Principal’s Welcome

Mr. Leavitt head shot

Mr. Leavitt, Principal

Welcome to the Machias Memorial High School website.  I hope viewing this site will provide some insight into our school, what it has to offer, and why many of our students and families feel it is a special place.

We are a small school with an enrollment of 125 students.  We have a lot to offer students and strive to meet their academic, social, and civic needs.  We do this by knowing our students, having positive relationships with them and their families, and seeking out customized opportunities for each student regardless of what their interests or career goals may be.

Screen Shot 2015-07-14 at 11.13.26 AMMachias Memorial High School is located in the coastal town of Machias in eastern Washington County Maine.   Students from the surrounding towns of Jonesboro, Marshfield, Whitneyville, Roque Bluffs, Wesley, Northfield, Whiting, Machiasport, Cutler, Machias, East Machias, Trescott, Pembroke, Marion Township, and Lubec attend the school.  Machias is also the home of the University of Maine at Machias.

The low student to teacher ratio creates an atmosphere that provides a personal learning environment in which students can feel free to be themselves while getting the support they deserve and need.  Each student has a teacher assigned to them as an advisor.  This ensures that every student has an adult in the building that they can develop a trusting respectful relationship to help them through their high school years.

MMHS Class of 2015

Class of 2015

Our unique high school offers students a variety of academic opportunities and exciting, diverse extracurricular activities.  In addition to regular academics, all students have the opportunity to enroll in one of the Career & Technical Education programs, which are part of the Coastal Washington County Institute of Technology.  In Machias Building Trades and Culinary Arts are offered.  At Narraguagus High School in Harrington, Maine Criminal Justice is offered.  Through Career & Technical Education programs students get a jump start on their careers while in high school.

Students are encouraged to enroll in classes at the University of Maine Machias during their junior and senior year for high school and college credit.  Currently, funding is available to pay for UMM classes.  Transportation is also available during school hours.


2015 Drama Performance

Machias Memorial High School offers AP classes and honors level classes.  If our school does not offer a specific AP class that your student needs we can enroll them online or through videoconferencing classes.

Every year juniors and seniors participate in apprenticeships or internships.  Our guidance counselor works with organizations to place students in their area of career interest.  This exploratory experience gives students valuable information that helps them make post-secondary decisions.

Machias Memorial High School provides an Apple iPad to all its students for the school year.  Machias Memorial High School believes that providing these technological tools prepares students for future jobs and transforms learning in the classroom.

JMG 2015

JMG students at 2015 Career & Development Conference

Machias Memorial High School is proud to offer numerous activities and classes for students.  Soccer, Volleyball, Golf, and Cross-Country are fall sports, Boys and Girls Basketball and Cheering in the winter, and Baseball and Softball in the spring.  Other extracurricular activities include Anime Club,  National Honor Society, Video Club, Model State, Math Team, Chess Team, Gaming Club, Student Council, Close-Up Washington, Yearbook, Drama Club, Jobs for Maine Graduates, Bulldog Book club, and FCCLA.

Please feel free to explore the website to see what our school has to offer as well as what is happening in our school.  As you can see we are small, but we offer a lot.  If you would like to visit our school, or have questions, please call 207-255-3812 or email Mr. Brian Leavitt at

School with Bell

Machias Memorial High School with original bell