Maine Academy of Natural Sciences

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EXCITING NEWS:  MeANS still has a few openings for the 2017-2018 school year. Complete an Intent to Enroll  form today!

Any questions?  Want to schedule a visit? Feel free to contact:

Lisa Sandy, Director of Admissions
(207) 238-4034 or

Campus Tours

Tours of our beautiful campus are available year-round by appointment. Tours include visits to the school and a cottage, as well as introductions to faculty, staff and students. 

Please contact Lisa Sandy, Director of Admission at (207) 238-4034 or by e-mail at

Lottery Information

It will not be necessary for The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (MeANS) to hold a public lottery for the 2017-2018 school year! Questions may be directed to Director of Admission, Lisa Sandy, at 207-238-4034 or via email at

Lottery Guidelines

  • Siblings and children of staff: All siblings of admitted students will be placed prior to holding a lottery. MeANS shall also give enrollment preference to children of the school's full-time employees, as long as they constitute no more than ten percent of the school's total student population.
  • Applicants: All names of remaining students who have submitted completed applications will be part of the lottery.
  • Wait-listed students: If there is no longer space available, the students will be placed on the wait list in the order that his or her name was drawn. If an opening occurs in a given grade, students on the wait-list will be contacted according to their order on the wait list.
  • Students who apply to MeANS after the lottery date: These students will be conditionally admitted only if space is available. If space is not available, they will be placed on the wait list in the order that their completed application is received.
  • Commitment to Enroll: If you are notified that you have the right to enroll, you will then have 14 days to file your Commitment to Enroll at MeANS.  Once the school receives this form, your spot at MeANS will be secure.  You always have the option to choose to relinquish your spot at any time. 
Maine Academy of Natural Sciences | PO Box 159 |13 Easler Rd. | Hinckley, Maine 04944 | 207-238-4000 |