Anne Leslie

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 …

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Lise Goddard

Welcome Lise Schickel Goddard

We are very pleased to introduce Lise Schickel Goddard, our new Interim Head of Semester School for Maine Coast Semester …

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Welcome Semester 66!

It was a great pleasure to welcome the new students of Semester 66 to campus this past Sunday. Hailing from …

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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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Important Update: Delayed Opening for Maine Coast Semester

Dear Families, In recent weeks we have shared a flood of information with you about the opening of school next …

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Chewonki welcome sign.

Chewonki Schools Phased Reopening Plan

To the Chewonki community, I write today to share information about our return to in-person learning in September 2020. This …

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#bipocatchewonki

We are grateful for the courage and clarity of thought expressed by many individuals who have recently chosen to share …

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An Anti-Racism Message to the Chewonki Community

The death of George Floyd under the knee of a white police officer, recorded for nearly nine horrifying minutes, opened …

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Our 2019 Annual Report

“Next normal” is a phrase I am seeing, and now beginning to use, to describe how we’re redefining our everyday …

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5 Principles of Place-Based Learning You Can Use With Your Child

On the first day of COVID-19-induced home-schooling, one Chewonki alumni family with three children under 10 asked me by telephone, …

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Empty Hand, Empty Brush

Chewonki Welcomes Guest Artist Kichung Lee Lizee for an Exploration of Eastern Calligraphy Last Friday we were fortunate to welcome …

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We’re Counting Sheep!

It was a perfect day to stroll over to the farm and see what Megan Phillips and Lisa Beneman are …

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The Art and Science of the Field Journal

You can hold your phone in front of a fern and get an immediate plant i.d. Take your device into …

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Cetacean Curves

Maine Coast Semester math teachers Katie Curtis and Liz Burroughs had their precalculus students doing something fishy last week: calculating …

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A Few Maps of Home

Most of us, consciously or unconsciously, carry in our heads annotated maps of the places we love. Maine Coast Semester …

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Erosion: Essays of Undoing – Learning from Terry Tempest Williams

Six Maine Coast Semester 63 students got “the golden ticket”–a chance to hear renowned writer and environmentalist Terry Tempest Williams …

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Sue West, Scott Andrews Honored in Dedication Ceremony

Saturday morning brought a dazzling blue sky to Chewonki Neck and set the stage for a much-anticipated event: the formal …

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Chewonki Holiday Craft Fair

Join us in Chapin Hall on December 10 for the 12th annual Chewonki Holiday Craft Fair! Dozens of local artists, …

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Chewonki On the Road: Fall & Winter Travel Schedule

Over the next few months, many Chewonki staff will be hitting the road to visit families, connect with alumni, and …

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An Open Letter to the Chewonki Community

This weekend the Portland Press Herald published an article featuring an open letter by former Chewonki staff sharing concerns about …

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Meetup at the Common Ground Fair

Join Chewonki alumni, participants, families, staff and faculty for a meetup at the Common Ground Fair in Unity Maine on …

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Precisely Pemaquid

Maine Coast Semester students visited Pemaquid Point for science field lab earlier this week. They explored Maine’s rocky intertidal zone, …

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Diggin’ My Potato

Semester 63 jumped into their first week at Chewonki with both feet (and hands). Their arrived on campus coincided with …

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Chewonki Announces Campus Expansion

We are excited to announce a significant round of additions and improvements for Chewonki, including new cabins and facilities for …

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