Midcoast S.T.E.A.M. Microschool has opened doors at 24 Lincoln St. for the upcoming year.

MSM is a microschool that focuses on exposing students from kindergarten to fifth grade to science, technology, engineering, arts, & mathematics. Its classroom does not mimic a traditional schoolroom. Learning is focused on applied real world problems and hands-on active games.

Students learn teamwork/collaboration, cooperation, leadership, mindfulness and other life skills as part of their daily work. By emphasizing problem-solving instead of fact memorization and cooperation instead of competition, students acquire the skills that are truly useful in adulthood.

Interested families can contact MSM for more information or to arrange a visit by visiting MEmicroschool.org. The school's director is Pam Bryer.