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

Two full-time teachers per classroom

Free breakfast, lunch,
and snack

Free, full-day kindergarten class

Upcoming Events

Kindergarten Night | Thursday, March 16 from 5:30 - 6:30 pm

The beginning of a bright future...

Why choose Breakthrough?

Chief Academic Officer Andrew McRae shares why should you send your kindergartner to BPS and what makes our program different.

1. We're committed to early literacy, and our tuition-free curriculum ensures that from day 1, young scholars develop reading skills that they’ll use for the rest of their life.
2. Kindergarten scholars receive personalized, individual instruction. Each K-2 classroom has two licensed teachers committed to supporting each scholar's specific needs. Your child will discover something new every day. We offer a mix of hands-on, engaging learning experiences, fun physical activities & extracurriculars.
3. We are wholeheartedly committed to your child's success in life! We'll warmly welcome you on that first day of kindergarten, and be there for their college graduation, offering support and encouragement every step of the way


How to Enroll in Kindergarten

The best way to prepare for a smooth transition into kindergarten is to enroll now. Seats are limited and vary by school -- we highly encourage you to enroll as soon as possible to secure a spot for your scholar and ensure we prepare a strong start for your scholar from day 1.

Enrolling in kindergarten is as easy as 1-2-3! First, confirm that your child meets the below requirements to be eligible to attend kindergarten.

Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements 22/23

  • Your child must be at least 5 years old by September 30th, 2022, to enter kindergarten.
  • 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!

Kindergarten Eligibility Requirements 23/24

  • Your child must be at least 5 years old by September 30th, 2023, to enter kindergarten.
  • 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 spaces limited, complete enrollment as soon as possible to ensure that your child has a seat for our return to in-person learning this fall! Get started below.

Get Started! Begin Enrollment 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 | 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

  • College geared curriculum from day one

  • Age-appropriate technology like tablets and Chromebooks

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

Kindergarten at Breakthrough: Here We

What makes our kindergarten program special?


Lessons are taught live by our amazing team of Breakthrough teachers. Whether our scholars are participating in remote learning or in the classroom, they will experience a variety of fun learning formats and specials including small group learning, breakout rooms, art, music, physical education, and more.

Each school day follows a schedule and routine, complete with joyful learning, team-building, and breaks in between.


We know that remote 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 provide the technology, wifi accessibility, and tech-support needed to facilitate remote learning and we also offer grab-and-go meal kits each week.


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 the relationship we have with parents. You can expect transparent communication and collaboration from each and every teacher and staff member, from day one.

We love our Breakthrough Family!

Kindergarten Readiness Resources

Developmental Milestones Checklist

A checklist of important developmental milestones for incoming kindergarteners!

Top 10 Kindergarten Readiness Skills

Ten skills to practice with your child, along with tips for parent and student expectations for success.

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.

Example Kindergarten Remote Learning Schedule

See what a day in the life of a remote kindergartener at Breakthrough looks like!

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

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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.