COVID-19 Program Updates

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

A Picture of Health

When COVID-19 descended on Maine last spring, Chewonki, like all educational institutions, came to a near standstill. Maine Coast Semester 64 and Chewonki Elementary School students went home. School programs were suddenly wiped off the calendar. Summer programs? What summer programs? Boys Camp, Girls Camp, and Leadership Expeditions were scratched from the docket. An eerie […]

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Welcome Lise Schickel Goddard

We are very pleased to introduce Lise Schickel Goddard, our new Interim Head of Semester School for Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki. Susan Feibelman, our outgoing Vice President of Schools, will be transitioning into retirement at the end of June, and we wish her a fond farewell. We feel quite fortunate that Lise was able […]

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The Little Things I’ll Never Forget

Before coming to Chewonki, I had heard about a few of the big highlights of the Maine Coast Semester experience like solos, field labs, and working on the farm. Those experiences have been absolutely amazing and have exceeded all of my expectations. But there are so many little things that make the Maine Coast Semester […]

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