Waynflete is a place like no other, and is a place for everyone. Our family feels so fortunate to have this school in our community. My three children have attended Waynflete for middle and high school. They were welcomed with open arms when they integrated into the middle school, and they have always been very happy – which is really the most important thing! When kids love going to school, are made to feel appreciated, are challenged and encouraged, as parents we really can’t ask for more. But wait… at Waynflete- there is still so much more!!! The incredible resources available make the whole experience so rich and diverse. From the amazing Outdoor Experiences each fall that help the students bond and test their limits, to the art studios where students explore art in all its forms, to classrooms where students get lots of individual attention and are encouraged to take an active part in their learning, to playing fields for the athletically inclined (where students learn not only the physical skills but also exemplary sportsmanship), from the dance studio and theatre classes to the stage where students comfortably and confidently express themselves through the performing arts, to the music programs and enrichment opportunities….there is so much available! Waynflete offers students the tools to succeed, the opportunity to explore new horizons and the encouragement to develop their abilities. No student is left behind, and every student is valued as an individual. It is a community where everyone supports one another and embraces differences. These values are so important to our family. With emphasis on writing and critical thinking across the curriculum, students become well prepared for the rigor of college work, making that transition easier. In the area of college counseling, Waynflete also excels. The college counseling program is more helpful than we even imagined. The school offers real, concrete assistance and resources to students and families every step of the way; making what can be a daunting process one that is manageable and successful. At Waynflete, students really do “Learn to learn”. Check it out, you won’t look back!
How nice to know that my children are thriving at Waynflete. Their classmates seem to lack the clickyness that is so hard to avoid as a student in, i assume, any school. Students who have gone through Waynflete from earlier grades seem to have an excitement for new students, and everyone, from my perspective as a parent, seems to respect their fellow classmates.
I love that the students are assigned an advisor, someone to take a personal interest in the student’s holistic well being; not just grades, but personal relationships, goals, managing time, and what ever is of concern that could be talked about with an adult.
Waynflete is a mission driven school, providing a rigorous academic program in a safe and supportive environment. The students are well-known by the faculty, who themselves are intelligent, creative, and attuned to current research and trends in education. The quality of relationships among all constituents, including students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents, reflects Waynflete's commitment to respect, kindness, integrity, and inclusiveness. I cannot imagine a more exciting place to be a student, and am very grateful for the education my children and now my grandchild have received.
Waynflete provides a challenging and caring environment for children ages 3 - 18. Our son spent six years (grades 7-12) at Waynflete and was delighted to go to school, see his teachers, be with his friends, every single day. At Waynflete he was encouraged to be fully engaged in his education and he carries that with him in college. Waynflete is a remarkable place with an amazing community of faculty, staff, parents and students!
My son arrived at Waynflete in 10th grade from a local public school system. Although he had been a strong student, his classes were large, he felt unsupported by his fellow students and he had no relationship with his teachers. That all changed at Waynflete. Each day at school he felt challenged, respected, and embraced by the community. His classes were small and his teachers were always accessible and they knew who he was as an individual. Waynflete changed his life.
Waynflete's special sauce, and, in my opinion, the reason why it is the top school in Maine, is that every student is respected as a budding intellectual and as a human being. This respect gives students the courage to take academic risks and helps them develop the confidence to think and analyze independently, not worrying about what the "right" answer is. Waynflete's teachers have high standards and our children are appropriately challenged. The students here need to work for high grades. Even so, hard work does not always guarantee high grades if the intellectual quality of the work isn't there. Another wonderful quality about Waynflete is that this is a school that tries to help its students keep their lives in balance, It is not "cool" here to stay up until all hours doing your homework. If that is your situation, you are not organizing yourself effectively and the school will help you to do that. A third component that we very much appreciate about Waynflete is that there is no dominant student or parent group here. Kids are allowed to be themselves and are respected for that. It is a very special place whose graduates emerge as discerning thinkers and human beings.
I love how the teachers know my child so well and take great pride in teaching him. There is an excellent balance between rigorous academics and thoughtful play. I feel fortunate to send my child to Waynflete.
Initially I was not convinced to send my child to private school having had much success at an average public school. But now I see how much more there is to an education than just academics success. My daughter is thriving both academically AND on a deeper psycho-social level; something I didn't even realize was equally important to foster a love of learning. I am grateful that we have the opportunity to send our daughter to Waynflete and I am now a convert.