Welcome to Yarmouth Schools
Yarmouth Schools serve just over 1600 students in kindergarten through Grade 12 in the beautiful New England town of Yarmouth, Maine. Located ten miles north of Portland, Maine’s largest city, and bordered to the east by the Atlantic Ocean, Yarmouth is one of the more picturesque, yet accessible, communities north of Boston. Performance indicators of every type point to the Yarmouth schools being among the finest in New England, both on the academic scale and in terms of our co-curricular and community service offerings. Highly qualified staff, motivated students, and engaged parents are our greatest resources, complemented by significant instructional technology, community investment in education, and well-maintained, updated facilities. Our mission, “Empowering all students to create fulfilling lives in a changing world” directs our work each day, and we strive to send our graduates into the world ready to learn, work, and contribute positively in a dynamic society. For more information about our schools, please browse our website, or call 207.846.5586.

Community Updates 2015-2016:
A few notes of interest are shared in our quarterly updates:
Winter Update 2015-16 
Fall Update 2015 

Annual Report 2015:
We are pleased to release our first Annual Report, with information about the successes at each school from the past year.  This report also presents financial information to assist residents in understanding the school budget.  Please click the link below to download a copy of the report.

From our Superintendent

I am pleased to welcome you to our district website.  I hope you will find the information here to be helpful as you learn more about our schools and programs. 

From the first day of school in September, it is our intent to hit the ground running for another highly successful year, helping each student reach his or her potential in the classroom, on the stage, on the fields of play, and in the community. Our mission, “Empowering all students to create fulfilling lives in a changing world”, is a challenging task, and one we approach with an appropriate blend of demand, support, compassion, and fun. 

As we attempt to meet the needs of each student, we realize that our mission cannot be fully accomplished without the support of our students’ families and the larger community. Working together, we can provide the experiences and opportunities that will assist each student to demonstrate growth. I look forward to working with each of you to continue the tradition of excellence that has become synonymous with the Yarmouth School Department.
Andrew R. Dolloff, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools
News and Announcements
  • School Committee to hold workshop on School Start Times On April 28 the Yarmouth School Committee received a report from the Start Times Task Force, recommending that Yarmouth Schools adopt later start times for the 2016-2017 school year ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2016, 9:04 AM by Andrew Dolloff
  • Google Expeditions Visit This week students at YES had a chance to experience a new product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips, immersing students in experiences that bring ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2016, 6:28 AM by Laurie Brigham
  • Colonial Craft Day                                                                                         Our 5th graders had a chance to experience life as colonial students during this engaging celebration of learning. They dressed in the clothing of this time period and tackled the ...
    Posted Mar 30, 2016, 12:15 PM by Laurie Brigham
  • Start Time Discussion Continues A Public Forum held on March 29 at 6:00 p.m. in the YHS Cafeteria focuses on the data and research related to school start times.  Superintendent of Schools ...
    Posted Mar 29, 2016, 10:05 AM by Andrew Dolloff
  • Snow Day on 3/21 pushes last student day to June 17 The late winter (first full day of spring!) snow storm that hit Maine's coast on March 21 caused school to be canceled for just the second time this year ...
    Posted Mar 21, 2016, 9:28 AM by Andrew Dolloff
  • YHS Students and Residents Book Time Together The Forecaster  By Kate Gardner on March 9, 2016@katevgardnerYARMOUTH — It’s rare for high school students to engage in intellectual and personal conversations with community members a generation ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2016, 11:08 AM by Laurie Brigham
  • Joan Adler name Harrison Middle School Principal for 2016-2017 The Yarmouth School Committee on Thursday evening, March 10, announced the hiring of Joan Adler to the position of Principal at Frank H. Harrison Middle School for the 2016-2017 ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2016, 12:10 PM by Andrew Dolloff
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Fiscal Year 2017 Budget Development

The planning and approval process for the 2016-2017 school year budget has begun.  This letter from Superintendent of Schools Andrew Dolloff provides an overview of data for the proposed budget, while the accompanying slide show provides a quick overview of this year's proposed adjustments.  Please access our Business Office page for more information on public meetings, as well as a copy of the current, FY16 School Budget.

Our Strategic Plan
Vision 2020:  Planning for Student Success

In May, 2015, the School Committee approved the work of the Strategic Planning Team, resulting in adoption of "Vision 2020: Planning for Student Success", a five-year plan for the Yarmouth Schools.  We invite you to read through this document to see what we will be working on between now and the end of the 2020 school year.

Each year, the Superintendent of Schools will update the School Committee as to the district's progress toward meeting the goals of Vision 2020.  Updates will be posted here for public review.

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Yarmouth School District
William H. Rowe School
Yarmouth Elementary School
Frank H. Harrison Middle School
Yarmouth High School