Experience the difference at our free public charter school located in Sidney & Augusta, ME


Maine Arts Academy is a public arts school located in Sidney, ME. We are located on the shores of Messalonskee Lake on the campus of Snow Pond Center for the Arts, home of the New England Music Camp. We provide students with an art-based curriculum that covers a multitude of interests, like theatre, music, mixed media and dance.

With a curriculum that balances visual and performing arts with challenging college-preparatory academics and professional mentorship, you'll develop integrity, critical thinking, and leadership skills that will carry you through a lifetime of learning and growth in your creativity.

Students are encouraged to express themselves in an atmosphere that fosters growth. With art and culture at the forefront of our curriculum, we're able to provide a quality education that develops necessary skills, like leadership, integrity and critical thinking.

According to SchoolDigger.com we are ranked 36 out of 112 of state Maine schools in our 4th year open!

Helping your child prepare for the future

Our trained staff encourages juniors and seniors to pursue a college education. To help them get a head start on their goals, we provide accredited college preparation programs. Juniors and seniors can take up to 12 credits of college courses at no charge. This not only shapes their college experience, but it also puts them ahead of the curve.

Watch your child make friends, enjoy learning and create lasting memories at our arts academy. If you're a resident of Maine, call now to learn more about our admissions program.


is one of our core values

Here at our performing arts school, we believe every child should have access to an education. That's why we have buses that travel all across the state of Maine. As long as your child is a Maine resident, they can attend our art school for free!

While our arts and dance school follows a creative curriculum, we also provide a traditional education that:

  • Targets goals required by the state
  • Focuses on growth and development
  • Meets the needs of different learning styles
To learn more about our performing arts school, visit our Contact Us page to send us an email.