MCWS Statement on Insurrection on Capitol Hill
Friday, January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021  Dear MCWS Community Members,  Maine Coast Waldorf School condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the violence and insurrection at the United States Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. We similarly condemn the incitement to violence and lies, told by elected leaders, that enabled and complemented the actions of this insurrectionist mob.  We […]

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Q&A With Alum Jennie Bakewell Q&A With Alum Jennie Bakewell
Monday, December 14, 2020

Jennie graduated from Maine Coast Waldorf School in 2019 and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Pastry and Baking Arts from Johnson and Wales University. In addition to her studies, Jennie founded her own company, Baked-Well Treats, specializing in one-of-a-kind cookies, cakes, and other confections.  Last week I had the opportunity to chat with […]

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Sharing Innovative Curriculum ChangesSharing Innovative Curriculum Changes
Monday, November 23, 2020

Since the pandemic hit, the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) has done a fabulous job providing webinars and other online content to deepen Waldorf education and help teachers and Waldorf families stay connected to the heart of Waldorf pedagogy and one another.  I wanted to let our community know of one effort […]

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9th Grade Student Wins STEM Award 9th Grade Student Wins STEM Award
Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Congratulations to 9th grader Benjamin Pochurek, who recently won Maine Public’s “Age of Nature High School Student Challenge” for excellence in STEM. The contest, which was cosponsored by The Nature Conservancy, the Maine Education Association, and the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, invited high school students to submit any kind of multimedia—from poetry to sculpture–that […]

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Let The Games Begin! Let The Games Begin!
Friday, October 9, 2020

When the 25th annual Pentathlon Festival was canceled last spring, it was just one of many ways that COVID-19 disrupted established traditions and routines for many on campus. The festival, which is an athletic, artistic, and poetic combination modeled after the ideals of the Greek Olympics, has become a cherished fifth grade right of passage […]

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Maine Coast Waldorf School Returns to Campus
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Smiles, laughter, and joy were on display on a picture-perfect morning as Maine Coast Waldorf School began its 36th school year for grades 1–12. The return of familiar faces to campus was extra special, as it marked the first time the community was able to come together since March 13, the day last spring that […]

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Poems Written by Faculty Members Featured Across the State Poems Written by Faculty Members Featured Across the State
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

  Faculty members David Sloan and John Reinhart scored a rare double poetry coup and were simultaneously featured in the most recent edition of the Maine Writers and Publishers Alliance weekly newsletter, “Peavey.”  Sloan’s poem “Threshold Choir” was also highlighted on Maine Public Radio, while Reinhart’s “the cosmonaut’s heart” was recognized in the Portland Press Herald’s weekly poetry […]

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A Most Memorable Commencement A Most Memorable Commencement
Thursday, June 11, 2020

Despite a worldwide pandemic, nine weeks of no on-campus schooling to end the school year, and an actual—not virtual—downpour that delayed the proceedings, the Class of 2020 got what they most wished for last Saturday—a live, lively, (and live-streamed) graduation ceremony. Because of state-mandated restrictions limiting the size of such gatherings to no more than […]

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