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Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Creating Connections at Breck School Sarah Flotten ’85, Middle School History Instructor, reveals how Breck faculty members use innovation and collaboration to create deep-level, critical-thinking learners.  To read another My Breck Story, click here.
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Twenty-nine robotics teams from throughout Minnesota joined the regional FIRST® LEGO® League in Minnesota regional competition December 4 in Elk River, Minn., for a chance to advance to the sectional round held Sunday, Jan. 8. Breck  sent all three of their competitive Middle School Robotics Teams to the meet where they were encountered stiff competition but found great success. “All three competition teams advanced,” says Kris Simonson, Middle School Robotics coach. “To have even two teams... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Jenn Fabian '15. Jenn Fabian '15 is currently a sophomore at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Jenn is an active alumni volunteer. In 2016, she served as a teaching assistant for the Career Explorations Opportunities course led by Ms. Kim Peeples, director of the Melrose Family Center for Servant Leadership. Jenn is also looking forward to... Read More
Posted on Monday, January 9, 2017
The Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning Speaker Series in Honor of the Class of 2016 welcomes Dr. Michael Thompson back to Breck!  Michael G. Thompson, Ph.D. is a consultant, author and psychologist specializing in children and families. He is the supervising psychologist for the Belmont Hill School and has worked in more than seven hundred schools across the United States, as well as in international schools in Central America, Europe, Africa and Asia. He and his co-author, Dan... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, January 4, 2017
​Breck will open its doors from 5:30-8:00pm for our January Admissions Open House. This event provides families the opportunity to experience all that Breck has to offer. Current faculty, parents, students, and members of the administration will be there to give tours, answer questions, and provide information about the many aspects of life at Breck. This is a great event for the whole family to attend. We hope that you’ll be able to join us and experience all that life at Breck includes. To... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, January 3, 2017
From the Chairman of the Board of Trustees Dear Members of the Breck Community, On behalf of the Board of Trustees and the Search Committee, I am excited and honored to announce the appointment of Dr. Natalia Rico Hernández as the sixteenth Head of School at Breck, effective July 1, 2017. Dr. Hernández will succeed Edward Kim, who has provided important service and leadership over the past decade. Dr. Hernández has led a life, personally and professionally, that aligns fully with Breck’s... Read More
Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016
Breck Seniors Archana Murali and Elena Berman were two of 350 applicants to receive the Honorable Mention award in the National Center for Women & Information Technology Award for Aspirations in Computing. Nearly 3,500 applications were submitted with 50 taking the top prize.  This annual award recognizes U.S. high school women in grades 9 through 12 for their interest and achievements in computing, leadership, academics, and plans for post-secondary education.  Only six other Minnesotans... Read More
Posted by Daisy Pellant, PhD on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning has been asked to be an Academy School in partnership with the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning (CTTL) at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland. Our collaboration with them will include participation in research examining the impact of mind, brain, and education training and attendance at their Science of Teaching and School Leadership Academy in Potomac. This year, we will be represented by Lower School instructor... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
By the end of the 2017-18 school year, Breck’s goal is to have all faculty trained in the mind, brain, and education approach using a neurodevelopmental framework through the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning. Understanding the neurodevelopment of our students helps us see them more clearly, align our practice, and support all students in knowing  themselves as unique learners. The first important step is training a select group of faculty chosen as our Peter Clark Center for... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, December 20, 2016
On Thursday, November 17, we kicked off our 2016-2017 Speaker Series in honor of the class of 2016 by welcoming Peter C. Brown to Breck. Peter is the co-author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. The audience of fifty was given some preview work and a fillable form as they took their seats. They were asked, “Think about something you learned in school and currently know really well. Briefly describe it and list strategies that helped you learn it.” The three main points... Read More