Get To Know E Prep & Village Prep Willard Campus

School Leadership

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Jasmine Foster, Ed.D.

Native Chicagoan, now proud Clevelander, Jasmine Foster joined the Breakthrough family as the founding principal of E Prep Willard. Previously, Jasmine taught in Chicago with the Academy of Urban School Leadership (AUSL) network as a 4th, 5th, and 6th grade reading teacher while also serving her school as the ELA instructional leader for 4th - 8th grade. She is passionate about providing high-quality instruction to underserved students and creating awareness of the social injustices within the education system. Principal Foster is committed to empowering her students and staff to becoming the change they wish to see in others and the world.

Our Board

We are so thankful for our dedicated group of volunteer board members. Please find below our full board list and board calendar.

Mission & Vision

The Prep Schools 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.

The Prep Schools vision is that children in every neighborhood in Cleveland have access to at least one outstanding preparatory school. Our role in this vision is to open eight Prep schools through Cleveland. We presently have four Prep schools, and will open an additional four schools by 2020.

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.

Our Village Prep School Approach

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

Dress Code & School Uniforms

K-4th Grades
Blue Preps Polo (Purchased at School Belles)

5th-7th Grades
Green Preps Polo (Purchased at School Belles)

8th Grade
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

School History

E Prep — our founding school — opened in 2006, and Village Prep opened in 2009. Our Willard Campus opened in 2015.