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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back to School! The first day of school is August 31, 2022.  Are you ready? Every year as a small child I eagerly anticipated back-to-school shopping.   Nothing beats a new planner, the smell of a freshly sharpened Ticonderoga pencil, or the limitless possibilities offered up by a new notebook.  Who are we kidding?  I still love back-to-school shopping! Wondering what to get for the 2022-2023 school year at The New School?   We have a few must-have items on our back-to-school list, but the rest is up to you. - Christine Knowles, Education Director Supplies List Must-Have Laptop [...]

COS Drive A Success

The students at The New School collected 149.7 pounds of non-food items for Community Outreach Services (COS).  COS extends a helping hand to individuals and families in the towns of Kennebunk, Kennebunkport and Arundel by assisting with food, fuel or specific needs.

Christine Knowles hits the airwaves

Christine Knowles, our Executive Education Director, recently sat down to record a podcast with Kim Lloyd.   Kim and Christine talked about using a narrative approach to the process of education, and Christine discusses how allowing students to be a part of the democratic process of their own education helps invest them more in the process You can listen to it  here.    

Now Enrolling for Fall 2021

We still have a few spots available for Fall 2021.  The New School is the ideal setting for self-directed students who thrive in a small community.  A successful student at TNS actively participates in their learning, uses their voice within the community, and is excited to pursue passions that are unique to them. Students and teachers collaborate to create a new course schedule every semester.  Course offerings are based on student interest and student needs.  Within specific classes, students continue to negotiate with teachers to find assessments that fit their learning styles and assignments that are appropriately challenging.  Students [...]

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