Welcome to the Kennebunkport Consolidated School (KCS)! If you’re looking for an innovative, community-centered school that works to nurture the whole child and teach lifelong strategies, you have found it. Our school is part of Regional School Unit 21, which includes Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Arundel. The mission for the district is “Preparing responsible, contributing citizens in a global society.”
We believe in promoting a positive environment which enhances student responsibility, self-esteem, and mutual respect for all. In all aspects of school we try to be flexible, to treasure the individuality and diversity of our students, to foster their creativity and to encourage self-expression. In this way we hope to touch the lives of our students – not only academically, but socially and emotionally as well.
The school year offers many opportunities to provide quality learning experiences for all students. We embark on many adventures as a learning community that fosters curiosity, respect, responsibility, honesty, courage, and compassion. The KCS staff members provide your children with stimulating and challenging educational opportunities throughout the school year. We provide a safe, nurturing environment, which supports and encourages the intellectual, social, and emotional development of our students. We believe the responsibility for learning is shared by students, teachers and parents. Together we will continue to build a school of excellence through continuous school improvement.
Our beautiful school is located just outside the village center of Kennebunkport. Our incredible facility was renovated in 2016 to be conducive to 21st century learning standards. Our school offers full-day kindergarten, enrichment at all levels, and targeted personalized intervention instruction. Weekly allied arts classes for all students include art, music, physical education, library, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), and foreign language (Spanish). We have 1:1 chromebook access starting in first grade, and we feature interactive whiteboards in each classroom. Optional enrichment activities include cross-country running for students in grades three through five, chorus for students in grades one through five, and instrumental music for students in fourth and fifth grade.
Each Friday morning at 8:30am, our entire school community gathers with parents and community members who wish to join us to celebrate learning together. We encourage you to attend! The KCS Chorus, more than 30 students strong, performs every other Friday morning during our weekly Friday Morning Meeting.
Kennebunkport Consolidated School was named a National Blue Ribbon School in 2010. We continue to strive for strong academic performance. Each year, our MEA state assessment data shows us performing well above state averages in both English Language Arts and Mathematics. Similarly, our NWEA assessment scores show KCS students achieving above the national norms regularly. Curriculum resources include Reading Street and Everyday Math 4. We also offer a wide array of services including Multi-tiered System of Supports (MTSS) for both academics and behavior, Special Education programming for a variety of needs, full time guidance/social work services, full-time nursing staff, and a strong determination to help all students find success.
Our school works collaboratively with a variety of community organizations including the Kennebunkport Conservation Trust, who host multiple field trips for our students each year. Both the Kennebunkport Consolidated PTA and the Education Foundation of the Kennebunks and Arundel meet monthly. These organizations fund field trips, artists-in-residence, special events, and academic programs throughout the year.
Starting in the fall of 2019, our school will be a multiage school… meaning that all classrooms will have students from multiple grades mixed together into one classroom. Our teachers are inspired and excited about this new model and its potential for our students’ learning.
Please contact us if you would like a tour of KCS!