York County Private School

Find York 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.

Berwick Academy 31 Academy Street South Berwick ME 03908 207-384-2164

Briarwood Childrens House 432 Goodwins Mills Road Lyman ME 04002 207-499-0060

Brixham Montessori Friends School 18 Brickyard Court York Harbor ME 03909 207-351-2700

Childlight Montessori School 395 Portland Street Berwick ME 03901 207-384-0153

Cocoons Day School 35 Heath Road Kennebunk ME 04043 207-985-6022

Cornerstone Kindergarten 19 Morse Street Berwick ME 03901 207-698-5651

Florence Lombard Christian School PO Box 1298 Saco ME 04072 207-282-5004

Living Waters Christian School PO Box 998 Buxton ME 04093 207-727-4499

Maplestone PO Box 588 Acton ME 04001 207-477-2829

Nfi Buxton - Beacon House PO Box 346 Buxton ME 04093 207-727-5900

Ossipee Valley Christian School 1890 North Road Cornish ME 04020 207-793-4005

Saco Island School PO Box 516 Biddeford ME 04005 207-283-1435

Saint James School 25 Graham Street Biddeford ME 04005 207-282-4084

St Thomas School 69 North Avenue Sanford ME 04073 207-324-2549

The New School 38 York Street Kennebunk ME 04043 207-985-3745

The School Around Us 281 Log Cabin Road Arundel ME 04046 207-967-3143

The School At Sweetser 50 Moody Street Saco ME 04072 207-294-4949

Thornton Academy 438 Main Street Saco ME 04072 207-282-3361

Tidewater Waldorf School PO Box 420 Eliot ME 03903 207-439-7911

Winter Harbor Childrens House PO Box 160 Biddeford Pool ME 04006 207-344-4309

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.