Schools by Educational Model

At Breakthrough Schools, we thrive on diversity. Our schools offer distinct educational models to our students and families.

Preparatory Model

Our Prep Schools are defined by the highly structured school culture found in many of our nation’s top-performing urban schools. Our K-4 schools focus on reading and math instruction, integrating technology, and features two teachers in each classroom. Our 5-8 schools feature a mentorship program, annual trip to Washington DC, and a unique entrepreneurship curriculum.

E Prep & Village Prep Cliffs
Grades Served: K-8
Near E 36th & Superior Ave

E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills
Grades Served: K-3, 5-8
Near E 93rd & Union Ave

Intergenerational Model

Our Intergenerational Schools are defined by an innovative academic model that has earned national recognition for its unique, effective approach to education. These K-8 schools organize classes into multi-age clusters that align with children’s developmental stages. Our Intergenerational Schools create multigenerational learning communities, with senior mentors, to reinforce the philosophy that learning is a lifelong process.

The Intergenerational School
Grades Served: K-8
Near Shaker Blvd & MLK Jr Dr

Near West Intergenerational School
Grades Served: K-6
Near W 45th & Detroit Ave

Citizens Model

Our Citizens Schools are defined by a commitment to academic excellence and responsible citizenship. Our K-5 model provides two hours of daily literacy and math instruction with an integrated citizenship curriculum.

Citizens Academy
Grades Served: K-5
Near E 105th & Superior

Citizens Academy East
Grades Served: K-3
Near E 125th & St. Clair Ave

Expeditionary Model

Learning is hands-on, and the city is our lab. Building on the Citizens elementary approach, scholars focus on academic rigor and civic engagement. This middle school model continues rigorous academics and prepares leaders of tomorrow through an innovative Expeditionary Learning curriculum.

Citizens Leadership Academy
Grades Served: 6-7
Near E 97th & Chester Rd