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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Celebrating the Winter Spiral at Home
Tuesday, December 15, 2020

December at Maine Coast Waldorf School is marked by the Winter Spiral, often held in late afternoon or in the early evening. Since we are not able to gather as a community for our traditional Winter Spiral, we invite you to make one at home to create a mood of wonder and quiet anticipation. Lay […]

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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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New Staff Members Join MCWS Community
Friday, November 20, 2020

We are so fortunate to have Kendra Gaarder, RN, with us, Maine Coast Waldorf’s first full-time school nurse. Although she was raised in Northern Virginia, Kendra’s Maine roots run deep over generations. She has been based in the Portland area for the past four years and feels at home here, nestled between the mountains and the […]

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Q&A With Alumna and State Senator Mattie Daughtry Q&A With Alumna and State Senator Mattie Daughtry
Monday, November 16, 2020

Mattie Daughtry is a graduate of Maine Coast Waldorf School (8th grade, 2001) who was recently elected to represent District 24 in the Maine State Senate (Freeport, Brunswick, Harpswell, Pownal, North Yarmouth). Before her election to the Senate, she represented Brunswick in the Maine House for the past eight years. On top of that, she’s […]

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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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Cross Country Continues Strong Season Cross Country Continues Strong Season
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

This past Friday the cross country team traveled to Lake Region High School in Naples for their final “regular” race of the season. The boys were fortunate – while damp and overcast, it didn’t actually rain during their race. That all changed for the girls race, when the skies really let loose and the girls […]

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Original Thoughts from the Senior Class Original Thoughts from the Senior Class
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

For the past two weeks, the seniors have been exploring authors chiefly responsible for awakening the literary genius of nineteenth century America, with emphasis on Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.  Each writer exhorted people to find their own voices, to rely upon their own individual genius.  In the spirit of this celebration of […]

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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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