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High School HUMANITIES Long-Term Substitute Looking for a different kind of teaching experience? The New School in Kennebunk is an innovative, democratic high-school. We are looking for a compassionate, dynamic, and motivated individual for a long-term substitute teaching position in the Humanities. Teachers at The New School trust and support the capacity of young [...]

We’ll Miss You, Janet Perry!

Perhaps the hardest part of 2020 has been losing our rock, Janet Perry. Janet has been an integral part of The New School for over 17 years. Not only did she keep The New School's central office together, she was an educator, an artist, and a friend. Everyone loves Janet, she is truly a [...]

Fall V.L.E.A.P. 2020

At the end of every semester, The New School celebrates our students' learning with a public display of their accomplishments.  We call this event LEAP Night (Learning Exhibits and Performances). LEAP is an important tradition at TNS, and unfortunately the pandemic has prevented us from holding an in-person event this faa. We still wanted to [...]

Help Wanted: ASL Community Teacher

Position Available: American Sign Language Instructor The New School, a small private high-school in Kennebunk, Maine, is looking for someone to teach American Sign Language. The class meets in person Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:50-9:50 from January 19-May 21. 4 hours a week instruction + 2 hours a week prep time at [...]


WARM HEARTS + FULL BELLIES We are partnering with Outta the Box this holiday season to host a coat and can drive for the York County Shelter Programs. We will be collecting gently used, clean coats in all sizes; as well as cans and boxes of food that is not expired. This year has [...]


This holiday season support The New School by purchasing some of the World's Best Chocolate. We have a few different flavors to choose from. The bars are either $1 or $2, or a case for $60. The bars make a great gift for friends, coworkers, and neighbors! Stay tuned for more details about our [...]


Early Sunday morning, the frost on our green metal roof was just starting to melt and drip off, and  TNS families were already armed  with shovels and rakes and implements of destruction for our fantastic fall facilities work day. Yard work  was the name of the game, today. Noah Tetreault brought in the heavy  [...]


COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS  Over the past two weeks, our amazing student body has been engaged in some tough conversations about ways to create a school culture that was inclusive, supportive, and one that they felt ownership of. The result of these powerful, student-facilitated conversations is our Community Agreements for the 2020-2021 year. All of the students [...]


Teachers have developed a Remote Learning Plan for the school in the  event that community transmission rates of coronavirus rise and it be comes too risky to continue meeting in-person for school. We will also  use this schedule if the school needs to close due to positive COVID-19  status within our community.   Here is [...]

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