Hopkins School - Breakthrough
986 Forest Rd
New Haven CT 06515
Contact Information
Address 986 Forest Rd
New Haven, CT 06515-
Telephone (203) 397-1001 x361
Fax 203-392-0551
E-mail breakthrough@hopkins.edu
Web and Social Media
Mission
Breakthrough New Haven offers academic enrichment and preparation for and placement into college preparatory high school programs to high potential middle school students (grades 7 and 8) from New Haven public and parochial schools. Breakthrough New Haven also serves as unique teacher workshop in education designed to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. Critical components of our success include a strong focus on development of academic skills, nurturing our students’ love of learning, promoting of a sense of community and encouraging academic excellence.
At A Glance
Year of Incorporation 1934
Former Names
Hopkins Grammar School
Day Prospect Hill School
Prospect Hill School
The Day School
Mrs. Day's School
Organization's type of tax exempt status Public Supported Charity
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years Yes
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Barbara Masters Riley
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Calarco
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses Bar Graph - All Years
Statements
Mission Breakthrough New Haven offers academic enrichment and preparation for and placement into college preparatory high school programs to high potential middle school students (grades 7 and 8) from New Haven public and parochial schools. Breakthrough New Haven also serves as unique teacher workshop in education designed to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education. Critical components of our success include a strong focus on development of academic skills, nurturing our students’ love of learning, promoting of a sense of community and encouraging academic excellence.
Background Founded in 1992 as Summerbridge New Haven, Breakthrough New Haven provides a tuition-free, two-year program of comprehensive, rigorous academic preparation and high school placement counseling to high potential middle school students from New Haven public and parochial schools. Breakthrough New Haven is also an in-depth teacher-training workshop that produces effective and innovative teaching and encourages talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.

Breakthrough New Haven operates a weekly After-School Program, an eight-week Summer Program, and a High School Admissions Counseling Program. All three programs serve the same students, all of whom are selected for the program at the beginning of their 7th grade year. Talented high school and college students serve as Teacher-Interns (student-teachers) in the After-School and Summer Programs. These Teacher-Interns are closely supervised and coached by Mentor Teachers (professional educators). The Summer Program is a critically acclaimed workshop in education that provides intensive, pre-service teacher training for college undergraduates and high school students interested in teaching.
Impact
Breakthrough New Haven's accomplishments include:
 
1) In the Summer 2012 program, we successfully implemented our partnership with St. Martin de Porres Academy, a Nativity model school that serves low income students from the New Haven Area. Specifically, we provided intensive pre-service teacher training for the Academy's newest teachers. Since then we have trained twenty of the Academy's teachers.  This partnership allows Breakthrough to leverage its strengths and more substantively contribute to the improvement in education of local students. In 2015, we entered into a second teacher training partnership with The Connelly Center, another Nativity Miguel model
school serving low income students in New York City. 
 
2) Nearly 60% of our current 8th graders will matriculate into college preparatory high schools where nearly 100% of graduates matriculate into four-year colleges. These students were awarded nearly $200,000 in freshman year scholarships to parochial and independent schools. Since 2009, Breakthrough New Haven graduates have been awarded nearly $7 million in high school scholarships. 
 
3) This year marked another milestone: a record 65 Hopkins School students are currently serving as volunteers in our after-school program. Given that we draw primarily from the sophomore, junior and senior classes (consisting of nearly 375 students), we are deeply appreciative that nearly 20% of the available students on campus contribute to Breakthrough New Haven.
 
Breakthrough's goals for this year (2015) include:
 
1) A Better Chance, our high school admission partner, has dramatically revised and accelerated it application process which now includes a diagnostic SSAT test in spring of 7th grade. In response to these changes and given that we recruit our students in the fall of their 7th grade year, we need to revamp and upgrade After-School Program. In particular, we are going to revise our teacher-intern model for the 7th graders and employ professional teachers who are assisted by teaching assistants (typically Hopkins School students).  We will do this to ensure that our 7th graders are a prepared as possible for the SSAT and the A Better Chance Application.
 
