Jan 31, 2024 7:30 AM
Jim and Amy Kubacki
Cleveland Partnership Schools

Partnership Schools began in New York City more than a decade ago in an effort to save parish schools serving working-class communities in Harlem and the South Bronx. Now, the network’s four schools in Cleveland and seven in New York bring a new approach to the social mobility and community building that urban Catholic schools have long catalyzed. The schools share a streamlined organizational structure, curriculum, teacher training, and a focus on values that is gaining broad-based appeal among even non-Catholic parents. The original Partnership schools in New York have achieved substantial growth in enrollment and academic achievement, and early progress in Cleveland’s four schools is promising.