Breakthrough Schools

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About us

Breakthrough Schools is the highest-rated network of tuition-free, public charter schools in Ohio.  The Mission of Breakthrough Schools is to develop a growing network of distinctive school options that prepare Cleveland area students for success in life.

Our schools have been honored by local, state, and national organizations for excellence in teaching, leadership, and student achievement. We currently serve 3,000+ K-8 students across 11 public charter schools.  Our college preparatory public charter schools are nationally-recognized for our innovative educational models & proven results. Our public charter schools have high expectations for everyone – children and adults – and believe in every student. At our public charter schools, we put children's needs first, and make sure every child receives a high-quality, college preparatory education.

Our schools include: 

  • The Intergenerational School
  • Near West Intergenerational School
  • Lakeshore Intergenerational School
  • E Prep & Village Prep Schools, Cliffs Superior Campus
  • E Prep & Village Prep Schools, Woodland Hills Campus
  • Citizens Academy
  • Citizens Academy East
  • Citizens Academy Southeast
  • Citizens Leadership Academy


Contact information

Date Founded: 7/1/2010

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Phone: 216.456.2086

Fax: 216.391.4770

10118 Hampden Ave., Cleveland, OH, 44108, US

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