Oldest Private Preschools in Maine

The average private preschool in Maine was founded around 1962 (2021-22).
The oldest private preschool in Maine is Berwick Academy, founded in 1791.

Oldest Private Preschools in Maine (2021-22)

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: #22.
North Yarmouth Academy
North Yarmouth Academy Photo - NYA 20 + acre campus in Yarmouth, Maine.
(1)
Founding Date: 1814
Grades: NS-12
148 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-9051
Rank: #33.
St. John's Catholic School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 1837
Grades: PK-8
37 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-5507
Rank: #44.
Waynflete
Waynflete Photo - Upper School Campus
Founding Date: 1898
Grades: PK-12
360 Spring St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 274-5224
Rank: #55.
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: #66.
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: #77.
Roots at Ledgemere
Alternative School
Founding Date: 1935
Grades: NS-4
243 Mitchell Road
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-1962
Rank: #88.
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: #9 - 109. - 10.
Breakwater School
Founding Date: 1956
Grades: NS-8
856 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 772-8689
Rank: #9 - 109. - 10.
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: #1111.
Opportunity Training Center
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1969
Grades: PK-12
25 Lombard St
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 764-0134
Rank: #1212.
Riley School
Riley School Photo - writing in science journal
Alternative School
(1)
Founding Date: 1972
Grades: PK-9
73 Warrenton St
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 596-6405
Rank: #1313.
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: #1414.
Pen Bay Christian School
(Baptist)
Founding Date: 1975
Grades: PK-8
1 Waldo Avenue
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 596-6460
Rank: #1515.
Temple Academy
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1976
Grades: PK-12
60 W River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-5325
Rank: #16 - 1716. - 17.
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: #16 - 1716. - 17.
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: #1818.
Maine Coast Waldorf School
Maine Coast Waldorf School Photo - Maine Coast Waldorf High School Building
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Founding Date: 1984
Grades: PK-12
57 Desert Rd
Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3900
Rank: #1919.
Pine Grove School
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1985
Grades: PK-K
32 Foreside Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
(207) 781-3441
Rank: #2020.
Ashwood Waldorf School
Ashwood Waldorf School Photo - Ashwood Waldorf School's grade school building
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
Founding Date: 1986
Grades: PK-8
180 Park St
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 236-8021
Rank: #2121.
Winfield Children's House
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1987
Grades: NS-K
161 Field Rd
Falmouth, ME 04105
(207) 797-8101
Rank: #2222.
Bangor Montessori School
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1988
Grades: PK-K
30 Otis St
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 945-3464
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Appletree School
Appletree School Photo
Alternative School
Founding Date: 1989
Grades: NS
44 Two Lights Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-4225
Rank: #23 - 2423. - 24.
Damariscotta Montessori School
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1989
Grades: PK-8
93 Center St
Nobleboro, ME 04555
(207) 563-2168
Rank: #2525.
St. James School
(Roman Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1992
Grades: PK-8
25 Graham Street
Biddeford, ME 04005
(207) 282-4084
Rank: #2626.
Childlight Montessori School
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1995
Grades: PK-K
395 Portland St
Berwick, ME 03901
(207) 384-0153
Rank: #2727.
Living Waters Christian School
Living Waters Christian School Photo - Living Waters Christian School | Home of the Lions
(Christian)
Founding Date: 1996
Grades: PK-12
197 Parker Farm Road
Buxton, ME 04093
(207) 517-6136
Rank: #2828.
Brixham Montessori Friends School
Montessori School
(1)
Founding Date: 1997
Grades: PK-5
18 Brickyard Court
York, ME 03909
(207) 351-2700
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Poland Spring Academy
Alternative School
(1)
Founding Date: 1999
Grades: PK-12
14 Hope Springs Rd
Poland, ME 04274
(207) 998-4566
Rank: #29 - 3029. - 30.
Seacoast Waldorf School
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo - Our students follow a set curriculum developed for Waldorf Schools. This is a picture of a Geology block in 6th grade.
Special Program Emphasis
(6)
Founding Date: 1999
Grades: PK-8
403 ME-236
Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 686-3140
Rank: #3131.
Stepping Stones Montessori School
Montessori School
Founding Date: 2001
Grades: PK-8
195 Hallowell Rd
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 626-5550
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
Fiddlehead Art and Science Center
Daycare / Preschool
Founding Date: 2002
Grades: NS
25 Shaker Rd
Gray, ME 04039
(207) 657-2244
Rank: #32 - 3332. - 33.
French School of Maine - L'Ecole Francaise du Maine
French School of Maine - L'Ecole Francaise du Maine Photo - Beginning in preschool, our weekly swim program at the Casco Bay YMCA is a highlight of our physical education program
Special Program Emphasis
(2)
Founding Date: 2002
Grades: NS-6
99 South Freeport Road
South Freeport, ME 04078
(207) 865-3308
Rank: #3434.
Friends School of Portland
Friends School of Portland Photo - Rainbow in Spanish
(Friends)
(1)
Founding Date: 2006
Grades: NS-8
11 U.S. Route One
Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
(207) 558-6213
Rank: #3535.
St. Michael School
(Roman Catholic)
Founding Date: 2007
Grades: PK-8
56 Sewall Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 623-3491

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