It has been a tradition for the last decade or so for Breakwater middle school students to visit Camp Agawam in the first few days of school. The purpose for this adventure trip is simple: Let students engage and bond in a beautiful Maine environment to start their year off strong. While at Agawam, students learn and grow together by participating in team building activities, making meals for and with each other, swimming, hiking, climbing on the ropes course, and simply spending time together. They go on night walks to appreciate the stars and morning hikes to appreciate the sunrise. They spend their nights in cabins to continue growing their independence. Agawam is a special trip because students in 5th-8th grade establish themselves as this year’s Breakwater middle school with all the excitement, anticipation, and wonder that pertains to that title.Read More
On Wednesday, September 4th Breakwater was filled with excitement as we celebrated the first day of school! The excitement and nerves were palpable on the playground as we welcomed new and returning students and families to the 2019-2020 school year. The morning started with the Breakwater cheer before students waved goodbye to their families and started the day. Check out some highlights from our back to school social and first day of school!Read More
Summer at Breakwater kicks off on Monday, June 24th! We offer four two week long day camp sessions from June-August. Our programs feature camps focused on outdoor adventure, sports, visual arts, acting and technical theater, science, aerial arts, nature play and much more! Learn more about the opportunities available for your childRead 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
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's Parent Education and Professional Development programs offer inspiration, information and community building opportunities to new and experienced parents, caregivers and professional educators.Read More
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.Read More
Please join us for our annual community Harvest Festival from 12pm - 2pm on Saturday, November 4, immediately following our Open House.
Read our post on the importance of connections - why we so value community at Breakwater, what makes ours special, and how it impacts our students.
Featuring a video interview with our founder, El Costa.Read More
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 More
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 ....Read More