Early Childhood Open House

Early Childhood Open House

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! 

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Walk with the Breakwater GSA/ Portland Pride Parade 2017

Walk with the Breakwater GSA/ Portland Pride Parade 2017

Breakwater's grade 7/8 GSA (Gender-Sexuality Alliance) is ending its first year by participating in the Portland Pride Parade on Saturday, June 17, and invites you to come along! This year's event theme is LOVE IS LOVE.

Join the parade with the GSA and our Breakwater walking team. Learn more about this family friendly, inclusive event and sign up by clicking here!
 

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Cranes for Change: Student Initiated Service Learning

Cranes for Change: Student Initiated Service Learning

Cranes for Change is the self-adopted name a group of Breakwater fourth graders have chosen to describe a project inspired during their semester long integrated study of history’s peacemakers. After reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr, the students began folding small origami cranes and stringing them.

Learn more about the student initiated service project, paper cranes and fundraising bake sale on May 26, at 1:30pm ...

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Embodied Mindfulness Course For Parents

Embodied Mindfulness Course For Parents

This Embodied Mindfulness class teaches an active practice where participants learn how to use the widely acknowledged mind-body connection to implement or improve intentional parenting skills. Registration is open for this six week course at a special introductory cost to welcome our community to the Breakwater Parent and Professional Development programs.

Dates, details and registration information is here...

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Step Up Night!

Step Up Night!

Breakwater’s toddler through eighth grade structure is among our greatest assets. It allows us a carefully constructed continuum of academic and social preparation where skills intentionally build on one another. Faculty communicate and collaborate within and across all grade levels allowing teachers to really understand each child as they progress. With Step Up Night (Thursday, March 2) we invite current families to join us in building strong, effective partnerships in support of the amazing children we serve.   Learn more...

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Mt. Cardigan: 5th Grade's Three Day Adventure

Mt. Cardigan: 5th Grade's Three Day Adventure

The 5th grade’s upcoming trip to Mt. Cardigan is one in a series of overnight trips at Breakwater that in recent years have begun in third grade. The goals of our outdoor, overnight programming are both immediate and far-reaching, including team-building, improving group-process and conflict resolution skills, developing self-confidence, environmental awareness, resilience, empathy and sense of place in the world. And, of course: to have an incredible amount of fun!  Learn more ... about Mt. Cardigan and other annual overnight adventures!

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Supporting Inclusion through Financial Aid

Supporting Inclusion through Financial Aid

We strongly believe enrolling a diverse and talented group of children and their families benefits all in our school community. Nurturing tomorrow’s successful and innovative impact-makers depends on recruiting and developing a diverse student body today. Toward this goal, we provide need-based financial assistance to qualified K through 8 families. Aid applications for returning families are due by February 17. Due dates for newly applying families roll with the admissions process. To learn more about the why's and how's of Breakwater's financial aid, and for forms and instructions, click through...

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Showcase Week Exhibition Days 12/14-16

Showcase Week Exhibition Days 12/14-16

The Breakwater Way at work! This week, students at all grade levels are sharing with each other and the school community some of the learning experienced over the last few months in interactive, curated “Showcases”. Both the process and product are on display. We do so because we recognize the high value in the process of learning, not just in the products!
Click through for an exhibition schedule and daily photo essay ...

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