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 flexible, extensive plan seeks to provide the most comprehensive Waldorf education to our students as possible. We are using the most up-to-date scientific and medical data about the trajectory of the COVID-19 virus as a guide to ensure the safety and health of everyone in our community. 

ABOUT MAINE COAST WALDORF SCHOOL

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

  • Chicken Coop Returning to Early Childhood GradesChicken Coop Returning to Early Childhood Grades
    Tuesday, September 21, 2021

    MCWS has once again been fortunate to work with a volunteer team of college  students from Bowdoin College’s McKeen Center for the Common Good. Ten energetic Bowdoin College volunteers helped the Farm Field and Forest Committee do a number of outdoor projects that simply wouldn’t be possible without this volunteer effort. The team from Bowdoin […]

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  • 38th School Year Is Underway!38th School Year Is Underway!
    Thursday, September 9, 2021

    Maine Coast Waldorf School’s 38th school year opened today as we welcome 267 students—200 returning and 67 new— to our beautiful 75-acre campus. After a restful summer, Grades 1-12 have quickly returned to their usual flurry of activities in classrooms and are out and about in our fields, forests and gardens, happy to see old […]

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  • MCWS Welcomes New Faculty for the 2021-22 School YearMCWS Welcomes New Faculty for the 2021-22 School Year
    Tuesday, September 7, 2021

    We are excited to welcome an amazing group of new faculty members to our community. From the Early Childhood to the High School, we’re excited to better get to know them, and look forward to their many contributions to our community. Kendall Grady joins our faculty as our violin teacher. Kendall has studied music around […]

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