Support the Breakwater Fund

Support the Breakwater Fund

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.

Learn more about supporting our programs and people.

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Toys That Inspire Curiosity Driven Learning

Toys That Inspire Curiosity Driven Learning

Breakwater's Parent Education and Professional Development programs offer inspiration, information and community building opportunities to new and experienced parents, caregivers and professional educators.

Our winter semester includes: “How To: DIY Toys That Inspire Curiosity Driven Learning”; and “(not) Running With Scissors- Letting Your Child Use Real Tools Safely” REGISTER TODAY

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Supporting Community through Financial Aid

Supporting Community through Financial Aid

We strongly believe enrolling a diverse and talented group of children and their families benefits all in our school community. Toward this goal, we provide need-based financial assistance to qualified K through 8 families. Aid applications for returning families are due by February 9. Due dates for newly applying families roll with the admissions process. 

For forms, instructions and about the why's and how's of Breakwater's financial aid...

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Earth Week 2017: No Child Left Inside

Earth Week 2017: No Child Left Inside

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 about our annual Earth Week here...

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Curriculum Information

Curriculum Information

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 ....

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"Field Trips" in the Breakwater Way

"Field Trips" in the Breakwater Way

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....

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Your Top Five Back-To-School List!

Your Top Five Back-To-School List!

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.

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