MSAD #33 educates 119 students from grades Pre-K to 6 at Dr. Levesque Elementary School and 129 students in grades 7-12 at Wisdom Middle/High School. The District serves the communities of Frenchville and St. Agatha located in the beautiful and picturesque St. John Valley which is in the northern part of Aroostook County in the northernmost section of Maine.
Dr. Levesque Elementary School was named after Dr. Romeo J. Levesque, a family doctor in Frenchville who dedicated his life to caring for the sick in the St. John Valley . The school is now the only elementary school in the District. Dewey School in Frenchville was closed in 1965 and all Frenchville students at Dewey were moved to Bailey School in Upper Frenchville. Bailey School was renamed Dr. Levesque School in 1973. Elementary students residing in St. Agatha have been attending Dr. Levesque Elementary School since the closure of Montfort School in St. Agatha in June 1979.
Wisdom Middle/High School opened in the fall of 1965. The school name was given in honor and gratitude to the Daughters of Wisdom who opened the first public schools and were the first teachers to be hired by the town of St. Agatha in 1905. The Sisters taught in the St. Agatha schools until 1973 when the last nun left.
The St. John Valley Technology Center opened its doors in the fall of 1992. The majestic, multi-million dollar complex houses six courses: Early Childhood Occupations I & II, Health Occupations I & II, Automotive Technology I & II, Welding I & II, Building Trades I & II, and Applied Technologies. The Center enrolls sophmores, juniors, and seniors from Community High School in Fort Kent, Madawaska High School, and Wisdom High School in St. Agatha.
The Tech Center has become the central meeting place for some adult education classes in the Valley and is a favorite site for numerous organizations to gather. It also houses the Central Office for MSAD #33 .
MSAD #33 has a $3.3 million budget. All core subjects and music, band, physical education, and art are taught. French is taught in grades Pre-K through 12 and English Language Learners receive services in the Dual Language Instruction/Two-Way Immersion program. Co-curricular and extra-curricular offerings at the elementary, middle, and high school levels are accessible to all students in our small schools. Visit our schools Online for more information.