more than 3,600 students across 12 schools and receives tremendous local community support.

In our future colleagues, we look for:


Exude passion for and commitment to urban education and our mission.


Model integrity and respect, day in and day out.


Be driven by what promotes student success.


Engage in collaboration, reflection, and professional growth.

We embrace diversity and the power of inclusion.

We believe that a diverse, inclusive learning environment fosters success in educational achievement and performance outcomes, drives innovative thinking, enhances our service to stakeholders, and fosters a workplace where all employees, students and families are respected and valued. We are committed to pursuing the goal of a culturally competent workforce that is reflective of and/or sensitive to the communities we serve.


What makes Breakthrough unique?

We believe students thrive in different settings, and so do adults. Breakthrough's schools offer distinct educational approaches. Our schools are organized into two K-8 continuums: Our Citizens Schools, and our Preparatory Schools. For Elementary Educators, we offer our Citizens K-5 model, and our Village Prep K-4 model. For Middle School Educators, we offer our Citizens Leadership 6-8 model, and our E Prep 5-8 model. Explore the video content below to get a sense of our schools.

Citizens Scholars

Preps Scholars


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We’re growing, we’re hiring, and we need the best talent for our students.