Background

A stunning location

Winding down the wooded road to Chop Point School, pine trees give way to lofty views of Goose Cove and Merrymeeting Bay-one of the most spectacular school settings in Maine. Here, on fifty acres with a mile of shore frontage on the east bank of the Kennebec River, students study in cozy, cottage-like classrooms under the care of dedicated teachers. Small classes, a family-like atmosphere, enthusiastic faculty, and inspiring surroundings create a rich and joyful learning environment.

A heartfelt heritage

Former public school teachers Franklin Hayward and Peter Willard met in 1964 at the University of Wyoming where they received master’s degrees in the field of Natural Sciences. They founded Chop Point School in 1987 to offer college-preparatory academics with a Christian worldview. The result is an interdenominational school that welcomes students of all backgrounds and beliefs. Our alumni have succeeded at top colleges throughout the country.

A hope for the future

The word ‘servant’ is more applicable at Chop Point School than the word ‘leader’. We strive to develop students who are honest, thoughtful, and engaged in serving others. Our motto, taken from Jeremiah 29:11, says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”

Chop Point School was recently honored by the Maine House of Representatives with the first “Maine Spirit of America” award given to an organization in Woolwich.