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Campus Life

Here at the Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) you will find a small, close-knit, residential community where students are comfortable being themselves and where dedicated staff offer support both within and beyond the classroom. In addition to MSSM's exceptional academic program, community life plays an important role in students' development by providing experiences that will last a lifetime. All students and staff play an active role in maintaining and improving the MSSM community where students live, learn, and lead.

Our campus is perched at the top of a hill in the small town of Limestone and our students are able to explore the town coffee shop, grocery store, library, parks, and local houses of worship. Everything is within close walking distance. We also have the unique position of being directly connected to miles of four season trails that are maintained for walking, biking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing for the entire community.

Our physical campus is made up of the dormitory, our academic building, Trafton Avenue faculty housing, and several acres of outdoor space. The dormitory is the hub of our residential program. It contains our Health Services Wing; several common areas for programming, exercise, community life, and meetings; offices for our Residential Life, Custodial, and Maintenance Teams; and residential wings that provide a home for our students, Residential Instructors, and the Director of Residential Life. Our academic building which houses our classrooms, main offices, the Learning Center, dining hall, auditorium, pool, greenhouse, and much more is located just up the hill and across the parking lot from our dormitory. We share this building with the Limestone Community School (K-8) and the Limestone Recreation Department. Our classrooms and offices are entirely separate, but many of the common areas are shared. Trafton Avenue runs adjacent to our campus and many of our staff and faculty have their homes there. This arrangement offers many opportunities for involvement in all aspects of life at a boarding school. Additionally, we’re blessed with rolling fields of beautiful outdoor space for athletics, campfires, flying kites, a community garden, and more.

The diversity of student interests encourages participation in a plethora of extracurricular activities such as clubs, athletics, on and off campus events and trips, plus numerous outdoor activities. There is always something going on or something new to try!

Our Health Services Wing is overseen by our Director of Health Services and is the coordination point for care of students’ physical and mental health. Students’ health is a foundation point for their success and we do everything we can to provide them with the best possible care.

Ultimately, our campus life is about providing a catalyst for our community to thrive in. We invite you to come, be a part of it, and keep up with what is going on by checking out our campus blog, So This Happened At MSSM!

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Dorm Life

Our MSSM Residential dormitory provides a welcoming and safe home for both male and female students. All male and female students live in separate wings that are divided by common areas.

Within the dorm setting, Residential Instructors (RIs) supervise students' academic studies and social activities. RIs work with the students and the student leaders, known as Residential Advisors (RAs), to maintain a quiet and productive study environment that aids our students in meeting the demands of our rigorous academic program.

During the weekends students have a variety of options of activities to choose from. RIs are responsible for weekend supervision, dorm check-in, and provide students with fun and stimulating activity options. There is never a shortage of activities for students to participate in! To support our student's residential experience there are Residential Instructors (RIs) living in the dorm to oversee the safety and well-being of all students. They also organize and chaperone numerous activities for students outside of the classroom. The residential staff members work with the Director of Residential Life, students and the student leaders, known as Residential Advisors (RAs) to maintain a healthy environment.

The residential staff are highly skilled, caring and energetic. They come with a passion to teach and share experiences. Our instructors are involved in all aspects of student life and are available for academic and emotional support.