May 21 Spring Festival

Purchase Tickets The New School Spring Festival May 21st from 10am-2pm 38 York Street, Kennebunk Check out The New School’s inaugural Spring Festival. Admission includes ice cream and donut samples, live music with the Kennebunk River Band, games, bounce house, face painting, and even a dunk tank! Admission is $10 for adults, and $5 [...]

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 [...]

Racism is a Virus: A Conversation with Asian American Youth in Maine

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine recently hosted a youth panel discussion about the impact of anti-Asian racism on Asian American youth living in the state. Racism Is A Virus: A Conversation with Asian American Youth in Maine hopes to raise awareness about the historical roots of anti-Asian prejudice in the [...]


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 [...]


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  [...]


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 quarantine prevented us from holding an in-person event this spring. We still wanted to celebrate [...]


A letter of gratitude to our amazing staff of teachers- from the Board of Directors: We just want to say thank you for all you do for our students.  You truly do nourish them in every way.  You not only help them expand their minds and their horizons.  You are their sunshine.  You protect [...]


Hello TNS Community, As many of you know, our school has been collaborating with the Town of Kennebunk and Energy Efficiency Committee to inventory greenhouse gas emissions. A group of 3 students--Chloe Brown, Jayden Boyd & Jethro Cheiken--will present our results to the Select board tomorrow evening at 6:30pm meeting on Zoom. We would love [...]

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