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 average acceptance rate is 74% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 13% and the student:teacher ratio is 9:1.
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.
The New School Photo - TNS offers ample opportunities for hands-on learning. These math students are honing their skills with a carpentry project.
Cheverus 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.
Maine Coast Semester at Chewonki Photo - During the semester, students live on our 400 acre peninsula. With over five miles of trails and an organic horse powered farm, students always have new places to explore.
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.
Top Ranked Maine Private Schools by County (2022-23)
A Timeline of Private School Events and History
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Suicide Prevention: Caring For Our Young People
At last we have a dedicated phone number for suicide and crisis support. The Suicide and Crisis Lifeline is 988. More about it and suicide prevention here.
Seemingly never-ending school shootings prompted me to find out whether private schools were safer than public schools. Some answers and opinions on the matter here.