At Waynflete, we know trust is the foundation of all learning.
较低的学校 students learn to learn—side by side with 他们的老师 and hand in hand with their friends.
Waynflete’s small class sizes, blended classrooms, and two-year advisor program give our dedicated teachers time to get to know each student, to design meaningful academic experiences around their strengths and interests, and to earn that trust. And when children know they are seen and safe, they can’t wait to take risks, 尝试新事物, and stretch their skills.
To build community and create bonds across the 较低的学校, Waynflete pairs younger students with their own “Buddy” in a higher grade. Buddies meet regularly to read books, 做手工艺品, and play games together —and look out for each other—throughout the year.
Friends of Founders
Waynflete 上学校 students are frequent classroom visitors, sharing their own learning and expertise in connection with 较低的学校 studies. Stories of world travels, 大提琴独奏, printmaking demonstrations, and showing off soccer skills are some of the ways older students captivate and connect with our youngest learners.
A beloved Waynflete tradition, weekly Pachanga gathers the entire 较低的学校 community together for group singing and sharing. Twice each year, families are invited to come and share the fun.
Bounce houses and book fairs, carnival games and student concerts, sugared lemons and popcorn—the annual 春舞 is a Waynflete tradition that brings everyone out to play after a long winter.
Fifth Grade Graduation
A celebration more than a ceremony, Fifth Grade Graduation acknowledges the wonderful and unique contributions each graduate has made to our community. Younger classmates compose poems and tributes, teachers share slide shows and sweet memories, and Grade 4 students create “a tunnel of flowers” for Grade 5 to walk through on their way to 中学.
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
Diversity is a condition of excellence.
A Waynflete education works as well as it does because our small and challenging classes contain so many different perspectives and life experiences. And as one of the most diverse schools in southern Maine, our entire community is committed to the urgent, 至关重要的, and ongoing work toward equity and inclusion. Learn how diversity can drive caring participation in the world.
What is Waynflete like for families?
Choosing an independent school means joining a new community not only for students, but for their families. Everyone you meet on the bus line, 在看台上, 在游戏时间, and around the bonfire at Beats and Bites comes from many different communities and diverse life experiences. You will have many chances to get to know them—and love them.