Oldest Private Schools in Maine

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  • The average private school in Maine was founded around 1945 (2019-20).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Maine is Berwick Academy, founded in 1791.

Oldest Private Schools in Maine (2019-20)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Berwick Academy
    Berwick Academy Photo - Berwick Academy Campus
    Founding Date: 1791
    Grades: PK-1231 Academy St
    South Berwick, ME 03908
    (207)384-6300

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Fryeburg Academy
    Founding Date: 1792
    Grades: 9-12745 Main St
    Fryeburg, ME 04037
    (207)935-2013

  • Rank: #2-32.-3.
    Washington Academy
    Washington Academy Photo - Raider Football Under the Lights!
    Founding Date: 1792
    Grades: 9-1266 Cutter Road
    East Machias, ME 04630
    (207)255-8301

  • Rank: #44.
    Lincoln Academy
    Lincoln Academy Photo - New science lab
    Founding Date: 1801
    Grades: 9-1281 Academy Hill Road
    Newcastle, ME 04553
    (207)563-3596

  • Rank: #55. Founding Date: 1803
    Grades: 9-1223 Union Street
    Blue Hill, ME 04614
    (207)374-2808

  • Rank: #66.
    Hebron Academy
    Hebron Academy Photo - Hebron students enjoy a great sense of community before our weekly School Meeting.
    Founding Date: 1804
    Grades: 6-12339 Paris Rd
    Hebron, ME 04238
    (207)966-5225

  • Rank: #77.
    Thornton Academy
    Thornton Academy Photo - Thornton Academy has a brand new Arts & New Media Center where computer programming, digital arts, 3-D Imaging, and movie/TV production.
    Founding Date: 1811
    Grades: 6-12438 Main St
    Saco, ME 04072
    (207)282-5383

  • Rank: #88.
    North Yarmouth Academy
    North Yarmouth Academy Photo - North Yarmouth Academy students on their way to classes in the Curtis Building.
    Founding Date: 1814
    Grades: NS-12148 Main Street
    Yarmouth, ME 04096
    (207)846-9051

  • Rank: #99.
    Foxcroft Academy
    Foxcroft Academy Photo - Girls Field Hockey Team
    Founding Date: 1823
    Grades: 9-12975 W Main Street
    Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
    (207)564-8664

  • Rank: #1010.
    Kents Hill School
    Kents Hill School Photo - Students stroll across the historic academic quad
    Founding Date: 1824
    Grades: 9-121614 Main Street
    Kents Hill, ME 04349
    (207)685-1606

  • Rank: #1111.
    Gould Academy
    Gould Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1836
    Grades: 9-1239 Church Street
    Bethel, ME 04217
    (207)824-7700

  • Rank: #1212.
    St John's Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1837
    Grades: PK-837 Pleasant Street
    Brunswick, ME 04011
    (207)725-5507

  • Rank: #1313. Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: 9-12295 Main St
    Pittsfield, ME 04967
    (207)487-3355

  • Rank: #1414.
    Erskine Academy
    Erskine Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1883
    Grades: 9-12309 Windsor Rd
    South China, ME 04358
    (207)445-2962

  • Rank: #1515.
    Waynflete
    Waynflete Photo - Upper School Campus
    Founding Date: 1898
    Grades: PK-12360 Spring St
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207)774-5721

  • Rank: #1616.
    Mount Merici Academy
    Mount Merici Academy Photo - Mount Merici Academy, an Ursuline school, is dedicated to nurturing the whole child- mind, body, and spirit- providing love and guidance so that students can achieve their personal best.In partnership with families, our mission is to instill values of respect, responsibility and self-discipline, teaching students in the Ursuline Serviam tradition of service to our community and the world.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1911
    Grades: NS-818 Mount Merici Avenue
    Waterville, ME 04901
    (207)873-3773

  • Rank: #1717.
    St Brigid School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1915
    Grades: PK-8695 Stevens Ave
    Portland, ME 04103
    (207)797-7073

