Middle School should be an exciting new beginning.
Middle Schoolers need a learning environment designed just for them. Instead of expecting sixth graders to sit still, stay focused, and listen to a teacher for 50 minutes, Waynflete offers classes where students are encouraged to move around, ask questions, brainstorm, and form their own conclusions. Surrounded by supportive adults and friends, Middle Schoolers make incredible leaps forward across three transformative years.
Inside Middle School
Hanging out with friends in homeroom, study hall, and seminar. Bringing binders and iPads to class. Lockers, Café lunch, Latin class, lacrosse drills, learning a new instrument. Let our students show you what a day at Waynflete Middle School is really like—and why they love it.
What kind of school knows Middle School students need to see everything for themselves?
A Waynflete education is customized to every student. Our campus visits are, too. Want to see Waynflete Middle School in action? Let us create an amazing day of discovery just for you—sscheduled around the academics, athletics, and activities that matter most to your child.
We can’t wait to show you a different kind of classroom. See what happens when teachers expect students to move around and share their perspective in class. When all courses are seminars filled with diverse voices and perspectives. When students have a dedicated academic advisor, a close-knit homeroom, and call teachers by their first names. When everyone can explore engineering, the arts, competitive athletics, and student-run clubs and extracurricular activities. And most importantly, how it feels to have friends from over 50 communities in southern Maine.
Simple. Low-stress. Always on your schedule. If you are wondering if Waynflete is right for your family, a customized campus visit will show you! Schedule a visit today!
See Waynflete for yourself.
Just as hands-on, experiential learning is core to our curriculum, exploring our campus and classrooms is an essential part of the application process. Our admission events are fun, interactive, no-pressure opportunities to observe classes, hear from students and teachers, talk with current parents, and more. See upcoming Admission events
Our arts program advances intellectual and aesthetic growth and personal development—and gives students a chance to discover and hone new skills and express themselves in powerful new ways. Our program covers ceramics, dance, drama, general music, stagecraft, studio art, musical ensembles, and more.
Our athletics program introduces students to a variety of team sports, beginning with basic skills in Grade 6 Physical Education class and advancing to inclusive competitive teams (no cuts!) in Grades 7 and 8. Athletes of all skill levels make great strides and discover the joys of taking on physical challenges together.
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...
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...
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”)....
Middle School Student Supports
For students with documented learning challenges, Waynflete can provide tutoring, extended time, or other accommodations. Faculty advisors confer with students and families at the start of the school year to get a strong plan in place and check in regularly with tutors, students, parents, and teachers to monitor progress and address issues throughout the year. Waynflete advisors may recommend testing, evaluation, and academic support for students to address emerging issues.
Health Management Plans
Students managing ongoing health concerns or experiencing short-term health challenges like concussions can rely on the Waynflete health team to help them navigate temporary classroom location changes, elevator privileges, waived physical activity, and more.
Waynflete knows it is not always possible to come to school healthy and ready to learn. Teachers and staff are attuned to students’ wellbeing and watch for early warning signs of emerging mental health challenges. Our robust wellness curriculum also focuses on mental health to empower students to seek help if they are concerned about themselves or a friend. We employ two licensed clinical social workers as well as consulting clinical psychologists to be able to quickly and effectively connect students in crisis with effective services and referrals.
We know every student needs more this year.
More one-on-one attention from teachers. More hands-on, in-depth, challenging learning. More time to connect with friends. See how Waynflete will make the most of this school year
“One of the joys of leading our Middle School is the opportunity to cultivate curiosity, create an atmosphere of mutual care and respect, and guide moments of courage as students discover their own voices and sense of individual agency. Identity is the work of Middle School, and I am grateful to be a part of its emergence.”
Waynflete Middle School Director