MCWS Distance Learning: 9th Grade African LiteratureMCWS Distance Learning: 9th Grade African Literature
Tuesday, April 28, 2020

During this quarter of 9th Grade African Literature, we studied folktales and poetry from various African countries, including Botswana, Rhodesia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Zambia, Nigeria and Rwanda. Students wrote their own folktales and created illustrated chapbooks of poetry which shared with the class. We read Nervous Conditions, a novel by Zimbabwe author Tsitsi Dangarembga […]

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The Word on the Street: A Journalism Project by Two MCWS JuniorsThe 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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More Poetry Honors!More Poetry Honors!
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Over the years Maine Coast Waldorf students have earned a number of regional—and even national—honors for their poetry.  The string continues: we just heard that two current students, senior Myah Garrison and junior Aniela Holtrop, have finished first and second respectively in the state-wide Plunkett Poetry Festival, organized by the University of Maine at Augusta. […]

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Responsible Innovation in the High School Humanities CurriculumResponsible 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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Reflections on the Senior Trip to Hermit IslandReflections on the Senior Trip to Hermit Island
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Each September, MCWS seniors join fellow Waldorf students from across the country for a remarkable immersion into coastal ecology and marine biology. This year, our own seventeen seniors added to the throng of 110 students representing eight Waldorf high schools from Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, New York, and Pennsylvania. Hermit Island in Phippsburg, ME provided the […]

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Forest Friday FriendsForest Friday Friends
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Through the woods, the early childhood children hear the crunching of twigs and the rustling of leaves. Suddenly up the pathway, they appear! To the delight of the children, the 11th graders have come to the woods to play with them on Forest Friday. Almost immediately, they disperse to build fairy houses and find sleepy […]

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Help for HaitiHelp for Haiti
Tuesday, December 20, 2016

When MCWS High School students heard about the plight of Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world hit by hurricane Matthew last October, they decided to do something to help. Among the villages and schools destroyed was a small Waldorf School, Ecole du Village, founded 11 years ago by a former Waldorf Student, Myriam […]

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