Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki
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Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki provides a challenging academic program for a small number of highly motivated and academically capable high school junior students in Wiscasset, Maine.
Students go on science field trips once per week to learn about local ecosystems.

Students go on science field trips once per week to learn about local ecosystems.

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki students working on the Chewonki Farm.

Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki students working on the Chewonki Farm.

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Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki

Kate Bernhardts, right, is pictured with a fellow classmate and her principal before embarking on a two-day solo trip, where students reflected on their semester at Chewonki.

Kate Bernhardts, right, is pictured with a fellow classmate and her principal before embarking on a two-day solo trip, where students reflected on their semester at Chewonki.

Kate Bernhardt chops kindling as part of a work program at Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki. The kindling is used to heat the cabins for students.

Kate Bernhardt chops kindling as part of a work program at Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki. The kindling is used to heat the cabins for students.

Fall Semester students planting bulbs in front of the Allen Center.

The Gardens at Chewonki

Semester students weeding and pruning in front of the Center for Environmental Education.

The Gardens at Chewonki

All Chewonki courses are guided by our mission to help students take ownership for their education and gain awareness of their place in the natural world. Our curriculum is best described as integrated: course content flows directly from our mission and philosophy.

All Chewonki courses are guided by our mission to help students take ownership for their education and gain awareness of their place in the natural world. Our curriculum is best described as integrated: course content flows directly from our mission and philosophy.

Watch this video to learn more about Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki.

Chewonki is an environmental education organization based in Wiscasset, Maine, that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of t.

Morse Mountain Science Field Trip

Morse Mountain Science Field Trip

Students playing Ringette on the Chewonki frog pond during Maine Coast Semester.

Students playing Ringette on the Chewonki frog pond during Maine Coast Semester.

Food ethics by Semester 55 students.

Food ethics by Semester 55 students.

Many thanks, Semester 55, for the work of your hands and the contributions of your heads and hearts.  We farmers are grateful.

Many thanks, Semester for the work of your hands and the contributions of your heads and hearts. We farmers are grateful.

This group of Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki students has invested in our farm above and beyond what is required of them. They stay after work programs to help with afternoon chores and, earlier in the fall, to lead visiting middle schoolers through those chores.

This group of Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki students has invested in our farm above and beyond what is required of them. They stay after work programs to help with afternoon chores and, earlier in the fall, to lead visiting middle schoolers through those chores.

Chewonki Semester 55 gathers during Farm Work program. Read more on the school blog http://blogs.chewonki.org/semester/2015/09/caring-for-community-the-common-spaces-at-chewonki/

Chewonki Semester 55 gathers during Farm Work program. Read more on the school blog http://blogs.chewonki.org/semester/2015/09/caring-for-community-the-common-spaces-at-chewonki/

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