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Challenging Academics

We emphasize core subject areas; science, math, social studies, and literacy, in an integrated, hands-on curriculum. The academic work and outdoor exploration fully incorporate arts, music, farm and life skills.

Meaningful Community

With mixed age classes of approximately 12 students, led by an experienced teacher and teaching assistant, we are able to create an effective and safe learning environment. Small classes allow for collaboration and flexibility for travel around and beyond Chewonki Neck.

Unique Resources

Chewonki’s inspiring location on a private, 400-acre peninsula is the ideal setting for place based education. Students have access to forest, ponds, salt marsh, rocky coastline, miles of trails, as well as our farm, kitchen, and wildlife lab. Experienced outdoor educators enhance exploration. A visit to our working farm can turn into a math problem, a written story, or a science experiment.

Lifelong Learners

Students are prepared for high school, college, and life. They benefit from a supportive learning community, standards-relevant curriculum, and myriad real-world experiences. We cultivate leaders, problem solvers, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and innovators.

Educating the Whole Child

By focusing on the social, emotional, and physical growth of each individual while teaching core skills and concepts, we are able to nurture well-rounded learners. We provide an appropriate balance of indoor and outdoor learning and exploration, supporting holistic growth and inspiring joyful curiosity.