The Word on the Street: A Journalism Project by Two MCWS Juniors The Word on the Street: A Journalism Project by Two MCWS Juniors
Thursday, April 2, 2020

What’s wrong with the World? What’s right? Maine Coast Waldorf School juniors Satchel Kaplan and Olivia Reynolds made this video as their final journalism project for a class taught by Mr. Reinhart. Prior to the COVID-19 closure of everything in Portland, Maine, they interviewed people on the street, asking the question, “What’s wrong with the […]

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Looking for a MCWS Intern this Spring? Looking for a MCWS Intern this Spring?
Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Since the inception of the high school, each spring Maine Coast Waldorf seniors spend several weeks pursuing an internship. These exciting opportunities for on-the-job experiences give young people a sense of the workplace and a chance to explore possible life paths. In the past students relied largely upon their own contacts to find suitable possibilities. […]

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Junior Aniela Holtrop is recognized by Smith College and Princeton University for her outstanding poem “Arpilleras.” Junior Aniela Holtrop is recognized by Smith College and Princeton University for her outstanding poem “Arpilleras.”
Monday, February 24, 2020

Junior Aniela Holtrop, a finalist for a state-wide Maine Literary Award last spring, has just been recognized by Smith College and Princeton University for her outstanding poem “Arpilleras.”  Her piece was awarded an honorable mention in Princeton’s Leonard Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Contest.  She was also among eight semi-finalists selected from hundreds of submissions […]

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Clara Bossi, Myah Garrison Earn MCWS Poetry Out Loud HonorsClara Bossi, Myah Garrison Earn MCWS Poetry Out Loud Honors
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Junior Clara Bossi and senior Myah Garrison finished first and runner-up, respectively, in this year’s high school Poetry Out Loud competition. They were among seven finalists from the four grades, including: ninth grader Piper Staples, sophomores Emma Haims and Avery Jean, junior Finn Veerkamp and senior Adams Staples. These students advanced through the preliminary round […]

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Responsible Innovation in the High School Humanities Curriculum Responsible Innovation in the High School Humanities Curriculum
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

The Waldorf high school humanities curriculum is rich and storied, but with a preponderance of the Western canon. As we work on enlivening the next 100 years of Waldorf education, one of our tasks is to take up responsible innovation that reflects the diversity of our students and includes more voices from across the human […]

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Maine Coast Waldorf High School Featured in Renewal Magazine Article Maine Coast Waldorf High School Featured in Renewal Magazine Article
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Maine Coast Waldorf High School teacher David Sloan and parent Amy Eshoo teamed up to write a fabulous article for the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Renewal: A Journal for Waldorf Education. The article, entitled “Buildings that Embody Waldorf Values,” features our beautiful high school building and the thoughts and values behind its creation. We encourage […]

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Coffee House Rocks! Coffee House Rocks!
Monday, February 25, 2019

On February 13th the snow and snow day could not keep the performers and audience away! Coffee House 2019 was a resounding success and the packed Community Hall was a sparkling and creative community space for the night. While the Coffeehouse was once largely teacher directed, the students now give the evening its shape and […]

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Maine Coast Waldorf School Student & Faculty Are Winners in Freeport Historical Society Writing Contest Maine Coast Waldorf School Student & Faculty Are Winners in Freeport Historical Society Writing Contest
Monday, January 14, 2019

In December, Maine Coast Waldorf School ninth graders submitted short stories for the Second Annual Freeport Historical Society Writing Contest that focused on the current exhibit’s theme of blacksmiths and shopkeepers. Freshman Wes Teegarden’s story won first place in the high school category, and German and Humanities teacher Ann Coltman took home second place in […]

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