On Nature: A Series of Poems

On Nature: A Series of Poems

13 APRIL, 2021 As we recharge our minds and bodies this April Break, a reminder that learning opportunities are all around us. By the Stream Paul Laurence Dunbar – 1872-1906 By the stream I dream in calm delight, and watch as in a glass,How the clouds like...
Richard Barry: Phoenix Rising

Richard Barry: Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising 12 APRIL, 2021 Richard Barry, 10th Grade It can take a village to help a family emerge from the ashes of a house fire. Fran Barry and her son Richard, a 10th-grader at Harpswell Coastal Academy (HCA), benefited from community support when their home was...
Alumni Profile: Chase Huber

Alumni Profile: Chase Huber

Alumni Profile: Finding Your Vocation 26 MARCH, 2021 Chase Huber, HCA Class of 2019 With a mechanical mind and dexterous hands, being planted in a classroom chair while staring at a textbook wasn’t working for Chase Huber ’19. “By middle school I knew I didn’t want to...
Voices of the Pandemic

Voices of the Pandemic

Voices of the Pandemic 22 MARCH, 2021 Chris Moss, HCA Student Chris Moss participated in the Voices of the Pandemic and was interviewed for this profile.  Part of Harpswell Coastal Academy’s (HCA) mission is anchoring students to the people and places that shape them,...
Alumni Profile: Ian Poeraatmadja, Class of 2017

Alumni Profile: Ian Poeraatmadja, Class of 2017

Ian Poeraatmadja, Class of 2017 – “The Maverick” 11 MARCH, 2021 Ian Poeraatmadja, Class of 2017 – “The Maverick” Ian was intimidated by the prospect of a mammoth high school with a gaggle of cliques. “I was exceptionally shy,” he...
Maxwell Wishman-Freedner, Class of 2020 – Science and Stewardship

Maxwell Wishman-Freedner, Class of 2020 – Science and Stewardship

Maxwell Wishman-Freedner, Class of 2020 – Science and Stewardship 8 February, 2020 The product of a Waldorf elementary school, Maxwell Wishman-Freedner ’20 wanted a school that echoed its project-based pedagogy. “I was more interested in studying science through...