Choose Breakthrough


 Welcome to Breakthrough Schools, the highest-rated network of free K-8 schools in Cleveland.

Choosing a Kindergarten?

We know what a big decision it is to choose your child’s kindergarten. Whether you’re interested in one of our schools, or just have questions, you can always email us, call 216 367-5720, or sign up to visit.

Looking for a fresh start?

Middle school can be a tough time — if you’re looking for a fresh start for your middle schooler, let us know. We have limited openings in grades 5, 6, and 7 and would be happy to answer any questions.

Our Ohio Department of Education Results

Average School in Cleveland


Average Breakthrough School


Meet Students and Teachers

Here are four videos featuring some of our students and teachers. Coming to an Open House will give you the best sense of what our schools are like, but this is a good intro!

Meet Our Citizens Schools | Breakthrough Schools
Meet Our Intergenerational Schools | Breakthrough Schools
Meet Our Preparatory Schools | Breakthrough Schools
Meet our Expeditionary Schools | Breakthrough Schools

We have 11 schools throughout Cleveland, and all are completely free.

Our schools have won a number of local and national awards for being great places to learn.

All of our schools have high expectations for everyone, from students to staff to leaders.

Secure Your Child’s Spot

Last year more than 300 families ended up on the waiting list, so if you are interested in enrolling for next year, don’t delay.


If you have any questions, call us at (216) 367-5720 or send us an email.

See For Yourself!

Sign up for an Open House or school tour and see if one of our schools is right for you.

Start Application Now

Don’t get stuck on the waiting list. Start your child’s application online today!