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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Gardens Thrive at MCWS Gardens Thrive at MCWS
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

After a warm and rainy summer, the many gardens at Maine Coast Waldorf School are nearly ready for their fall harvest. In the last few years, the third grade has planted a Three Sisters garden, a Native American companion planting technique that involves planting corn, beans, and squash (or pumpkins) together so that their individual […]

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Expert Identifies over 50 Edible Plants on CampusExpert Identifies over 50 Edible Plants on Campus
Monday, August 9, 2021

Following enough rainy days to prompt the emergence of numerous brightly colored fungi, Russ Cohen, naturalist, author, gardener, and wild foods enthusiast, joined Maine Coast Waldorf School’s Farm, Field and Forest (FFF) Committee for a 2-hour walking tour of wild edible plants. Russ lives in Massachusetts and has connections with several in the MCWS community, […]

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Alum Spotlight: Lincoln Samuelson ’15Alum Spotlight: Lincoln Samuelson ’15
Thursday, July 15, 2021

What do you get when you combine a MCWS alum, the Colorado River, a few rattlesnakes and wild hogs, and no food or clothing? You get a reality TV superstar! Meet Lincoln Samuelson, MCWS ’15 alum and Naked and Afraid survivor! Last spring, Lincoln starred on Discovery Channel’s Naked and Afraid, an American reality TV […]

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Founding High School Teacher David Sloan RetiresFounding High School Teacher David Sloan Retires
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

David Sloan, the founding teacher of the High School, is retiring after 15 years at Maine Coast Waldorf School, and a nearly 50 year career across different Waldorf schools from California to Maine.  David joined the MCWS community in 2006 and began working with Lurcretia Pascarelli and others to envision and form the high school. […]

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John Saccone Transitioning from Teaching after 30 YearsJohn Saccone Transitioning from Teaching after 30 Years
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

John Saccone has been at Maine Coast Waldorf School for 30 of the school’s 37 year existence. In that time he has taught generations of Waldorf children, sharing his joy of physical education classes, hosting countless pentathlons, and spending many winter days on cross country skis with his students.  John first came to MCWS in […]

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Nancy Roderick Retiring After 20 Years at MCWSNancy Roderick Retiring After 20 Years at MCWS
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

After a 20-year career at Maine Coast Waldorf School, Music Teacher Nancy Roderick is moving on to her next adventure, retiring to spend more time with her family and on her youth orchestra.  Nancy’s impact to strengthen and grow the music program at Maine Coast Waldorf School cannot be overstated. When she first began back […]

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Jess Moore Steps Away from the ClassroomJess Moore Steps Away from the Classroom
Tuesday, July 13, 2021

After eleven years in Early Childhood classrooms at Maine Coast Waldorf School, Jess Moore is taking on a new, administrative role as she transitions out of the classroom to help the school with its 10 year reaccreditation process next year. Beyond that, she says she’s “planted a lot of seeds” in her life and is […]

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