Breakwater School

  • 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 TypeAlternative School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8

Student Body

Total Students138 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 11%
Students by Grade Breakwater School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Noteshttp://www.breakwaterschool.org/admissions_tuition.htm
Admissions DirectorJane 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    Cheverus High School
    Cheverus High School Photo - Baseball field in the spring
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 400 students
    1.8 miles
    267 Ocean Ave
    Portland, ME 04103
    (207)774-6238
    1.8 9-12
    400
  • Portland
    Grades: PK-12 | 24 students
    3.2 miles
    476 Summit St
    Portland, ME 04103
    (207)797-0257
    3.2 PK-12
    24
  • Cumberland Foreside
    Grades: NS-8 | 109 students
    4.5 miles
    11 U.S. Route One
    Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
    (207)781-6321
    4.5 NS-8
    109
  • Poland
    Poland Spring Academy
    Alternative School
    Grades: PK-12 | 40 students
    27.6 miles
    14 Hope Springs Rd
    Poland, ME 04274
    (207)998-4566
    27.6 PK-12
    40
  • Yarmouth
    Grades: NS-12 | 366 students
    10.9 miles
    148 Main Street
    Yarmouth, ME 04096
    (207)846-9051
    10.9 NS-12
    366

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