WHY CHOOSE MAINE COAST SEMESTER AT CHEWONKI?
Looking back, how many students wish they had spent more time behind a screen? At Maine Coast Semester we take your education outside the traditional classroom with four months of intensive, hands-on learning. With backcountry adventures, science field labs, and daily discoveries in sustainable living, the juniors and seniors who graduate our program often call it “the place I learned how to make a difference in the world”.
Maine Coast Semester is a college-preparatory program for high school juniors and seniors who are ready to take their education to the next level with a four-month, immersive experience studying ecology on the coast of Maine.
During your semester, you will meet inspiring students and teachers from around the country and dive into real and relevant academic classes. Together, you will explore Maine’s vibrant landscapes: rocky shores, salt marshes, boreal forests, and sandy beaches. You will experience hands-on science field labs, embark on backcountry adventures, and study the art and science of sustainable living. As a member of our close-knit community, you will make friends for life and contribute to the group every day, working on our horse-powered farm, splitting wood for your cabin, or helping in a thousand other ways, great and small.
And when you return home, ready for college and beyond, you will hold a new sense of who you are and what you can accomplish. At Maine Coast Semester, you will grow, learn, and find your purpose and your place.