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 5%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Breakwater School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 7 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 21:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes http://www.breakwaterschool.org/admissions_tuition.htm
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 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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  • PortlandCatherine McAuley High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    631 Stevens Avenue
    PortlandME 04103
    (207)797-3802
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    1.1 mi | 145 students | Gr. 9-12                      
  • WestbrookSpring Harbor Academy
    Special Education School
    123 Andover Rd
    WestbrookME 04092
    (207)761-2364
    Special Education School
    1.2 mi | 12 students | Gr. PK                      
  • PortlandSt Brigid School
      (Roman Catholic)
    695 Stevens Ave
    PortlandME 04103
    (207)797-7073
      (Roman Catholic)
    1.2 mi | 342 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • PortlandThe Children's Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    721 Stevens Ave
    PortlandME 04103
    (207)797-9366
    Daycare / Preschool
    1.2 mi | 67 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • PortlandLevey Day School
      (Jewish)
    400 Deering Ave
    PortlandME 04103
    (207)776-7474
      (Jewish)
    1.6 mi | 40 students | Gr. K-5                      

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