Oldest Private Preschools in Maine

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The average private preschool in Maine was founded around 1963 (2021).
The oldest private preschool in Maine is Berwick Academy, founded in 1791.
The oldest private preschools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Preschools in Maine (2021)

  • 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: #22.
    North Yarmouth Academy
    North Yarmouth Academy Photo - NYA 20 + acre campus in Yarmouth, Maine.
    Founding Date: 1814
    Grades: NS-12148 Main Street
    Yarmouth, ME 04096
    (207) 846-9051

  • Rank: #33.
    St. John's Catholic School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1837
    Grades: PK-837 Pleasant Street
    Brunswick, ME 04011
    (207) 725-5507

  • Rank: #44.
    Waynflete
    Waynflete Photo - Upper School Campus
    Founding Date: 1898
    Grades: PK-12360 Spring St
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207) 774-5721

  • 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-818 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-8695 Stevens Ave
    Portland, ME 04103
    (207) 797-7073

  • Rank: #77.
    Ledgemere Country Day School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1935
    Grades: NS-PK243 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-12121 Gracelawn Ave
    Auburn, ME 04210
    (207) 782-6911

  • Rank: #99.
    Levey Day School
    Levey Day School Photo
    (Jewish)
    Founding Date: 1956
    Grades: NS-7400 Deering Ave
    Portland, ME 04103
    (207) 776-7474

  • Rank: #1010.
    Opportunity Training Center
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1969
    Grades: PK-1225 Lombard St
    Presque Isle, ME 04769
    (207) 764-0134

  • Rank: #1111.
    Riley School
    Riley School Photo - writing in science journal
    Alternative School
    Founding Date: 1972
    Grades: PK-973 Warrenton St
    Rockport, ME 04856
    (207) 596-6405

  • Rank: #1212.
    Lighthouse Christian School and Childcare Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 1973
    Grades: PK-K525 Highland Ave
    South Portland, ME 04106
    (207) 767-2129

  • Rank: #1313.
    Pen Bay Christian School
    (Baptist)
    Founding Date: 1975
    Grades: PK-81 Waldo Avenue
    Rockland, ME 04841
    (207) 596-6460

  • Rank: #1414.
    Temple Academy
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1977
    Grades: PK-1260 W River Rd
    Waterville, ME 04901
    (207) 873-5325

  • Rank: #15-1615.- 16.
    The Bay School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1980
    Grades: NS-817 Bay School Dr
    Blue Hill, ME 04614
    (207) 374-2187

  • Rank: #15-1615.- 16.
    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: #1717.
    Maine Coast Waldorf School
    Maine Coast Waldorf School Photo - Maine Coast Waldorf High School Building
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1984
    Grades: PK-1257 Desert Rd
    Freeport, ME 04032
    (207) 865-3900

  • Rank: #1818.
    Pine Grove School
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1985
    Grades: PK-K32 Foreside Rd
    Falmouth, ME 04105
    (207) 781-3441

  • Rank: #1919.
    Ashwood Waldorf School
    Ashwood Waldorf School Photo - Ashwood Waldorf School's grade school building
    Special Program Emphasis
    Founding Date: 1986
    Grades: PK-8180 Park St
    Rockport, ME 04856
    (207) 236-8021

  • Rank: #2020.
    Winfield Children's House
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1987
    Grades: NS-K161 Field Rd
    Falmouth, ME 04105
    (207) 797-8101

  • Rank: #2121.
    Bangor Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1988
    Grades: PK-K30 Otis St
    Bangor, ME 04401
    (207) 945-3464

  • Rank: #2222.
    Damariscotta Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1989
    Grades: PK-893 Center St
    Nobleboro, ME 04555
    (207) 563-2168

  • Rank: #2323.
    St. James School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1992
    Grades: PK-825 Graham Street
    Biddeford, ME 04005
    (207) 282-4084

  • Rank: #2424.
    Childlight Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1995
    Grades: PK-K395 Portland St
    Berwick, ME 03901
    (207) 384-0153

  • Rank: #2525.
    Living Waters Christian School
    Living Waters Christian School Photo - Living Waters Christian School | Home of the Lions
    (Christian)
    Founding Date: 1996
    Grades: PK-12197 Parker Farm Road
    Buxton, ME 04093
    (207) 517-6136

  • Rank: #2626.
    Brixham Montessori Friends School
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 1997
    Grades: PK-518 Brickyard Court
    York, ME 03909
    (207) 351-2700

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    Poland Spring Academy
    Alternative School
    Founding Date: 1999
    Grades: PK-1214 Hope Springs Rd
    Poland, ME 04274
    (207) 998-4566

  • Rank: #27-2827.- 28.
    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
    Founding Date: 1999
    Grades: PK-8403 ME-236
    Eliot, ME 03903
    (207) 686-3140

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Cricket Hunt School
    Cricket Hunt School Photo - Ms. Mahaney's and Mrs. Ashe-Ford's classes (3-5 year olds) celebrate New Year's at school!
    Alternative School
    Founding Date: 2001
    Grades: NS-240 Independence Drive
    Freeport, ME 04032
    (207) 865-9696

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    Stepping Stones Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Founding Date: 2001
    Grades: PK-8195 Hallowell Rd
    Augusta, ME 04330
    (207) 626-5550

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Fiddlehead Art and Science Center
    Daycare / Preschool
    Founding Date: 2002
    Grades: NS25 Shaker Rd
    Gray, ME 04039
    (207) 657-2244

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    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
    Founding Date: 2002
    Grades: NS-699 South Freeport Road
    South Freeport, ME 04078
    (207) 865-3308

  • Rank: #3333.
    Friends School of Portland
    Friends School of Portland Photo - Rainbow in Spanish
    (Friends)
    Founding Date: 2006
    Grades: NS-811 U.S. Route One
    Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
    (207) 781-6321

  • Rank: #3434.
    St. Michael School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 2007
    Grades: PK-856 Sewall Street
    Augusta, ME 04330
    (207) 623-3491

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