Roots in the Community

Branches to the Wider World

Encouraging Creative Thinking 


Building Community through the Arts

“The arts in general teach us to see, to feel, and indeed to know (and) enlarge human understanding. ” - Tom Barone & Eliot Eisner (2011)

Swee Tree School

 An innovative, progressive, K-8 independent school, integrating the arts and centering each learner for the betterment of the community


Cultivating community and learning together through 

curiosity, empathy, creativity, and critical thinking.

To schedule a visit and learn more  about the school


or call 207 542 8008

Core Community values: Kind, Safe, Creative, Courageous

Sweet Tree Arts and School also values:

Multiple intelligences theory. 

The creative process and imagination. 

Engaging deeply in discussion, asking questions and learning from one another.

The wellbeing of each individual, positive education and holistic learning opportunities for all. 

Educational Leadership Opportunities and Employment

Are you interested in sharing your passion for teaching (and learning) at Sweet Tree Arts & School.

Employment opportunities vary each year. We work to collect information from interested educators and creative artist practitioners. Through this process we create unique and relevant teams keeping the needs of the community at the heart of our decision making process.

Tell us about your general interest of employment at Sweet Tree Arts & School.

Meet the director, staff, and boards of Sweet Tree Arts and School. 

Inside sweet tree 

There are so many ways we reach into the Sweet Tree community. Browse the website to find out about all that we do. 

But first... take a moment to view this short documentary film, "Inside Sweet Tree", by local film maker Alex Forcillo.

Sweet Sustainability

Sweet Tree Arts is committed to sustainability and lowering our impact on the planet.

*Both buildings are currently powered by solar power.

*Our greenhouse, donated in 2019, offers lessons and experiences to encourage our learners to put their hands in the earth, meet master gardeners and learn about gardening and worm composting. 

*In 2019 we created a student run Sustainability festival encouraging sustainable practices and using the power of the imagination and the arts to bring people together, inviting local organizations to spark social responsibility inline with the UN sustainability goals. 

*In 2020 our school goats arrived to help take care of a growing poison ivy problem on the school grounds. 

*Students and staff are encouraged to bike or walk to school and do so often. 

*Many of our lessons take place in the outdoors allowing experiences to lead to stewardship.

*In 2021 Sweet Tree Arts received a grant from S.E.A and is now a gear site for the annual Maine Big Night - Amphibian count for Knox county each spring. 

"The arts, it has been said, cannot change the world, but they may change human beings who might change the world."

Inspiring authors supporting our work at Sweet Tree Arts

11 years! and counting! 

Help us continue to grow and learn by supporting our annual appeal

Donate today and give creative arts experiences. Every gift directly benefits families in our community through joyful connections through the arts. 

If you’d like to make a one time or recurring monthly gift, Philantro makes the process quick, easy and secure.  Simply click on the donate button below and you will be given the choice for a one time or monthly donation.  A recurring gift of your choice is popular, much appreciated and a great way of supporting us long term. 

Any gift is directly tax deductible as Sweet Tree Arts is a registered non profit 501(c)(3). 

Tax Id no. 81-4333795

Thanks for your consideration and generosity!