Portfolio Member

Partnership Schools

Cleveland, Ohio

Partnership Schools is a network of nine urban Catholic schools serving over 2,300 students in New York City and Cleveland. Partnership Schools’ mission is to develop outstanding Catholic elementary schools that provide students with the academic preparation, values and skills they need to break the cycle of poverty and lead fulfilling, productive lives. Thanks to an agreement with the Archdiocese of New York, Partnership Schools has been granted operational control of seven Pre-K to 8th grade schools serving students from historically disadvantaged communities in Harlem and the South Bronx. Since 2013, Partnership has used content-rich, coherently sequenced curricula, along with a clearly defined model of instruction and school culture and targeted professional development for both teachers and school leaders, to drive impressive results for students in its New York schools. Beginning July 2020, Partnership Schools has been given the opportunity to test its model elsewhere nationally and has entered an agreement with the Diocese of Cleveland to assume operational and management control of two urban Catholic schools, St. Thomas Aquinas School and Archbishop Lyke School, which will serve more than 800 students at full capacity. Partnership hopes to expand to a total of six schools in Cleveland over time.