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MSSM distinguishes itself in numerous ways, setting it apart from conventional high schools.

From its unwavering dedication to academic excellence, a highly selective admission process, and a unique residential environment, to its robust support for high-achieving students with distinctive profiles, and a wide range of extracurricular opportunities, MSSM offers a comprehensive educational experience. These attributes collectively position MSSM as an exceptional institution, committed to fostering well-rounded individuals primed for future success.

At MSSM, I appreciate the courses I take. They're challenging but manageable, and I definitely feel like I'm learning more than I would have at my previous school. Many of the classes I'm enrolled in are at a college level, which I believe will give me a head start when I transition to college. 
                            --Rye Hughes '24

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What makes MSSM unique?

Academic Rigor

MSSM offers a level of academic rigor that's often comparable to a college experience. With small class sizes and a fast-paced curriculum, students are pushed to not only meet but exceed their educational potential. Courses are designed to be challenging and thought-provoking, catering to those who seek an intellectually stimulating environment. Intellectual discourse is actively fostered in the classroom.

Selective Admissions

Our school employs a selective admissions process, aiming to attract the most academically motivated students from across Maine and beyond. This ensures a peer environment where everyone is focused and driven, elevating the academic discourse and overall school culture

Residential Experience

Unlike most high schools, MSSM is a residential school. This adds a layer of independence and responsibility that prepares students for life beyond academics. Living on campus also fosters a close-knit community where students can collaborate, share ideas, and form friendships that last a lifetime.

High-Achievers with Unique Profiles

Many of our students come with a "wrinkle" in their educational profile. They are high-achievers who often find that their local schools don't fully meet their academic or intellectual needs. MSSM provides these students with the resources, courses, and community that they need to thrive, serving as an outlet for their boundless curiosity and drive.

Cutting-Edge Facilities

MSSM provides students with facilities that are on par with higher educational institutions. This equips them with the tools they need to delve deep into research, conduct experiments, and engage in experiential learning. Students acquire hands-on laboratory competencies in science courses.

Diverse Extracurricular Activities

While academics are the cornerstone, MSSM doesn't ignore the value of well-roundedness. The school offers a diverse range of extracurricular activities that cater to various interests, whether it's the arts, sports, or technology. These activities not only enrich the student experience but also provide avenues for personal growth and leadership.

Each of these points contributes to making MSSM a unique educational institution, offering more than just a high school degree but a comprehensive experience that prepares students for future success.


At MSSM, we take pride in offering a straightforward admission process that puts you at the forefront. Join our dynamic community, where excellence and achievement are our driving forces.




Admission Process

Discover the seamless steps to join our dynamic community at our public boarding high school. Explore our straightforward admission process, where your dreams and aspirations take center stage.

Admission Process

Affording MSSM

We recognize that pursuing an education at a boarding school can be a significant financial commitment, even when the tuition is covered by the state for Maine residents.

Affording MSSM