Grades 1 – 8
Video of a 1st Grade Morning Lesson
by Karl Schurman and Cyrus Fenderson
During the grade school years, the child’s consciousness gradually shifts from a pictorial to a more conceptual focus. Our elementary curriculum is designed to accompany the child through this gradual process of unfolding capacities.
There is a rhythmic structure to individual lesson plans, and to the course of the school year. Students learn through “block teaching,” working intensively each morning with one subject for several weeks before another subject is introduced. This allows for greater concentration and retention of material. After the morning academic work come the artistic, practical and movement classes, as well as continuing skills work in English, mathematics and foreign languages.
To provide security and continuity in the passage from childhood to adolescence, one “class teacher” oversees the student’s development between ages 7 and 14. In this way, the teacher comes to know each student in depth and can attend carefully to his or her needs over time. The contact with one class teacher is supplemented by interaction with numerous other teachers who provide specific instruction in foreign languages, music, fine arts, handwork, woodwork, eurythmy and movement.
G 2, 4, & 5 Parent Evenings:
Tues, May 5, 7:00 pm.
Senior Project Presentations:
Thurs, May 7, 6:30 pm. Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Tea & Play Session:
Fri, May 8, 9 - 10 am.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport.
Prospective parents: Bring your child, share
a cup of tea with us and learn more about our
programs for young children. Storytime at 9:30.
For more info & to register: 207.865.3900,
Ext 163 or
May Celebration and Medieval Faire:
Saturday, May 9, 10 am - 1 pm.
57 Desert Rd, Freeport
Saturday, May 9, 6:30 - 10:30 pm.
Permaculture Film, "Inhabit":
Monday, May 11, 7:00 - 8:45 pm
Community Hall, 57 Desert Road, Freeport
Join us for a special screening of "Inhabit," co-sponsored by the Merriconeag Waldorf School and The Resilience Hub. The film will be introduced by Lisa Fernandes. A short facilitated discussion will follow. Members of the Merriconeag community are especially welcomed in order to cultivate an understanding of the potential of permaculture design and its unfolding role on the school's campus. This screening is open to the general public as well and is a great entry-point into the permaculture world.
Windows into Waldorf Early Childhood:
Tues, May 12, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Early Childhood Center, 60 Desert Rd, Freeport
This event is for prospective parents interested in Waldorf early childhood education. After a glimpse into a kindergarten classroom, we will discuss our unique
approach and answer questions. Adults only. Please register by calling 207-865-3900, ext. 103.
G 3 & 8 Parent Evenings:
Tues, May 12, 7:00 pm.
G 1 & 7 Parent Evenings:
Wed, May 13, 7:00 pm.