Oldest Private Schools in Maine

The average private school in Maine was founded around 1942 (2021).
The oldest private school in Maine is Berwick Academy, founded in 1791. The oldest private schools are listed below.

Oldest Private Schools in Maine (2021)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
Berwick Academy
Berwick Academy Photo - Berwick Academy Campus
(3)
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.
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.
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.
(Methodist)
Founding Date: 1824
Grades: 9-12
1614 Main Street
Kents Hill, ME 04349
(207) 685-1606
Rank: #1111.
Gould Academy
Gould Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1836
Grades: 9-12
39 Church Street
Bethel, ME 04217
(207) 824-7700
Rank: #1212.
St. John's Catholic School
(Roman 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
Founding Date: 1883
Grades: 9-12
309 Windsor Rd
South China, ME 04358
(207) 445-2962
Rank: #1515.
Waynflete
Waynflete Photo - Upper School Campus
Founding Date: 1898
Grades: PK-12
360 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.
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: NS-8
18 Mount Merici Avenue
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-3773
Rank: #1717.
St. Brigid School
St. Brigid School Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1915
Grades: NS-8
695 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 797-7073
Rank: #1818.
Cheverus High School
Cheverus High School 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.
(Roman Catholic)
(4)
Founding Date: 1917
Grades: 9-12
267 Ocean Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 774-6238
Rank: #1919.
Founding Date: 1928
Grades: 8-12
100 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-0313
Rank: #2020.
Roots at Ledgemere
Alternative School
Founding Date: 1935
Grades: NS-4
243 Mitchell Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-1962
Rank: #2121.
Saint Dominic Academy
Saint Dominic Academy Photo
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1941
Grades: PK-12
121 Gracelawn Ave
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 782-6911
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Breakwater School
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: NS-8
856 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 772-8689
Rank: #22 - 2322. - 23.
Levey Day School
Levey Day School Photo
(Jewish)
(4)
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: NS-7
400 Deering Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 776-7474
Rank: #2424.
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.
(2)
Founding Date: 1966
Grades: 9-12
616 High Street
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-5584
Rank: #2525.
Opportunity Training Center
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1969
Grades: PK-12
25 Lombard St
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 764-0134
Rank: #2626.
Riley School
Riley School Photo - writing in science journal
Alternative School
Founding Date: 1972
Grades: PK-9
73 Warrenton St
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 596-6405
Rank: #2727.
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: #2828.
Pen Bay Christian School
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1975
Grades: PK-8
1 Waldo Avenue
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 596-6460
Rank: #2929.
Temple Academy
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1976
Grades: PK-12
60 W River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-5325
Rank: #3030.
Ossipee Valley Christian School
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1979
Grades: 11
1890 North Rd
Cornish, ME 04020
(207) 793-4005
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
The Bay School
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
Founding Date: 1980
Grades: NS-8
17 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-12
1423 Ohio Street
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-2704
Rank: #3333.
Hartland Christian School
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1981
Grades: 1-12
10 Elm St,
Hartland, ME 04943
(207) 938-4250
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
Founding Date: 1982
Grades: 9-12
3197 Carrabassett Dr
Kingfield, ME 04947
(207) 237-2250
Rank: #34 - 3534. - 35.
New Life Christian Academy
(Assembly of God)
Founding Date: 1982
Grades: K-12
8 Drift Rd
Fryeburg, ME 04037
(207) 935-3129
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