Claps, cheers, and chants energize our highly focused classrooms. Motivating school-wide routines create a culture where scholars thrive. Welcome to E Prep Cliffs, a non-profit, public charter middle school serving 5-8 grade scholars from throughout Cleveland.

High Structure. High Support. College for All.

We are proud of our scholars, families, teachers, staff, and community supporters who have worked together to make our Cliffs Campus an amazing place to learn and excel. Our scholars work hard every day in and out of the classroom. On-site science exploration days, off-site field trips to the museums, and much more are all part of what it means to be a scholar at E Prep Cliffs Campus.

Our campus, located on E36th between St.Clair and Superior Ave., offers high-performing, college preparatory, tuition-free public charter schools open to all students and families.

Our Mission

Our mission is to seek to provide a high quality, academically rigorous education for the college bound scholar. We empower our scholars to think critically, assume social responsibility, and serve as advocates for themselves and the community. We achieve these goals with in a highly focused, structured and safe environment. We, as a community of educators, families and scholars work relentlessly to ensure that every child is prepared to succeed in a competitive world.

Our Vision

Our vision is that children in every neighborhood in Cleveland have access to at least one outstanding preparatory school.

Our Approach

Claps, cheers, and chants energize our highly focused classrooms. Motivating school-wide routines create a culture where scholars thrive.

E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools

The Basics

Grades: 5-8

Phone: (216) 456-2080
Fax: (216) 249-0616

1417 E 36th St
Cleveland, OH 44114

Marc Johnson

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Programs & Support

School Culture

Culture at our schools is foundational. A high structure, high support culture sets high expectations for all scholars while continuously giving differentiated support for an individual child to help them be successful. This takes a relentless and diversified approach from the adults that surround the student to prepare them for success in life.

High Structure High Support ultimately means doing whatever it takes to ensure scholar’s success without lowering expectations.

Family Involvement

  • Daily Communication through Kickboard/Bee Folders/Remind
  • Active PTO
  • Monthly Parent Nights
  • Monthly Parent Pop-ins
  • Wraparound Services
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Exceptional Student Education

Everyone learns here! We celebrate diversity, equity, and inclusion of all types of learners and we work hard to make sure that our schools are brave spaces where exceptional learners are supported and have all the resources needed to reach their full potential. Learn more about Exceptional Student Education at Breakthrough here

Engaging, Interactive Remote Learning

We know that remote learning takes a major commitment from families and scholars, and we’re here to make it as easy as possible while continuing to provide an excellent education.

We provide all of the technology, wifi accessibility, and tech-support needed to facilitate remote learning and we also offer grab-and-go meal kits each week to all scholars.

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It is always our goal to reach the whole child, and we strive for a balance of athletic and non-athletic after-school extracurriculars. For example, extracurriculars include:

  • Boys/Girls Basketball
  • Tutoring
  • Geography bee
  • Cheerleading
  • Prep Loyalty Step team
  • Urban squash
  • Tech / Verizon 5G Innovative Learning Lab
  • Science
  • Yoga
  • Gym
  • Music
  • Athletics

After School


Parent Committee

Thanks to all the parents and family members that make up our PAC. All families welcome.

Family Resources

Important Links

Dress Code & School Uniforms

Village Prep Uniform

K-4th Grades
Blue Preps Polo (Purchased at School Belles)

E Prep Uniform

5th-7th Grades
Green Preps Polo (Purchased at School Belles)

8th Grade
Black Preps Polo (Purchased at School Belles)

Note: All shirts can be long or short sleeved

Scholars in any grade can wear a Preps Pullover

  • Girls: Plaid skirt or plaid jumper (green or blue) or black pants
  • Boys: Black Pants
  • Kindergarteners can wear elastic pants without a belt
  • Belts: Black belt for all 1st - 8th Graders
  • Shoes: Black dress shoes

Policies + Notices

Please find a list of our school’s policies below. If you have any questions, just let us know!

View All Other School Policies Here

General Notice of Non-Discrimination

The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities.

Board List & Calendar

Board List & Calendar

We're so thankful to our all-volunteer Board of Directors. Please find our latest board member list & calendars here:

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About Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson joined E Prep Cliffs as the new Principal for the 2019-20 school year. Going into his 10th year at E Prep, he has been a teacher, coach, Associate Dean, and Dean of Scholars for The Preps.

Over the last 3 years, Mr. Johnson as successfully completed the Building Excellent Schools and LeadDiversity leadership programs, and most recently his Principal Residency with Breakthrough Schools.

He is passionate in leading both staff and scholars in best practices and decision making, in relentless pursuit of providing the best education for our scholars. In his free time, Mr. Johnson enjoys spending time with his wife, Cassidy, who is a Physician Assistant with Cleveland Clinic, and their daughter, Sienna.


A Student at E Prep Cliffs

Hear from E Prep Cliffs middle schooler, Jeremiah, to discover what he loves most about E Prep Cliffs, his favorite things about school, and a glimpse into what makes Breakthrough Public Schools such a special place!

We offer an innovative and engaging curriculum for all scholars, including support for all learners, and unique programs such as our high school readiness program, after-school activities, and enrichment programming.

See E Prep Cliffs in Action

E Prep Cliffs | Breakthrough Public Schools
E Prep Cliffs | Breakthrough Public Schools
E Prep Cliffs | Breakthrough Public Schools
E Prep Cliffs | Breakthrough Public Schools
E Prep Cliffs | Breakthrough Public Schools
E Prep Cliffs | Breakthrough Public Schools
E Prep Cliffs | Breakthrough Public Schools
E Prep Cliffs | Breakthrough Public Schools