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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

A Fantastic Field Lab

Last Tuesday, my field lab group and I congregated outside the barn to try on our hip-length wader boots. We made sure our boots were securely fastened in anticipation of the treacherous adventure we were about to embark on, and laughter filled the air as we realized how ridiculous we looked in the clunky shoes. […]

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Farm and Friends: Weekend on the Farm

While I have not had the pleasure of morning farm chores yet, the farm of Chewonki is one of my favorite places. I was told at the beginning of the semester that I could volunteer for weekend farm chores and I immediately wanted in. I have gotten to do so many different things while on […]

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Baking in the Woods

Last Saturday was our first Outdoor Leadership activity. Outdoor Leadership is a mandatory activity that happens every Saturday morning and it is meant to develop our outdoor skills in order to prepare for things such as backcountry trips and solos. Last Saturday we had a backcountry bake-off. Sounds pretty fun right? It was. We woke […]

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