Harpswell Coastal Academy, located in Harpswell, opened in September 2013. The school serves students from over a dozen Maine school districts from Portland to Wiscasset. Its curriculum is based on incorporating marine and natural resources, farms and forests, and sustainable entrepreneurships often through direct and ongoing partnerships with professionals in those fields. Harpswell’s mission is to offer rigorous, personalized, project-based education to mid-coast Maine students. Its vision is to use Maine’s shorelines, working waterfronts, forests, and farms as classrooms. The school’s goal is to prepare caring, creative, resilient citizen-scholars who will flourish in a rapidly changing economy. In 2017, Harpswell Coastal Academy was granted a 5-year renewal to its charter.