Fiddlehead School of Arts & Sciences was approved February, 5th by the Maine Charter School Commission to become one of Maine’s first Public Charter Schools. The non-profit 501-c-3 organization will be governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Guided by core values and inspired by Reggio Emilia, child-centered and placed based approach to learning, the regional School will open, Fall 2013, with 42 students in pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade (ages 4- 7). Plans included expansion by one grade level per year culminating with 5th grade. Though children may come from anywhere in the state, the catchment area includes: Auburn, Casco, Cumberland, Gray, New Gloucester, North Yarmouth, Minot, Poland, Pownal, Raymond, and Windham.
The mission of Fiddlehead School of Arts & Sciences (FSAS) is to facilitate individual educational growth using an interdisciplinary approach to the arts and sciences in a safe, creative, fun and loving environment. At Fiddlehead School, children will be happy and vibrant learners who create and shape their own lives and positively contribute to the quality of life around them.
The school provides for the foundational needs for growing children in a community where children, teachers, and families learn together in a nurturing environment. Fiddlehead School will honor children’s curiosities, interests and unique capabilities to encourage learning at a high level, unfolding each child’s fullest potential.
Fiddlehead expects to be nothing less than the finest model of community learning – an acknowledged leader that awakens the curiosity within children who want to learn, explore and discover the arts and sciences.
To learn more about FiddleheadSchool of Arts & Sciences, please join us at an open house – located at 25 Shaker Road in Gray.