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 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 is that children in every neighborhood in Cleveland have access to at least one outstanding preparatory school.
Claps, cheers, and chants energize our highly focused classrooms. Motivating school-wide routines create a culture where scholars thrive.
Innovative Academic Program
Our E Prep Middle School Approach
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.
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.
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
- Open door academy
- Step team
- Geography bee
- Prep Loyalty Step team
- Urban squash
Thanks to all the parents and family members that make up our PAC. All families welcome.
School Materials and Supplies
We do not have any school supply fee, but do have a school supply list for families. If for any reason a parent or family is not able to provide these supplies, we have supports available to make sure this is not a barrier to attending our school.
Dress Code & School Uniforms
Green Preps Polo (Purchased at School Belles)
Black Preps Polo (Purchased at School Belles)
Note: All shirts can be long or short sleeved
Scholars in any grade can wear a Preps Pullover
- Girls: Plaid skirt or plaid jumper (green or blue) or black pants
- Boys: Black Pants
- Kindergarteners can wear elastic pants without a belt
- Belts: Black belt for all 1st - 8th Graders
- Shoes: Black dress shoes
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!
Please find a list of our school’s policies below. If you have any questions, just let us know!
- Policy 204.14 – Career Advising & Student Success Plan
- Policy 453 - Wellness Policy
- Policy 203.1 Parent and Family Engagement in Title I Programs
- Policy 242 - Student Assessment and Academic Prevention
- Policy 227 - Child Find Policy
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
We're so thankful to our all-volunteer Board of Directors. Please find our latest board member list & calendars here:
- Annual Report 2019-20
- Annual Report 2018-19
- Annual Report 2017-18
- Annual Report 2016-17
- Annual Report 2015-16
- Annual Report 2014-15
- Annual Report 2013-14
Annual Sponsor Report
Phone: (216) 298-1164
Fax: (216) 341-0106
9201 Crane Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44105
MEET THE PRINCIPAL!
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.