The BYC has been hard at work this summer, bringing the Breakwater spirit to new spaces and projects on campus, as well as working to maintain and improve the special places we call home. This program offers a great way for our alums, qualified current students, and Portland area youth to give back and stay connected to our community, as well as learn how we keep our facilities maintained, safe, and beautiful over the summer.Read More
On Friday, June 29th, we will be dedicating the new campus garden to Sari Lindauer as she retires after over 30 years at Breakwater! Join us as we come together to honor all Sari has given to the Breakwater communityRead More
Costa Rica, Day 2
We woke up this morning at La Ensenada, an arid but lush ranch next to the Pacific Ocean's rolling waves. We woke in the early light of day because of the howler monkeys bellowing. Not one but two troupes of monkeys were calling in very close proximity to our cabinas. We quickly located the two troupes and, together with a group of friendly birders from Europe, watched the monkey drama play out….
Learn essential job skills, give back to the Breakwater community, and have some fun with your friends this summer, through The Breakwater Youth Corps. The BYC is an opportunity for eligible current students and high school-aged students to provide service to the school and, if applicable, earn a little income. The program runs in two week sessions throughout the summer.Read More
Donations of your kids' outgrown clothing, toys, books, and gear can be dropped off in the lobby of the brick building between April 23 and May 4! Then join us for the main event on May 5th from 10-2!Read More
With five developmentally appropriate age groupings to strengthen learning and social connections, quality and community are at the heart of all our Summer at Breakwater programs. Running in two week sessions throughout the summer with options for ages 3-18.Read More
Breakwater is sustained and energized by the shared vision of parents, grandparents, teachers, alumni and friends working together to provide an optimal learning experience for each child. We rely on the generosity of the extended Breakwater community to support teaching and learning by offering both volunteer and financial support.Read More
Student 1: My mother was in the Civil War.
Student 2: No, she couldn’t have been in the Civil War.
Student 1: Well she didn’t fight in the Civil War, she just helped.
Student 2: [to the teacher] How long ago was the Civil War?
Teacher: About 155 years ago.
Student 2: I don’t think your mother could have been in the Civil War. But maybe if she was an older mother.