Living-in-Maine Semester Admissions

We are now receiving applications for the Spring of 2022!

Spring 2022 Application Deadline: October 30, 2021

Open House & Campus Visits

Open House Dates: Saturday August 28 & October 9, 2021

More details to come!

We welcome you to set up a time to come visit the campus in the meantime. Please contact us!

Virtual Info Session

Date: Thursday August 26, 2021 @ 7:30 

More details to come!

Visit us at our Common Ground Fair Booth!

Date: Friday-Sunday September 24, 25, & 26

More details to come!

The Application Process: 

  1. Contact us at or call 207-778-0318 to request an application form.

  2. Send us your 2 letters of recommendation, essay, and application form.

  3. Once we receive your application materials we will review them and schedule an interview.

Five Parts of the Application:

  1. Your application form.

  2. Two letters of recommendation.  One from a previous teacher, and one from  anyone outside of your family

  3. An essay or creative writing that expresses why you want to come on the Living in Maine Semester

  4. An interview

Why the sliding Scale and why is this program less than half the cost of other semester experiences?

  • The sliding scale allows families with more means to cover the expenses for families with less means.  In this simple way we make the program more accessible and the access more equitable.


  • We are teaching a lifestyle that builds resiliency, self reliance, thrift, and the ability to find emotional, spiritual and physical abundance without material excess.  Founders Chris and Ashirah Knapp bring this skill and philosophy of abundance to our programs.   Students will be integrally involved in systems for living that contribute to a creative culture, not a consumerist culture.

Scholarship and Funding Opportunities:

Scholarships and payment plans may be available. Please contact us for more details. Please bear with us in the formative stages of this innovative educational opportunity!  And if you have ideas to increase accessibility please be in touch, we welcome your ideas.

Thank you for your interest in this experience.  We are so excited to meet you!

Sliding Scale Tuition 

Combined Household Income

  • up to $29,000

  • $30,000 - $50,000

  • $51,000 - $75,000

  • $75,000- 100,000

  • $100,000- $150,000

  • $151,000 or more

Academic Tuition

  • $4,200

  • $5,600

  • $6,300

  • $7,700

  • $9,100

  • $10,500

Room and Board

  • 1,800

  • 2,400

  • 2.700

  • 3,300

  • 3,900

  • 4,500