1081 Eagle Lake Road, Bar Harbor, Maine 04609
P.O. Box 60, Mt. Desert, Maine 04660
Phone: (207) 288-5049 | Fax: (207) 288-5071

Want to apply to be a member of the MDIRSS Anti Racism Task Force? Please use the live link below to complete the application form! Applications must be received by Monday, August 3rd.
PDF version to download and print if preferred.

MDIRSS-AOS #91 Board Statement Regarding Racism

The AOS 91 School Board joins with the millions of people in our State, our country and all across the globe in condemning racism of all forms and we reiterate the sentiments articulated by our Superintendent in his recent letter to the community.   As school leaders, we believe that we have a special responsibility in the fight against racism, bigotry and hatred, and we recognize that words alone are not sufficient; rather, we intend to commit the time and resources necessary to provide our administrators, staff,  students, and parents with support they need to work toward a world that is fairer, more just and more compassionate to all.  

MDIRSS Education Matters


Our mission is to provide leadership and support to the schools of the Mount Desert Island Regional School System – AOS #91 so that faculty and staff commit to preparing students to become:

Clear and Effective Communicators who construct and convey meaning for a variety of purposes and through a variety of modes.

Self-Directed Learners who understand the importance of embracing and nurturing continuous intellectual growth and curiosity.

Creative and Practical Problem Solvers who are skilled at gathering information, analyzing and evaluating data, applying knowledge and assessing evidence in order to persist in problem solving, create solutions and/or deepen understanding.

Responsible and Involved Citizens who acknowledge, and respond actively and constructively to the diversity, complexity and dynamic nature of our community and our world.

Integrative and Informed Thinkers who are skilled at using complex reasoning, making important connections and formulating and answering thoughtful questions.
Revised: 06/22/15


All MDIRSS students will have the opportunity to receive high-quality instruction and to pursue a personally challenging and rigorous K-12 educational program. Each student will build a solid base of knowledge and skills and will have many opportunities to explore interests, deepen understanding and develop talents.

In MDIRSS, administrators, teachers, and the community work as partners to enhance and enrich the  educational experience of the students. Study is both independent and collaborative; students and teachers  work together to expand knowledge and to develop critical and creative thinking skills. Assessment of learning and teaching is ongoing, varied and an integral part of the educational process.

The natural environment and community resources unique to our school district provide opportunities for important learning outside of the classroom.  Members of the school and extended community maintain high expectations for all students and teachers, and strive to demonstrate respect, reflecting together and sharing responsibility for the education of each student.


Revised:  06/22/15

Thank you to all of our Education Partners!
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Acadia Time Lapse (Film and Music by MDI High School graduates)