Middle School Visits Camp Agawam

Middle School Visits Camp Agawam

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.

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Welcome Back Breakwater!

Welcome Back Breakwater!

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!

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Summer at Breakwater 2019

Summer at Breakwater 2019

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 child

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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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