  • Rank: #1818.
    Cheverus High School
    Cheverus High School Photo - Baseball field in the spring
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1917
    Grades: 9-12267 Ocean Ave
    Portland, ME 04103
    (207)774-6238

  • Rank: #1919. Founding Date: 1928
    Grades: 9-12100 Broadway
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207)947-0313

  • Rank: #2020.
    Ledgemere Country Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1935
    Grades: NS-PK243 Mitchell Road
    Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
    (207)799-1962

  • Rank: #2121.
    Levey Day School
    Levey Day School Photo
    (Jewish)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: NS-5400 Deering Ave
    Portland, ME 04103
    (207)776-7474

  • Rank: #2222.
    Hyde School
    Hyde School Photo - Located in the quaint and historic shipbuilding city of Bath, Maine, on the Kennebec River, the 145-acre Hyde-Bath School campus was founded in 1966. Year-round, students and faculty enjoy miles of wooded running, bicycling, and cross-country skiing trails that extend beyond the campus.
    Founding Date: 1966
    Grades: 9-12616 High Street
    Bath, ME 04530
    (207)443-5584

  • Rank: #2323.
    Opportunity Training Center
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: PK-1225 Lombard St
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    (207)764-0134

  • Rank: #2424.
    School Around Us
    School Around Us Photo - Small class sizes and a nurturing environment help children at School Around Us become their best selves academically, socially and emotionally.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1970
    Grades: K-8281 Log Cabin Rd.
    Kennebunkport, ME 04046
    (207)967-3143

  • Rank: #2525.
    Riley School
    Riley School Photo - Lower school children take turns trying kayaking in the stream on Riley Campus under the watchful eye of the Lower school teacher.
    Alternative School
    Founding Date: 1972
    Grades: PK-973 Warrenton St
    Rockport, ME 04856
    (207)596-6405

  • Rank: #26-2726.-27.
    Lighthouse Christian School and Childcare Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1973
    Grades: PK-K525 Highland Ave
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207)767-2129

  • Rank: #26-2726.-27.
    Wayfinder School
    Alternative School
    Founding Date: 1973
    Grades: NS79 Washington St
    Camden, ME 04843
    (207)236-3000

  • Rank: #2828.
    Pen Bay Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1975
    Grades: PK-61 Waldo Avenue
    Rockland, ME 04841
    (207)596-6460

  • Rank: #2929.
    Temple Academy
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1977
    Grades: PK-1260 W River Rd
    Waterville, ME 04901
    (207)873-5325

  • Rank: #3030.
    Ossipee Valley Christian School
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1979
    Grades: 111890 North Rd
    Cornish, ME 04020
    (207)793-4005

  • Rank: #31-3231.-32.
    The Bay School
    Waldorf School
    Founding Date: 1980
    Grades: NS-817 Bay School Dr
    Blue Hill, ME 04614
    (207)374-2187

  • Rank: #31-3231.-32.
    Penobscot Christian School
    Penobscot Christian School Photo - Eathan O'Bryant of the Harlem Globetrotters visited PCS in March 2009 to present the "C.H.E.E.R. for Character" program. It stood for "Character, Healthy Mind & Body, Enthusiasm, Effort, Responsibility."
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1980
    Grades: PK-121423 Ohio Street
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207)947-2704

  • Rank: #3333.
    Hartland Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1981
    Grades: 1-1210 Elm St,
    Hartland, ME 04943
    (207)938-4250

  • Rank: #34-3534.-35.
    Carrabassett Valley Academy
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1982
    Grades: 8-123197 Carrabassett Dr
    Kingfield, ME 04947
    (207)237-2250

  • Rank: #34-3534.-35.
    New Life Christian Academy
    (Assembly of God)
    Founding Date: 1982
    Grades: PK-108 Drift Rd
    Fryeburg, ME 04037
    (207)935-3129

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