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WHY CHOOSE MAINE COAST SEMESTER AT CHEWONKI?

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki provides ambitious high school juniors the opportunity to hone their critical thinking through the immersive scientific study of coastal ecology, place-based curriculum, and liberal arts. Our students develop a robust set of outdoor skills that build character and confidence that heightens their appreciation for the natural world.

For over 30 years, Maine Coast Semester students have gone on to achieve success in college and beyond as independent thinkers with broad perspectives enabling them to make an impact through thoughtful collaboration and leadership in our complex world.

THE
COAST OF MAINE

Over 400 unspoiled acres on the Maine Coast are yours for inspiration, education, and exploration, whether you’re modeling tidal changes, designing energy-friendly buildings, or hiking our network of trails.

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THE
ACADEMICS

With a 3:1 student-faculty ratio, a rigorous curriculum, and the natural world as a laboratory, Maine Coast Semester challenges you to break through classroom walls and not just learn, but do.

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THE WORLD OUTSIDE

Not every classroom is in a room. You'll learn life-long skills to hike, paddle, camp, and explore the natural world.

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THE
FARM

Put your head, heart, and hands to work growing and harvesting food and caring for livestock on our sustainable, working organic farm. You won’t just learn about sustainability, you’ll live it.

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TO THE POINT

Our student blog

5 Principles of Place-Based Learning You Can Use With Your Child

On the first day of COVID-19-induced home-schooling, one Chewonki alumni family with three children under 10 asked me by telephone, “Can Chewonki help me out with some curriculum?” I was happy to say we were already working on it for our students, but I had to be honest and say that it would take us […]

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The Beauty of Farm Chores

When I arrived at Maine Coast Semester, I was so excited to work on the farm. I finally got to spend some time there during our first work program. My job was to rake hay out of the cow pen. It reeked of cow poop, but it was fun. This was also the first time […]

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Empty Hand, Empty Brush

Chewonki Welcomes Guest Artist Kichung Lee Lizee for an Exploration of Eastern Calligraphy Last Friday we were fortunate to welcome renowned artist and calligrapher Kichung Lee Lizee to campus for a special set of classes with our students. Lizee, a resident of nearby Bath, has been an artist and teacher since the mid-1960’s with an […]

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