At Breakwater, we go outside. A lot. We understand that children need access to nature the same way they need good nutrition and adequate sleep. During Earth Week we bring children in purposeful and playful contact with the natural world, inspiring them to listen, look, question, feel, guess, discuss, and love the things they find all around them.Read More
"The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences." -Loris Malaguzzi
What is "Loose Parts" play? What are loose parts? How do we use them on our playground? And how is this type of play, open ended and rich with possibility, representative of our approach to early childhood education? These questions are explored in this blog post by Stephanie Davis, a member of our preschool teaching team.Read More
When we talk about the “Breakwater Way” we talk about curriculum across grade level and throughout our learning community. Our students, from toddler through 8th grade, are engaged in a learning experience that is authentic, hands-on, personalized, challenging and integrated.
But what does this actually look like? How does that show up for children on a daily basis? This is what we strive to make visible during our annual Curriculum Information Night. Read on ....Read More
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....Read More
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.Read More
Current Families: Many at Breakwater describe our school community as an extension of home. We are honored by this acknowledgment, and committed to building strong partnerships between teachers, parents and the children we serve. Welcome to a new school year, and welcome home(-ish)!
To ease your transition from summer to September, here is an easy at-a-glance list of the top 5 important things to do before September 6.Read More
Join us at 3pm on August 26th for the ribbon cutting and launch of the flagship Curiosity Lab on the campus of Breakwater Learning!
We're opening our doors and inviting you in for a first look at the Lab and a chance to play, explore, ask questions, and celebrate together.Read More
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!Read More
Saturday, July 15 from 9 - 10:30am
Visit our toddler, preschool and kindergarten classrooms and tour Breakwater’s campus. Children are welcome! Preschool and toddler teachers will be on hand with materials and activities that demonstrate our philosophy of learning. Our Director of Admissions and Early Childhood Coordinator will provide information and applications for families interested in enrollment.
Learn more and RSVP so we are ready to welcome you and your little one!Read More