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Breakthrough Magnet School (South)

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Basic Information
School Nickname: Breakthrough
School Phone: (860) 695-5700
Grades Served: PK3-8
Type: Magnet
Theme: Magnet
Principal's Name: Julie Goldstein
Principal's Email:
Breakthrough's programming and special environment develops students' character, training them to be:
 - Problem solvers
 - Self-aware and in charge of their minds
 - People of their word
 - Contributors using discovered talents
 - Knowledgeable of content, social, and communication skills
 - Full day: PK 3, PK 4 and Kindergarten
Special Features and Highlights
Student enrichment opportunities include: Two play productions per year, Breakthrough in-school News Broadcasting, raised-bed and roof garden design and maintenance, Project Adventure and mindfulness courses, Nature’s Classroom, Spanish, 6th–8th
grader laptops, and instrumental music.
Middle-schoolers enjoy: seminar/advisory classes, diversity/high school/college and
career awareness. School vans support expanded use of Greater Hartford venues for learning, athletics, and contributions.
Teachers receive training in inquiry-based learning, interdisciplinary teaching, our unique character curriculum, and encouragement in instruction. Based on the 2010-11 enrollment data, the school meets the state integration standard.Community partnerships providing rich exposure to Breakthrough students include:
• Hartford City Ballet
• UConn “Math-cubed” program for talented 3rd–5th graders
• Hartford Performs – area artists paired with BMS teachers infuse instruction with the arts
• Trinity College – Dream Camp (after-school mentoring)
• Park River Watershed Initiative – grant for roof garden
• Riverfront Recapture – middle school Salmon River Project and on river “crew”
Zone: 3
Before Care: yes
After School: yes
After School Programs:

Enrichment: Monday – Thursday, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

School Fax: (860) 722-6817
290 Brookfield Street, Hartford, CT 06106
Hours: 8:15 am – 3:25 pm


Languages Taught:

Spanish, K-8

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