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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

67 Moments I’ll Never Forget

67 moments I’ll never forget from Semester 67… On the first day exploring all the cabins with Julia and Kemi trying to make new friends.  The first night in Orchard Cabin — sharing details of our lives, playing board games, and staying up laughing.  Being brought to my phenology spot the day after we arrived. […]

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Running, Cycling, and Team Sports

Worried about exercise at Chewonki? Fear not, for there is something for everyone! At the end of every weekday, there is at least an hour where you can pursue athletics of your choice or study, hang out with friends, or nap. There is a full-size lower field for the athletes among us and plenty of […]

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Making Dumplings(包饺子)

Jack loves dumplings, and Sophia W. and I, though perhaps not quite as enthusiastically, do too. Early in the semester, we asked our Chinese teacher, Yingying, if we could make Chinese food for dinner one Saturday night. (Students cook both Saturday for dinner and Sunday for brunch so that the kitchen crew can have the […]

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