What kind of school thinks all children deserve a “gifted” education?

5 Hallmarks of Gifted Education for Young Learners

By Anne Hopkins (Lower School Director) and Heather Tanguay (Grade 2-3 Learning Specialist)

Like all children, gifted students deserve a curriculum that meets their special needs.

Gifted students thrive in an educational environment that supports them at their intellectual level, regardless of their age. They benefit from faculty who are comfortable teaching in their most advanced subjects and who are not surprised if there are other areas where they may need support. They thrive in schools with a flexible curriculum that expands to follow the gifted child’s interests into deeper study of increasingly complex material. They also benefit from a school environment that provides emotional support and strategies for asynchronous academic and social/emotional development in all grades, from preschool to high school. Most of all, gifted students benefit from being celebrated for their whole selves, for their giftedness and ordinariness alike.

At Waynflete, we think all children can benefit from and deserve a “gifted” education.

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Spring Sports Varsity Wrap-Up 2018

It was a sensational spring for Flyers teams!

Five Waynflete athletes participated in spring track as cooperative individuals with Cheverus. Our athletes practiced with Cheverus and represented Waynflete at meets. All five competed in the Western Maine Conference championship at Lake Region. Abby Pipkin was the WMC Champion for Division II in the 800-meter run and second overall in the conference. She was recognized as First Team All-Conference. Abby was also honored as a senior scholar athlete. Patrick Shaw ’21 placed fifth in the 400-meter run and won his heat in the 100-meter dash. Helen Hornor set a PR in the 800 by nine seconds. Ellie Simmons set a PR in the 1600 by eight seconds. Pipkin qualified for the Class A state meet and competed in the 800 meter. Continue reading “Spring Sports Varsity Wrap-Up 2018”


Baccalaureate and Commencement 2018

It was a whirlwind week at Waynflete, but the final events have come to a close and all of a sudden, hallways feel oddly quiet. We had two wonderful ceremonies for our graduating seniors—Baccalaureate and Commencement. Click below to see photos from the events, and stay tuned—we will post speech excerpts, readings, and more!

Baccalaureate and Commencement Photos

Waynflete Commencement, Merrill Auditorium , Portland, Maine, Brian Beard – CIP
Waynflete Commencement, Merrill Auditorium , Portland, Maine, Brian Beard – CIP
Baccalaureate, Waynflete, Portland, Maine, Brian Beard – CIP
Waynflete Commencement, Merrill Auditorium , Portland, Maine, Brian Beard – CIP

A complete collection of Baccalaureate and Commencement photos are available from CIP Photography.