• Cocoons Day School offers preschool through first grade programs. It is located on 40 beautiful acres in Kennebunk, Maine.
  • Hiking in the meadow and taking care of the barnyard animals, gives children a unique outdoor and indooor experience.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-1
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students46 students
Student Body Typen/a
Students by Grade Cocoons Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio23:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • At Cocoons we believe that each individual child, regardless of age, is unique and has his or her own temperament and learning style. The individual brings uniqueness to each new experience and takes an active role in the process of learning. Each child at Cocoons is treasured for being themselves. We all learn not only by being told about the world by older people and peers, but more importantly through our own actions and interactions with people and things. We learn by testing our ideas about the world and adjusting our thinking based on our discoveries. At Cocoons children experience structured learning coupled with blocks of time to explore and reflect, both indoors and outside.
  • We believe that the ideas that children construct about how the world operates can be developed best by providing children with a wide range of opportunities to actively explore, manipulate, question, and discover. As children continue to meet their goals, they are encouraged, but never pressured, to continue to reach for the stars. In order to foster independent thinking, careful continuous attention is paid to constructing the environment, posing appropriate questions, and making viable choices available to children. Children are encouraged to take chances while learning. Every child’s ideas are honored as being important. Social and moral reasoning is a cornerstone of Cocoons’ philosophy. Conflict resolution is a complicated skill that is only perfected over time and with experience interacting with both peers and adults. Children must be consistently encouraged to use their words. Being a good friend to family, friends, and teachers; taking care of our magical planet; and believing that school is a fun place to be are all primary goals of Cocoons.

Nearby Private Schools

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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Kennebunk
    The New School
    The New School Photo - TNS offers ample opportunities for hands-on learning. These math students are honing their skills with a carpentry project.
    Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 36 students
    1.8 miles
    38 York St
    Kennebunk, ME 04043
    1.8 9-12
  • Wells
    Grades: 9-12 | 8 students
    2.7 miles
    2700 Post Rd
    Wells, ME 04090
    2.7 9-12
  • Kennebunkport
    School Around Us
    School Around Us Photo - Students help plan and organize class trips at the end of the year which always offer a wide variety of adventures.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: K-8 | 27 students
    3 miles
    281 Log Cabin Rd.
    Kennebunkport, ME 04046
    3 K-8
  • Biddeford
    Grades: K-6 | 51 students
    7.1 miles
    551 Alfred Rd
    Biddeford, ME 04005
    7.1 K-6
  • Biddeford
    St James School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 148 students
    8.5 miles
    25 Graham Street
    Biddeford, ME 04005
    8.5 PK-8

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