I'd rather be... exploring

est. 2016


Alternative education that works

leading in Alternative Learning since 1984



Utilizing the classroom, the outdoors and the greater community, the Katahdin Program provides alternative education programming for students, grades 9-12, in the RSU #14 Windham/Raymond school district.

Our program recognizes that all learners have strengths, assets, and interests. We believe that every individual is an important part of our learning community, in which our core values of integrity, safety, respect, responsibility, and kindness are central.

We strive to foster meaningful relationships among our students and staff, through which we are able to provide individualized, standards-based programming for every student.

Our practice is experiential and builds upon the integration of therapeutic adventure, service-learning, restorative practices, and community partnerships into classroom instruction.


Students enrolled in the Katahdin Program will develop the capacity to think critically and act consciously when facing life’s opportunities and challenges.  Our students will know what it means to exist in a community where all are respected and valued for their unique contributions and voice. Our graduates will carry with them the capacity to move into the future with confidence, compassion for others, and a lived template for change.