Breakwater School

856 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102-0410
Tel: (207)772-8689
Grades: PK-8 | 129 students
Breakwater is a progressive independent day school where your child - from preschool through grade eight - will thrive in a challenging and exploratory learning environment.
Proudly engaging and inspiring curious minds since 1956.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 129 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Breakwater School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Admissions Director Jane O'Connor

School Notes

  • At Breakwater School, teachers, parents, and children are partners in a celebration of learning. Understanding that early school experiences create the foundation for future learning, we encourage children to develop their intellects and explore their imaginations, speak individually, yet work collaboratively, investigate the ways in which they work the best, take intellectual and personal risks in a safe environment, act as responsible citizens in our community and in the world, value diversity and practice tolerance, and aspire to be lifelong learners.
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