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About MCWS

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Founded in 1984, Maine Coast Waldorf School serves students from infant & toddler play programs to early childhood through high school. Our campus in Freeport provides our students with beautifully designed buildings and acres of outdoor classrooms and woodland trails.


Our Mission

Maine Coast Waldorf School awakens the highest potential within every student by fostering clarity of thought, warmth of heart, and strength of resolve to make a difference in the world.


We develop curious, confident, well-rounded students by engaging their hands, their hearts and their minds.

We measure our classrooms in acres rather than square feet so that our students appreciate the world around them.

We foster independent thinking, creative problem solving and a sense of social responsibility because we believe these are skills students need to be successful in life.


The healthy social life is found when, in the mirror of each human soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when, in the community, the virtue of each one is living.Rudolf Steiner

Diversity and Inclusion

Maine Coast Waldorf School strives to promote social justice and is grateful for the presence and contributions of students, families, and faculty of diverse faiths, nationalities, and identities. We are committed to affirming people of all religions, spiritual values, countries of origin, immigration statuses, races, genders, abilities, identities, and sexual orientations.

We endeavor to support a wide spectrum of learners whenever possible. MCWS intends to be a multicultural, pluralistic community; we embrace diversity as a core strength of community and seek to make our curriculum and policies as inclusive as possible.

Maine Coast Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, hiring, self-government, admissions, financial aid and all other school-related activities, and emphatically rejects discrimination in all its forms.


What we're Reading

Maine Coast Waldorf School is committed to an inclusive curriculum with reading materials from a wide range of authors. The curriculum spans classics to modern writers that represent diverse global perspectives. The books listed here represent the current reading in the curriculum, an evolving curriculum reviewed for relevance each year. Select a cover for a full description!

Take a Virtual Tour

Visiting our beautiful six-building campus located on 75 acres comprised of fields, forests, woodland trails is undoubtedly the best way to get a sense of our amazing school and our welcoming community. However, we know traveling to campus is not always an option, so we invite you to take a look at this virtual tour!

Start the Admissions Process

We seek students with diverse abilities and backgrounds who will benefit from Maine Coast Waldorf School’s unique educational approach and who will value the personal and social benefits of attending a small school.

Waldorf Graduates are Prepared

Waldorf alums represent inspiration in action. Our graduates are off to successful careers, academic achievements, and adventures in fields that range from biology and theater to entrepreneurship and politics.