The New School

Tel: (207)985-3745
Grades: 9 - 12 | 36 students
New School was founded on the belief that small, innovative, challenging, community-based schools are a necessity for southern Maine and for young people all over the nation.
New School pledges productive involvement in the local and global communities by providing a holistic learning environment which nurtures the growth of mind, body and spirit.
Our mission is encouraging and supporting open-mindedness, critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, personal responsibility and a passion for learning.

School Overview

School Type Alternative School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Programs Supported Yes
Year Founded 2000

Student Body

Total Students 36 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 4%
State avg.: 8%
Students by Grade The New School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 4:1
National avg.: 13:1
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Admissions Director Christine Knowles

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Veritas Academy (2.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cocoons Day School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cocoons Day School (1.8 miles away)
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  • Kennebunk Cocoons Day School
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    35 Heath Rd
    Kennebunk , ME , 04043
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.8  mi  |  41  students  |  Gr.  PK-1
  • Wells Veritas Academy
    2700 Post Rd
    Wells , ME , 04090
    2.6  mi  |  8  students  |  Gr.  9-12
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    Alternative School
    281 Log Cabin Rd.
    Kennebunkport , ME , 04046
    Alternative School
    3.3  mi  |  27  students  |  Gr.  K-8
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    551 Alfred Rd
    Biddeford , ME , 04005
    6.9  mi  |  51  students  |  Gr.  K-6
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    Po Box 516
    Biddeford , ME , 04005
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    7.2  mi  |  4  students  |  Gr.  8-12

School Reviews

  • Recommended January 31, 2013 - The New School is a school that fosters the individual and allows each student to have a voice in their education. It is a democratic school where high school students learn to be active participants in their education and the community beyond their school. It is a place where teenagers are allowed to be who they are. - Posted by Parent

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