Carleton Project PO Box 340 Island Falls ME 04747 207-768-1000
Greater Houlton Christian Academy 27 School Street Houlton ME 04730 22.2 miles from Island Falls 207-532-0736
Lee Academy 26 Winn Rd Lee ME 04455 44.9 miles from Island Falls 207-738-2252
Cornerstone Christian Academy 180 Houlton Road Presque Isle ME 04769 45.5 miles from Island Falls 207-768-6222
Opportunity Training Center 25 Lombard Street Presque Isle ME 04769 48.5 miles from Island Falls 207-764-0134
A private school is an independent educational institution which does not receive funding from public sources or the government. Families who send their children to private schools including parochial, religious, or boarding schools must pay tuition. Some private schools offer scholarships for qualified students with financial needs.
Most private schools are Christian or Catholic schools, but they may also be non-religious charter schools, as well as preparatory (prep schools) schools, or private K-12, middle schools and high schools. These schools are not required to meet the accreditation standards of public schools and instead operate under various accreditation guidelines. Charter schools, in particular, are often focused on meeting the needs of a specific group of students, and their curricula may differ substantially from that of nearby public schools in the same local area.