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Chewonki is a school, camp, and environmental education organization that inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.
WHY BOARDING SCHOOLS CHOOSE USA Semester School experience is not for everyone, but for academically ambitious Juniors seeking a lift, an immersive, hands-on, study-away experience can propel them to success in their Senior year and through the college application process. During their spring or fall semester at Chewonki, students engage deeply with the world around them through their studies, meaningful work, and outdoor experiences. They spend at least four hours a week doing field work along the Maine coast for science class. In Art and the Natural World and in Environmental Issues classes, they make use of Chewonki’s saltwater peninsula and sites throughout Maine. Their math problems may include modeling tidal changes in our own Montsweag Bay. In English, they explore how words can capture the relationship between people, nature, and place–a relationship they’re forging right here. Real-world, hands-on experiences complement the traditional components of every class. While any student will benefit from this program, the curriculum is particularly well-suited for those interested in biology, natural history, human ecology, community planning, outdoor education, and related fields.
OUR MISSIONChewonki inspires transformative growth, teaches appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, and challenges people to build thriving, sustainable communities throughout their lives.