Upper School Campus
Upper School Campus
  • Waynflete School is a co-educational, private day school enrolling 550+ students in Preschool through Grade 12.
  • Waynflete fosters love of learning and commitment to community.

School News

  • Waynflete Featured in Old Port Magazine - 11/01/2017 - The November issue includes a feature on Waynflete-written by Susan Axelrod-that captures the essence of our school. Susan conveys the importance of our work as a school as well as the role we play in the region. The article is available online-please share th...more
  • "Lower School project a top priority at Waynflete School in Portland" - 01/02/2018 - Read this recent article about the Lower School construction project.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1898

Student Body

Total Students556 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by GradeWaynflete Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesNumerous college-level electives, Various English Intensive Courses, Various Science Intensive Courses
Average SAT score1240
Average ACT score26
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$31,615
Tuition NotesPreschool starts at $10,765. For Middle and Upper School is $31,615.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$19,952
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLynne Breen
Admissions AssociateMelissa Fox
Endowment Size$24.60 million


Total Sports Offered17 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Bowling, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceField Hockey,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseNordic Skiing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.The Upper School has over 40 clubs and organizations

Club or Organization:
See Middle School Activities: https://www.waynflete.org/student-life/middle-school/activities-program, See Upper School Activities: https://www.waynflete.org/student-life/upper-school/activities

School Notes

  • Waynflete School is a place of active learning-of collaboration and individual inquiry. It is a place where it is safe to make mistakes and possible to make a difference. It is a place to preserve childhood and prepare for adulthood- where rigorous expectations and playful habits of mind are equally important. It is a place where students of all ages find joy in learning, and come to embrace it as a lifelong pursuit.
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The average private school tuition in Maine is $8,049 for elementary schools and $27,884 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 79% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).