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 >

Where learning is doing, and becoming.

About Maine Coast Waldorf School

Founded in 1984 as Merriconeag Waldorf School, Maine Coast Waldorf serves over 270 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

Tue 19

Board Meeting

December 19 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Wed 20

Shepherds Play

December 20 @ 1:30 pm

Join us for this holiday tradition!

Thu 21

Winter Break

December 21, 2017 - January 2, 2018

School is closed for Winter Break.

Fri 29

High School Nordic Camp

December 29, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Jan 03

Classes Resume

January 3, 2018

Maine Coast Waldorf News

  • Permaculture Design Course: Connecting with the greater communityPermaculture Design Course: Connecting with the greater community
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    For the second time this year, The Resilience Hub of Portland is holding its 6-month long Introduction to Permaculture Certification Course (PDC) on MCWS’s campus. Lisa Fernandes, executive director of The Resilience Hub, is teaching the course to 25 adults, many of whom were unfamiliar with Waldorf education but share similar interests.  This collaboration between […]

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  • Eighth Grade Field Trip To Circus MaineEighth Grade Field Trip To Circus Maine
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    On Wednesday, December 6th, our 8th graders were treated to an hour and a half circus skills workshop at Circus Maine on Thompson’s Point in Portland. The trip was organized by John Saccone and Mary Martin as part of the ongoing outreach stemming from Circus Smirkus. Upon arriving at Circus Maine, the students were given […]

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  • The Shepherds Play is December 20th at 1:30 pmThe Shepherds Play is December 20th at 1:30 pm
    Tuesday, December 12, 2017

    For a few years, the high school students acted in the Shepherds Play and beautifully brought the archetypal images in the play to our school community. Their performances were always heartfelt and lovely in their simplicity and purity. This year we return to that tradition with students from all grades in the high school performing […]

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