Early Childhood

Building upon the natural wonder, curiosity, and imagination of young children through play. Learn More About Our Early Childhood Programs >

Grades 1-8

Developing inquisitive, confident, and well-rounded students by engaging hands, hearts, and minds. Learn More About Grades 1-8 >

High School

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

Teaching to the test that matters most: Life

Contact our Admissions Office

To begin a conversation about Maine Coast Waldorf School and whether it could be right for your child, please fill out an online inquiry, email [email protected], or leave a voice message at 207-865-3900, Ext.103.

Our application process is a series of simple steps, and we are here to help every step of the way. We can't wait to get to know you!

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Outdoor learning: Students gather in a socially distanced circle for the start of outdoor class.

Covid-19 Plan

Connection in community has always been an important tenet at Maine Coast Waldorf School. Now, more than ever, we stand together as a school community.

Our extensive plan includes universal masking, social distancing, and outdoor classrooms on our beautiful 75 acres of fields, forests and gardens.


Founded in 1984, Maine Coast Waldorf serves some 260 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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Learn more about our round trip bus service from Cape Elizabeth, South Portland, Portland and Cumberland!

State of the art administration building, with fall foliage in the foreground.
High School students carrying musical instruments talk on their way to class.
Grade school student raises hand in classroom as other students look on.

Maine Coast Waldorf News

  • Alum Spotlight: Lincoln Samuelson ’15Alum Spotlight: Lincoln Samuelson ’15
    Thursday, July 15, 2021

    What do you get when you combine a MCWS alum, the Colorado River, a few rattlesnakes and wild hogs, and no food or clothing? You get a reality TV superstar! Meet Lincoln Samuelson, MCWS ’15 alum and Naked and Afraid survivor! Last spring, Lincoln starred on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid, an American reality TV […]

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  • Founding High School Teacher David Sloan RetiresFounding High School Teacher David Sloan Retires
    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    David Sloan, the founding teacher of the High School, is retiring after 15 years at Maine Coast Waldorf School, and a nearly 50 year career across different Waldorf schools from California to Maine.  David joined the MCWS community in 2006 and began working with Lurcretia Pascarelli and others to envision and form the high school. […]

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  • John Saccone Transitioning from Teaching after 30 YearsJohn Saccone Transitioning from Teaching after 30 Years
    Tuesday, July 13, 2021

    John Saccone has been at Maine Coast Waldorf School for 30 of the school’s 37 year existence. In that time he has taught generations of Waldorf children, sharing his joy of physical education classes, hosting countless pentathlons, and spending many winter days on cross country skis with his students.  John first came to MCWS in […]

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