We are excited to announce a few changing roles and welcome new members to our incredible teaching team in the 2017/2018 school year!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
Our teachers are the foundation of our school. We have a faculty made up of some of the most creative, principled and hard working people one can ever hope to have guide our children. We are sincerely grateful for the talent, time and energy that each of our teachers bring to our learning environment.
In advance of Teacher Appreciation Week 2017 we solicited testimonials from our community of parents and students recognizing the Breakwater faculty. Here are a few.Read More
We are delighted to announce that Kalyn Sullivan has accepted a teaching position beginning in the 2017/18 school year.
Kalyn demonstrates a thorough understanding of our progressive philosophy, community, and learning environment. This, along with her experience and skill make her an excellent addition to our strong faculty team. Welcome!Read More
Meredith Coolidge graduated with the class of 2011 after attending Breakwater for nine years.
In this funny and heartfelt Q&A, Meredith updates us on her adventures, shares a story, remembers faculty, and describes what a Breakwater education means to her.
Are you a Breakwater alumni? Join us Saturday, April 29 for an Alumni Reunion at the Bayside Bowl in Portland from 1-4pm. RSVP here!Read More
When the Maine Senate is convened, the public is invited to visit and see what happens during a Legislative Session. Through a lottery process, several of our students were invited to serve as Honorary Pages at the State House in Augusta.
This opportunity comes as part of the Breakwater 7th and 8th grade's continuing investigation of American civics. Learn more here…Read More
How do citizens make a change in their community and the world? How does an idea become a law? How do social movements work? These are the big questions many of us are thinking about in 2017. The 7th and 8th graders at Breakwater are doing more than thinking - they are engaged in an integrated, immersive Civics Unit, and one student is speaking up in the greater community for a cause. Middle School teacher Jed Bloom and 8th grader Johana Rivera tell us more...Read More
In the John Knight Curiosity Lab, students are encouraged to ask how does it work, why does it work that way, and how could it work. In development at Breakwater, the Curiosity Lab is a physical space designed to not only spark imagination, but scaffold it to help learners develop key readiness skills such as STEM, grit, resilience and self-confidence, and a broader curiosity mindset that prepares them to be active contributors, creators and entrepreneurs. Curious? Read more about Breakwater's tinkering program and the Curiosity Lab...Read More
Beginning with the chime of the singing bowl, calm instruction guides students to “...find your mindful bodies, with long spines, sitting like royalty with your crowns on your heads, notice your breath… ” Focus is brought to where students are in the present moment, and how mindful attention boosts each child’s sense of agency and well being. Working in partnership with colleagues Danielle Gorman is bringing mindfulness practice and music to Breakwater’s toddler through grade four students. Read more...Read More
The goal of our Community Programs initiative is to allow a wider audience to experience "The Breakwater Way.” We are exploding our doors and bringing the principles of the Breakwater learning model to programs that invite diversified participation, expand our reach, and, importantly, contribute to the broader community commons. Courtney Cronin is Breakwater’s new Community Programs Specialist. Read more about Courtney, community programming, and how Breakwater is growing....Read More