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The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) stands as a beacon of academic excellence in both state and national rankings.

Our reputation is built on a foundation of dedicated faculty—85% of whom possess advanced degrees, with six holding terminal degrees in their respective fields. This expertise ensures that our students are immersed in a diverse array of courses, totaling 83 offerings this past school year, spanning various subjects from Math to Fine Arts. With a 7:1 student-to-teacher ratio, students are assured individualized attention, further supplemented by engaging January-Term experiences on campus. As affirmed by, MSSM is the premier choice for STEM in Maine. At MSSM, not only will students face challenges, but they'll also achieve unparalleled success.

The Academic Program at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics is a state and nationally-ranked program.

MSSM’s dedicated faculty, innovative course offerings, and engaging J-Term opportunities for students make the MSSM experience a world class program that continues to represent STEM innovation in the state of Maine.

According to, MSSM ranks as the


Best Public High School in the state of Maine


Best High School for STEM in the state of Maine


Best Public High School Teachers in America 

Academic Programs at a Glance

You will be challenged, you will achieve.

World Class Faculty

85% of faculty hold advanced degrees, 6 of whom hold terminal degrees in their fields (PhDs and MFAs).

Individualized Attention and Support

Students work closely with faculty in small class sizes. MSSM’s student to teacher ratio is 7:1.

MSSM Student in the dorm
MSSM student wearing PPE during a Biology Lab class

Diverse Course Offerings

During the 2022-2023 school year, MSSM faculty and staff offered:

  • 83 courses in Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, Health, Fitness, College Counseling, Computer Science, English, and Fine Arts
  • 7 on-campus January-Term experiences
  • 4 Independent studies in Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • off-campus travel experiences
Chandler Pike ('22) looked on as members of the VEX team worked on their robot.

With an emphasis on experiential, hands-on, lab-based programming, MSSM’s Science Department prepares students with a core background in Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.

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Chandler Pike ('22) looked on as members of the VEX team worked on their robot.

MSSM’s Mathematics Department offers students a strong foundation in mathematical principles, with the ultimate goal of every student completing Calculus prior to graduation. 

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Chandler Pike ('22) looked on as members of the VEX team worked on their robot.

The Student Support Team works with individual students, groups of students, and faculty and staff and fosters a campus-wide student success oriented climate through a wide range of collaborative and evidence informed activities.

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