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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

Our 2019 Annual Report

“Next normal” is a phrase I am seeing, and now beginning to use, to describe how we’re redefining our everyday lives: our communities, our workplaces, and the ways we interact with each other. While the past ten weeks have tested all of us in novel and different ways, I am working on a path forward […]

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Two hats knitted by hope during the pandemic, grey on the left and pink on the right

In Stitches: Semester 64’s Crafty Way to Unwind!

My great-aunt taught me how to knit when I was younger, but I’d long since forgotten. She’s the crafty type, with a whole room dedicated to all things art – it can get quite messy. She taught me how to arm-knit, cross-stitch, you name it. Even before I came to Maine Coast Semester, I had […]

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Friends pose for a picture at the waterfront

Walking: Forming Friendships and Connections to the Woods of Chewonki Neck

One foot in front of the other, quietly padding through the forest. The chickadees and cardinals call through the canopy as the snow drifts through the air landing on my face. Our laughter carries through the trees and up into the sky, carefree and purely joyful. We talk for hours wandering over the land we […]

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