OUR ENRICHMENT PROGRAM

We offer a wide variety of after school Enrichment classes available to Breakwater students and Greater Portland Area students in grades Kindergarten - 8th.  

Our Enrichment classes run in six and eight week sessions throughout the school year Monday - Friday from 3 - 6pm.

In addition to our Enrichment offerings, we provide Wednesday early release transportation and afternoon care for the Portland Public Elementary Schools and Friday early release and afternoon care for Breakwater students in addition to our regular Monday - Friday AfterCare options.

In each session students can choose from over 30 dynamic classes in Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Culinary Arts, Language, Nature and Wilderness Skills, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), and Sports and Movement. On any given day, students engage in classes such as Intro to Trapeze, Lego Robotics, Ceramics, Rock Band 101, Theater, and more!

Classes are designed for your child’s age group by our talented and experienced staff. Our Enrichment staff is comprised of experts in their field, Breakwater faculty, and community partners.

2018 - 2019 School Year Enrichment Dates:
Session 1: September 10 - October 22
Session 2: October 29 - December 14
Session 3: January 7 - March 1
Session 4: March 4 - April 12
Session 5: April 22 - June 3

SESSION 3: January 7 - March 1


Enrichment Partnerships

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Breakwater Enrichment Center partners with STAGES Youth Theater to offer unique theater enrichment for K-8 at Breakwater. STAGES Youth Theater Mission: To unlock self-discovery in young people through the transformative power of theater.

NEW PROGRAMS THIS YEAR!
STAGES Youth Theater and Breakwater Enrichment are partnering to offer a one-of-a-kind theater opportunity for ages K-8 at Breakwater School. Through this process-orientated program, students will engage in movement, storytelling, character creation, and theatrical activities tailored to their age group. Each group will collaborate to create their own unique short performance within the session's theme. At the end of the session, the three performance classes will culminate in a joint presentation, beginning with our youngest actors and culminating with our middle school students. The performances will be connected through the original costumes, set design, and props created by the middle school technical theater production class.

Session 1 Theme: Halloween
Session 2 Theme: A Very Breakwater Nutcracker
Session 3: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
Session 4 & 5: Peter and the Wolf

To register, visit our website by clicking the button at the bottom of this page. Please note: all interested families will have to create a family account prior to viewing all of our offerings and registering.


Session 3: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe Class Descriptions

This program culminates in a final sharing presentation as part of the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe collaborative performance on Saturday, March 2nd.

Enchanted Creatures of Narnia
The children in C.S. Lewis’ story The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe encounter a wide range of talking animals and enchanted creatures as they explore the world of Narnia. In this fun-filled acting class, students will use their bodies, voices, and imaginations to act out different animals mentioned in the book, and even create new animal or creature characters of their own!
Wednesdays, Grades K-1, 3:45-4:30.

Siblings Through the Wardrobe
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In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan, and Peter Pevensie are as different as kids can get. In this creative drama class, students will step into the shoes of the Pevensie children and act out their own story of what it might be like to discover a new, enchanted land! We’ll spend class time brainstorming, crafting the story, and rehearsing, and then, we perform!
Wednesdays, Grades 2-4, 4:30 - 5:30

Design the World of Narnia
Ever wonder about the many elements that go into a successful theatrical production? This class is perfect for those who want to explore a side of theater other than performing. Students will develop skills in forming artistic concepts and learn how to design & construct elements such as props, costumes, and simple set pieces to immerse the actors and audience in the world of Narnia!
Wednesdays, Grades 5-8, 3:45 - 5:45

Good vs. Evil
A central theme in C.S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is the struggle of good versus evil. Aslan the Lion embodies the forces of goodness, while the White Witch symbolize wickedness and everything wrong in the land of Narnia. Students will hone their acting skills by creating an original piece of theater that incorporates characters and the epic battle from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Our piece may also draw on other points of inspiration, such as student-generated ideas, pre-written text, or anything else relevant to the theme! The ensemble will work toward a polished piece of theater to be presented as part of the Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe collaborative performance.
Thursdays, Grades 5-8, 4:00 - 5:30