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Being a good [digital] citizen

Posted on Friday, October 06, 2017
What is digital citizenship and why is it important?

Exploring Sanctuary

Posted on Wednesday, October 04, 2017
What is sanctuary? Is it a place? A person? What does being in sanctuary feel like? These are the questions our students will reflect on in All School and Divisional Chapels this year. As we celebrated our October All School Chapel on October 3, we thought we would begin this theme by learning more about our Breck sanctuary. Below are the words from my homily that, I hope, will give insight and inspiration for our Breck community throughout this year.

Collaborative Printing in 3D

Posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Each day at Breck brings new experiences, ideas, and relationships. Today, our sixth grade science class was joined by an Upper School engineering class to explore new 3D printers added to the Middle School over the summer.

Lessons from Ghana

Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2017
What does it mean to be an Episcopal school?

Minding the Gap

Posted on Thursday, August 03, 2017
A newly implemented tradition in the Breck Upper School is College T-Shirt Day. Normally held around May 1st, the day college decisions are due nationally, members of the graduating class will wear a shirt from the college or university they’ve decided to attend. Recently, teachers in the Upper School have caught on to the trend as well, wearing the shirt of their alma mater with pride, often taking pictures with students who’ve chosen to attend that school as well.

Beyond the Classroom: Science Research at Breck

Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2017
Imagine being able to do graduate-level research as a high school student.

The Epicenter of Modern Learning

Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2017
In the spring of 2016, Lower School instructor Jenny Bennett was awarded the prestigious Jean Wigley Award, an award given annually to faculty members to pursue professional development experiences. The award was established in 2001-2002 by Breck parents Michael and Barbara Wigley in memory of Mr. Wigley’s mother, Jean. Jean Wigley was known for her faith in God, her giving spirit and her strong belief in the goodness of people. She was a warm and caring woman who made the...

Creating Music through Project-Based Learning

Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2017
Picture a building under construction: the scaffolding goes up, giving crews a steady platform to work on building the structure, brick by brick. Once the scaffolding is removed, the building is revealed.

Student-driven curriculum encourages peers to be present in the moment

Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2017
Each spring following the end of AP and final exams, Breck students embark on internships and major projects as part of a curricular extension called May Program. 

The Maker Movement

Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2017
If you walked into RM Pellant’s classroom at his former school in Cambridge, MA (a school very similar to Breck) last year, you would have seen a group of sixth grade girls, elbows deep in microprocessors, resistors, PCB boards, batteries, and soldering irons. Students were given an open-ended assignment: create an iPhone charger out of an Altoid can. At first, students were confused, asking Pellant what the necessary steps were and how to get an A.  After some further...