High School Students win awards at Maine State Science FairHigh School Students win awards at Maine State Science Fair
Tuesday, April 6, 2021

It was an award-winning weekend for two Maine Coast Waldorf High School students at the Maine State Science Fair. Junior Nora Goldberg-Courtney finished in second place in a highly competitive Plant Sciences category, while first-year student Alec Benton won two awards for his 3D printed filament bridge project.  Nora’s second place finish for her project […]

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Middle School Organizes Donation Drive for Maine NeedsMiddle School Organizes Donation Drive for Maine Needs
Tuesday, March 30, 2021

The middle school student council is looking beyond life at school and finding a way to make a difference in the local community. That’s why they’ve organized a donation drive for Maine Needs, a grassroots, non-profit organization run by volunteers who work to help families and individuals across the state meet basic needs.  The overarching […]

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Alum Spotlight: Dana Freshley Alum Spotlight: Dana Freshley
Friday, March 26, 2021

Dana is a Grade 8, Class of 2005, alum and currently resides in Ghent, Belgium where she works as a PhD researcher for B-GOOD, a project funded by the European Union (EU) aimed toward developing policies and practices for healthy and sustainable beekeeping in Europe. Recently I had the opportunity to chat with Dana to […]

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Selective Spotlight: African American LiteratureSelective Spotlight: African American Literature
Tuesday, March 23, 2021

David Barham’s African American Literature class for 11th and 12th graders has taken on some of the most topical and most difficult questions and themes that run throughout American history. In the nine-week class, students read Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon, and draw inspiration from the novel to discuss systemic racism and the African American […]

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Senior Projects Kick Off Busy Senior SpringSenior Projects Kick Off Busy Senior Spring
Friday, March 12, 2021

As we head into March and the longer days and warmer weather arrive, we are reminded that we only have a finite time remaining with our incredible senior class. This is a time in the school year where seniors begin to gain even more independence, given time to explore new passions as they prepare to […]

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Spring for Waldorf: Saturday, May 22Spring for Waldorf: Saturday, May 22
Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Join the MCWS community for a 1-hour online celebration and presentations on May 22, beginning at 7 pm. Even though COVID prevents us from gathering together for a night filled with laughter, music, skits, food and wild bidding, we will not let it stop us from demonstrating gratitude and having some fun!  Spring for Waldorf […]

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Alum Spotlight: Lani Geistwalker Alum Spotlight: Lani Geistwalker
Friday, February 26, 2021

Lani was a student at MCWS from nursery school through grade 8.  She currently is the co-founder and owner of Cultivating Thyme Wellness and serves as the Wish and Volunteer Coordinator for Make-A-Wish Maine. Lani gives much credit to her Waldorf education and the relationships made here for preparing her for a career helping others. […]

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The Wishing Journal: April Leavenworth Publishes BookThe Wishing Journal: April Leavenworth Publishes Book
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

High School Educational Support Teacher April Leavenworth recently published her own book! The Wishing Journal is about a sixth grade girl named Milla, a prolific journal writer who is dealing with a bully at school. Milla tries to escape her bully, but through the help of a magical journal she is able to better empathize […]

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Alum Spotlight: Sophia Simmons ’14 Alum Spotlight: Sophia Simmons ’14
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Sophia graduated from Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2014 and is currently a Multilateral Diplomacy Trainee for the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in Geneva, Switzerland. Recently I had the honor to talk with Sophia and learn how her Waldorf education prepared her for a career on the international stage.   Q:  Can […]

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Gardening Curriculum Blossoms Gardening Curriculum Blossoms
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

A blossoming gardening curriculum from Early Childhood through High School is engaging students with important lessons around protecting, stewarding and nurturing the land we are blessed with. These efforts have already begun to bear fruit through the creation of a community CSA and food donations to local organizations, with plans to soon offer workshops and […]

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