The Guild School is held every June at The Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, Maine. It is an intensive week-long learning experience offering a wide variety of courses taught by exceptionally talented Artisans and Fellows of The Guild.
Due to the coronavirus situation, Guild School will be moved 6 weeks later. Hopefully, this will give the vaccine distribution more time to build up our herd immunity and for travel safety to improve. I’m sure there will still be some restrictions in place, but the Maine Maritime Academy is a public educational institution and takes health safety very seriously. If the situation does not improve or if it gets worse, as we head into April, we will need to cancel school again.
PLEASE NOTE. A few instructors have had to cancel teaching. This is reflected in the Class Information section. Students in those classes will be notified by email individually and will have the opportunity to make different class selections. Also, with the date change, some students may not be able to attend. The availability of open classes posted on the website will most likely change frequently as everyone considers options. We will try to keep it as current as possible.
UPDATED PAYMENT INFORMATION. This is based on the assumption that Guild School will be held this year. The balance of tuition for registered students for Guild School is due April 15, 2021. If you must cancel, all the money you have paid, less the $200 deposit, is refundable upon cancellation through May 31. The cancellation deposit fee is not applicable to any subsequent school’s tuition. Cancellations received from June 1 through June 15 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds after June 15.
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Guild School 2020 Graduation Exhibit of Student Projects
Guild School 2019 Slideshow
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Photography: Lena Kiefhaber
Check out videos from past Guild Schools.
Students share a large dormitory room with one other person of their choice, or if desired, a roommate will be assigned. Each person has her or his own bed, dresser, closet, and desk. Linens are provided. Fresh bath towels are supplied daily. Each pair of rooms share a large bath. A private room with shared bath is available for an additional charge. Other limited sleeping accommodationsare available for an additional cost. Students may choose to room and take meals off-campus. There is no smoking on campus property.
Meals are served cafeteria-style in the dining hall, a spacious building located in the center of campus. Offerings include a selection of hot entrees that change daily; salad bar; large selection of fruit, cereal, and bread items; coffee, tea, milk, juice, and sodas; ice cream; other dessert items. Other meals include the opening dinner, a lobster cookout, and the graduation banquet. Special dietary needs will be accommodated.
The selection and accompanying additional charges for a private room with shared bath or other limited accommodations will be made during the next few months. You will receive a handout of information and forms regarding these options.
Other additional charges may be incurred, such as airport shuttle, seminars and extra overnight accommodations.
Registration requires a minimum deposit of $200, which is applied to the tuition fee. This deposit is non-refundable. Payment can be made by check (from US banks only and in US Dollars), VISA or Master Card.
The tuition fee and additional charges are payable in full before April 15, 2021. Students who have not met this deadline will risk forfeiting their positions in classes with waiting lists.
The school is open to non-members as well as Guild members. However, members in good standing receive a $25 discount on the tuition fee. Only one discount is allowed per family.
Full-tuition scholarships to the school are awarded annually.
The campus is situated on a hill, so people with serious health problems need to consider their ability to walk between the various buildings used throughout the week. There is limited driving and parking access close to buildings. Elevators are available, but few and far between.
All registrants will be notified of their course assignment(s) upon receipt of the deposit and registration form.
Prior to the start of school, students will receive correspondence regarding seminars, rooming assignments, airport shuttle service, etc. Throughout the year, students will receive updates and announcements via email blasts in Guild School News. Please read these email newsletters as this is the only method of communication throughout the year.
Students will also receive correspondence by April 1 from their instructor(s) regarding necessary supplies, tools, materials fees, etc.
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This is not a mysterious process. There are two types of registrations: regular and pre-registered. Here is how it goes.
The tuition for the 2021 Guild School is $1600 and is due April 15, 2021. This includes 36 hours of instruction, room, and meals.
If you must cancel, all the money you have paid to the Guild School, less $200 for administrative costs, is refundable upon cancellation through May 31. The cancellation fee is not applicable to any subsequent school’s tuition.
Cancellations received from June 1 through June 15 will receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be issued after June 15.
Unless otherwise stated, the materials fee is paid directly to the instructor prior to the start of school. This fee is refundable only if a cancellation is filled. A student who cancels does not receive any materials.
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