Roots in the Community

Branches to the Wider World

Encouraging Creative Thinking 


Building Community through the Arts

Educator workshops this summer 

Classroom documentation with Marlee Luehman and Lindsay Pinchbeck 

 Saturday August 26th 9-12pm (this has been rescheduled from previous advertising). 

Educators Lindsay Pinchbeck and Marlee Luehman share their classroom documentation process with teachers and the curious. 

The Reggio Emilia approach to documentation offers teachers an active process to gather qualitative data from the classroom and to meet the needs of individuals through note taking, photography and collecting the valuable words and ideas of learners. 

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Creativity and the Brain with Lindsay Pinchbeck 

Sunday August 27th 9am -12pm

This 3 hour workshop will introduce you to current research about the many ways creativity can enhance learning and ignite neural networks through joyful, emotive and exploratory learning experiences. 

Learn more

Sweetland School

Our K-4 program is currently full for the 2023-2024 school year

We welcome interest in our 

5-8 program 

To register and inquire about a welcome package email

or call 207 542 8008

Educational Leadership Opportunities and Employment

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

*Currently searching for a 3-5 grade classroom teacher. Learn more here.

*Currently searching for a K-2 grade classroom teacher. Learn more here

*Currently searching for 5-8 math and science teacher. 

Tell us about your general interest of employment at Sweet Tree Arts / Sweetland School

Meet the director, staff, and boards of Sweettree Arts and Sweetland 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

10 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!