Upcoming Events

To help you choose the school that is right for your child, the Admission Office organizes numerous events such as Coffees with the Head of School, mornings to "Discover Waynflete" by visiting classes, and evening Admission Receptions that allow families interested in Waynflete to hear from faculty and students. Admission events begin in October and run through the spring. We strongly encourage you to attend as many events as you can. Each opportunity helps you learn more about the different facets of our program.

If you have any questions or wish to learn more about our event offerings, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.



All Grade Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 11
Thursday, October 18, 2018
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center

Prospective parents are invited to come discover Waynflete firsthand. Visit classes while they’re in session, meet the teachers, and hear about our approach to education from Head of School Geoff Wagg.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Storytime for Young Children: A Waynflete Event at Print: A Bookstore
Prospective Parents and Students
Preschool – Grade 1
Sunday, October 21, 2018
1:00–3:00 p.m.
273 Congress Street, Portland

Let your child rediscover the enchantment of a good story. Young children and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon with Waynflete teachers at one of Portland’s favorite bookstores. Children in preschool through first grade will have a chance to be captivated by stories, take part in a scavenger hunt, and create a bookmark for their favorite tale.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Upper School Class Visits: Revisit the Humanities
Prospective Parents
Grades 9–11
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
8:00–11:00 a.m.
Thomas House

You know your son or daughter better than anyone. That’s why we won’t tell you our school is right for them. Instead we want to give you a chance to experience what they’ll experience. Come back to school for our first Upper School class visit day. Sit in on classes and see our master teachers and students at work. Experience how different self-directed, deep learning can be. We invite parents interested in Grades 9-11 to sign up for one or all of the following courses:

  • Literature of Genocide
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Ninth grade English

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Lower School Open House
Prospective Parents and Students
Preschool–Grade 5
Sunday, November 4, 2018
1:00–3:00 p.m.
Lower School Lobby
(Snow Date: Sunday, November 18, 2018)

Prospective parents and students are invited to drop in on Sunday afternoon and let our fifth graders take you on a brief tour of the Lower School. Meet teachers and learn from our kids how they feel about the program for Waynflete’s youngest learners.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Middle School Academic Adventure
Prospective Parents and Students
Grades 6–8
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Middle School Forum
(Snow Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018)

Prospective parents and students interested in Grades 6-8 are invited to join us for dessert and a menu of fun mini-courses. Come imagine what it would be like to have classes where you’re encouraged to talk, move around, and voice your own opinion.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 11
Thursday, November 15, 2018
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center
(Snow Date: Thursday, November 29, 2018)

Prospective parents are invited to come discover Waynflete firsthand. Visit classes while they’re in session, meet the teachers, and hear about our approach to education from Head of School Geoff Wagg.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Upper School Admission Reception
Prospective Parents and Students
Grades 9–11
Thursday, December 6, 2018
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Arts Center
(Snow Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018)

Prospective parents and students interested in Grades 9-11 are invited to spend an evening with Waynflete faculty and students. Ask them about our seminar-style classes that encourage questions, lively debate and strong opinions and see for yourself how exciting learning can be.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 11
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center
(Snow Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019)

Prospective parents are invited to come discover Waynflete firsthand. Visit classes while they’re in session, meet the teachers, and hear about our approach to education from Head of School Geoff Wagg.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Preschool and Kindergarten Visit Day
Prospective Parents and Students
Friday, January 11, 2019
8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Lower School Lobby
(Snow Date: Friday, January 18, 2019)

Prospective parents interested in Preschool and Kindergarten are invited to schedule a short visit for their child on the special day set aside for our youngest applicants. It is a chance for candidates to visit the Lower School and get acquainted with our teachers and their classrooms. Please note that children must be accompanied by one parent and that visits are by appointment only.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 Admission Reception
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 1
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Lower School Lobby
(Snow Date: Thursday, January 31, 2019)

Prospective parents are invited to join us in our preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade multiage classrooms to meet members of our faculty and current parents to learn more about our approach to education for the youngest members of the Waynflete community.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Middle School and Upper School Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Grades 6–11
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center
(Snow Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019)

Prospective parents are invited to come discover Waynflete firsthand. Visit classes while they’re in session, meet the teachers, and hear about our approach to education from Head of School Geoff Wagg.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Prospective Parent Coffee: Preparing for College
Prospective Parents
Grades 8–11
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
5:00–6:00 p.m.
Head of School's Office–Thomas House
(Snow Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019)

Prospective parents are invited to hear expert advice from Waynflete's Director of College Counseling, John Thurston. John has experience working both sides of the admission process --- at Brown and Bowdoin, and at two West Coast high schools, Polytechnic School in Pasadena and Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Preschool and Kindergarten Visit Day #2*
Prospective Parents and Students
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
1:00 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Lower School Lobby
(Snow Date: Thursday, February 14, 2019)

Prospective parents interested in Preschool and Kindergarten are invited to schedule a short visit for their child. It is a chance for candidates to visit the Lower School and get acquainted with our teachers and their classrooms. Please note that children must be accompanied by one parent and that visits are by appointment only.

*We recommend that parents sign up for the January 11 Visit Day in order to ensure their application is completed on time. The alternate date of February 15 is set aside for parents who have an unavoidable conflict.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 11
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center
(Snow Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019)

Prospective parents are invited to come discover Waynflete firsthand. Visit classes while they’re in session, meet the teachers, and hear about our approach to education from Head of School Geoff Wagg.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Lower School Accepted Coffee
Accepted Parents
Preschool–Grade 5
Thursday, March 21, 2019
9:00–10:00 a.m.
Head of School's Office–Thomas House
(Snow Date: Friday, March 22, 2019)

Parents of accepted Lower School students are invited to join other accepted parents, several current parents, and Head of School Geoff Wagg for coffee and conversation about our program for Waynflete's youngest learners.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Accepted Family Night
Accepted Parents and Students
Grades 6–11
Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Arts Center
(Snow Date: Monday, April 8, 2019)

An informal evening for all accepted students and parents in Grades 6-11, designed to give them the chance to ask current students and parents what it’s like to be part of Waynflete.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 11
Thursday, April 25, 2019
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center

Prospective parents are invited to come discover Waynflete firsthand. Visit classes while they’re in session, meet the teachers, and hear about our approach to education from Head of School Geoff Wagg.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Lower School Reading Time at Print: A Bookstore
Prospective Parents and Students
Grades 2–5
Sunday, April 28, 2019
1:00–3:00 p.m.
273 Congress Street, Portland

Let your child rediscover the enchantment of a good story. Children and their parents are invited to spend an afternoon with Waynflete teachers at one of Portland’s favorite bookstores. Children in Grades 2 through 5 will have a chance to be captivated by stories, take part in a scavenger hunt, and create a bookmark for their favorite tale.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Middle School Academic Adventure
Prospective Parents and Students
Grades 6–8
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Middle School Forum

Prospective parents and students interested in Grades 6-8 are invited to join us for dessert and a menu of fun mini-courses. Come imagine what it would be like to have classes where you’re encouraged to talk, move around, and voice your own opinion.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Upper School Course Registration and Outdoor Experience
Newly Enrolled Students and Parents
Grades 9–12
Saturday, May 11, 2019
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Arts Center

Course registration for newly enrolled Upper School Students.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Coffee
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 11
Thursday, May 16, 2019
9:00–10:00 a.m.
Head of School's Office–Thomas House

Prospective parents are invited to come to learn more about the philosophy and mission of Waynflete and enjoy coffee and conversation with Head of School Geoff Wagg.

To RSVP for this event, please contact Melissa Fox at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.