FREEPORT and NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine —The only Waldorf school in Maine offering an education from nursery school through high school received accreditation from the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) this past June.
Merriconeag Waldorf School, with campuses in Freeport and New Gloucester, was commended by NEASC, for “cultivating the qualities of goodness, beauty and truth evident in the nurturing care of the students . . . the skilled and creative faculty, the high school’s resourcefulness, aesthetically pleasing buildings and grounds, and the deep respect and responsibility shown for its natural surroundings. The students and school exude a spirit of joyful learning and respect for one another.”
While Merriconeag has received accreditation before, by both the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE), this is the first time since the founding of Merriconeag’s high school five years ago that the full program been accredited.