Waynflete School

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Waynflete School
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Vincite, Virtute, Vera (Latin)
Conquer With True Virtue
Location
Portland, Maine, United States
Information
Type Private day school
Religious affiliation(s) None
Established 1898
Founders Agnes Lowell and Caroline Crisfield
Head of school Geoff Wagg
Faculty 144
Grades Early childhood education (from age 3) to twelfth grade
Gender Coeducational
Enrollment 584 total
183 Lower School
156 Middle School
245 Upper School
Average class size 13 students[1]
Student to teacher ratio 9:1[1]
Schedule Traditional (as opposed to block)
Campus Urban, 3 acre campus
35 acre athletic complex
Color(s) Dartmouth Green     

White     

Nickname Flyers
Accreditation New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Newspaper The Flyer
Endowment US$ 18 Million[2]
Website

Waynflete School is a private, coeducational, college preparatory day school established in 1898 for early childhood education (from age 3)[3] to twelfth grade, in Portland, Maine.

History[edit]

In 1898, Waynflete School was established by Agnes Lowell and Caroline Crisfield. During a trip to England, they became interested in statesman and educator William Waynflete, after whom the school is named. The school opened with forty-nine students, admitting small numbers of boys even from its early days. In the early twentieth century, Waynflete adopted a progressive education model emphasizing physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development through hands on learning, as championed by philosopher John Dewey. In 1950, boys past the fourth grade were admitted, and in 1967, boys were admitted into the Upper School.[4]

Academics[edit]

Lower School provides education from early childhood (ages 3 and 4) to fifth grade, with the Middle School serving sixth through eighth grades, and Upper School serving ninth through twelfth grades.[5] The school has approximately 550 students, with an average classroom size of 13 students, and a student to adult ratio of 9:1.[1]

Cocurricular activities such as student government and community service are offered in Middle and Upper School.[6]

Accreditation[edit]

Waynflete is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC),[7] and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS),[8] Maine Association of Independent Schools, Independent School Association of Northern New England (ISANNE),[9] Association of Independent Schools of New England (AISNE),[1] and Cum Laude Society.[10]

Recognition[edit]

Campus[edit]

Waynflete's Thomas House

Waynflete has a three acre[9] campus made up of historic homes modified for school use, as well as newly constructed buildings. The campus consists of eleven buildings, which include: Boulos House, Hurd House, Sills Hall, Hewes Hall, Founders Hall, Morrill House, Cook-Hyde House, Thomas House, Davis Hall, Emery Building, Upper School Science Center,[4] LEED Silver certified Arts Center[14] designed by Scott Simons Architects consisting of a 276 seat theater[9] and exhibition gallery,[14] two gymnasiums,[4] and two school owned housing units, one used for the residence of the Headmaster, and the other not currently used for educational purposes. Waynflete also has a thirty-five acre[12] off campus scenic athletic complex named Fore River Fields.[15]

Athletics[edit]

Lower School students participate in physical education. Middle School students participate in competitive sports or non-competitive activities. Upper School offers competitive sports at the junior varsity and varsity level, as well as, physical education options and an independent physical activity program.[16]

Waynflete competes in the Western Maine Conference[17] and is a member of Maine Principals' Association (MPA).[16] The school athletic teams are called Flyers, with the school colors being green and white.

Season Sport[18][19] Number of Championships Notes[19]
Fall (B), (G) Cross Country - MS 0
(B), (G) Cross Country - Varsity (B) 2
(G) 6
(B) Western Maine Champion – 1995
Maine State Champion – 1995
(G) Western Maine Champion – 2007, 2008, 2010
Maine State Champion – 2007, 2008, 2009
(G) Field Hockey - JV 0
(G) Field Hockey - Varsity 0
(C) Golf - US 0
(B), (G) Soccer - 7 0
(B), (G) Soccer - 8 0
(B), (G) Soccer - JV 0
(B), (G) Soccer - Varsity (B) 13
(G) 14
(B) Western Maine Champion – 1990, 1992, 1993, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2011
Maine State Champion – 1993, 2001, 2002, 2011
(G) Western Maine Champion – 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2012
Maine State Champion – 1995, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2012
(C) Tennis - MS 0
Winter
(B), (G) Basketball - 7 0
(B), (G) Basketball - 8 0
(B), (G) Basketball - JV 0
(B), (G) Basketball - Varsity (B) 1
(G) 8
(B) Western Maine Division C Champion – 2007
(G) Western Maine Champion – 2003, 2013
Western Maine Division C Champion – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Maine State Champion – 2003
(C) Bowling 0
(C) Fitness - MS 0
(G) Ice Hockey - JV 0
(G) Ice Hockey - Varsity 0
(B), (G) Nordic Skiing - MS 0
(B), (G) Nordic Skiing - Varsity (B) 3
(G) 4
(B) Maine State Class C Champion – 2006, 2007, 2008
(G) Maine State Class C Champion – 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
(G) Swimming - Varsity 0
(B) Weight Training - US 0
Spring (B) Baseball - MS 0
(B) Baseball - Varsity 1 Western Maine Class D Champion – 1993
(B) Crew - US 0
(C) Fitness - US 0
(B), (G) Lacrosse - 7 0
(B), (G) Lacrosse - 8 0
(B), (G) Lacrosse - JV 0
(B), (G) Lacrosse - Varsity (B) 1
(G) 23
(B) MILL Division II State Champion - 1997
(G) Western Maine Champion – 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Maine Principals' Association State Champion – 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2012
(C) Tennis - JV 0
(B), (G) Tennis - Varsity (B) 18
(G) 9
(B) Western Maine Class C Champion – 2000, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Maine State Class C Champion – 2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
(G) Western Maine Class C Champion – 2001, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Maine State Class C Champion – 2001, 2002, 2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
(B), (G) Track - Varsity 0
Total 97

Notable Alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Waynflete School". Association of Independent Schools of New England. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Waynflete" (pdf). Resource Group 175. 19 April 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-17. 
  3. ^ "Waynflete School, Admission: Tuition". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Waynflete School, Mission & History: History". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Waynflete School, Curriculum: Academics". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Waynflete School, Curriculum: Co-Curricular Activities". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "CIS Directory of Schools: Member Details". New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Membership Directory: School Information". National Association of Independent Schools. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  9. ^ a b c "Full School Directory: WAYNFLETE SCHOOL". Independent School Association of Northern New England. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  10. ^ "MEMBER SCHOOLS". Cum Laude Society. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Waynflete School Receives 2005 Abraxas Award from Bowdoin". Bowdoin College. July 7, 2005. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  12. ^ a b "Malone Scholars Program: Schools Selected in 2011". Malone Family Foundation. 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Readers’ Choice: 2011 Features Statewide". Down East Magazine. July 2011. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  14. ^ a b "Waynflete School, Curriculum: Arts-The Art Center". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Waynflete School, Athletics: Athletic Facilities". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  16. ^ a b "Waynflete School, Curriculum: Athletics Overview". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Western Maine Conference Schools". Western Maine Conference. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  18. ^ "Curriculum, Athletics: Teams & News". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  19. ^ a b "Curriculum, Athletics: Varsity Championships". Waynflete School. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Classical Music/Opera Listings". The New York Times. October 20, 2006. Retrieved November 4, 2011. 

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Coordinates: 43°38′47″N 70°16′09″W / 43.6463°N 70.2693°W / 43.6463; -70.2693