Waynflete School is a co-educational, private day school enrolling 580+ students in Preschool through Grade 12.  Waynflete offers challenging academics in a supportive environment

School News

  • Learn about Waynflete's Plans for Fall 2020 - 09/01/2020 - Waynflete is committed to fulfilling our mission by delivering an excellent educational experience both on-campus and through our new real-time online learning environment for the 20202021 academic year. Our strong ...morepreference is to have students on-campus in order to take advantage of our place-based educational experience, but we know that the pandemic may disrupt our plans.

    We have spent many hours developing our return-to-campus plan to maximize the amount of time our students are able to be on campus. This plan prioritizes the health and safety of our community and also recognizes that some families may not be able to return due to serious underlying health conditions.

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School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students705 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 10%
Students by Grade Waynflete Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers83 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size11 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesNumerous college-level electives, Various English Intensive Courses, Various Science Intensive Courses
Average SAT score1264
Average ACT score27
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineFeb. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,070
Tuition NotesPreschool starts at $11,600. For Middle and Upper School is $34,070
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$21,715
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLynne Breen
Admissions AssociateFiona Haslett
Endowment Size$24.44 million


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Nordic Skiing, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, TennisAlpine SkiingBaseball,
Cross CountryDance,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Nordic SkiingSailing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.4 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

Arts and Music Programs:
Arts and Music Programs: https://www.waynflete.org/arts/performing-arts

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.
To see videos of school in action visit: https://www.waynflete.org/admission/video-gallery

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