In this interview with WSKI TV 17, Head of School Kate Webber Punderson '89 explains the new Maine Boarding Schools alliance. The alliance idea was born from the need to look at new ways to come together and strengthen partnerships during the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging families from out of state to better understand what Maine offers.
From the press release:
There are a lot of reasons to love Maine—from its prized lobsters and blueberries to celebrated authors like Stephen King and a red-hot food scene. It’s also an amazing place to go to school.
Five of the state’s best boarding schools have collaborated to help spread the word about the advantages of living and learning Maine. Carrabassett Valley, Gould, Hebron, Hyde, and Kents Hill have formed the Maine Boarding Schools consortium and launched a new website where prospective students can learn more about the amazing opportunities available to them.
What makes Maine boarding schools different? Their incredible locations. And students at these schools make the most of them—with programs in marine science, geology, ski patrol, fly fishing, mountain biking, world-class ski and snowboarding, and so much more.
Maine abounds in natural assets—lakes, beaches, mountains, seacoast—including 436,064 acres of state and national parks, including the 92-mile Allagash Wilderness Waterway, Baxter State Park, and Acadia National Park. There are 17 million acres of forestland and 3,500 miles of indescribably beautiful coastline to enjoy as well as two internationally known ski resorts—Sugarloaf and Sunday River.