About The School
Breitling Elementary School's Namesake
Breitling Elementary school was named after Frank W. Breitling. Mr. Breitling was an educator in Mobile County and Grand Bay for many years. He was born in Marengo County on July 31, 1898. He dreamed of entering the Naval Academy but the loss of his arm when he was a teenager forced him to find another career. Luckily for many people, he entered the field of education. His first teaching job was at a school in Santuck, Alabama. In 1921, he and his wife, Goldie Farris Breitling, moved to Mobile County. Here, he served as principal of Theodore School, an administrator with the Pre-Vocational School in Mobile, and as a teacher at Murphy High School. He received his B.S. degree from Peabody in 1929. He then came to Mobile County High School and served as the principal for thirty years. He touched many students and parents lives along the way as was evident the day our school was dedicated. Many former students attended to show their love for Mr. Breitling. Many fond stories were told and retold on that day about him and the love and dedication that he showed to our small community. We are extremely proud and honored to continue his life's work at Frank W. Breitling Elementary School.
Breitling Elementary School Motto
Breitling Bears on the Hunt for Knowledge!
Breitling Elementary's Purpose
The purpose of Breitling Elementary School is to create lifelong learners. We expect all of our students to graduate from high school and be prepared to be successful in a global economy. Breitling promotes the vision of "From Breitling to Bryant and Beyond". At Breitling, we value parents and all stakeholders as an important part of our school community. We look forward to working with the community to provide the best education possible for Breitling students. We have a dedicated staff who believes every child can and will learn. Our mission is "Working with the cooperation of our community, parent partners, and highly qualified teachers. Breitling Elementary School will empower students to become productive, conscientious citizens, striving for continued educational excellence. Our school motto is "Breitling Bears on the Hunt for Knowledge!" Our school mission statement and school rules are posted in each classroom and throughout our school. It is also sent to each parent in the parent/student handbook and is available on our school website. To help support our student's academic achievements, we offer a variety of programs and activities for students of all abilities. Struggling students receive intervention from multiple resource teachers before and after school. All students are challenged through a variety of technology based programs such as robotics and technology club. Students are given opportunities to grow academically through web based programs for reading, science and math. Students participate in project based learning activities in technology classes. Some of our students are in the National Elementary Honor Society as well as the Student Council and participate in volunteer opportunities that support our community. Students also have the opportunity to participate in our running, archery, and disc golf club.