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.

Profile last updated: 09/02/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Catherine McAuley High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St Brigid School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Spring Harbor Academy (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    Catherine McAuley High School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 145 students
    1.1 miles
    631 Stevens Avenue
    Portland, ME 04103
  • Westbrook
    Spring Harbor Academy
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 12 students
    1.2 miles
    123 Andover Rd
    Westbrook, ME 04092
  • Portland
    St Brigid School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 342 students
    1.2 miles
    695 Stevens Ave
    Portland, ME 04103
  • Portland
    The Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: PK-KG | 67 students
    1.2 miles
    721 Stevens Ave
    Portland, ME 04103
  • Portland
    Grades: K-5 | 40 students
    1.6 miles
    400 Deering Ave
    Portland, ME 04103

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The average private school tuition in Cumberland County, ME is $9,808 for elementary schools and $16,478 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Cumberland County, ME is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).