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The MSSM Difference

You will be challenged, you will achieve.

Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) brings together and helps a group of Maine's most academically motivated high school students become innovative, well-rounded scholars with the ability to develop, investigate, and communicate critical ideas that improve the human condition and benefit the state of Maine. MSSM stands as a beacon of academic excellence in both state and national rankings.

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Expand Your World

Guided by dedicated faculty, MSSM students enjoy stretching their brains in new and challenging directions. They come for inquiry, camaraderie, and a unique high school experience. 

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MSSM Students working a Physics problem on the whiteboard.

Find Your Place

Community is a hallmark of the MSSM experience. As a 100% boarding, STEM-focused public residential high school, students discover a place where they are comfortable challenging themselves and being themselves.

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MSSM Students standing in front of lockers.

Pursue Your Passions

MSSM students balance their rigorous academic coursework with enrichment opportunities outside the classroom. With a variety of student-led clubs, athletics, competitive clubs, and outdoor excursions, students can pursue their passions beyond the classroom walls.

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MSSM VEX Robotic robot being carried to the arena for proactice.

Our Community

Go beyond your own expectations.

 

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"At MSSM, after retiring from Columbia University, I've found joy in teaching high school students. One of the most compelling reasons for this passion is my desire to make the academic material relevant to real-world problems."

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"After meeting her teachers, the residential life staff, and getting to know the administrators, we almost couldn’t believe how fortunate we were to have her land in this incredible community of learners, leaders, and motivated educators."

  • Parent
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"There are so many things to celebrate at MSSM and I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful School! From our rigorous academics to our vibrant residential life program, MSSM is an intentional learning community...

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Latest News

Keep up with the latest news and goings on at Maine School of Science and Mathematics

MSSM Students celebrating the Lunar New Year.

MSSM recently celebrated Lunar New Year with a special culinary event in our home economics room. Students and staff came together to cook traditional dishes, embracing the rich flavors and customs of the holiday.

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MSSM students participating the weekly advisory

The MSSM Advisory Program, led by Humanities Instructor and Advisory Coordinator Josh Primiano, aims to foster a stronger sense of community among students and faculty at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM).

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