11 Amazing Schools,
1 Big Dream
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Our tuition-free, non-profit public charter schools are recognized nationally as the best charter schools in Cleveland. Our public charter schools have high expectations for everyone – children and adults – and believe in every student. Like all the best public charter schools, we do what’s best for our students, and make sure every child receives a high-quality education to prepare them for success in college and in life.
Our mission is to develop a growing network of distinctive school options that prepare Cleveland area students for success in life. Our schools have been recognized as the best performing schools in Cleveland, honored by local, state, and national organizations for excellence in teaching, leadership, and student achievement. We currently serve nearly 3,000 K-8 students across eight campuses.
What Makes Breakthrough Different?
What makes Breakthrough unique? We know that students thrive in different settings, and that teachers thrive in different settings. Because of this, our schools offer distinct educational approaches to our students, families, teachers, and community. Each of our schools is part of one of these exciting, proven, effective school models.
The five-year vision for our network of schools is to further Greater Cleveland’s transformation by providing distinctive school options for no fewer than 6,000 children in 19 schools. Our work, in partnership with CMSD and others, will help the city reach a tipping point towards providing a high-quality education for all.
THIS IS WORKING
Combining our shared principles with our unique educational models, we are able to deliver a portfolio of unique, effective educational options to our community. This nationally innovative approach is working.
2014 Student Performance, All Schools in Cleveland
2014 Student Performance, All Schools in Ohio
2014 Student Performance, Breakthrough Schools
All data publicly available as reported by the Ohio Department of Education, 2014
We work hard every day to build a network-wide organizational culture that empowers all our people to thrive. Our collective values are our pillars:
As we strive for excellence…
We do what’s best for kids.
We help each other grow.
We embrace our diversity.
We tell the truth.
We stand together.
Breakthrough Schools is also very proud to be the first recipient of Charter School Growth Fund (CSGF) funding and support in Ohio. CSGF invests in high-quality urban charter networks committed to growing to serve more children. Read more about this prestigious investment on the CSGF website.
Friends of Breakthrough Schools President, John Zitzner was awarded the prestigious 2015 Homer C. Wadsworth Award by The Cleveland Foundation. The…