It’s Time: Early Enrollment is Now Open!

Don’t wait! Get a head start on enrollment early to save time, and ensure that your child has a spot for the 2021-22 school year!

Early Enrollment for New Families

Are you a new family looking to enroll at Breakthrough for the first time? Click below for all enrollment details.

This year, we have a limited number of seats available, and enrolling early gives you a chance to skip the line, and secure a place for your scholar for the upcoming year. 

The earlier you enroll, the earlier we can welcome you into the Breakthrough community! Plus, it’s one less thing to worry about come fall!

Ready to Get Started?

Click below to begin your early enrollment application today!

Why Enroll Early? 

  • With limited spaces available, enrolling early is the best way to get in
  • Families who enroll early are able to ensure that there is space for all of their children at the same school.
  • The sooner you enroll, the more time you have to meet your teacher and learn what school is like.
  • Your teacher and our Breakthrough staff are able to get to know your family, your scholar, and their individual needs. For example, if your child has an IEP, we’ll have more time to prepare so that everything is ready come the first day of school.
  • Save time by increasing the chances that all of your children are able to attend the same campus, which means just one pick up and drop off location for your children.
  • Set your scholar up for a seamless transition from elementary school to middle school, since they’ll already be familiar with the campus.
  • Enjoy your summer, knowing that you beat the enrollment rush and your scholar is all set when fall comes around!

Who Should Enroll Early?

  • Early enrollment is open to all scholars who will be attending any Breakthrough Public School for the first time. Whether you have a Kindergartnerer who is just embarking on their educational journey, or you recently moved to Cleveland and are looking for a school for your child, we would love the opportunity to welcome you!

Early Enrollment Requirements:

  • Proof of current residency such as a utility bill, pay stub, or bank statement from the past 90 days.
  • Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate (with guardian’s name)

Enrolling is as easy as 1-2-3! Here's how:

Click the button below to start your application.

We use SchoolMint to process all our enrollment applications. Sign up on our website OR if you already have a SchoolMint account, click “Please Log In” at the bottom. Continue through to complete each step in the online application.

Upload the following documents to SchoolMint on your phone or computer:

1. Proof of Residency (within last 90 days - examples: utility bill, lease, pay stub)

2. Copy of Child’s Birth Certificate (with guardian’s name)

3. Child’s Latest Shot Records (due before the first day of school)

If you are using the SchoolMint App, you can take photos of these documents with your phone and upload them via the app. This is the easiest way to submit documents.

Recieve an Offer

Complete an application and submit it along with the required documents.

Once you receive an offer via SchoolMint for your child/rens to enroll, you must Accept and Complete Registration to secure your child/ren's enrollment place the in class.



You will accept and complete registration in SchoolMint on your Desktop or Mobile App.

What makes Breakthrough distinct?


Positive Learning Environments

Breakthrough Schools

High Academic & Personal Expectations


Extracurriculars & Partnerships

Match Day 2015

Innovative Educational Approaches

Breakthrough Schools High School Fair in Cleveland, Ohio

High School & College Prep Program

Breakthrough Schools Reunion

Breakthrough Alumni & Career Network

About Our Schools

We started in Cleveland and are committed to Cleveland. Our schools are located in Glenville, Hough / University Circle, Union Miles, St Clair-Superior / Asiatown, Lee Harvard, Union Miles, and Cudell. Just last year, our students and teachers ranked #11 nationally in reading, #16 nationally in math, and #1 overall in Ohio (Stanford University CREDO Study 2017).

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Breakthrough ranked #1 in Ohio by Stanford University 2017 study

Our Campuses


Citizens Academy

Grades Enrolling: K-5
10118 Hampden Ave
in Glenville


Citizens Leadership Academy

Grades Enrolling: 6-8
9711 Lamont Ave
in Hough / University Circle


Citizens East Campus

Grades Enrolling: K-8
CA East Elementary & CLA East Middle School
12523 Woodside Ave
in Glenville


Citizens Southeast Campus

Grades Enrolling: K-7
CA Southeast Elementary & CLA Southeast Middle School
15700 Lotus Dr
in Lee Harvard


E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs

Grades Enrolling: K-8
1417 East 36th Street
in St Clair - Superior / Asiatown


E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills

Grades Enrolling: K-8
9201 Crane Ave
in Union Miles


E Prep & Village Prep Willard

Grades Enrolling: K-8
9401 Willard Ave.
in Cudell

Interested in learning more?

We are free, public, and open to all students. You can schedule a tour at any of our schools or attend one of our upcoming Open Houses or Enrollment Nights.

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