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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

The Beauty of the Backcountry

Fall in Maine is a spectacular sight: forests painted in fiery hues, clear blue skies overhead, and the first hint of a chill in the air. Semester 65 was lucky enough to experience this all within a few days of arriving here on the Chewonki campus. Grouped by cabins and full of excitement, they set […]

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Moose River Memories: Canoeing with my Cabinmates

The falling leaves of warm colors interrupt the stillness of the Moose River. The water falls off my paddle as I take it out of the water and then back in. A kingfisher swoops through the air from one side of the river to the other. Laughter from my new family surrounds me as I […]

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Students sit on rocks overlooking Popham Beach

The Fall 2021 – Spring 2022 Application is Now Open

We are pleased to announce our Fall 2021- Spring 2022 application is now available for interested students. You may begin your application at any time, but all materials must be submitted no later than midnight on February 15, 2021.

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