Kindergarten enrollment is open.

Kindergarten is the first step on the journey to lifelong learning! Choosing a school for your child can be difficult. Finding a school with dedicated educators and joyful classrooms that allow your scholar to grow, explore, and thrive can make all the difference.

We have five tuition-free campuses located throughout Cleveland, and our teachers, staff, and community would love to be a part of making that first day -- and every day after that -- special for both you and your young scholar.


Safe, joyful learning environment

cared for and supported in their learning.


Two teachers per classroom


Breakfast, lunch,
& snack provideed


Free, full-day kindergarten

Kindergarten | Breakthrough Public Schools


Welcome to Kindergarten

The first step on the journey to lifelong learning!

It’s important to choose a school that encourages joyful learning in a setting that encourages your scholar to grow, explore, and thrive.

Located across Cleveland, we offer a network of nonprofit, tuition-free K-8 schools in Cleveland, and we'd love to have you join our growing community!

  • Tuition-free, all day class

  • Early literacy focused curriculum

  • Individualized attention, two teachers per classroom

  • Age-appropriate technology like tablets and Chromebooks

  • Exceptional Student Education, for scholars with IEPS, gifted learners, etc.


Let's Get Started!

Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements 23/24

  • To enter kindergarten, your child must be at least five years old by September 30th, 2023.
  • Ohio law requires children in this state to go to kindergarten. This means if they missed out on kindergarten last year due to COVID, now is the time to enroll!

When should I enroll my child in kindergarten?

  • With limited spaces, complete enrollment as soon as possible to ensure your child has a seat for our return to in-person learning this fall! Get started below.

Click the button below to start your application.

Enter your email or phone number to create an account or log in to your previously created account. Once you are logged in, you will then click 'Add New Scholar' to begin the application.

The login screen will look like this:



Submit the following documents:

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

Documents can be submitted by:


Text: (216)-800-7166

Or, by uploading from your phone or computer.

Recieve an Offer

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

Once you receive an offer via SalesForce 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 SalesForce on your Desktop or Mobile App.

Kindergarten at Breakthrough: Here We

What makes our kindergarten program special?


Each school day follows a schedule and routine, complete with joyful learning a variety of fun learning formats, and specials, including small group learning, breakout rooms, art, music, physical education, team-building, and breaks in between.


We know that learning takes a major commitment and effort from parents and families, and we’re here to make the experience as seamless as possible, supporting you each step of the way.


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.


Parents and families are the cornerstones to our scholar's success, and we deeply value our relationship with parents. You can expect transparent communication and collaboration from every teacher and staff member from day one.

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Developmental Milestones Checklist

A checklist of important developmental milestones for incoming kindergarteners!

Before School Starts Summer Checklist

A checklist of kindergarten readiness activities to practice with your child over summer!

Printable K-Readiness Worksheets

A collection of seven fun and printable activities for your child to practice writing, counting and more.

Books to Read With Your Kindergartner

All of the below books are available for free through the Cleveland Public Library and can be picked up at their 28 locations or reserved online!


The Day You Begin

by Jacqueline Woodson

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?
by Margaret McNamara &
G. Brian Karas

How Many Seeds in a Pumpkin?

by Margaret McNamara &
G. Brian Karas

The Name Jar

The Name Jar

by Yangsook Choi


Juneteenth for Mazie

by Floyd Cooper


What is Given from the Heart

by Patricia C. McKissack

Free. Public. Open to All.

Our entire network of schools is free, public, and open to all. No tuition, no vouchers. Students with IEP? No problem. You simply have to secure your child's spot by registering them before the start of the school year. We do have limited spaces, and are already starting wait lists in certain grades. If you have two or more children you'd like to enroll, we especially encourage you to start your application soon to avoid wait lists in different grades.