Carleton Project

A state-approved private alternative school, partnering with local communities to create educational pathways for students who have not found success in traditional school settings.
The school is located in the historic downtown area of Houlton, Maine.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 23 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Carleton Project ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maine for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Year Founded
2000
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
23 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
18%
State avg.: 13%
Students by Grade
Carleton Project Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
10 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Students need to be prepared to perform complex tasks in a modern world. The school is committed to providing an educational experience that offers a chance to learn the skills that go beyond content areas and focus on human development. The methods by which subjects are taught focus on processes that are central to problem-solving, group dynamics and inquiry within academic disciplines. These include a focus on both planning and goal setting. The results are unique to each student.The school curriculum and philosophy uphold the Guiding Principles of the Common Core State Standards, where each student will leave school as:
  • I. A clear and effective communicator
  • II. A self-directed and life-long learner
  • III. A creative and practical problem solver
  • IV. A responsible and involved citizen
  • V. A collaborative and quality worker
  • VI. An integrative and informed thinker
  • Teachers and staff members determine academic goals for each class.   In addition to content area, these goals include:
  • Reading & Writing Across the Curriculum
  • 21st Century Technology skills
  • Time Management  
  • Live and Digital Presentations
  • Problem-Solving
  • Working Cooperatively
  • Relevant and Meaningful Experiences
  • Community Engagement
  • Research Methods
  • Career Preparation
  • Senior Capstone Project

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked ME School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 23 students
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in Maine is $15,112 for elementary schools and $30,780 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maine is 75% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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