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Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Imagine: an entire room filled with four- and five-year-olds surrounded by opportunities for constructive play. While some of us may have visions of chaos ensuing, for two Preschool teachers, it’s actually the beginning of something incredible. Kelly McCool and Ty Thayer ’90 are a new team in the Preschool classrooms, and are envisioning ways for children to collaborate on a whole new level using their new project room at Breck. “One of the easiest ways to describe the project room is that it... Read More
Posted on Friday, November 11, 2016
*This message was sent to all Breck families on November 11, 2016, following the U.S. Presidential Election.* Dear Friends, Throughout Breck's history, we have been committed to creating an inclusive community and remaining open to new ideas and perspectives. Our Mission and Values state that "each student's life is enriched in a diverse community where differences among people are recognized and appreciated." This belief is one we expect our community to uphold and is integral to our... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Evan Jones ’86. Evan is a faculty member at Breck where he teaches 5th grade science. He graduated from Breck in 1986 followed by the University of Minnesota in 1993. He lives in St. Paul with his wife and two children. Ten Questions 1. What was the last book you read? I just finished The Boys in the Boat, by Daniel Brown.  It’s a fantastic story about the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
On the days, weeks and months leading to this Election Day, much thought, debate and discussion formed around the definition of a leader. And while we will leave our political leanings behind for this story, we know there are many types of leadership. That’s why Breck School has partnered as one of 19 schools across the country in the Quiet Schools Network, a part of the Quiet Revolution. The Quiet Schools Network brings inclusive teaching and learning methods into classrooms to leverage the... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2016
We celebrate many milestones at Breck: the first day of school, partnering of our senior buddies, eighth grade graduation and commencement day. But one thing that isn’t often as celebrated is the transition to fourth grade. What makes fourth grade important? Fourth graders are the leaders of the Lower School and for them, it is the first time they have the chance to serve as role models for their peers. In order to help these Lower School leaders understand and develop into their new-found... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Three Breck School students were named 2016 Siemens Competition Semi-finalists earlier today. Congratulations to (photo, l-r) Archana Murali ’17, Samuel Rex ’17 and Maya Czeneszew ’18. The Siemens Competition is the nation’s premier competition in math, science and technology for high school students. Every year, students submit individual and team research projects to compete for college scholarships. According to the Siemens website, 1600 projects were submitted this year with only 498... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Each year, a new group of students comes together for another school year. There are new faces, new routines and new friendships to be formed among students. Breck Second Graders in Alice Wright and Annalisa Strohschein’s classroom decided to take this “newness” to another level by integrating these experiences into their social studies curriculum where they are learning about communities. “We started with building community in our classroom,” says Strohschein. “In order to set up our... Read More
Posted on Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Michael Proman ’99. Mike is the managing director at Fancam, a company that specializes in large-file images giving fans personalized content and helping brands maximize sponsorships. Fancam takes high-resolution photos—some 4,000 times bigger and more detailed than your average smartphone photo—at premier events throughout the country and world. In addition to... Read More
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2016
Two members of the Breck faculty were announced as presenters at the upcoming National Association for Independent Schools conference held March 1-3 in Baltimore, Maryland. Thomas Taylor, Upper School Director, and Daisy Pellant, Director of the Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning, were individually selected for presentations along with eight other individuals nationwide. According to their website, the NAIS Annual Conference is the premier professional development and networking... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Congratulations to Breck seniors Elena Berman, Connor Ott and Genevieve Weiler, who were named semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship competition, and to senior Isabella Jennings who was named a National Hispanic Scholar.

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