Best Maine Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 157 private schools serving 18,881 students in Maine (there are 601 public schools, serving 168,497 students). 10% 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 $14,460 for elementary schools and $29,488 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
The best top ranked private schools in Maine include Kents Hill School, Thornton Academy and George Stevens Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 73% (view national acceptance rates). Minority enrollment is 16% and the student:teacher ratio is 9:1.
39% of schools are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

Top Ranked Maine Private Schools by County (2024)

County
# Schools
# Students
% Minority
12
1,698
11%
11
1,227
15%
22
3,580
7%

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Maine?
The best top ranked private schools in Maine include Kents Hill School, Thornton Academy and George Stevens Academy.
How many private schools are located in Maine?
157 private schools are located in Maine.
How much do private schools cost in Maine?
The average private school tuition in Maine is $14,460 for elementary schools and $29,488 for high schools
How diverse are private schools in Maine?
Maine private schools are approximately 16% minority students (view national minority students).
What percentage of students in Maine go to private school?
10% of all K-12 students in Maine are educated in private schools (compared to national average of 10%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Maine?
39% of private schools in Maine are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Baptist).

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