2) We continued to upgrade our SSAT preparation classes during the Summer Program. We provided daily classes that covered all topics on the SSAT during which 3-5 students were guided by one Teaching Fellow. This helped to customize learning for each of our students.
 
Needs

1)     Summer Program Teaching Fellows Compensation ($24,000) – In the summer of 2016, we will employ four mentor teachers who will supervise our Teaching Fellows. Each Teaching Fellow will receive a stipend of $2,000.

2)     After-School Program Transportation ($15,000) – During the 2015-2016 After School Program, Breakthrough provides bus transportation for our students from up to 18 New Haven middle schools. This transportation is necessary because Hopkins School is on the far western end of New Haven and is not easily accessible by bus line (especially for 12- and 13-year old students).

3)     Summer Program Instructional Coaches Compensation ($20,000) – In the summer of 2016, we will employ four mentor teachers who will supervise our Teaching Fellows. Each Instructional Coach will receive a stipend of $5,000.

4)     After School Program Instructional Coaches Compensation ($12,000) – During the 2015-2016 school year, we will employ four Instructional Coaches who will supervise our Tutors and Teaching Fellows and, in some cases lead instruction in our classrooms. Each Instructional Coach will receive a stipend of $3,000.

5)     Improved SSAT Test Preparation – The SSAT, a key component of applications to independent schools, is much more challenging than the state-based CMT tests our students typically sit for.  As a result, the SSAT is the one, insurmountable hurdle our students face given they usually have strong grades and recommendations, solid essays, and good interviewing skills. Breakthrough staff members are preparing to rigorously analyze the test, develop lesson plans that incorporate more challenging mathematics and multi-modal pedagogy for language acquisition and vocabulary development. We must improve our students’ performance.

Service Categories
Primary Organization Category Education / Educational Services
Areas Served
Bethany
Branford
Cheshire
Derby
East Haven
Guilford
Hamden
Lower Naugatuck Valley
Madison
Milford
New Haven
North Branford
North Haven
Orange
Oxford
Seymour
Shelton
Shoreline
Wallingford
West Haven
Woodbridge
Programs
Description

Breakthrough New Haven, an affiliate of the Breakthrough Collaborative, is a tuition-free, year-round program for highly motivated middle school students. The program seeks to prepare the students for challenging, college-preparatory high schools. Once accepted to Breakthrough New Haven, students make a two-year commitment during middle school, which includes a rigorous academic Summer Program, educational enrichment classes in our After-School Program, and comprehensive high school placement guidance.

 

Summer Program academic classes included English, Math, Science, History Research Workshop and World Languages. For example, during the past twosummers, the following subjects were taught: Science (experiments with DNA and bioluminescence under the guidance of the Yale Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry); English (Shakespeare); Math (Algebra and Geometry); History Research Workshop; and SSAT preparation classes.

