A Day in the Life: 8th Grade Costa Rica Adventure

A Day in the Life: 8th Grade Costa Rica Adventure

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….

Read More

Join the Breakwater Youth Corps (BYC)!

Join the Breakwater Youth Corps (BYC)!

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

Mathematics in First and Second Grade

Mathematics in First and Second Grade

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.

How much older? Find out how our teachers use “teachable moments” like these as well as structured, thoughtfully pre-planned activities to optimize math education.  

Read More

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

Read More

RAINBOW leads No Name-Calling Week at Breakwater

RAINBOW leads No Name-Calling Week at Breakwater

By instituting a student initiated, faculty supported GSA group, Breakwater affirms our commitment to ensuring a safe, inclusive community that honors diversity and respects the rights of all. This year's GSA group calls themselves RAINBOW and is starting 2018 by spearheading Breakwater's involvement in GLSEN’s national No Name-Calling Week, January 15-19. 

Learn more about student led No Name-Calling Week activities... 

Read More