Eamonn Dundon began his Breakwater career in 2002 and graduated in our 8th grade class of 2012. We asked him to tell us a little bit about his life “beyond the breakwater” and to describe what a Breakwater education meant for him.
In this intelligent and thoughtful Q&A, Eamonn fills us in about college, serving as a fellow on President Obama’s 2012 Campaign, as a Senate Page in D.C., as an intern in U.S. Senator Angus King's office, and about his involvement in the Maine Youth Court… plus, he tells us a story!
Hooray! A new school year has begun! The quality of work we do in the first few weeks of school will lay the groundwork for a productive year of learning. Classrooms are full of play as teachers observe and interact with students to build strong bonds of trust and friendship.
Read about how our teachers inspire children in these critical first days to embrace their school experience and become agents in their own learning.
Seventy-three middle school students piled into buses and traveled to Camp Agawam in Raymond for Breakwater's annual overnight adventure. Next week, Sari Lindauer will take this year's CGF Breakwater Creators overnight to Unity to participate in the Common Ground Fair's "Youth Enterprise Zone".
Why does Breakwater prioritize outside-of-the-classroom learning experiences? Read on....
At 3pm on August 26th we opened the door to the John W. Knight Curiosity Lab.
During it's inaugural use 100+ people - multigenerational families, friends, students, donors, and educators - from near and far put together, took apart, wondered, played, poked, prodded, laughed, looked, ate and celebrated together!