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With the Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki application deadline approaching on February 15, we wanted to take a moment to highlight this unique program. Have you ever thought about Maine Coast Semester for a young person in your life but weren’t sure how they’d fit in? Well, we’ve got a few numbers for you.

Student Home States


We have students from 24 states in the current ’22-’23 school year. Our furthest student came from Hawaii, and our closest student joined us from Harpswell, Maine, just a few peninsulas south. Here are all the state represented this year:

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Kentucky
  • Massachusetts
  • Maryland
  • Maine
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Vermont
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin

Speaking of Maine students, we have eleven Maine students in our ’22-’23 school year. Here are the Maine schools they represent:

  • Greely High School, Cumberland, ME
  • Islesboro Central School, Islesboro, ME
  • John Bapst Memorial High School, Bangor, ME
  • Leavitt High School, Turner, ME
  • Mt. Ararat High School, Topsham, ME
  • Orono High School, Orono, ME
  • Sumner Memorial High School, Sullivan, ME
  • Scarborough High School, Scarborough, ME
  • Watershed School, Camden, ME
  • Waynflete School, Portland, ME

Did we mention we have a special merit-based scholarship for Maine students? Learn more

Our Sending Schools

Maine Coast Semester dovetails with many different kinds of academic pathways. While most of our students represent public and independent high schools, we regularly accept home schooled and charter school students, too. 

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Tuition Assistance

We strive to make Maine Coast Semester affordable for every student we accept. In the ’22-’23 school year, 50% of families received tuition assistance to make their Chewonki experience a reality. The average financial aid award was $22,000, with individual awards ranging from $34,500 to $5,000.

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Families Receiving Financial Aid
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More questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact our admissions team at or (207) 656-5885. We look forward to partnering with your family through the admissions process.

Don’t forget to remind that adventurous sophomore or junior in your life to submit their application by February 15 at midnight.

Upcoming Admissions Events:

Maine Coast Semester Virtual Info Session

Thursday, February 9, 7:30 - 8:30 PM
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