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K–1 students team up with Upper Schoolers on fractals project

K–1 students recently helped the Linear Algebra and Advanced Topics class complete an activity on fractals. The specific fractal pictured here is called a Sierpinski Carpet and is a repeating, decreasing pattern of empty central squares. The Linear Algebra students...

Waynflete’s Middle and Upper School teams win at the Maine Science Olympiad tournament

Congratulations to our Upper and Middle School teams on their impressive wins at the Maine Science Olympiad tournament this past weekend! Waynflete's two Upper School teams, captained by seniors Maren Cooper '23 and Reed Robinson '23, earned top three finishes...

The seventh annual New England Youth Identity Summit was a huge success!

Another incredible year for the New England Youth Identity Summit! About 300 participants from almost 50 schools/organizations (in seven states!) came together on Saturday for a full-day program that featured inspiring speakers, student-led workshops, dialogue sessions, and performances. Thank you...

K–1 space study

Engineering teacher Jon Amory discussed the components of rockets and Artemis, NASA’s current mission to the moon, with K–1 students as part of their space study today. They are gearing up to create their own rockets and robots to explore...

Waynflete announces 2023 Athletic Hall of Fame class

Waynflete is pleased to announce our Athletic Hall of Fame Class of 2023. The Hall of Fame selection committee has chosen three individuals and a team to receive this special honor: Drew Dubuque, Ed Flowerdew ’94, Lisa Lightbody ’98, and...

Upper School students finish second in the Maine Science Bowl

Ten Upper School students recently competed in the Maine Science Bowl—a quiz game-type competition sponsored by the Department of Energy. Question categories include physics, math, chemistry, biology, energy, and Earth and space science. Waynflete’s two teams performed well during the...

Lower School art students visit the Portland Museum of Art

Art students in grades 4–5 recently went on a field trip to the Portland Museum of Art. Docents expertly guided our students in the "Seeing Through Sketching" tour. Our students received several compliments from museum staff on how well-mannered and...

Waynflete’s first-ever Community Celebration Night was a huge success!

The Waynflete community is enriched by cultural, religious, and spiritual diversity, as well as cross-age connections. To celebrate this, we held our first-ever Waynflete Community Celebration Night, an all-ages evening of offerings by local performers and food surrounding our different...

The Outliers Robotics team wins at the NE District Granite State Event

Congratulations to the Outliers Robotics team for their recent victory at the NE District Granite State Event. They partnered with teams from Windham, NH and Lewiston, ME, and went undefeated in the playoffs—finishing only five points away from the world...

Upper School students compete in the Science Olympiad Tournament

Fifteen Upper School science students traveled to Brown University recently for an invitational Science Olympiad Tournament. Students competed with schools from across the country in 23 different science and engineering events, which ranged from building items like an electronic sensor...

Portland Stage Company performs Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar for Middle School students

Portland Stage Company gave an abridged performance of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar for the entire Middle School last week! Michael Dix Thomas '02 directed the play, and Elliot Nye '15 played Brutus. Theater 8 students participated in a director's lab workshop...

Marpheen Chann is the keynote speaker for this year’s New England Youth Identity Summit

The keynote speaker for the New England Youth Identity Summit on April 1 is Marpheen Chann—an author, writer, thinker, advocate, and speaker on social justice, equity, and inclusion. As a gay, first-generation Asian American born in California to a Cambodian...

Speech and Debate team takes second place in Massachusetts debate competition

Congratulations to the Speech and Debate team on their impressive showing in Massachusetts this past weekend! Our four-person team competed against sixteen other schools in three rounds of Parliamentary Debate and ultimately finished in second place. Great job, Flyers!

Stellar performances from Waynflete musicians

Last week at Waynflete was a musical one! We had two lovely recitals on Wednesday that featured students in grades 2–11 who take private lessons with our outstanding Enrichment Music teachers. On Thursday, 70 musicians from five different ensembles (Acoustic...

Students in grades 2–3 engage in a yearlong maritime study

Students in grades 2–3 began the year with the question, "What does it feel like to be near or in the ocean?" This sparked a discussion about social justice standards (justice, identity, diversity, action) as they relate to students' prior...

Upper School students speak with representatives at the State House

Students from Maine independent schools gathered at the State House today to connect with representatives. Waynflete seniors are pictured standing with the Speaker of the House, Waynflete alumna Rachel Talbot Ross '78.

Thematic studies drives new Middle School curriculum planning

Despite all its harm, the COVID-19 pandemic drove many school administrators and teachers to explore new opportunities for pedagogical innovation. At Waynflete, Middle School Director Divya Muralidhara sought out fresh ideas to make the school’s grades 6–8 program more interdisciplinary,...

Early successes in first year of Waynflete’s debate program

“The skills students develop doing debate—organizing their thoughts, learning how to present, and arguing a perspective that might be different from their own—are essential building blocks to being a citizen of the world,” says Head of School Geoff Wagg. We...

Physics Intensive students compete in a fun design contest

As students in Physics Intensive learn about momentum and collisions, one of the primary goals is to understand how to minimize the forces experienced in a collision. To better understand the principles involved, students were given the task of designing...

The SpongeBob Musical had a spectacular opening night!

The SpongeBob Musical takes us on a journey to the colorful world of "Bikini Bottom" where we find SpongeBob Squarepants, Patrick Star, and Sandy Cheeks bravely trying to save their beloved underwater realm from certain destruction! Our Upper School students...

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