Top Maine Private Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 165 top private schools in Maine, serving 17,455 students.
- The average private school tuition is $8,137 for elementary schools and $31,271 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 76% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 11% and the student:teacher ratio is 8:1.
Boxberry School Photo - Our custom built school features lots of natural lighting! One great room for lots of multigrade interactions along with 3 separate classrooms.
John Bapst Memorial High School Photo - John Bapst offers a multitude of extracurricular activities for students, including a State Championship-level Chess Team, the 2010 State Championship Math Team, and the 2010 State Championship Jazz Band as well as Key Club, National Honor Society, Student Environmental Action Club, Civil Rights Team, and many more.
Hyde School Photo - Campus life at Hyde is all about being an active and engaged member of the community. An emphasis on charactercourage, integrity, leadership, curiosity, and concernprovides the cornerstone for learningin the classrooms, dormitories, the arts, and on the athletic fields.
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."
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.
French School of Maine - L'Ecole Francaise du Maine Photo - Fostering independence and self-discovery through the exchange of language, culture and ideas
Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education Photo - Juniper Hill School for Place-Based Education in Alna, ME.
Top Maine Private Schools by County (2020)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 11 Schools1,020 Students9% Minority
- 4 Schools228 Students5% Minority
- 44 Schools4,110 Students9% Minority
- 1 Schools63 Students2% Minority
- 7 Schools537 Students9% Minority
- 12 Schools1,659 Students7% Minority
- 8 Schools375 Students27% Minority
- 10 Schools980 Students11% Minority
- 11 Schools1,205 Students15% Minority
- 16 Schools1,750 Students13% Minority
- 1 Schools400 Students- Minority
- 4 Schools256 Students27% Minority
- 8 Schools725 Students18% Minority
- 4 Schools93 Students6% Minority
- 2 Schools511 Students22% Minority
- 22 Schools3,592 Students6% Minority
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Teachers and parents are concerned about the teaching that will take place post-pandemic. I have tried to cover their concerns in the following set of questions and answers.