Where big dreams start young

Currently Accepting Scholars for This School Year!

Winter Braids & Fades Event

Join 107.9 DJ Ro Digga for this completely free event! Get your child(ren) ready for the winter season with free winter gear, free haircuts and braids, snacks, community resources, and school supplies (while supplies last).

Book a Personal School Tour

Interested in enrolling and/or learning more about our schools? Book a personal tour at any of our seven campuses in Cleveland today!

Why Breakthrough Schools?

We are a family of 11 elementary and middle schools in Cleveland, Ohio. We are proud to serve more than 3,400 students and families citywide. We work hard to make sure every campus is a place where you child will be known, challenged, and respected. We would love to have you in our community!


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-6
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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Our Enrollment Process

Enrolling in our schools involves two steps: visiting a school & completing an application. You can complete these steps in any order. Many families choose to start their application first and then sign up for a visit.

Questions? Call us M-F (216) 367-5720, email usor fill out this brief form and we will contact you right away by phone, email, or text.

Visit a School

Visiting a school is one of the best ways to decide if it will be right for your and your child/ren. Click below to see upcoming events and/or setup a personal tour.

Complete Your Application

A completed application includes four components:

  • The Application (Complete Online)
  • Proof of Residency (w/in last 90 days)
  • Copy of Child's Birth Certificate
  • Child's shot records (due 1st day of school)