• Eddy School

    • Educational Institutions
    8 Bear River Road
    Newry, ME 04261
    (207) 381-7716
    • About

      A small, independent middle school that gives students freedom, responsibility, and accountability daily, and our teachers watch them SOAR!

      MISSION STATEMENT: The Eddy School provides a unique classical and experiential educational experience that allows middle school children to test and refine the best expression of their true nature.

      The middle school years are a time for students to test assumptions and make mistakes. The school encourages these practices in a thoughtful way. Students make mistakes, an inherent part of the learning process, and are supported in learning from them in a safe and encouraging environment.

      The school allows students the freedom to speak and be heard, fail and succeed, explore and grow in a rigorous classical and experiential curriculum. The school emphasizes: instruction according to the needs of the individual, encouragement of passions, interaction with a multi-age community, and close involvement of the parent. Students practice living happily and constructively within the structure of their external environment.

      Students attending The Eddy School work both independently and collaboratively. Teachers act as facilitators. Community members regularly share their expertise and passions. The integration of our studies gives the students more depth of understanding and more time to be active, playful students.

      Students emerge well-practiced in taking charge of their own education while at the same time well-experienced in working collaboratively with a wide range of people, preparing them for the next step in their educational experience.