The Sweetland School opened Sept. 9 in Hope, Maine. Founded by¬†Lindsey Pinchbeck ’00, the elementary school for students ages 5 to 11 integrates an academic program with the arts and has a flexible schedule so that parents can be more involved in their children’s education.

Passionate about the philosophy of honoring multiple intelligences, Pinchbeck seeks to inspire “the whole learner.” The Sweetland School aims to “encourage students to work diligently, nurture the creative spirit and to be stewards of our land and the wider world.”