Best Maine Private Schools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 144 private schools serving 17,489 students in Maine (there are 601 public schools, serving 166,971 students). 9% of all K-12 students in Maine are educated in private schools compared to the national average of 10%.
The average private school tuition is $14,845 for elementary schools and $29,970 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Maine include Thornton Academy, Kents Hill School and St. John's Catholic School.
The average acceptance rate is 74% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 13% and the student:teacher ratio is 9:1.
42% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked Maine Private Schools by County (2022-23)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
10
1,229
17%
18
3,559
7%

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