Breakwater School

856 Brighton Ave,
Portland, ME, 04102-0410
Tel: (207)772-8689
Grades: K - 9 | 118 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)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 9

Student Body

Total Students 118 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 4%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
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.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Catherine Mcauley High School (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Spring Harbor Academy (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Spring Harbor Academy (1.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Portland Catherine Mcauley High School
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    631 Stevens Avenue
    Portland , ME , 04103
    (207)797-3802
    All-girls  (Roman Catholic)
    1.1  mi  |  185  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Westbrook Spring Harbor Academy
    Special Education School
    123 Andover Rd
    Westbrook , ME , 04092
    (207)761-2364
    Special Education School
    1.2  mi  |  12  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Portland St. Brigid School
    (Roman Catholic)
    695 Stevens Ave
    Portland , ME , 04103
    (207)797-7073
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  294  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Portland
    The Children's Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    721 Stevens Ave
    Portland , ME , 04103
    (207)797-9366
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.2  mi  |  91  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Portland
    Levey Day School
    Alternative School (Jewish)
    400 Deering Ave
    Portland , ME , 04103
    (207)774-7676
    Alternative School (Jewish)
    1.6  mi  |  36  students  |  Gr.  K-6

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