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Island school seeks high school magnet students for coming year

Apr 25, 2018

North Haven — Maine’s smallest K-12 public school, located on a Penobscot Bay island, is seeking high school magnet students for the 2018-2019 school year.

North Haven Community School, which has a total enrollment of approximately 65 students in kindergarten through 12th grade, has hosted two magnet students during the 2017-2018 school year, and administrators hope to add more.

Magnet students are currently housed together with a “dorm parent” in a school rental home and return to their families on the weekends. Depending on the number of students participating in the program, magnet students may be housed with host families.

North Haven Community School offers opportunities for hands-on learning and rigorous academics. Students can participate in wilderness expeditions, personalized research projects, whale skeleton rearticulation, carpentry, small-engine repair, visual and performing arts classes and extracurriculars, 3D printing, work studies, and the Eastern Maine Skippers Program; as well as more traditional academic offerings, including AP courses.

Tuition for magnet students includes room and board, and the total cost is less than the state tuition amount. Students receive free ferry tickets.

For more information about North Haven Community School’s magnet program, visit or email Patti Sparhawk at

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