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Executive Director Message

Welcome to the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) website. MSSM is a public, residential magnet high school for young people who strive to find ways to stretch their brains in new and challenging directions. Our students hail from all over the state of Maine representing each and every county as well as from around the world. Why do students come to MSSM? They come for a unique high school experience, an avenue to expand their horizon in their field of passion and camaraderie. Students, faculty and staff at MSSM engage in energetic intellectual sparring served up with encouragement and support.

MSSM is a community of enthusiastic learners. Within the MSSM walls, you will find mathematicians and musicians; engineers and entertainers; biologists and bloggers; writers and readers. Today’s technology allows us, from the comfort of Limestone, Maine, to connect our students with scientists, scholars, and graduates around the globe. MSSM offers a world-class education in the safety of a small town. Students leave MSSM, after graduation, ready to excel both academically and socially at the nation’s top colleges and universities.

I felt the draw of MSSM first as a student and then, over a decade later, as a teacher. Now, as Executive Director, I invite you to learn what makes MSSM such a unique place. I encourage you to explore our website, call or email us. Attend an open house, visit our campus, talk with other families who have made MSSM part of their lives. We’d love to add your unique interests and talents to the fabric of our community.

Luke C. Shorty
Executive Director