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 Non-sectarian
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
State avg.: 10%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 2:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
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
Average Financial Aid Grant $12,000
Admissions Director Leah Boch


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

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is The Deck House School (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Wiscasset Christian Academy (3.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Providence's Merrymeeting Center (5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Edgecomb
    Grades: 11-12 | 13 students
    2.6 miles
    124 Deckhouse Rd
    Edgecomb, ME 04556
  • Wiscasset
    Grades: KG-11 | 31 students
    3.3 miles
    143 Beechnut Hill Rd
    Wiscasset, ME 04578
  • Edgecomb
    Grades: KG-8 | 72 students
    4.1 miles
    119 Cross Point Rd
    Edgecomb, ME 04556
  • Bath
    Providence's Merrymeeting Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 24 students
    5 miles
    2 Davenport Cir Ste 20
    Bath, ME 04530
  • Bath
    Grades: PK-K | 15 students
    5.5 miles
    120 North St
    Bath, ME 04530

School Reviews

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, 01/31/13

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The average private school tuition in Maine is $7,648 for elementary schools and $25,942 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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