Our School History

In 2011, Maine’s first alternative high school, The Community School, merged with century-old organization Opportunity Farm to form Wayfinder Schools. The two organizations united with a goal of encouraging life-long learning and providing students with the skills and experiences necessary to connect with their families, practice personal responsibility, and contribute to their communities.

Over the years, Wayfinder Schools have become a state and nationally recognized model of alternative education and have helped hundreds of Maine adolescents realize their goal of graduating with a high school diploma.

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