Oldest Private Schools in Maine

The average private school in Maine was founded around 1947 (2024).
The oldest private school in Maine is Berwick Academy, founded in 1791.
Year Founded Range: 1791 1980 Avg. Year Founded: 1902

Oldest Private Schools in Maine (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Berwick Academy
Berwick Academy Photo - Berwick Academy Campus
(5)
Founding Date: 1791
Grades: PK-12
31 Academy St
South Berwick, ME 03908
(207) 384-6300
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Fryeburg Academy
Fryeburg Academy Photo - New LaCasce Dining Hall
Founding Date: 1792
Grades: 9-12
745 Main St
Fryeburg, ME 04037
(207) 935-2013
Rank: #2 - 32. - 3.
Washington Academy
Washington Academy Photo - Raider Football Under the Lights!
(2)
Founding Date: 1792
Grades: 9-12
66 Cutter Road
East Machias, ME 04630
(207) 255-8301
Rank: #44.
Lincoln Academy
Lincoln Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1801
Grades: 9-12
81 Academy Hill Road
Newcastle, ME 04553
(207) 563-3596
Rank: #55.
George Stevens Academy
George Stevens Academy Photo
(4)
Founding Date: 1803
Grades: 9-12
23 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.
(1)
Founding Date: 1804
Grades: 6-12
339 Paris Rd
Hebron, ME 04238
(207) 966-5225
Rank: #77.
Thornton Academy
Thornton Academy Photo
(3)
Founding Date: 1811
Grades: 6-12
438 Main St
Saco, ME 04072
(207) 282-5383
Rank: #88.
North Yarmouth Academy
North Yarmouth Academy Photo - North Yarmouth Academy has a 20+ acre campus in Yarmouth, Maine. Ten minutes from Portland and less thank two hours from Boston. Our campus includes a newly renovated ice arena and fitness & wellness center.
(2)
Founding Date: 1814
Grades: NS-12
148 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-9051
Rank: #99.
Foxcroft Academy
Foxcroft Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1823
Grades: 9-12
975 W Main Street
Dover Foxcroft, ME 04426
(207) 564-8664
Rank: #1010.
Kents Hill School
Kents Hill School Photo - Located in central Maine, Kents Hill School is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school grades 9-Postgraduate Year attracting 200 students from Maine, the United States, and around the world. Since 1824, Kents Hill has been dedicated to providing transformative experiences rooted in the power of community, character, and core values.
(5)
Founding Date: 1824
Grades: 9-12
1614 Main Street
Kents Hill, ME 04349
(207) 685-1606
Rank: #1111.
Gould Academy
Gould Academy Photo
(2)
Founding Date: 1836
Grades: 9-12
39 Church Street
Bethel, ME 04217
(207) 824-7777
Rank: #1212.
St. John's Catholic School
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1837
Grades: PK-8
37 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-5507
Rank: #1313.
Founding Date: 1866
Grades: 9-12
295 Main St
Pittsfield, ME 04967
(207) 487-3355
Rank: #1414.
Erskine Academy
Erskine Academy Photo
(2)
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: 9-12
309 Windsor Rd
South China, ME 04358
(207) 445-2962
Rank: #1515.
Waynflete
Waynflete Photo - Upper School Campus
(1)
Founding Date: 1898
Grades: PK-12
360 Spring St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 274-5224
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.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: PK-8
18 Mount Merici Avenue
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-3773
Rank: #1717.
St. Brigid School
St. Brigid School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: NS-8
695 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 797-7073
Rank: #1818.
Cheverus
Cheverus Photo - High School is a time of growth, change, and discovery. At Cheverus, we accompany students and families through this exciting and sometimes challenging time in their lives. Our goal is to educate students in a deep and meaningful way. Our approach to education is meant to prepare students for college -- and for life.
(Catholic)
(5)
Founding Date: 1917
Grades: 9-12
267 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 774-6238
Rank: #1919.
Founding Date: 1928
Grades: 9-12
100 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-0313
Rank: #2020.
Saint Dominic Academy
Saint Dominic Academy Photo - St. Dom's is a two campus school. Grades Pre-K - 6: Baird Avenue in Lewiston. Grades 7 - 12: Gracelawn Road in Auburn.
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1941
Grades: PK-12
121 Gracelawn Rd
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 782-6911
Rank: #2121.
Levey Day School
Levey Day School Photo
(Jewish)
(4)
Founding Date: 1952
Grades: PK-8
400 Deering Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 774-7676
Rank: #2222.
Breakwater School
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: NS-8
856 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 772-8689
Rank: #2323.
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.
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
Founding Date: 1966
Grades: 9-12
616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-5584
Rank: #2424.
Opportunity Training Center
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1969
Grades: 1-12
25 Lombard St
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 554-4518
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
Bangor Christian Schools
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1970
Grades: PK-12
1476 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-7356
Rank: #25 - 2625. - 26.
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.
(9)
Founding Date: 1970
Grades: K-8
281 Log Cabin Rd.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
(207) 967-3143
Rank: #2727.
Riley School
Riley School Photo - Our campus is a classroom
Alternative School
(2)
Founding Date: 1972
Grades: PK-9
73 Warrenton St
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 596-6405
Rank: #2828.
Lighthouse Christian School and Childcare Center
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1973
Grades: PK-K
525 Highland Ave
South Portland, ME 04106
(207) 767-2129
Rank: #2929.
Pen Bay Christian School
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1975
Grades: PK-12
1 Waldo Avenue
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 596-6460
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Kennebec Montessori School
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1976
Grades: PK-6
38 Sheridan Rd
Fairfield, ME 04937
(207) 453-6055
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
The Little Dolphin School Foundation
The Little Dolphin School Foundation Photo
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 1976
Grades: NS-2
101 County Rd
Westbrook, ME 04092
(207) 874-9909
Rank: #30 - 3230. - 32.
Temple Academy
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1976
Grades: PK-12
60 W River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-5325
Rank: #3333.
Ossipee Valley Christian School
(Christian)
(1)
Founding Date: 1979
Grades: 12
1890 North Rd
Cornish, ME 04020
(207) 793-4005
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
The Bay School
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
Founding Date: 1980
Grades: PK-8
17 Bay School Dr
Blue Hill, ME 04614
(207) 374-2187
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Founding Date: 1980
Grades: PK-12
1423 Ohio Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-2704
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Maine average Private Schools founding year?
The Maine average Private Schools founding year is 1947 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in Maine?
The top ranked Private Schools in Maine include Berwick Academy, Fryeburg Academy and Washington Academy.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Maine?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Maine is Berwick Academy, with a year of 1791. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is Berwick Academy, with a year of 1791.

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