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 six years. Asterisks represent matriculating institutions.
American University in Paris
College of the Atlantic*
College of Wooster
Evergreen State College
Fort Lewis College*
Green Mountain College*
Hobart and William Smith College
Lewis and Clark College
Maine Maritime Academy*
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rochester Institute of Technology
Roger Williams University*
Savannah College of Art & Design*
St. John’s College (Maryland)
St. Lawrence University*
St. Michael's College*
St. Olaf College*
University of Maine (Orono)*
University of Maine (Farmington)*
University of Massachusetts*
University of Southern Maine
University of Vermont
Wentworth Institute of Technology
Wheaton College (Illinois)*
Wheaton College (MA)*
Worcester Polytechnic Institute