Breakaway Writing

After multiple years of working with high school students, we’ve come to realize that while New Jersey schools are terrific, there are a few gaps in the curriculum that can hamper success in high school and impede college readiness. One major gap is writing. After fifth grade, very little formal writing instruction is included in the language arts curriculum.

The Writing Center at Breakaway addresses this need by providing weekly writing sessions where students learn how to use language effectively and become strong and facile writers. The program includes development of diction and vocabulary, as well as mechanics and grammar. But the heart of the program focuses on the writing process and encompasses techniques of persuasive and expository writing. Sessions are taught by experienced and certified teachers of English.

We offer an innovative 10-week program developed specifically for middle school students, as well as one on one sessions for high school students. For more information, please contact Jayne Kasarda at 973-479-2553 or write to us at
“Breakaway helped make the application process less stressful for our whole family (especially me!) Our counselor kept Sara organized and on schedule. It was a remarkably panic and drama- free experience.”
– Barbara B., Mother of Sara, College of the Holy Cross