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Mission

MSSM Students laying on the side hill outside the dorm

The 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. The school builds and shares a challenging curriculum that exceeds state educational standards while emphasizing connections between science, mathematics, and the humanities. 

Vision

MSSM achieves its mission by:

  • Providing a rigorous, immersive, student-centered curriculum that emphasizes the connections between math, science, and the humanities; including post-AP courses; and culminating in opportunities for authentic research and community service.
  • Presenting students with supportive opportunities to realize their personal and professional aspirations in Maine both through nurturing, challenging on-campus programs and through partnerships with research and higher education institutions throughout the state and beyond.
  • Creating a supportive, residential environment and academic community that promotes personal development, leadership, service, and academic success.
  • Developing special programs to inspire younger students while also serving as a professional development partner for Maine’s teaching community.
MSSM student getting help from the Math teacher.

Philosophy

The administration, faculty, staff and Board of Trustees of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) are committed to providing academic excellence to enhance previous student knowledge, as well as to prepare students for future studies. The opportunity to attend MSSM is a privilege, and each student can make the most of this experience by being dedicated to the academic and residential programs. Graduates of MSSM have experienced a well-defined curriculum based upon academic standards fostering both academic discipline and honesty.

All students live in residence to fully participate in this scholastic program of excellence with students who share similar interests. The nurturing of this educational community – the integration of the academic and residential components – is crucial to success at MSSM. Students are responsible for taking advantage of the academic and extra-curricular pursuits available at MSSM and for supporting community members in both their academic and personal development.

Meet our Director

Rob brings with him a long and varied professional background that is deeply embedded in residential schools. 

 

Meet our Director

Equity & Diversity

We, the Faculty, Staff and Board of Trustees, of the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, wish to affirm with you our dedication to providing an equitable, safe, dynamic community for our current students.

Equity & Diversity

Fabio Fund

The Michael P. Fabio Exploration Fund is an endowed fund held by the MSSM Foundation dedicated to support the pursuit of knowledge through hands-on learning, innovation, and exploratory experience.

Fabio Exploration Fund