Top 20 Best Maine Private Daycares & Preschools (2022-23)

For the 2022-23 school year, there are 68 private daycares & preschools serving 8,533 students in Maine.
The best top ranked private daycares & preschools in Maine include Maine Coast Waldorf School, Mount Merici Academy and All Saints Catholic School.
The average tuition cost is $12,156, which is lower than the Maine average tuition cost of $22,547.
47% of private daycares & preschools in Maine are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian). Learn more about how daycare centers and preschools work.

Top Ranked Maine Private Daycares & Preschools (2022-23)

School
Location
Grades
Students
All Saints Catholic School
(Catholic)
768 Ohio St.
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-7063
Grades: PK-8
| 200 students
Bangor Christian Schools
(Baptist)
1476 Broadway
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 947-7356
Grades: PK-12
| 313 students
Bangor Montessori School
Montessori School
30 Otis St
Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 945-3464
Grades: PK-K
| 62 students
Berwick Academy
Berwick Academy Photo - Berwick Academy Campus
(3)
31 Academy St
South Berwick, ME 03908
(207) 384-6300
Grades: PK-12
| 590 students
Friends School of Portland
Friends School of Portland Photo - Rainbow in Spanish
(Friends)
(1)
11 U.S. Route One
Cumberland Foreside, ME 04110
(207) 558-6213
Grades: NS-8
| 139 students
Levey Day School
Levey Day School Photo
(Jewish)
(4)
400 Deering Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 776-7474
Grades: NS-7
| 30 students
Maine Coast Waldorf School
Maine Coast Waldorf School Photo - Maine Coast Waldorf High School Building
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
57 Desert Rd
Freeport, ME 04032
(207) 865-3900
Grades: PK-12
| 289 students
Midcoast STEAM Microschool
Special Program Emphasis
1 Main Street
Rockland, ME 04841
(207) 543-3387
Grades: NS-5
| 15 students
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.
18 Mount Merici Avenue
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-3773
Grades: NS-8
| 219 students
North Yarmouth Academy
North Yarmouth Academy Photo - NYA 20 + acre campus in Yarmouth, Maine.
(1)
148 Main Street
Yarmouth, ME 04096
(207) 846-9051
Grades: NS-12
| 374 students
Opportunity Training Center
Special Education School
25 Lombard St
Presque Isle, ME 04769
(207) 764-0134
Grades: PK-12
| 32 students
St. Brigid School
St. Brigid School Photo
(Catholic)
695 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 797-7073
Grades: NS-8
| 330 students
Saint Dominic Academy
Saint Dominic Academy Photo
(Catholic)
121 Gracelawn Ave
Auburn, ME 04210
(207) 782-6911
Grades: PK-12
| 453 students
St. Dominic Academy-lewiston Campus
(Catholic)
17 Baird Ave
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 783-9323
Grades: PK-6
| 264 students
St. John's Catholic School
(Catholic)
37 Pleasant Street
Brunswick, ME 04011
(207) 725-5507
Grades: PK-8
| 120 students
St. Michael School
(Catholic)
56 Sewall Street
Augusta, ME 04330
(207) 623-3491
Grades: PK-8
| 187 students
St. Thomas Consolidated School
(Catholic)
69 North Ave
Sanford, ME 04073
(207) 324-5832
Grades: PK-8
| 189 students
Seacoast Waldorf School
Seacoast Waldorf School Photo - Part of German class in the grades was baking German cookies for a celebration. Children learn German and Spanish starting in first grade.
Special Program Emphasis
(6)
403 ME-236
Eliot, ME 03903
(207) 686-3140
Grades: PK-8
| 127 students
Spurwink School
Special Education School
899 Riverside Street
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 771-1354
Grades: NS
| 231 students
Temple Academy
(Christian)
60 W River Rd
Waterville, ME 04901
(207) 873-5325
Grades: PK-12
| 203 students
Waynflete
Waynflete Photo - Upper School Campus
360 Spring St
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 274-5224
Grades: PK-12
| 581 students
Appletree School
Appletree School Photo
Alternative School
44 Two Lights Rd
Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107
(207) 799-4225
Grades: NS
| 40 students
Ashwood Waldorf School
Ashwood Waldorf School Photo - Ashwood Waldorf School's grade school building
Special Program Emphasis
(1)
180 Park St
Rockport, ME 04856
(207) 236-8021
Grades: PK-8
| 79 students
The Bay School
Special Program Emphasis
(3)
17 Bay School Dr
Blue Hill, ME 04614
(207) 374-2187
Grades: NS-8
| 92 students
Breakwater School
856 Brighton Ave
Portland, ME 04102
(207) 772-8689
Grades: NS-8
| 152 students
Briarwood Children's House
Montessori School
432 Goodwins Mills Rd
Alfred, ME 04002
(207) 499-7754
Grades: PK-K
| 145 students
Brixham Montessori Friends School
Montessori School
(1)
18 Brickyard Court
York, ME 03909
(207) 351-2700
Grades: PK-5
| 112 students
Bucksport Christian School
(Baptist)
16 Central St
Bucksport, ME 04416
(207) 469-7121
Grades: NS-11
| 16 students
Central Maine Christian Academy
(Christian)
(1)
390 Main St
Lewiston, ME 04240
(207) 777-0007
Grades: PK-12
| 133 students
The Children's Center
Daycare / Preschool
721 Stevens Ave
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 797-9366
Grades: PK-K
| 98 students
Children's House Montessori School
Montessori School
58 Elm St
Camden, ME 04843
(207) 236-2911
Grades: PK-3
| 53 students
Cocoons
Cocoons Photo - The playground!
Daycare / Preschool
35 Heath Rd
Kennebunk, ME 04043
(207) 985-6022
Grades: PK-1
| 47 students
Damariscotta Montessori School
Montessori School
93 Center St
Nobleboro, ME 04555
(207) 563-2168
Grades: PK-8
| 89 students
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
(2)
99 South Freeport Road
South Freeport, ME 04078
(207) 865-3308
Grades: NS-6
| 79 students
Grace Baptist Church School
(Baptist)
476 Summit St
Portland, ME 04103
(207) 797-0257
Grades: PK-12
| 24 students
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