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Maine Ocean School Foundation – keeping wind behind the sails of the Maine Ocean School

We are a 501(c)(3) organization that supports the Maine Ocean School, a free public  magnet high school located in Searsport, Maine. Our mission is to enhance, expand, and enrich students' educational experiences through private donations, gifts, and grants.

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About the Maine Ocean School

Maine Ocean School Summer 2018The Maine Ocean School is a public magnet high school for marine science, technology, transportation, and engineering.

Their mission:

"To provide a theme-based high school education focused on Maine’s maritime connection, with an emphasis on leadership, work ethic, and the transferable skills associated with careers involving the ocean." Learn more here.

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THE FOUNDATION

Maine Ocean School Foundation’s Mission

Maine Ocean School Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support, enhance, expand, and enrich students’ educational experiences through private donations, gifts, and grants. Maine Ocean School Foundation helps to carry out the mission and vision of Maine Ocean School by raising private funds to support programs beyond the core school budget.

Our Board of Directors is a group of dedicated volunteers working hard to raise monies needed to support and assist the Maine Ocean School as it grows.

Our History and Purpose

The Maine Ocean School Foundation was created to raise supplemental funds through grants, gifts from organizations and individuals, and larger corporations to support Maine’s second public magnet school, Maine Ocean School.

As a magnet school, Maine Ocean School receives some funding from the state annually. Those funds alone do not cover the total cost of maintaining the school’s innovative curricula. Because the Maine Ocean School is a public magnet school that accepts students from throughout the state, school funding that is typically covered by resident taxpayer dollars is not available. The Foundation has taken up the challenge of raising funds to provide for activities, equipment, staff training and development, and innovative technology and curricula.

In the near future, the Foundation will be launching a capitol campaign for the purpose of establishing a permanent campus including on site housing.


Maine Ocean School Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established to support, enhance, expand, and enrich students’ educational experiences through private donations, gifts, and grants. Maine Ocean School Foundation helps to carry out the mission and vision of Maine Ocean School by raising private funds to support programs beyond the core school budget.

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UPDATES

Double Your Gift On Giving Tuesday, November 27, 2018

We are THE MAINE OCEAN SCHOOL FOUNDATION and when YOU give on GIVING TUESDAY we can complete a generous match – double your gift! Give a gift to the Maine Ocean School via The Maine Ocean School Foundation on GIVING TUESDAY, November 27, 2018, and a generous, anonymous donor will double the generosity! All donations …