Population Served / /
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Breakthrough New Haven directly addresses the gap in educational equity. We seek to "level the playing field" by offering educational enrichment to bright, motivated students who, for a variety of reasons, do not have access to the full spectrum of educational opportunities. Additionally, in response to our community's continuing need for strong teachers, especially in math and science, we expose capable, young people to careers in education by providing them with substantive, meaningful experiences as teachers.
CEO/Executive Director
Ms. Barbara Masters Riley
Term Start Sept 1999
Email briley@hopkins.edu
Experience Barbara M. Riley graduated from Yale in 1973, a member of the first four-year class of women in the school's history. After Yale, Riley taught at the Foote School, located in New Haven, Connecticut, and then took a position as a member of the history faculty at Hopkins School in 1996. She then served as interim head of school in 1999 and soon became head of school in 2001.  Under Riley's leadership the school has  increased its endowment, enrollment, and programs and activities as well as other key hallmarks. 
Staff
Number of Full Time Staff 146
Number of Part Time Staff 17
Number of Volunteers 153
Number of Contract Staff 9
Staff Retention Rate 94%
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 6
Asian American/Pacific Islander 2
Caucasian 145
Hispanic/Latino 6
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 4 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 70
Female 93
Unspecified 0
Former CEOs and Terms
NameTerm
Mr John Beall July 1999 - July 2000
Mr. Thomas Rodd July 1989 - June
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Board Chair
Mr. Vincent Calarco
Company Affiliation Retired
Term July 2013 to June 2017
Board of Directors
NameAffiliation
Mr. David Bailin Citi Private Bank
Mr. Alexander Banker Yale University Investments Office
Ms. Gwen F Evans
Mr. Richard Ferguson Retired
Mr. Niall M Ferguson Bridgewater Associates
Mr. John Geanakoplos Yale University
Ms. Medina Ryson Jett Integrated Compliance Solutions Group
Mr. Eric Kutcher McKinsey & Company
Mr. David Leffell Yale School of Medicine
Mr. Mark Lynch Covington and Burling, LLP
Ms. Paige MacLean Achievement First
Ms. Pamela Paulmann Fairfield University
Ms. Stacey Perkins Community Volunteer
Ms. Lynn J Quinn
Ms. Barbara Masters Riley Hopkins School
Ms. Barbara Rosiello Retired
Ms. Judith Smith-Morgan Orange Hills Country Club
Ms. Donna Steinberg
Mr. Gregory Tanner
Mr. Michael Thomas ArchAngels Ventures LLC
Mr. Michael Vranos Ellington Management Group
Mr. Laurence Walker SSP
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 21
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 10
Unspecified 0
Standing Committees
Audit
Building
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Education
Executive
Finance
Investment
Trusteeship
CEO Comments
   
 
 
Financials
Fiscal Year Start July 01 2015
Fiscal Year End June 30 2016
Projected Revenue $28,140,000.00
Projected Expenses $28,030,000.00
Spending Policy Percentage
Percentage (if selected) 0%
Credit Line No
Reserve Fund Yes
Detailed Financials
Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals ChartHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Revenue$37,704,106$35,297,344$30,541,895
Total Expenses$31,203,580$29,555,768$27,298,498
Prior Three Years Revenue Sources ChartHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201420132012
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$4,011,255$7,987,851$4,381,922
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Federal------
State------
Local------
Unspecified------
Individual Contributions------
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$25,946,165$24,369,447$22,437,896
Investment Income, Net of Losses$7,533,025$2,739,688$3,539,221
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind------
Other$213,661$200,358$182,856
Prior Three Years Expense Allocations Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Program Expense$24,747,291$23,710,408$22,340,951
Administration Expense$4,830,109$4,312,870$3,514,412
Fundraising Expense$1,626,180$1,532,490$1,443,135
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.211.191.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses79%80%82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue41%19%33%
Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities Chart
Fiscal Year201420132012
Total Assets$169,325,938$157,080,562$143,146,766
Current Assets$13,745,964$16,274,249$9,827,781
Long-Term Liabilities$16,284,309$16,867,557$17,402,765
Current Liabilities$11,277,519$10,401,786$9,876,020
Total Net Assets$141,764,110$129,811,219$115,867,981
Prior Three Years Top Three Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201420132012
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSeedlings Foundation $85,000Seedlings Foundation $85,000Seedlings Foundation $50,000
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSmart Family Foundation $25,000Smart Family Foundation $25,000Smart Family Foundation $25,000
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountThe Community Foundation for Greater New Haven $15,000AJA Charitable Fund $25,000Buck Foundation $25,000
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.221.561.00
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201420132012
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets10%11%12%
Capitial Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Comments
CEO Comments The use of any realized surplus operating monies is directed by the Committee of Trustees. Typically, these monies are directed to endowment or capital reserves.
Foundation Staff Comments

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Address 986 Forest Rd
New Haven, CT 06515
Primary Phone 203 397-1001 361
Contact Email breakthrough@hopkins.edu
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Barbara Masters Riley
Board Chair Mr. Vincent Calarco
Board Chair Company Affiliation Retired

 

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