Breakaway Academy Connecticut
Opening Fall 2024

Serving Grades 5-8 in Norwalk, CT

Applications Open March 1, 2024

Let’s Connect!

At Breakaway Academy, we understand the importance of finding the perfect environment for your child. A nurturing and inspiring setting is key to fostering growth, curiosity, and lasting memories. That’s why we invite you to explore the opportunities that await your child at Breakaway Academy.

SoNo Ice House

Breakaway Academy Norwalk is located in the SoNo Ice House in Norwalk, CT.  This state-of-the-art facility features multiple learning spaces for academics, two rinks: an official NHL sized rink and a certified USA Hockey mite training rink, along with performance center, a dedicated physical therapy space, and a café.  A new 7,000-square-foot turf area will open in June 2024.  This one-of-a-kind setting fosters a community where student-athletes excel academically and nurture their passion for athletics.

Gary Zegras

As the Director of Admissions and Athletics at Breakaway Academy Connecticut, Gary brings a wealth of experience and a spirit that resonates with his passion for the game.

“I’m excited to support Breakaway Academy coming to Connecticut. They have a 10-year track record in Minnesota of developing both elite hockey players and exceptional students. If you are looking to take both your hockey and education to the next level, then Breakaway Academy Connecticut is the place for you.”

Gary Zegras

Director of Admissions and Athletics

Questions?

Contact Gary Zegras at gary.zegras@breakawayacademy.net with questions.

Beth Scioletti

Beth Scioletti

As Director of Education, Beth collaborates with teachers and administrators to enhance academic curriculum strategies and create a positive learning environment for student success at Breakaway Academy Norwalk. 

Academics

The teaching staff at Breakaway Academy uses a curriculum designed in accordance with the Connecticut Department of Education K-12 Academic Standards. The curriculum, combined with the individual attention from our devoted teachers, will give your child the foundation needed to succeed academically now and in higher education.

Athletics

We are committed to your child gaining a competitive edge in hockey. Our passionate, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors are dedicated to improving each player’s individual skills in an encouraging, yet competitive environment.

Character

Our character-building program is unique in guiding your child to be their best in aspects of life—classroom, sports, home, and community. It sets the stage for a future marked by leadership, responsible citizenship, ongoing learning, and achievement.

Sample Schedule

8:15 AM

Arrive

8:20 AM

Academics &
Character

12:05 PM

Lunch

12:30 PM

Peformance
Training

2:00 PM

Hockey
Training

3:15 PM

Depart

(Subject to change)

Expert Coaching

The athletic training program at Breakaway Academy Norwalk will be led by an all-star lineup of seasoned instructors.

Breakaway Academy Norwalk on-ice coach Chris Gragnano has become a prominent figure in player development. He brings 15 years of experience as a skills instructor and the owner of Total Hockey Development.  With a noteworthy background as a player and two decades of teaching experience, Chris Gragnano brings both passion and expertise to the ice, contributing significantly to the development of players’ skills and overall game.

Meet Danielle Ward, on-ice coach, at Breakaway Academy Norwalk. Danielle’s storied career includes playing Division 1 hockey at the University of Maine and professionally in Munich, Germany and the NWHL’s CT Whale.  As a full-time skills development coach, she brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience to the rink, shaping the next generation of athletes.

Adam Delgado’s coaching career includes 14 years of experience behind the bench and now on-ice coach at Breakaway Academy Norwalk.  He is a USA Hockey Level IV coach, who uses his knowledge and experience of playing at the prep, junior, and college levels to mentor and guide his players to achieve their goals.

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