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2021-2022

Frequently Asked Questions: General

  • What is a magnet school? 

A magnet school is a public school offering special instruction and programs not available elsewhere, designed to attract a more diverse student body from throughout the state. Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned curricula, with a “hands on – minds on” philosophy. They typically use an approach to learning that is inquiry or proficiency/project based. They use state, district, and/or national standards in all subject areas, however, the standards are taught within the overall theme of the school.


  • Is the school open?

Maine Ocean School opened its doors on September 4, 2018 with an inaugural class of 12 students from across Maine.


  • Where is the school located?

The location of Maine Ocean School is in Searsport, Maine on the campus of the Penobscot Marine Museum. This mid-coast location offers proximity to many assets including, but not limited to: coastal communities, working waterfronts, institutions such as Penobscot Marine Museum, University of Maine, Maine Maritime Academy, and many others. 


  • Is Maine Ocean School part of Maine Maritime Academy?

Maine Ocean School is not affiliated with Maine Maritime Academy.


  •  How do I become a volunteer at Maine Ocean School? 

We are always looking for people to help us out! Click here to tell us what you are interested in!

Maine Ocean School 

info@maineoceanschool.org    207-505-8323
​P.O. Box 10, Searsport, Maine 04974