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A standing ovation

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018
When the Breck community gathers for a speaker or performer it will invariably offer a standing ovation as the individual steps on stage. The tradition is well established, but for newcomers it can be a bit disorienting. My first experience with this Breck tradition took me aback as I wondered why the nearly 1300 individuals gathered would offer such gratitude before the event when the person had yet to earn the acknowledgement. Experience had taught me that a standing...

A Shining New Addition

Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Students and families entering the Samuel A. Salas Commons at the end of winter break were greeted with a bright new addition - a star quilt hanging in the northeast corner of the space.

The Silent Challenge

Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Group work time in nearly every Middle School Science class is likely depicted with a lot of talking, boundless ideas, and maybe even a little bit of chaos. But in Evan Jones' '86 fifth grade science class, group work looks a little bit different.

Meet a Mustang: Adam Wolkoff '82

Posted on Tuesday, January 09, 2018
Each month, the 123 eNewsletter features 10 questions with a member of our alumni community. This month, take a moment to get to know Adam Wolkoff '82.

Welcoming the new semester

Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Coming together is a natural part of life at Breck. During this morning's Upper School Chapel, students gathered to welcome the new semester with a series of meditations, reflections, and prayers. Wishing all of you a fresh start to the new year and academic semester!

Interested in Robotics? Join the team!

Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2017
The Upper School Robotics team - STAMPEDE - is preparing for their upcoming season beginning January 6. The team has expanded from 15 members to 25 and had a great pre-season where they created a movie "poster" for the upcoming theatrical production, learned pneumatics, and built supplies to aid in their upcoming season.

The Science of Studying

Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2017
With the holiday season right around the corner, final exams for many students are also approaching soon. With increasing demands from extracurricular activities, challenging classes, social outings, and - let's face it - technology, finding time to study can seem next to impossible.

Meet a Mustang: Jonathan George '94

Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Jonathan George ’94 is a graduate of Amherst college from the class of 1998. He went on to pursue a career in medicine and is now the Assistant Professor of Head & Neck Surgical Oncology in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and School of Medicine. In short - Jonathan treats people with cancers of the head & neck and also teaches resident physicians and medical students. In addition to...

Meet a Mustang: Jeff George '92

Posted on Wednesday, December 06, 2017
Jeff George ’92 holds a B.A. in International Relations from Carleton College, an M.A. from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an MBA from Harvard University. Most recently, Jeff served as CEO of Alcon, a $10 billion eye care division of Novartis, a global healthcare company. Prior to that, he served as CEO of Sandoz, Novartis’ $10 billion generic pharmaceutical and biosimilars subsidiary. Both companies have a global footprint, with over 25,000...

Mapping our Community Partnerships

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2017
Each Wednesday, Breck Upper School students volunteer at more than 40 sites throughout the metro. Annalisa Tester '10, Interim Community Engagement and Service Learning Coordinator, shares the geographical impact our students make each week - and highlights a few incredible organizations at the same time!