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Enrollment for the 2022-2023 academic year is open!

A School for Social Change, Entrepreneurship, and the Environment

Harpswell Coastal Academy is a FREE public charter school serving Maine students Grades 5-12. Our mission is to create an engaged community of creative thinkers, compassionate leaders, and effective problem solvers. We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about who we are and what student life is like at our Harpswell and Brunswick campuses.

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NARWHAL DEEP DIVES

stories that define who we are

Head Start

Head Start

Harpswell Coastal Academy (HCA) graduate Ian Poeraatmadja ’17 wasn’t planning on college — until he sampled it as a high school student. Through HCA’s early college program, ninth through twelfth graders can enroll in courses offered…

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Curtains Up, Lights Dim for Gaslight

Curtains Up, Lights Dim for Gaslight

Harpswell Coastal Academy debuts its first political theater performance. In an era when allegations of fake news occupy the headlines, “gaslighting” can feel like a sport.

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Harpswell Stories

A collaborative effort of Harpswell Coastal Academy and Holbrook Community Foundation, Harpswell Stories is a series of oral histories that capture tales of tradition, resilience, and innovation, told by the people who lived them in Midcoast Maine.

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9/23/22: The Narwhal Chronicles - mailchi.mp/6a2019a8d526/xdkvcod7xe-7281931
Taking crew pictures was a fun way to end the week!
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9/23/22: The Narwhal Chronicles - https://mailchi.mp/6a2019a8d526/xdkvcod7xe-7281931
Taking crew pictures was a fun way to end the week!

Come check out our Open House, this Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Enrollment is open and we have room in all grades but 8th and 12th! Tell your friends! ... See MoreSee Less

Come check out our Open House,  this Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30 - 6:30 PM. Enrollment is open and we have room in all grades but 8th and 12th! Tell your friends!

9/16/22: The Narwhal Chronicles - mailchi.mp/0b87510ed244/xdkvcod7xe-7281075
Electives got underway this week. Farm elective explored baby chicks and potatoes. Open House next Thursday, 9/22 at 5:30 - tell your friends!
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9/16/22: The Narwhal Chronicles - https://mailchi.mp/0b87510ed244/xdkvcod7xe-7281075
Electives got underway this week. Farm elective explored baby chicks and potatoes. Open House next Thursday, 9/22 at 5:30 - tell your friends!

HCA is hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30-6:30 PM for prospective students! Come check out what all the excitement is about. Shadow Days are also being scheduled for the 22nd and 23rd. Email if interested aarndt@harpswellcoastalacademy.org ... See MoreSee Less

HCA is hosting an Open House on Thursday, September 22nd from 5:30-6:30 PM for prospective students! Come check out  what all the excitement is about. Shadow Days are also being scheduled for the 22nd and 23rd. Email if interested aarndt@harpswellcoastalacademy.org

9/9/22: The Narwhal Chronicles - mailchi.mp/f801c8ec78bf/xdkvcod7xe-7280235 First week of school has gone really well!! Students and Mrs. Marx celebrate! ... See MoreSee Less

9/9/22: The Narwhal Chronicles - https://mailchi.mp/f801c8ec78bf/xdkvcod7xe-7280235 First week of school has gone really well!! Students and Mrs. Marx celebrate!

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Thank you all for your hard work to make this week a welcoming one for our kiddos!!

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The buses are ready to roll out tomorrow for the first day of school at HCA!! Start time is 8:15 and dismissal is at 2:45. Reminder too that Wednesday will be a full day! ...

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Into the second week of Faculty Camp and check out the transformations!! Teachers and staff getting very excited for the. start of school September 6th! ...

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HCA Faculty and Staff gather this week to get ready for the school year and this week's Open House for prospective families! Come check us out: Thursday, August 25th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM!! And please, tell your friends! ...

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HCA Open House for prospective families, Tuesday, August 16th from 5:00 - 6:30! 9 Ash Point Road, Harpswell. Please help spread the word! Enrollment is open! ...

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TESTIMONIALS

happy parents and happy students

“The regular schedule has been so helpful to allow my students to keep in touch with their friends, complete their work and be social.”

Current HCA Parent

“HCA has been flexible with students and we greatly appreciate the huge undertaking of making this remote learning possible and engaging.”

Current HCA Parent

“I appreciate HCA and being proactive and getting online classes up and running quickly. It’s a difficult time for everyone and I am glad that it has been as structured as it can be.”

Current HCA Parent

“I am just very appreciative for all the efforts to keep things as normal as possible, the willingness to make work loads a little easier, and the acknowledgement that everyone needs time to unplug. Thank you!”

Current HCA Parent

“Thanks to all of you for your hard work. Many of you have families of your own who need you at this time.”

Current HCA Parent

“HCA was quick with their decision to shut down. Everyone has done a great job on keeping us informed and making the students and parents still feel like they are part of a community and family. I also love the structure of the online classes. Thanks for all HCA has done!”

Current HCA Parent