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Welcome to EarthSchool of Southern Maine!

EarthSchool was created in 2011 by a group of inspired and passionate families who wanted to build an inclusive community for Maine's homeschoolers. That vision has grown into a 100+ family community of vibrant and varied homeschoolers and unschoolers. Our families meet across Maine in two campus locations during our school year, and enjoy outings and activities together throughout the summer.

About ESSM

EarthSchool of Southern Maine meets on Thursdays in Gorham, in the fall, winter and spring. We welcome all homeschooling and unschooling families who are looking to find an inclusive, energetic, and supportive community. ESSM is a cooperative effort, and all members help to teach classes, organize activities, and maintain our building. To learn more details about ESSM, visit our FAQs and read our EarthSchool Guidebook.

ESSM is currently full for our 2017-18 year. If you would like to join our waitlist, please fill out our information form by clicking on the "Join" button at the top of the page. If a spot opens up, we will contact you.