Family Resources & Family Partnership Office

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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.


  • Phonics:
    We use the Fundations curriculum, a multi-sensory and systematic approach to phonics, spelling, and handwriting. We use the Heggerty curriculum, which focuses on letter and sound recognition, language awareness, and auditory language development.
  • ELA: We use the KIPP Wheatley curriculum, which focuses on all students' skills and content for academic and career success: close reading of high-quality, complex texts and thorough, precise writing.
  • Math: We use the Ready Mathematics curriculum, which helps students develop mathematical reasoning, engage in discourse, and build strong mathematical habits.


We partner with City Year to provide additional staff that supports students through additional mentoring, tutoring, and building relationships.

We partner with Open Doors Academy to provide after-school, out-of-school, camp, and summer experiences through High School and beyond!

We partner with Say Yes to provide Family Support Specialists that provide wrap-around services for students and families.

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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.

We believe all students deserve an exemplary education to achieve at the highest levels. We work hard to ensure that our schools are inclusive, anti-racist, brave spaces where exceptional learners can reach their full potential.

We provide the following student-focused and goal-driven support services:

  • ESE teachers who provide both push-in and pull-out support for students with IEPs.
  • Counseling
  • English as a New Language (ENL) support
  • Speech therapy, Physical therapy, Occupational therapy, Hearing services
    Gifted education acceleration

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

Dress Code & School Uniforms

For more information, visit our Uniform page.

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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Marc Johnson | E Prep Cliffs


About Marc Johnson

Marc Johnson joined E Prep Cliffs (EPC) as the Principal for the 2019-20 school year. Prior to the principal position, he served as a teacher, Associate Dean, and Dean of Scholars. This is his 13th year at EPC.

Mr. Johnson is passionate about leading staff and scholars in best practices and decision-making in the relentless pursuit of providing the best education for our scholars. In his free time, Mr. Johnson enjoys spending time with his wife, Cassidy, a Physician Assistant with Cleveland Clinic, and their three children, Sienna, Sawyer, and Sophia.


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