1st Day of School Resources

School starts:

August 23 (1st-8th Grade)
August 25 (Kindergarten)

Check out our Family Resource Center to start preparing, and view all important information, school calendar, transportation, uniform info, and more!

WELCOME TO

Village Prep Willard

Our Village Prep Willard Campus offers high-performing, college preparatory, tuition-free public charter schools open to all students and families.  Our Willard Campus opened in 2016 and is led by our dedicated staff and leadership, committed to serving the children and families of the Cudell and neighboring communities.

A Community of Scholars

Claps, cheers, and chants energize our highly focused classrooms. Motivating school-wide routines create a culture where scholars thrive. Welcome to E Prep, a non-profit, public charter school campus serving  middle school scholars from throughout Cleveland.

Our Mission

Our mission is to seek to provide a high quality, academically rigorous education for the college bound scholar. We empower our scholars to think critically, assume social responsibility, and serve as advocates for themselves and the community. We achieve these goals within a highly focused, structured and safe environment. We, as a community of educators, families and scholars work relentlessly to ensure that every child is prepared to succeed in a competitive world.

Our Vision

Our vision is that children in every neighborhood in Cleveland have access to at least one outstanding preparatory school.

Our Approach

Claps, cheers, and chants energize our highly focused classrooms. Motivating school-wide routines create a culture where scholars thrive.

E Prep & Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools

The Basics

Grades: K-4
Phone: (216) 586-3892
Fax: (216) 791-3013

9401 Willard Ave
Cleveland, OH 44102

Principal
Molly Gortz

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Programs & Support

Innovative Academic Program

Our E Prep middle schools are very intentional about setting a culture marked by high expectations and no excuses. Every student can achieve and every teacher and administrator models relentlessness in this pursuit.

Our Village Prep elementary schools are a very focused environment for our young scholars. Teachers are passionate and committed, and every minute is used to the fullest. Village Prep’s two teacher model divides the class into small groups of 5-10 scholars to provide targeted, differentiated instruction. We use adaptive computer based programming to target skills in an engaging and fun way. A balanced curriculum that features Guided Reading, Reading Comprehension, Phonics, Writing, Math Fluency and Math Problem Solving as well as enrichment classes of Physical Education, Art, and Technology.

Extracurriculars

EPW plans to have the following enrichment opportunities next year:

  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Dance
  • Foreign Language
  • Social/Emotional Learning

After School

https://opendoorsacademy.org/

Parent Committee

Thanks to all the parents and family members that make up our PAC. All families welcome.

Family Resources

Important Links

Dress Code & School Uniforms

For more information, visit our Uniform page.

Policies + Notices

Please find a list of our school’s policies below. If you have any questions, just let us know!

View All Other School Policies Here

General Notice of Non-Discrimination

The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and activities.

Board List & Calendar

Board List & Calendar

We're so thankful to our all-volunteer Board of Directors. Please find our latest board member list & calendars here:

Up Next:
Discover E Prep Willard

After graduating from Village Prep Willard, E Prep Willard is our 5-8th grade middle school,  co-located at the same campus.

Molly Gortz

MEET THE PRINCIPAL!

Molly Gortz

Molly Gortz has been a part of Village Prep Willard for the past 3 years, since 2018. She came to us from Success Academy Charter Schools, the highest-performing charter school network in New York City. She started off as a kindergarten teacher there, then later moved into an Assistant Principal role after teaching for two years. She then progressed into the Principal role for her last two years living in NYC. Molly believes in providing a high-quality and equal education to all children in Cleveland. She is committed to every scholar that walks into her school building and ensuring they receive the education they deserve! Originally from the west side of Cleveland, Molly now lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband, Greg, and two daughters, Evelyn and Vivian.

MEET MS. WILSON

A Teacher at Village Prep Willard

Meet Ms. Wilson, a kindergarten teacher at Village Prep Willard. Ms. Wilson believes in developing the whole child and the importance of balancing work and play.

See Village Prep Willard in Action!

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Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Willard | Breakthrough Public Schools