Word is out! Our new Elementary School will open its doors here at Chewonki next September. In response, newspaper reporters and interested families have been flowing onto campus over the past few weeks. “We’re excited,” says Anna Hunt, director of school programs and program support. “Interest in enrollment is very strong.” If you live in the midcoast area and have or know of a child who might enjoy our unique academic and outdoor program, please join us for our last Elementary School Open House on May 15 to learn more. Explore a news stories about the school here: Families of all nine children who have participated in the pilot program this past year have committed to return in the fall and the number of incoming applications is robust. “It’s looking clear that we will have two classes next year,” says Anna, “one for grades 3 and 4 and one for grades 5 and 6.” Meanwhile, our pilot students have been making good use of the beautiful May days leading up to the finale of their academic year on June 10. They’re not waiting for summer; they’re enjoying the great outdoors right now.