Welcome to Breck!
Not very long ago, I was right where you are — looking at schools for my own daughter after our family decided to relocate to Minnesota from the east coast.
I read about Breck on this website and called to schedule a tour. As our parent tour guide greeted us, I remember worrying that a 60-minute visit might not be enough to get the pulse of an institution. How were we going to choose the best school for our family?
My worries were immediately assuaged when a first-grade teacher invited my daughter into her Chinese class and quickly had her translating words. I was amazed at how quickly she felt completely at home.
As we moved through the tour, I learned about Breck’s proud history and long tradition of providing an inclusive environment. I learned about the service curriculum that provides students with a strong sense of social responsibility and the skills they need to become community leaders. I learned about Breck’s national reputation for innovative curriculum, including a 1:1 laptop program, P-12 Chinese program, and an award-winning science research program all developed years before other schools realized they could be done. Later that evening as we sat down for dinner, my daughter turned to me and said, "Dad, when can we go back to that school where I was speaking Chinese?" It was clear that we had found our school.
Two months after my initial visit, I accepted the position of Director of Admissions at Breck, and I couldn’t be more delighted to have the opportunity to introduce you to this remarkable school.
I hope you’ll begin by exploring the Admissions section of this website. Follow the links on the right to find our information request form where you can select a variety of mini-brochures or our informative viewbook, details about tuition and financial aid, an application form, news about upcoming admissions events and an introduction to independent schools.
I encourage you to continue exploring the site and then to come visit our beautiful campus.
As you learn more, I believe that you will discover what I discovered: that Breck is a school where tradition and innovation intersect, creating an environment uniquely suited to foster academic, civic and ethical leadership.
I look forward to meeting you soon.
Scott D. Wade
Director of Admissions