Welcome to Yarmouth Schools 

Yarmouth Schools serve just over 1600 students in kindergarten through Grade 12 in the beautiful New England town of Yarmouth, Maine. Located ten miles north of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Yarmouth is one of the more picturesque, yet accessible, communities north of Boston. Performance indicators of every type point to the Yarmouth schools being among the finest in New England, both on the academic scale and in terms of our co-curricular and community service offerings. Highly qualified staff, motivated students, and engaged parents are our greatest resources, complemented by significant instructional technology, community investment in education, and well-maintained, updated facilities. Our mission, “Empowering all students to create fulfilling lives in a changing world” directs our work each day, and we strive to send our graduates into the world ready to learn, work, and contribute positively in a dynamic society. For more information about our schools, please browse our website, or call 207.846.5586.

Mission and Core Values Statements

In 2015, the school department rededicated itself to the following Mission: “Empowering All Students to Create Fulfilling Lives in a Changing World”

At the same time, a list of Core Values and Beliefs About Learning were adopted:

  • EQUITY - Our schools prioritize having systems in place that provide each student an equal opportunity for access and success.

  • EMPATHY - Empathic people strive to understand the feeling and perspectives of others, and use that understanding to guide their own actions.

  • INTEGRITY - People with integrity are honest, sincere, trustworthy, ethical, loyal and fair.

  • PERSEVERANCE - People who persevere are able to work toward their goals in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

  • RESPONSIBILITY - Responsible people know, understand, consider and accept the impact and consequences of their personal actions and decisions on others and the environment.

  • RESPECT - Respectful people recognize, seek out and value diversity in ideas and people.

  • CONTINUAL GROWTH - People who value continual growth are committed to a culture in which all feel encouraged and empowered to continually develop greater skills and knowledge.

Our Beliefs About Learning

We believe the best learning occurs . . .

  •  when positive relationships form the foundation for learning;

  •  when students engage in high-level learning and access appropriate support;

  •  when students have an active role in their learning and in the school community;

  •  in a culture of collaboration;

  •  when students and teachers extend their learning beyond the school;

  •  in an environment of critical thinking, creativity, and innovation;

  •  when students and staff are emotionally and physically safe.

Portrait of a Graduate

Yarmouth High School graduates will:

  • Communicate effectively;

  •  Exhibit personal responsibility, civic engagement, and global awareness;

  •  Work independently and collaboratively;

  •  Demonstrate critical, creative, and innovative thinking;

  •  Develop understanding through inquiry, research, and synthesis.