Founded in 2000, The New School is a progressive, independent high school providing a unique, student-driven, democratic learning experience for youth from Southern Maine and New Hampshire. Our campus is within walking distance of downtown Kennebunk and is a short drive from the coast, which often serves as a classroom.

Fast Facts

  • Purposefully small, intentional class sizes
  • Flexible approach, diverse learning styles thrive
  • Caring, supportive, inclusive community — zero tolerance for bullying
  • State-approved school, ME standards-based curriculum
  • No testing or grades – students demonstrate proficiency in a wide variety of ways
  • Emphasis on active, hands-on, experiential learning
  • Students can create/choose/dream up their electives, which makes for happy, engaged and successful students
  • Alumni who are successful and making a difference in their careers and the world