Welcome to Breakthrough

From kindergarten through career, get to know our Breakthrough school community

Key Updates

New families, this is your chance to secure your spot at a Breakthrough campus and ensure your family gets your top choice for the 24/25 school year! Early Enrollment ends February 9th.

Join us on January 25th, from 5:30 to 6:30 pm to learn more about Early Enrollment! Families will be able to learn more about our schools and the exciting opportunities available for their scholars.

Foundational Skills for a Choice-Filled Life

Our goal is to help scholars live a choice-filled life, and from day 1, your child will develop skills that they'll use for the rest of their life through a robust and literacy-focused curriculum. Our culture extends beyond the classroom, and our teachers, staff, families, and scholars come together as pillars of our community - a place where everyone feels welcome and uplifted.

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Joyful, Engaging Learning

 Our teachers, school leaders, and support staff are committed to providing every scholar with personalized learning opportunities while tending to their physical, social, and emotional needs. Our high-quality curriculum combines the best traditional learning approaches with the latest technology and exposure to rich content like music, art, dance, and more. Our two learning labs empower scholars with tech-forward learning experiences such as virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, and much more.

Everyone learns here!

Our scholars receive personalized, individual instruction tailored to their needs and learning style. Each kindergarten through 2nd-grade classroom has two teachers to make learning individualized and joyful.

We’ve also expanded our Exceptional Student Education Program to include support for multilingual learners, learners with IEPs, and more.

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Success in Life

We are wholeheartedly committed to your child's success in life! We'll warmly welcome you on that first day of kindergarten, be there for your college graduation, and beyond, offering support and encouragement every step of the way.

Our Beyond Breakthrough Alumni Success 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.

COMMON QUESTIONS

Glenville

12523 Woodside Ave
Near E. 125th & Eddy

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Southeast

15700 Lotus Drive
Near Lee & Harvard

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Cliffs

1417 E. 36th St in Asiatown
Between Superior & St Clair

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Willard

9401 Willard Ave.
Off I-90 at W 94th

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Woodland Hills

9201 Crane Avenue
At E 93rd & Union

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Enroll Today
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Open Enrollment is Here!

New families, secure your spot at a Breakthrough for the 24/25 school year! We can't wait to welcome you into our community.

Kinder Enrollment
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Join us for
Kindergarten Night

Happening this March! Dates below:
-March 5th - Glenville Campus
-March 7th - Cliffs Campus
-March 12th - Willard Campus
-March 14th - Woodland Hills Campus
-March 26th - Southeast Campus
Each event will run from 5:30PM-6:30PM, and is specifically for families of prospective and newly enrolled rising kindergarten scholars!

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Now Hiring Intervention Specialists!

The future looks brighter with you! Join our team as an Intervention Specialist and help make an impact on students who need you most. $4k & $10k sign-on bonuses available!

Family Resources
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Family Resources

Check out our Family Resource Center to view important information including your school calendar, transportation, uniform info, and more!

Community Partners
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Thank You to Our '23-'24 Community Partners!

Our students receive a high-quality education and thrive with the ongoing commitment and yearlong support of our 2023-2024 sponsors.

Discover the Difference at BPS

Our network of K-8 free, public charter schools includes five campuses throughout greater Cleveland. In our classrooms, you’ll find an immersive curriculum being taught with active, joyful learning to give scholars the foundation they need for a bright future.

Network-Wide Updates

Powered by Compass Certified!

We are thrilled to announce that our Village Preps Cliffs School recently received credentialing from Valor Schools to become the second elementary school in the entire country to earn commendation as a Powered by Compass Certified School.  This certification recognizes our strong commitment to comprehensive student and staff development. It designates Village Prep Cliffs as a driver of these systems and structures at a high level to ensure the best outcomes for our scholars. Compass Circles is a comprehensive human development model correlating to measurable outcomes for both students and adults relating to connection and belonging, self-kindness, integrity, student-teacher relationships, and coping. This is a rigorous evaluation conducted over several years by Valor. It is a HUGE accomplishment and a unique offering for our scholars and educators at VPC to experience. Join us in celebrating this awesome achievement benefiting our entire Village Preps Cliffs Community.

The Next 400: Cleveland teachers design ‘Hair Day’ mentorship program to celebrate diverse hair textures in the classroom

"For months, students at Village Prep Woodland Hills Elementary School have been looking forward to a day created to make them look and feel beautiful: ‘Hair Day.’ It’s a day centered around the crown, as students and teachers talk about beauty, self-esteem and sisterhood. Just after noon, 9-year-old Egyptt held up a mirror, watching as a group of older girls, lovingly styled her coils. She told 19 News reporter Sia Nyorkor, that no one has ever made her feel this way."

Explore Our Schools

CITIZENS GLENVILLE

12523 Woodside Ave. in Glenville
Near E. 125th & Eddy

We opened our Citizens Glenville location due to strong community demand and support. Our elementary school, Citizens Academy Glenville (CAG), and our middle school, Citizens Leadership Academy Glenville (CLAG), are located in the same building.

Need additional options? Call 216-367-5720.

CITIZENS SOUTHEAST

15700 Lotus Drive
Near Lee & Harvard

Our Citizens Southeast location is our newest K-8. Located in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood, our Southeast Campus is honored to serve scholars from Cleveland and the surrounding neighborhoods.

Need additional options? Call 216-367-5720.

PREPS CLIFFS

1417 E. 36th St in Asiatown
Between Superior & St Clair

Our founding E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs location opened in 2006, and serves students in grades K-8. Our "Preparatory" schools feature a highly structured, joyful environment with energizing routines and tremendous rigor.

Need additional options? Call 216-367-5720.

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Serving Kindergarten - 4th Grade

PREPS WOODLAND HILLS

9201 Crane Avenue
E 93rd & Union

Our founding E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills is our second Preparatory location, serving students in grades K-8. Our "Preparatory" schools feature a highly structured, joyful environment with energizing routines and tremendous rigor. Woodland Hills is especially helpful in students make multiple years of academic progress in just one year.

Need additional options? Call 216-367-5720.

PREPS WILLARD

9401 Willard Ave.
Cleveland 44102

Preps Willard is our newest E Prep & Village Prep location, serving students in grades K-8. Our first west side Preparatory Campus, Preps Willard is an exciting, diverse, multicultural learning environment featuring high structure, high energy, and academic rigor.

Need additional options? Call 216-367-5720.

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Serving Kindergarten - 4th Grade