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All are welcome and sacred

Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
As we prepare for summer and for parting this place, I’ve been thinking a lot about Breck. “Sanctuary” was our theme for Chapel this year. A sanctuary is a place where you find refuge or safe haven. It is a space apart where you are able to just be. In our chapels, we’ve reflected on places we find holy and centering. We’ve identified activities that get us to a state of sanctuary, whether it be reading a book or skiing down a mountain. And we’ve also talked about how we...

Hooked on STEAM

Posted on Monday, May 14, 2018
Kindergarten Instructor Marcy Wegner shares her passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math and how it has impacted her classroom. Read more below!

‘Tis the Season (Seriously)

Posted on Monday, April 23, 2018
This entry may serve as a bit of a confessional, but in the name of perpetually learning, I’ll put it out there: I am prone to procrastination.

All In

Posted on Friday, April 20, 2018
Last week, the admissions team hosted roughly a hundred families to a welcome breakfast for newly admitted students and their parents. On the one hand this event was the culmination of an admissions process that many of them began back in October. On the other hand, it was their first event as official members of the community and the start of their Breck journey. For the four-year-olds in the room, that journey will last at least fourteen years. For some of the alumni who...

Teaching teachers

Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2018
Leading a classroom of students is commonplace for teachers. It's where they are most comfortable and is expected in their role. But when teachers become teachers for their peers, the environment changes.

Fit Happens

Posted on Thursday, March 29, 2018
As Breck wraps up Spring Break, members of the senior class – like many of their Upper School peers - will participate in Science Research, compete on the sports field, travel near and far, work, and countless other endeavors. The Breck Class of 2018, however, will also receive the final round of admissions decisions over the next two weeks. Many parents may recall their experience waiting for the mail to arrive with their college admissions decisions; the size of the...

Parenting a happy child

Posted on Friday, March 09, 2018
I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to raise children in today’s society.   Where children used to live in the backyard making up fantasies about bugs or skate under the lights at the outdoor rink has now been replaced with the consumption of technology and the idea of specialized sports. Remember the stories that began with “Once upon a time . . .?” The time for imagination and reflection seems distantly removed. Children are moving through life at a lightening...

In it Together

Posted on Friday, March 09, 2018
Managing the schedule of Breck can sometimes be a challenge for any student. Classes, homework, clubs, athletics, and even activities outside of school can seemingly make your head spin. Now imagine balancing all of these responsibilities while also being a Type 1 Diabetic. But for Andy Ott ’20, it’s the name of the game.

An experience of a lifetime

Posted on Thursday, February 22, 2018
As we prepare for the James Lloyd Breck Day of Giving, which supports faculty professional development opportunities at Breck, we caught up with faculty who recently completed a professional development opportunity. This week we hear from John Bellaimey, Upper School Chaplain.

Solar Eclipse 2017: Experience of a lifetime

Posted on Thursday, February 15, 2018