Admission to Watershed School

Thank you for your interest in applying to Watershed School.  The following steps provide a clear pathway to learning more about our academic program.  Should you have any questions at any point throughout the process, please don't hesitate to contact us directly.  We look forward to meeting you!

1. Schedule a school visit by calling 207.230.7341 or sending an email to [email protected]

For students, the school visit includes attending classes and meeting with a member of the Admissions committee.

For parents, the school visit includes a meeting with a member of the Admissions committee (approx. 45 minutes).

2. Submit completed application (see sidebar at right) along with school transcripts and teacher recommendations.

3. The Admissions committee will review the application and then schedule an interview with the prospective student.

4. A decision will be made by the Admissions committee within 2-3 weeks after the interview.


International Students:  Please click on and review the application listed in the sidebar at right.  For further information regarding the International Student Program, please click on the International Student tab under ABOUT on our Home page. 

Mid-Year Transfer: Please follow the steps above and submit your application by the end of Watershed School's fall semester. 

Financial Aid: Watershed School is committed to making a high quality secondary school education available to as many families as possible.  To that end, we have set current tuition at $17,300 which is well below the average for independent high schools in Maine.  Many families apply for financial aid after their son or daughter has been admitted.  Financial aid is based on calculated need as determined by FACTS, an independent tuition management company serving independent schools and colleges throughout New England.  For further information, please contact our Administrative Director.

At any point in the process, families are encouraged to visit classes, all school meeting, or schedule additional appointments to discuss our program in greater detail.

Thank you.


"We both knew that Watershed was academically very rigorous.  And we knew that a lot of the learning takes place when your students interact with and discuss the real world around them. But I don't think we knew what kind of a feeling pervades Watershed. There is nothing like the energy of engaged youth who have mutually respectful relationships with adults and mentors.  Wow!  There is something very special going on there."    -Prospective Parent