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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Upper School Admission Reception
Prospective Parents and Students 
Grades 9–11
Thursday, December 5, 2019
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Thaxter Library
(Snow Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020)
 

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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Middle School Class VisitsProspective Parents
Grades 6-8
Friday, December 6, 2019
8:00–11:00 a.m.
Thomas House

(Snow Date: Friday, January 10, 2020) 

Come back to school for our first Middle 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 6-8 to sign up. 

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


Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 Admission Reception
Prospective Parents 
Preschool–Grade 1
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Lower School Lobby
(Snow Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2020)
 

Prospective parents are invited to join us in our preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade multi-age 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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Preschool and Kindergarten Visit Day
Prospective Students and Parents
Friday, January 17, 2020
8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Lower School Lobby
(Snow Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020)
 

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.

*We recommend that parents sign up for the January 11 Visit Day in order to ensure their application is completed on time. Please contact Fiona Haslett if you have an unavoidable conflict.

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


All Grade Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Preschool- Grade 11
Thursday, January 23, 2020
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center Lobby
(Snow Date: Thursday, January 30, 2020)
 

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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Upper School Class Visits
Prospective Parents
Grades 9–11
Friday, January 31, 2020
8:00–11:00 a.m.
Thomas House
(Snow Date: Friday, February 7, 2020)
 

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!

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


Prospective Parent Coffee: Preparing for College 
Prospective Parents 
Grades 8-11
Thursday, February 6, 2020
5:00–6:00 p.m.
Head of School's Office–Thomas House
(Snow Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020)
 

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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 11
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center Lobby
(Snow Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2020)

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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Early Childhood/ Kindergarten and 1st Grade Accepted Coffee
Accepted Parents
Preschool–Grade 1
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
9:00–10:00 a.m.
Lower School Lobby
(Snow Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2020)

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

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


Grades 2-5 Admission Reception
Accepted Parents 
Grade 2-5
Thursday, March 19, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Lower School Lobby

(Snow Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020)
 

Parents of accepted students entering Grades 2-5 are invited to join us in the Lower School classrooms. Come meet members of our teaching team and other Waynflete families for a spirited conversation about how we guide, stretch, and challenge children. 

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


Accepted Family Night
Accepted Parents and Students
Grades 6–11
Thursday, April 2, 2020
6:00–8:00 p.m.
Arts Center Lobby
(Snow Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020)
 

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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Upper School Class Visits:
Prospective Parents
Grades 9–11
Friday, April 10, 2020
8:00–11:00 a.m.
Thomas House

Come back to school for our 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!

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


All Grade Discover Waynflete
Prospective Parents
Preschool–Grade 11
Thursday, April 16, 2020
8:30–10:30 a.m.
Arts Center Lobby

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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Lower School Reading Time at Print: A Bookstore
Prospective Parents and Students
Ages 3-7
Sunday, May 3, 2020
9:00-11:00 a.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 ages 3-7 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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


Middle School Academic Adventure
Prospective Parents and Students 
Grades 5–8
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
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 Fiona Haslett 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 9, 2020
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Arts Center Lobby

Course registration for newly enrolled Upper School Students.

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


Preschool, Kindergarten, and Grade 1 Admission Reception
Prospective Parents 
Preschool–Grade 1
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Lower School Lobby

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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Coffee 
Prospective Parents 
Preschool–Grade 11
Thursday, May 14, 2020
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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Coffee 
Prospective Parents 
Preschool–Grade 11
Thursday, June 23, 2020
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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.


All Grade Coffee 
Prospective Parents 
Preschool–Grade 11
Thursday, July 16, 2020
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 Fiona Haslett at admissionoffice@waynflete.org or 207.274.5224.