Stories and news about students, alumni, and upcoming events at the school.

Grandparents News | Winter 2019
Stories and news about students, alumni, and upcoming events at the school.

Save the Date
Grandparents and Friends Day 2019

Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, 2019
Join us on campus for an evening reception (Thursday) and a morning (Friday) of events for grandparents and special friends. Watch for your invitation in February. Learn more.

Recent Events

Waynflete receives STEM grant from Toshiba America Foundation. Read more

The Waynflete Magazine and Report on Giving is online
Waynflete Magazine and Report on Giving | Fall/Winter 2018

The "Can We?" project
An experiment in revitalizing American democracy.
Click here to see a video about this collaborative effort (started last year) by students who are working to gain real-life skills and experience in active civic engagement.

Colum McCann Speaks at Waynflete
Fearless Hope Through Radical Empathy 

Colum McCann, the widely read and highly acclaimed Irish author of six novels and three collections of stories, recently spoke to a sold out crowd at Waynflete. While Waynflete’s interest in hosting such an important writer would seem self-evident, you may be wondering why Mr. McCann came to Waynflete, particularly since his public appearances are rare these days. Read about what inspired Mr. McCann to speak at Waynflete.

News from Lower, Middle, and Upper School

The Waynflete Wire
Remember to visit "The Waynflete Wire," a blog that provides a slice-of-life look at the Waynflete experience across all three divisions. We frequently add new photos and stories to the Wire—if you'd like to stay current, visit wire.waynflete.org any time!

Lower School

The Heart of Learning
Last week, the New York Times published an article by David Brooks entitled “Students Learn from the People They Love.” A Waynflete parent shared it with her children’s teachers, with a kind note of acknowledgement. The article quickly went viral among Waynflete’s faculty and staff. Brooks’s piece affirms what so many of us appreciate about Waynflete and what makes the school unique: the relationships. Teachers and students “learning to learn, side by side.”  Read more

Middle School

Authenticity in the Gallery
The Authenticity show in the Waynflete Gallery has enabled visitors of all ages to participate in various reinterpretations of famous “masterpieces.” The show invites viewers and participants to consider the very definitions of art and who is an artist, while posing questions about originality and ownership. Read more

Upper School

Upper schoolers compete in MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament
In January, fifteen Waynflete students competed in 23 different science and engineering events at the MIT Science Olympiad Invitational Tournament in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Notable finishes include a 12th place finish (against 76 teams from across the country, representing some of the top Science Olympiad schools) in an event called “Wright Stuff” in which Abby Aleshire ’20 and Clara Sandberg ’20 built a rubber band-powered airplane that flew for over one minute. Read more

Events on Campus - You're Invited!

See all upcoming events here.

First Annual Waynflete Invitational Chamber Music Festival
Join us on Sunday, February 10, as we bring young musicians together (Grades 7-12) to share ideas, learn, meet peers, and perform!
1:00 p.m. Workshops, Masterclass, and Social
3:00 p.m. Live Concert featuring participating ensembles and special guests. In Franklin Theater.

Upper School Drama Presents Saint Joan
Grandparents are invited to come enjoy this classic play by Shaw which explores the life of Joan of Arc. Filled with elegant rhetorical language and charged debate, it pokes fun at authority and gives credence to those who dare to speak truth to power. 
March 1 and 2, 2019 |  7:00 p.m. in Franklin Theater
The play will be edited and adapted to fit the short form criteria for the Maine High School One Act Festival


Join Us for Monday Books!
Grandparents are invited to come and enjoy discussions led by Waynflete faculty and staff on books they have chosen. Gatherings are held in the Waynflete Library, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. On March 4, English teacher Lorry Stillman will lead a discussion of Victoria Falls by James Hornor. View details and dates

The Waynflete Fund is our opportunity fund. And your yearly gift is an opportunity to transform the lives of our students. We hope you will consider a gift to the 2018-19 Waynflete Fund today.

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Alumni Profile

Fly to Georgia, Walk Home
On the trail with Chloë Rowse ’12

Chloe Rowse '12 is an artist, teacher, athlete, hiker and world traveler. This past spring/summer, she thru-hiked the entire 2,190-mile Appalachian Trail from Georgia to Maine. Here is her story:

The previous evening’s storm had washed away much of the brush at the mountaintop. Only after half-sliding down a steep slope to the valley below did Chloë Rowse realize that she had missed a hairpin turn and was no longer on the trail. Shivering, trying her best to overcome feelings of frustration and exhaustion, Chloë hiked back up and, a few minutes later, approached a road crossing where a pickup truck idled in the cold. Here, in the middle of nowhere, were two elderly men distributing cookies and soda to tired hikers. This was one of the many “trail magic” encounters that Chloë experienced during her 2,200-mile hike from Georgia to Maine on the Appalachian Trail.

Read the full story

Alumni News

Taylor Asen has been appointed by the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives to serve on the state’s Right to Know Advisory Committee. 


Claire Donnelly '04 recently completed her master’s at Parsons School of Design where she focused on textile innovation, material recycling, product lifecycle and sustainable practices in the fashion industry. She  has started a business with her sister Sara Donnelly '99 and her grandmother. Clarie is excited to bring her new business, Miriam Starling to life from her home on an island 12 miles off the coast of Maine.

Linden Ellis '05 is scheduled to launch her new company, Coterie, in February 2019. Coterie "offers a curated selection of elevated party supplies because gathering with friends should be effortless."

Lesley MacVane '69, is appreciated as she steps down from the board of Learning Works after fourteen years. 


Noah Oppenheim ’05 is making national news by helping West Coast crab fishermen sue 30 of the world’s major companies, seeking compensation for the ruination of their fishery. 

Read more

Matthew Page '97 is in Nigeria specializing in intelligence and international relations. He recently coauthored a book on Nigeria, "Nigeria, What Everyone Needs to Know." 

Chloe Rowse '12 was an alumni speaker at Upper School assembly on January 15, 2019.

View other recent alumni speakers.

On November 11, 2018 , Martha, '13 and Catherine Veroneau, '13 and Ellie Marston, '14 were inducted into Sigma Theta Tau, the nursing honor society at the William F. Connell School of Nursing at Boston College. Criteria for selection includes excellence in scholarship and nursing leadership. Martha and Catherine will finish their graduate degrees in May 2019 and Ellie will finish her undergraduate degree in December 2018.

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