Maine Academy of Natural Sciences

                          at Good Will - Hinckley



Thank you for your interest in the Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (MeANS), Maine’s first public charter high school for students in grades 9-12.  MeANS uses an individualized, hands-on approach while focusing on agriculture, forestry and sustainability.  MeANS is free to its students; the State of Maine directly funds MeANS based on enrollment. 


MeANS is now accepting application for the 2020-2021 school year.  To express interest, complete the online Intent to Enroll. You will be offered a spot at the end of the application period as long as an opening exists in the grade level for which you are applying.  Please note that a lottery will be held at the end of the enrollment period if there are more applicants than slots in any particular grade.  

Good Will-Hinckley offers a boarding component for interested students.  Boarding students will interview with the Directors of Admission and Campus Life to determine eligibility.

To learn more about MeANS or the Threshold component of the school, please feel free to reach out to me. Visits and tours are welcomed and encouraged.  Please call or email me to schedule a visit.

To begin the enrollment process, please complete the online Intent to Enroll form, or print and complete a hard copy of the form and mail to:

Lisa Sandy, Director of Admission

Maine Academy of Natural Sciences

P.O. Box 159

Hinckley, Maine 04944

Please don’t hesitate to call me at (207) 238-4034 or email me directly with your questions at

Warmest Regards,

Lisa J. Sandy

Director of Admission