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Maine School Administrative District #27 is located in the heart of Fort Kent, ME, a picturesque town in one of the most northeastern parts of Maine in the Appalachian mountains and bordering the Saint John River. The Town of Fort Kent borders with New Brunswick, Canada, and has one of its’ Port of Entry into the United States of America at “America’s First Mile”. This site marks the beginning of US Route 1 which begins in Fort Kent, Maine, and ends in Key West, Florida. US Route 1 is the easternmost route of the Maine north-south United States highway system.

Maine School Administrative No. 27’s Fort Kent Elementary and Valley Rivers Middle school, CHIPPY Learning Center and Community High School are located within a quarter mile of the University of Maine at Fort Kent campus. This unique setting allows patrons from early childhood and into adulthood to be lifelong learners with several educational institutions located within one quarter of a mile of each other. 

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Fort Kent remains a desirable place to live with diverse job opportunities and a gradually growing population.  

The Town is a vital service center for the surrounding smaller communities and is a destination for persons seeking natural and cultural based travel experiences.

Fort Kent creates a sense of vibrancy and prosperity for the community.  Our quality of life is firmly based in a blend of access to recreation, scenic beauty, diverse housing opportunities,  convenient access to services, personal safety, an environment of health and wellness, cultural experiences and resources and overall affordability of living.  The rural farm area remain devoted primarily to agriculture, forest production and recreation with residences owned by families with a land or natural resource based heritage.