Knox County Private School

Find Knox County Maine private schools, including independent, parochial, religious and non-religious affiliated charter schools, boarding schools, Christian schools, preparatory prep schools, and accredited private k-12, middle schools, and high schools. Private schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.

Ashwood Waldorf School 180 Park Street Rockport ME 04856 207-236-8021

Children's House Montessori School 58 Elm Street Camden ME 04843 207-236-2911

Pen Bay Christian School 1 Waldo Avenue Rockland ME 04841 207-596-6460

The Community School 79 Washington Street Camden ME 04843 207-236-3000

The Riley School 73 Warrenton Street Rockport ME 04856 207-596-6405

Watershed School 24 Lincoln Street Rockland ME 04841 207-594-1873

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About Private Schools

Do Private Schools need to be accredited?

Most states do not require the accreditation of Private Schools. Some states give Private Schools the option of either being accredited or receiving some type of approval or license from the state. In some states, Private Schools are required to be accredited. Depending on the state, either the State Department of Education or an independent entity is the accrediting agency.

Is a Charter School a type of Private School?

Charter Schools are privately run but publicly funded. A Charter School has a charter or agreement with the state or sponsoring school board that allows it to operate with some degree of autonomy. Charter Schools are typically run by non-profit organizations or for-profit companies, but they receive taxpayer funding to cover part of their operating expenses.

Are Private Schools non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses?

Most Private Schools are non-profit organizations. This allows Private Schools to accept contributions that can be treated as tax-deductible. However, there are some Private Schools that operate as for-profit businesses. The for-profit structure of a Private School affords owners greater control over the school than would be the case with a non-profit.