Our approach is not only about “getting in,” but getting it right.

We love the college admissions process because we love finding the right fit for each of our students. The opportunity to know each student on a highly individualized level through classwork, athletics, performance, and volunteering not only means that we can offer recommendations that speak to multiple dimensions of each student, but that we understand what each student is seeking from a college experience.

For our teachers, writing college recommendations comes effortlessly because they know each student on multiple levels: as a learner, a creator, a community member, and a person. We often hear that recommendations from Waldorf schools are unlike any other in their depth and richness, a noteworthy reflection in that the teacher recommendation is an increasingly important way to distinguish students in a highly competitive landscape.

Maine Coast students are successful college applicants because they are confident engaging in intellectual discussion, aware of their own learning styles, and comfortable relating to adults. This combination is critical because it adds up to students who know what they’re looking for and how to find it. We believe the admissions process is a two-way street: Our approach is not only about “getting in”, but getting it right.

Our post-secondary counselor, Whitney Bruce, has two decades of experience in higher education and in guiding students through the college admissions process. She served on the admissions staff at Washington University in St. Louis and reviewed applications at the University of Michigan. Professional contacts with college admissions officers, along with relationships with school guidance offices and independent counselors, help keep Whitney in touch with the rapidly changing world of college admissions and financial aid.

Whitney enjoys sharing her expertise with students and parents as they navigate the high school to college transition. Her understanding of the process and her personalized approach results in a thoughtful college search, and a high level of students’ satisfaction with their chosen schools.

The following is a partial list of the colleges and universities that have accepted our graduates over the past seven years. 

American University in Paris
Bard College
Barnard College
Bates College
Bennington College
Bowdoin College
Brandeis University
Clark University
Colby College
Colgate University
College of the Atlantic
College of the Holy Cross
College of Wooster
Connecticut College
Dickinson College
Earlham College
Evergreen State College
Fordham University
Fort Lewis College

Gettysburg College
Green Mountain College
Goucher College
Guilford College
Hamilton College
Hampshire College
Hobart and William Smith College
Ithaca College
Loyola University
Juniata College
Lewis and Clark College
Macalester College
Maine Maritime Academy
Middlebury College
Mount Holyoke College
Northeastern University
Oberlin College
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University

Savannah College of Art & Design
Skidmore College
Smith College
St. John’s College (Maryland)
St. Lawrence University
St. Michael's College
St. Olaf College
Trinity College
University of Maine (Orono)
University of Maine (Farmington)
University of Massachusetts
University of Southern Maine
University of Vermont
Wellesley College
Wesleyan University
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheaton College (MA)
Whitman College
Worcester Polytechnic Institute