How You Can Support Our Students, Teachers and Community
Every year, our community comes together to create an extraordinary experience for all Breck students. The difference between good and great schools is philanthropy, and generous support has an impact on every student. From providing immediate-use resources for academic programs, faculty development, arts, athletics, extracurricular activities to special support of transformative strategic initiatives, philanthropy is our school’s life blood. Your giving allows us to create confident learners who lead lives of intellectual curiosity, self-knowledge, and social responsibility.
Here are the ways our community comes together to fulfill our mission:
The Breck Fund
Please join the Breck parents, alumni, parents of alumni, grandparents, and friends who come together each year to provide the best educational environment for our students!
Innovation and Technology
Teaching and learning is Breck’s core technology. The COVID-19 pandemic, which prompted emergency distance learning in the spring of 2020 and hybrid approaches to teaching and learning in the fall of 2020, has shifted basic assumptions about this core technology, such as when and where teaching and learning happens.
Breck has been responding with flexibility and care to invest in resources for innovation. This investment includes new hardware and software for the hybrid classroom, support for additional professional development, and hiring two Innovation Specialists. Particularly critical to this work has been the organization of a design team, which has expanded the use of a design approach, as evidenced by the emphasis on flexibility, iterative and responsive change, and teacher and student involvement in innovation across all divisions.
The Peter Clark Center for Mind, Brain, and Education
Since 2016, the Peter Clark Center has been curating research in Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE), investing in professional development for faculty, and helping all Breck students understand how they learn. In four years, it has become clear that students who understand themselves as learners enjoy school more, perform better, and have a growth mindset about themselves as learners for life.
Beginning in Middle School, each student develops personalized learning strategies, documented in their Dynamic Learner Profile (DLP). The current DLP prototype is in the form of printed worksheets, shared Google documents, and other printed resource materials. This analog DLP has allowed us to model and test the process, develop curriculum, and think about desired functionalities.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Breck is committing to specific actions that will build a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community where all Breck students can bring their full selves, feel a strong sense of belonging, and thrive as learners. Investments in this initiative will allow Breck to promote and maintain a culture of social and racial justice throughout the school.
Breck has always had a tradition of and commitment to ensuring that the school is accessible to students of all economic backgrounds. Having a strong financial aid program allows us to enroll highly motivated students, who could not otherwise afford a Breck education. The best way to maintain our commitment to socioeconomic diversity is through support of tuition assistance.