Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning is a K-8 independent demonstration school. Founded in 1990 by educator and Global Teacher Prize winner Nancie Atwell and certified by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, CTL has 501(c)(3) non-profit status, serves a population of approximately 80 students, and draws from nearly twenty towns and villages to create a loving, close-knit community of families who are committed to excellence in education. Students attend CTL from the communities of Alna, Arrowsic, Bath, Boothbay, Boothbay Harbor, Brunswick, Damariscotta, Dresden, Edgecomb, Georgetown, Newcastle, Richmond, Southport, Waldoboro, Westport Island, Whitefield, Wiscasset, and Woolwich.
The school is known locally and nationally for its award-winning teaching, research-based methods, outreach to teachers across the United States, relationships of trust between faculty and parents, respect for children, and program that engages students, challenges them, and prepares them for life beyond CTL.