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Dear Parents,

Welcome to Broadway Academy’s newest location! We opened our doors in August 2020 to provide a safe, secure learning environment for K-8 students in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood of Cleveland.

Since joining Broadway Academy over two years ago, it has been my pleasure to serve the community by building a private school-like environment at no cost to families. Our school has an A-rated and accredited academic program that is supplemented by truly enriching opportunities for students such as Visual & Performing Arts classes and out-of-state field trips. We are known for our “old school” values such as dignity and respect–not just between students, but also among our staff and parents. Our staff is dedicated and invested, and we believe that strong staff and family relationships are crucial for academic success.

Thank you for choosing Broadway Academy!


Mrs. Sherree Dillions

James Patrick West

James Patrick West, Interim Principal

Over the course of his 20+ years as a teacher and administrator, James Patrick West has been driven to educate and inspire young people. Whether through goal setting to achieve academic milestones or building life skills and experience through mentor and community relationships, West challenges and encourages students to be their best and “never stop” pursuing their goals. He has over 20 years of teaching experience, joining the ACCEL team as a teacher and now Principal of Broadway Academy at Mount Pleasant. In addition to many years of elementary and middle school teaching, West has also served as a mental health counselor and mentor for at-risk youth. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma fraternity where he continued his service to the community in various capacities. He earned his BA in Elementary Education from Hiram College and his Master of Science in Educational Administration and Supervision from Old Dominion University.

Sherree Dillions

Sherree Dillions, Regional Vice President

Mrs. Dillions joined Broadway Academy in 2018 with over 25 years of experience as a K-12 educator and principal. Her leadership has been crucial to turning Broadway Academy into one of the top-performing schools in Cleveland, including raising the school’s Performance Index Score by 36 points in a two-year period. Prior to joining ACCEL Schools, Mrs. Dillions worked for Cleveland Municipal School District where she served as Head Principal for over 10 years and systematically turned-around low-performing schools into schools of academic success and achievement. Mrs. Dillions holds a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Master’s degree in Education – Adult Learning & Development, and completed the post graduate Educational Administration Program, all from Cleveland State University. She has also completed the post graduate Urban Superintendents Program at Harvard University. In February 2020, Mrs. Dillions was awarded by Radio One as a “Future History Maker of the City of Cleveland”.

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Community School

Broadway Academy is a public, community school. We are our own school district sponsored by St. Aloysius Orphanage (Charter School Specialists) which provides oversight and enforces academic, fiscal, and legal accountability. We are managed by ACCEL Schools, a high performing network of over 50 charter schools located throughout the United States.

Community Schools (Charter Schools) offer families an alternative to the local public school. Community schools are tuition-free, open to all students in the county, and focused on meeting student needs for success. Community schools are among the top-performing schools in the nation. Read more about charter schools.