Charter School

A Publicly-Funded High School in Unity, Maine

Imagine a high school in which students take an active role in every aspect of their education.

Imagine a high school where students spend more time in the community than in a classroom,

researching natural & human resources of their region and solving real-world problems in their neighborhoods.


Imagine this school publicly funded so children of all socioeconomic backgrounds have access to this education.


Welcome to our public charter school, opening in Unity, Maine September 2020.

Ready to enroll? 

Go to Enroll to begin the enrollment process.


The Ecology Learning Center is the 10th and final public charter school in Maine.  We were authorized on September 10, 2019 by the Maine Charter School Commission, a group of 7 members appointed by the Board of Education.



The charter school is accessible to any high school aged child who is a resident of Maine, in or beyond Waldo County, free of tuition. The Board of Directors consists of parents, educators, and professionals from diverse sectors representing 10 towns who meet the 2nd Tuesday of every month, 5:00-6:30 pm at the Mill at Freedom Falls to counsel the project.



New student enrollment for the 2020-21 school year opens February 1 for all students entering grades 9 and 10.

Enrollment closes Friday, March 27 at 5:00 pm.  If applications exceed available slots, a lottery will be held on Monday, March 30.  Go to Enroll to begin the enrollment application process.

Meet & Greet information sessions will take place:


       (parking is located across the bridge from the mill, on the other side of the stream)

Summer 2019
Fall 2018
Fall 2019
Fall 2020

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The Ecology Learning Center

P.O. Box 235, Unity ME, 04988   ❖   207.230.9275   ❖
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