The journey starts here as we begin building the foundation for a lifetime love of learning! It’s a chance to learn and grow, all while having fun. We tap into scholars’ exploratory nature, engage them in learning that feels like play, and encourage them to keep discovering – now and for years to come.
During these years, we work with our scholars to build key foundational academic and personal skills, discover and explore interests, imagine and design solutions to real-world challenges, and become independent, confident problem solvers. From reading and math to computer science and extracurriculars, we get our scholars on track to excel.
Middle school is a time of exploration, a time when students are figuring out what they’re passionate about today and how that relates to who they’ll become tomorrow. This is where our scholars start to grow into young adults. They’ll gain real-world experiences and rigorous academic prep. We know what it takes to excel beyond our doors, and we help to prepare our scholars for that next step.
When our scholars graduate from Breakthrough in 8th grade, a new, exciting journey begins: high school! Our Beyond Breakthrough High School Placement Team supports our scholars on their path to high school. This team collaborates directly with the top 30+ high schools in the Cleveland area, working to help scholars earn admission to these top public, religious, and private high schools. Explore our ongoing Virtual High School Fair here to learn more about these high schools.
College, Career & Beyond
Breakthrough is committed to our alumni's success beyond their time in our schools. Our Beyond Breakthrough Alumni Relations Team helps graduates by providing ongoing support and assistance with applying to college, finding scholarship opportunities, advice and mentorship, and much more. We offer a network of support for graduates navigating higher education, career exploration, and investing in our community. Our Partner Employer Program features 25 top employers in Northeast Ohio, providing a wide network of post-school connections dedicated to the ongoing success of our scholars.
We are committed to supporting our scholars from kindergarten through their career.
We are the only K-8 school network in Cleveland making this type of long-term commitment to our scholars, and we stand by it. Check out this short video in which we thank those helping to make this possible.