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Celebrating success: Upper School students wow at Maine Model UN Conference

Congratulations to all the Upper School students who participated in the Maine Model UN Conference! The Flyers gave an impressive performance, earning several accolades. Luccia Moraes ’25, Omari Brent ’27, and George Tagtmeier ’26 earned “Best Delegate” awards; Aelia Russell...

Outliers Robotics team impress at world championships!

The Outliers Robotics team capped off a tremendous season this past weekend when they joined more than 60,000 students at the FIRST World Robotics Championship in Houston! The Outliers posted this year’s world high score in qualification matches and placed...

The Outliers Robotics team finishes in second place in the New England Championships

Congratulations to the Outliers Robotics team for an impressive showing in the New England Championships, where they faced off against the region’s 96 top teams. The Outliers got off to a rocky start on the first day as their robot...

Waynflete secures another victory in the Maine State Science Olympiad

Congratulations are in order! Waynflete continued its reign as Maine State Science Olympiad champions in a close 23-event competition at the University of Maine this past weekend. The team beat Falmouth by a mere three points, illustrating just how important...

Hundreds of students attend eighth annual New England Youth Identity Summit

A stormy end to the week didn't deter more than 300 students and educators from attending Waynflete’s eighth annual New England Youth Identity Summit on Saturday. More than 31 student-run workshops were on offer, on topics ranging from climate justice...

Upper School Math Team impresses in the Maine State Math Meet

Congratulations to the Upper School Math Team for earning second place in the Class D division of the Maine State Math Meet yesterday. Each question in the meet was worth three or more points—the team missed out on the championship...

WISP 2.0: Waynflete students dive into snow science and climate change in the White Mountains

Eighteen Middle School students recently embarked on the second iteration of Waynflete’s Winter Ice and Snow Program (WISP) in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Guided by experts like Stephanie Dolan and Dr. Susana Hancock ’03, the group explored the realms of...

Upper School students compete in Maine State Science Bowl

Ten Waynflete students recently competed in the Maine State Science Bowl, a trivia competition sponsored by the Department of Energy. Coached by science teachers Wendy Curtis and Katrina St. John, Waynflete’s two five-person teams faced off in this rapid-fire, buzzer-style...

Outliers robotics team overcomes challenges to take victory at Granite State

The Outliers Robotics team is once again the winner of the Granite State Robotics competition! 35 teams from across New England competed in this three-day event in New Hampshire.   Team members grappled with unexpected and complex mechanical, electrical, and coding...

Creating conversation: Waynflete introduces Digital Journalism program

Last fall, Waynflete offered a Digital Journalism course taught by local podcast producer and journalist Emma Reynolds. During the semester, students produced podcasts and wrote articles about stories in the Waynflete community. They learned how to conduct interviews, record audio,...

Waynflete Community Night: Celebrating our Authentic Voices and Cultures

Waynflete’s second annual Community Celebration event was a resounding success! Families and friends came together to celebrate all the parts that make our community whole during this all-ages evening. We enjoyed a series of performances from Antonio Rocha, a Maine-based...

Upper Schoolers compete at MIT Science Olympiad invitational tournament

Fifteen Upper School science students traveled to MIT on January 20 for an invitational Science Olympiad tournament. Students competed with schools from across the country in 23 different science and engineering events. Some events required students to design, build, and...

Waynflete hosts “Can We? Connect” at Augusta Civic Center

Waynflete's Third Thought for Civic Engagement initiative recently hosted "Can We? Connect," a full-day conference at the Augusta Civic Center for high school students from fourteen partner schools in Maine who are participating in The Can We? Project this year....

Making Data Visible: A “Collaboration of Change” Project

Eighth-graders participated in a community service project at Crescent Beach State Park during the first semester. Students collected more than 1,100 pieces of trash and cataloged their findings in Maine's state scientific report about ocean pollution. In their Visual Arts...

Upper School students reflect on NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Four Upper School students recently joined more than 2,000 students at the NAIS Student Diversity Leadership Conference in St. Louis, Missouri. This conference was a multiracial, multicultural gathering of student leaders from independent high schools across the globe that allowed...

Hands-on history: Middle School students explore the past in archaeology unit

Arthur Anderson, Ph.D., an associate teaching professor of archaeology from the University of New England, recently visited Waynflete to help grade 6 history students kick off their mock archaeological dig. Student groups were given a bin of soil (or layers...

Celebrating literary freedom: Lower School students engage in Banned Books Week

During Banned Books Week, students in grades 4–5 learned about some of the most challenged, age-appropriate books in the United States. They created posters that defended those books and celebrated their freedom to read! [gallery columns="1" link="file" size="full" ids="86908,86905,86906,86907"]

Middle School students bridge history and advocacy in unit exploring Maine’s industries

Phil Coupe from Revision Energy recently visited with seventh graders to teach them about different industries in Maine in preparation for their upcoming history unit, Maine Industry Past and Present (this unit will build off the seventh-grade theme “Exploring Home”)....

Perspective Project kicks off the year by hosting Margo Walsh ’82

The Perspective Project is an Upper School student-led initiative that uses the power of conversation to learn from—and celebrate—diverse perspectives and experiences. The Project recently held their first event of the year featuring Margo Walsh ’82, the founder of MaineWorks...

Empowering Middle School voices: the return of student council

Middle School student council has returned! Spearheaded by Middle School Dean of Students John McDevitt, student council is an opportunity for Middle School students to share their insights and develop essential leadership skills. 13 representatives—one from each homeroom—were elected by...

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