Coastal Studies for Girls is located on a corner of Wolfe’s Neck Farm in Freeport, Maine. The farm spans 626 acres of field and forest with a beautiful trail system. Casco Bay is located on one side with the Harraseeket River on the other. The stunning Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park is also just down the road and is accessible to CSG students.
Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a non-profit organization, and their mission is centered on sustainable agriculture, education, stewardship, and the preservation of open spaces. After years of discussion with the Wolfe’s Neck Farm Foundation, the Cascoseeket Association, and the Town of Freeport, Coastal Studies for Girls is now happily nestled among the golden fields and majestic white pines on a corner of the farm property.
While CSG’s mission is in itself educational, we share the additional desire of igniting learning through the process of creating the school as well as in the location, design, and construction of the school itself. The 1850s Ward Farmhouse location was chosen because its renovation would honor the community’s commitment to maintain existing buildings, preserve open space, and continue agriculture. Additionally, it fit the green building standards of choosing to renovate old buildings before building new and keeping the rural character of the landscape.
Phase One construction included the rehabilitation of the old farmhouse. Students now live, work, eat, study, play, learn, and grow in and around this building. As our campus and enrollment grows, we will refurbish the existing barn during Phase Two, and we will eventually create new buildings as additional classroom space. It is our intent to get “greener as we go,” continuing to make the campus itself a learning tool for all who live and visit here.
Coastal Studies for Girls
308 Wolfe’s Neck Road
Freeport, Maine 04032