Chewonki Semester School

485 Chewonki Neck Road,
Wiscasset, ME, 04578-0457
Tel: (207)882-7323
Grades: 11 | 42 students
Chewonki Semester School is an independent, college-preparatory semester school for juniors located in Wiscasset, Maine.
Each fall and spring, forty students from all over the world come to our 400-acre campus to take challenging, hands-on classes, work on our organic farm, go on wilderness trips throughout Maine, and make friendships that will last a lifetime.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered 11
Learning Programs Supported Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1988

Student Body

Total Students 42 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 17%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 3:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 80%
Average Class Size 7 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Feb. 20 / rolling
Tuition Notes Tuition changes yearly, but is roughly equivalent to the cost of a semester at a New England boarding school.
% on Financial Aid 37%
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Admissions Director Leah Boch

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Decomposers (a capella group), Yearbook Yearbook, Decomposers (a capella group),

School Notes:

  • Chewonki Semester School is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges

  • Profile last updated: 09/02/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Wiscasset Christian Academy (1.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wiscasset Christian Academy (1.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Providence's Merrymeeting Center (5.8 miles away)
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  • Wiscasset Wiscasset Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    143 Beechnut Hill Rd
    Wiscasset , ME , 04578
    (207)882-6941
    (Baptist)
    1.7  mi  |  32  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Edgecomb The Deck House School
    All-boys 
    124 Deckhouse Rd
    Edgecomb , ME , 04556
    (207)882-7055
    All-boys 
    2.4  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  10-12
  • Edgecomb
    Center For Teaching & Learning
    119 Cross Point Rd
    Edgecomb , ME , 04556
    (207)882-9706
    3.1  mi  |  72  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • Woolwich Chop Point School
    (Christian)
    425 Chops Point Rd
    Woolwich , ME , 04579
    (207)443-3080
    (Christian)
    5.6  mi  |  88  students  |  Gr.  K-12
  • Bath Providence's Merrymeeting Center
    Special Education School
    2 Davenport Cir Ste 20
    Bath , ME , 04530
    (207)443-6200
    Special Education School
    5.8  mi  |  24  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - The Chewonki Semester School was probably the most fulfilling experience of my academic career. The teachers and students are among the wisest and most thoughtful group of people I have ever encountered. Classes were all discussion based and incredibly stimulating. GO. You won''t regret it. - Posted by Student/Alumni

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