Breakwater Learning's Board of Trustees has exciting news! Breakwater has been able to acquire the only available property adjoining our campus. In August the school purchased 838 Brighton Avenue, the land and house directly behind our Jessie Building. Please read the letter from Jo Pierce, Chair of the Board of Trustees, announcing the acquisition and it's use!
At 3pm on August 26th we opened the door to the John W. Knight Curiosity Lab.
During it's inaugural use 100+ people - multigenerational families, friends, students, donors, and educators - from near and far put together, took apart, wondered, played, poked, prodded, laughed, looked, ate and celebrated together!
Major construction has begun on our campus! We are now making in earnest the improvements that are bringing our physical spaces more inline with the dynamic way we learn and teach at Breakwater everyday. With this next phase in our growth, we aim to bring Breakwater closer to realizing our full potential - to be one of the best, most truly innovative models of independent educational excellence. Anywhere.
Opening a physical space that features innovation, technology and entrepreneurship learning activities. More than a maker space, more than a computer lab, the Curiosity Lab will encourage learners of all ages to wonder, explore, deconstruct and invent.
As the tinkering space at Breakwater school continues to metamorphose into our Curiosity Lab, opportunities for young engineers to make, discover, experiment and invent are made possible. March 18 and 19 the Open Bench Project partnered with Breakwater school to offer a 3d printer building workshop. Yes. Printer building.
BREAKWATER UP LEVEL UPDATE: The same amazing team who built many of our playground features and did the recently completed remodel of our toddler room entrance have been hard at work in our "Castle" preschool room over February break, and in the shared space between the Forest preschool room and the toddlers, a new home for little boots and classroom supplies has been crafted.
Up Level verb 1. To make something better. synonyms: optimization, improve, enhance. 2. To increase, or to increase something. synonyms: strengthen, add to, raise. 3. To transform and grow in an area. adj. 1. (computing) Having greater capabilities or a higher version number.
Read more... about our library, Curiosity Lab, and outdoor spaces!
This is a collaborative environmental education and community development endeavor to transform our school’s playground and the adjacent Nason’s Corner Park into a natural, multipurpose play and learning area that will benefit not only Breakwater School and Enrichment Center, but the entire Portland community.