Early Childhood

Building upon the natural wonder, curiosity, and imagination of young children through play. Learn More >

Grades 1-8

Developing inquisitive, confident, and well-rounded students by engaging hands, hearts, and minds. Learn More >

High School

Encouraging students to develop inner strength through challenging academics, invigorating arts and extracurriculars. Learn More >

An education both timeless and timely.

About Maine Coast Waldorf School

Founded in 1984, Maine Coast Waldorf serves some 295 students from early childhood through high school. Our early childhood-12th grade campus in Freeport offers our students state-of-the-art buildings, as well as acres of outdoor classrooms and woodland trails.

We foster independent thinking, creative problem solving, and a sense of connection to equip students for future challenges, while inspiring them to create their own opportunities. At Maine Coast Waldorf School, we offer an education for life.

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Upcoming Events

Thu 24
Fri 25

Grandparents & Friends Day

October 25 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Sat 26

HS XC Regionals @Twin Brook

October 26 @ 12:20 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Class C Girls – 12:20, Boys 1:00

Sat 26

High School Dance

October 26 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm EDT
Tue 29

High School Tour

October 29 @ 8:10 am - 10:30 am EDT

We welcome parents to experience our vibrant high school in action. We will observe high school classes at every grade level. Our teachers and students will share insights and answer questions about what makes a Waldorf high school unique. For adults. Reservations: [email protected] or 207-865-3900, Ext 103.

Maine Coast Waldorf News

  • MCWS Adds Two Waldorf Chronicles to Storycorps ArchiveMCWS Adds Two Waldorf Chronicles to Storycorps Archive
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019

    The Waldorf Chronicles are a Waldorf100 archival project that involves recording the stories of Waldorf teachers, staff, parents, students, and/or communities and adding them to the StoryCorps Archive. Through this project the histories of Waldorf schools around the continent will be preserved for future generations. To date, Maine Coast Waldorf School has recorded and shared […]

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  • Fully Immersed in BiodynamicsFully Immersed in Biodynamics
    Tuesday, October 8, 2019

    Last week, in collaboration with The Resilience Hub, MCWS hosted a series of events for the community featuring Thea Maria Carlson, executive director of the national Biodynamic Association, who lives in northern California. Like Waldorf education, biodynamics was initiated nearly 100 years ago by Rudolf Steiner and is now practiced all over the world.  Biodynamics […]

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  • Reflections on the Senior Trip to Hermit IslandReflections on the Senior Trip to Hermit Island
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Each September, MCWS seniors join fellow Waldorf students from across the country for a remarkable immersion into coastal ecology and marine biology. This year, our own seventeen seniors added to the throng of 110 students representing eight Waldorf high schools from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Hermit Island in Phippsburg, ME provided the […]

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