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

Mon 14

Indigenous Peoples’ Day – No School

October 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 15

Squirrel’s Attic Crafting, Cafe

October 15 @ 8:15 am - 10:30 am
Tue 15

Board Meeting, HS Humanities Room, All welcome

October 15 @ 6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 16

PSAT – G10 & G11

October 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
Wed 16

MS XC Team Practice

October 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Maine Coast Waldorf News

  • 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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  • Reading the Landscape of our Fields and ForestsReading the Landscape of our Fields and Forests
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019

    Tom Wessels, forest ecologist, author, and teacher, led 30 participants on a fascinating tour of MCWS’s woods and fields on Saturday, September . By “reading the landscape” and sharing his deep knowledge about complex ecosystems, Tom pointed out numerous examples of how ecological diversity and mutual beneficial relationships support sustainable and resilient systems. It was […]

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