Family Resources & Family Partnership Office

Visit our Family Resource Center to view important information, school calendar, uniform info, and more! Learn more about our Family Partnership Office and get in touch.


Village Prep Woodland Hills

Village Prep Woodland Hills offers a high-performing, college-preparatory, tuition-free public elementary school open to all students and families.

A Community of Scholars

We are proud of our scholars, families, teachers, staff, and community supporters who have worked together to make our Woodland Hills campus an amazing place to learn and excel. Our scholars work hard every day in and out of the classroom. On-site science exploration days, off-site field trips to the museums, multi-campus college visits, and much more are all part of what it means to be a scholar at Village Prep Woodland Hills Campus.

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 with in 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.


  • Phonics:
    We use the Fundations curriculum, a multi-sensory and systematic approach to phonics, spelling, and handwriting. We use the Heggerty curriculum, which focuses on letter and sound recognition, language awareness, and auditory language development.
  • ELA: We use the KIPP Wheatley curriculum, which focuses on all students' skills and content for academic and career success: close reading of high-quality, complex texts and thorough, precise writing.
  • Math: We use the Ready Mathematics curriculum, which helps students develop mathematical reasoning, engage in discourse, and build strong mathematical habits.


We partner with Open Doors Academy to provide after-school, out-of-school, camp, and summer experiences through High School and beyond!

We partner with Say Yes to provide Family Support Specialists that provide wrap-around services for students and families.

Village Prep Woodland Hills is a proud partner of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. For more information about partnership, please visit

E Prep & Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools

The Basics

Grades: K-4

Phone: (216) 298-1164
Fax: (216) 341-0106

9201 Crane Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44105

Emily Johnson

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Programs & Support

School Culture

Exceptional Student Education

Everyone learns here! 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. Learn more about Exceptional Student Education at Breakthrough here

Engaging, Interactive Remote Learning

We know that remote learning takes a major commitment from families and scholars, and we’re here to make it as easy as possible while continuing to provide an excellent education.

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

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It is always our goal to reach the whole child, and we strive for a balance of athletic and non-athletic after school extracurriculars. For example, extracurriculars include:

  • Boys/Girls Basketball
  • Tutoring
  • Open door academy
  • Step team
  • Geography bee
  • Cheerleading
  • Prep Loyalty Step team
  • Urban squash

After School

Parent Committee

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

After School

Parent Committee

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

Family Resources

Important Links

School Materials and Supplies

Woodland Hills provides all necessary classroom supplies. We only ask that your scholar bring a backpack and their own set of headphones to school with them in the fall.

Dress Code & School Uniforms

For more information, visit our Uniform page.

Parent & Family Volunteering

We encourage parent and family volunteering in our school! This is not mandatory, but if you would like to learn more about our Parent & Family Volunteer opportunities please read see more detail in our Policies section. Thank you!

Parent Student and Foster Caregiver Involvement Policies

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:

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About Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson grew up in Columbia, SC. She attended Wofford College, and upon graduation joined Teach For America New Orleans. During her tenure at KIPP New Orleans, Emily founded their first self-contained special education program. In 2013, Ms. Johnson moved to Cleveland where she began her journey at our Woodland Hills campus.

As she worked with scholars at Woodland Hills as an Intervention Specialist, Ms. Johnson brought her wealth of experience from New Orleans to our community. Ms. Johnson moved into the Leadership Role of Director of Curriculum and Instruction (DCI) in 2015, and served in that role until 2019. As DCI, Ms. Johnson was directly responsible for supporting and empowering teachers to increase proficiency on state assessments.

Emily lives with her dog Jack, her son Charlie, and her Husband Kevin. Fun fact: Principal Johnson played roller derby for Burning River from 2013-2018, and “retired” to have her son. What drives her: "I am passionate about connecting with our families and empowering our students."


A Student at Village Prep Woodland Hills

Hear from V Prep Woodland Hills scholar, Shaniya, to discover what she loves most about V Prep Woodland Hills, her favorite things about school, and a glimpse into what makes Breakthrough Public Schools such a special place!

We offer an innovative and engaging curriculum for all scholars, including support for all learners, and unique programs such as our college readiness program, after-school activities, and enrichment programming.

See Village Prep Woodland Hills in Action!

Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools
Village Prep Woodland Hills | Breakthrough Public Schools