Information about Admissions

 

Merriconeag Waldorf School considers applicants for admission without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and national and ethnic origin. We welcome inquiries and applications throughout the year and are open to the possibility of a new student enrolling at any grade level in our early childhood through high school program. We encourage families who find the cost of tuition beyond their means to consider applying for an adjusted tuition amount (read more at Admissions/Financial Aid).


Merriconeag seeks students with diverse abilities and backgrounds who will benefit from its unique educational approach and who will value the personal and social benefits of attending a small school. The admissions process is designed to determine if the needs of the student and the expectations of the family can be met by the program.


In this section, you’ll find out about our admissions process, tuition payment plans and financial aid. We offer Admissions Events (information sessions, tours, open houses, class observations) throughout the year and these provide an ideal opportunity to visit our campuses and meet our students and teachers (see Admissions Events Calendar for a schedule of these). We sponsor public talks on topics related to Waldorf education and invite prospective applicants and their families to attend student performances and seasonal celebrations as a way of getting to know more about our school community (see our Events Calendar or our online newsletter, Tuesday News).


Please contact our Admissions Office at 207-865-3900, ext. 103 or email admissionsdirector@merriconeag.org if you would like for us to send you an admissions packet or if you have any questions. We look forward to getting to know you and your child.


Important to Know


• We accept applications throughout the year, and are open to the possibility of a mid-year admission.


• Families whose applications for September admission are complete by February 11 can expect an admission decision by March 15. (Applications are considered complete when all of the steps in the admission process are accomplished.)

• Students applying for first grade must be 6 by May 31. We screen all first grade applicants for school readiness.

• When a student transfers from another school, class placement depends on the child’s age and academic, developmental and social progress.

• Siblings of current students and alumni are given priority whenever possible in admission decisions.

• Merriconeag does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational programs, hiring, self-government, admissions, financial aid and all other school-related activities.

 

Admissions Office

Merriconeag’s Admissions Office is housed in the white farmhouse on the Freeport campus, directly across Desert Road from the “Merriconeag Waldorf School” sign. Please contact Lyn Baird, at 207-865-3900 x 103 or admissionsdirector@merriconeag.org, to request application packets, register for an Admissions Event, schedule a visit, or ask any questions you may have about Merriconeag.