Seacoast Waldorf School

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Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #1 - Our students follow a set curriculum developed for Waldorf Schools. This is a picture of a Geology block in 6th grade.
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #2 - Seacoast Waldorf School located in Eliot, ME on 5 acres in Eliot, ME. From nursery all the way to 8th grade.
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #3 - Nursery ages 2.6 - 4 and Kindergarten ages 4-6.
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #4 - Circus Arts is a 6 week program for the grades students. This is a part of our movement classes which is our version of physical education. Children learn to juggle, tumble, unicycle, clown and more!
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #5 - Our middle school building on our 5 acre campus.
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #6 - Part of German class in the grades was baking German cookies for a celebration. Children learn German and Spanish starting in first grade.
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #7 - Our children spend time outside every day. We have a saying here at Seacoast Waldorf School - there is no bad weather, just bad clothing.
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #8 - Churning butter in our nursery classroom with Miss Francesca. Our early childhood classes are play-based. Children follow a rhythm for the day with a time for play, snack preparation, circle time and story time. Children help make the snack and contribute to the practical work of the day.
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #9 - Our early childhood classes are warm and inviting with soft colors and all natural materials. We are trying to mimic a home like environment in order to have children feel at ease at school.
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo #10 - Our children spend time outside every day. We have a saying here at Seacoast Waldorf School - there is no bad weather, just bad clothing.
  • Seacoast Waldorf School nurtures and educates the whole child.
  • It's experiential and active.  From playing music with strings and woodwinds, form drawing, intricate handwork, eurythmy, movement, and painting to creative mathematics, writing and speaking a foreign language, it is an education that is engaging and heartfelt.
  • A balance of intellectual, aesthetic and physical activities results in calm, energetic, confident and accomplished students"ready for life.

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Seacoast Waldorf School places among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Waldorf Schools of North America
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded1999

Student Body

Total Students127 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
4%
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Seacoast Waldorf School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio14:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
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Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$12,127
Tuition NotesFor Grades Only - Different costs for Early Childhood
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$2,000
Admissions DirectorAlison Petersen

Sports

Total Sports Offered11 sports
SportsArchery, Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Dance, Figure Skating, Intramural Sports Only, Mountain Biking, Nordic Skiing, Track and Field, Ultimate FrisbeeArcheryBasketball,
ClimbingCross Country,
DanceFigure Skating,
Intramural Sports OnlyMountain Biking,
Nordic SkiingTrack and Field,
Ultimate Frisbee

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Yearbook Club

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Track Club

School Notes

  • Seacoast Waldorf School nurtures and educates the whole child. Its experiential and active. From playing music with strings and woodwinds, form drawing, intricate handwork, eurythmy, movement, and painting to creative mathematics, writing and speaking a foreign language, it is an education that is engaging and heartfelt. A balance of intellectual, aesthetic and physical activities results in calm, energetic, confident and accomplished students"ready for life.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
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The absolute best school for my children! Not only are they learning their academics, arts, music and hand crafts, they are, most importantly, learning to be good, kind human beings. Does it get any better than that?
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Outstanding school with effective alternative educational philosophy. My kids are thriving in ways I never dreamed. The teachers are the best asset of this place. Caring, calm, wise, and overall the best people I`ve ever known.
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A Waldorf education is a gift that inspires a lifelong love of learning. It is one of the wisest choices we decided to give our daughter to round out her very structured, traditional education. She absolutely loves this school, the happy, friendly, wide-eyed, kind kids, 5-acres of forests and hundreds of acres of conservation land with trails, and warm-hearted teachers. And who knew, she'd love German, knitting and other handwork crafts, in addition to learning to speak Greek and Spanish, pick up strings again, and deeply learn classical studies and participate in a pentathlon in Canada?. The hands-on, creative, integrated, multi-disciplinary curriculum celebrates learning while engaging and honoring the children's mind, body, emotions and spirit -- it truly educates the whole child in a rigorous academic, arts-integrated, nature-centric, low-media, physically-active curriculum. I am thrilled, as a tech executive, that Waldorf schools worldwide understand the cultivation of a young human being is a sacred and offline endeavor. The teachers are all intellectually inspiring, deeply caring and engaged with their students and families. The community is celebratory, creative, thriving, happy .... and growing quickly, The administrators are fantastic.
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Seacoast Waldorf School has been an excellent choice for our 6th grade son. It has allowed my son to rediscover learning that has meaning to him. Its an active hands on project based education where can spend time in the woods, time working with his hands, and time to be part of the creative process instead of grinding out results designed for state and federal metrics. He is getting the math, art and science but in a more dynamic way. He came home two days ago talking about the roman aqueduct he will design for report he is doing - art and math with come together! The administration is top notch along with the teachers. The school is thriving.
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I have three kiddos attending Tidewater - ages 3, 5 & 7. Our experience has been so fantastic. The incredible toddler / pre-school and Kindergarten classes, small ''grades'' class sizes, excellent teachers, and community of involved, like-minded parents mean our kids are getting lots of nurturing and are developing a real love of learning. Can't recommend Tidewater enough!
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