Fiddlehead School of Arts & Sciences, located in Gray, opened its doors in September 2013. The school’s students come from 15 Maine school districts from Portland to Rumford. Fiddlehead’s curriculum is based on the Reggio Emilia learning approach (image of the child, children’s relationship and interactions within a system, role of the families, role of space, and teacher and children as partners in learning). Fiddlehead’s mission is to unfold the potential of children in a respectful, loving culture through authentic and meaningful experiences that sustain a sense of wonder, a love of learning, and embrace the interconnectedness of all things. Its vision is to provide for the foundational needs of growing children in a community where children, teachers, and families learn together in a nurturing environment. In 2017, Fiddlehead School of Arts & Sciences was granted a 10-year renewal to its charter.