Enrollment Information

Thank you for your interest in the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (MeANS), Maine’s first public charter high school for students in grades 9-12. MeANS uses an individualized, hands-on approach while focusing on agriculture, forestry and the environment. MeANS is free to its students; the State of Maine directly funds MeANS based on enrollment. We strongly recommend a tour and interview to determine if the school is a good fit for your student.

MeANS is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. To express interest, complete the online Intent to Enroll. You will be offered a spot at the end of the application period as long as an opening exists in the grade level for which you are applying. Please note that a lottery will be held at the end of the enrollment period if there are more applicants than
slots in any particular grade.

Good Will-Hinckley offers a boarding component for interested students. Boarding students will interview with the Directors of Admission and Campus Life to determine eligibility. For more information contact Lisa Sandy, 238-4034.

To learn more about MeANS or the Threshold program, please feel free to reach out to me. Visits and tours are welcomed and encouraged.

To begin the enrollment process, please complete the online Intent to Enroll form, or print and complete a hard copy of the form and mail to:

​Matt Newberg, Head of School
Maine Academy of Natural Sciences
P.O. Box 159
Hinckley, Maine 04944

Please don’t hesitate to call me at (207) 238-4102 or email me directly with your questions at mnewberg@meansacademy.org.

Sincerely,
Matt Newberg
Head of School