The Maine Coast Waldorf School announced Thursday that it has completed construction of a state-of-the-art high school building and campus expansion project on Desert Road in Freeport.

The new building will support the high school’s increasing enrollment and fulfills the school’s vision of bringing the entire student body – 260 students – together on one campus.

School officials held a dedication ceremony on Oct. 20.

“We exceeded our ambitious fundraising goals, which speaks to the exceptional support within our immediate and extended school community,” Frederick Veitch, who serves as vice president of Waldorf’s board of directors, said in a statement.

The school was founded in 1984 as Merriconeag Waldorf School, serving students in early childhood through Grade 8. In 2007, Waldorf opened a high school on the Pineland Farms campus in New Gloucester. When the high school enrollment reached a record high of 70 students, school officials undertook a capital campaign to raise enough money to build a new high school at its Freeport campus, near Interstate 295.

“The new high school location in Freeport really strengthens our overall school. Not only are we more accessible, but we now have endless opportunities for connection, interaction and collaboration among teachers and students across the grades,” said Lyn Baird, admissions director.

In addition to the new high school, the Waldorf expansion project, which cost $6.3 million, includes new faculty offices, a commercial-grade kitchen and cafe, and additional performing arts space.

The public is invited to attend an open house at the school’s Desert Road campus on Nov. 4.

Dennis Hoey can be contacted at 791-6365 or at:

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