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Family Resources Handbook – Education

Note: The information in this category is organized by types of educational services provided: Daycare/Preschool, Private Schools, Public Schools, Post Secondary Education. The “See Also:….” reference at the end of a listing indicates the organization can also be found in other categories.

Daycare/Preschools

Bath Area Family YMCA

Blueberry HIll
41 Church Rd., Brunswick
http://blueberryhillnurseryschool.intuitwebsites.com; 729-8505

  • Preschool for ages 3-5; Summer program

Bowdoin College Children’s Center
6 South St., Brunswick
www.bowdoin.edu/childrens-center; 725-3700
See Post Secondary Education, below

  • Available for Bowdoin faculty, staff, and local residents; innovative programs of childcare and pre-school for children 6 wks to age 5

Bright Start Early Childhood Center
84 Main St., Topsham
http://brightstartearlychildhoodcenter.org; 725-7621

  • Nurturing childcare/appropriate early educational environment for ages 2 1/2 – 5

Brunswick Parks and Recreation Department Preschool

Family Focus – 2 locations
2 Davenport Circle, Bath; 386-1662 (Administrative Office & Early Learning Ctr)
44 Water Street, Brunswick; 725-9702 (Early Learning Ctr)
www.familyfocusme.org;

  • Child care and preschool 6 wks to age 5; before/after school program

Follow the Child Montessori School
120 North St., Bath
442-8900

  • Maine’s only Montessori school; Preschool through Kindergarten for ages 3-6

Harpswell Community Nursery School
At the Kellogg Church, 917 Harpswell Neck Rd., Harpswell
www.harpswellnurseryschool.org; 833-5102

  • Time for Twos, parents and children experience group child care and education
  • Preschool for ages 3-5; occasionally for 2-year olds on a trial basis

Head Start–Midcoast Maine Community Action – 3 locations
mmcacorp.org/programs/head-start/; 442-7963

CED – Bath Head Start – Wing Farm
34 Wing Farm Parkway Suite 101, Bath

MMCA – Brunswick Head Start Center
35 A Gurnet Road, Brunswick; 729-4721

Pejepscot Head Start Center
14 Pejepscot Village Main Street, Topsham; 725-1348

Learning Land
9 Cleaveland St., Brunswick
www.learninglandnurseryschool.com; 725-4387

  • Early childhood and pre-K for ages 3-5

L’Ecole du Francais du Maine
99 S. Freeport Rd., South Freeport
www.efdm.org; 865-3308

  • See Private School below
  • French immersion for preschool through grade 6

McKeen Street Learning Center
111 McKeen St., Brunswick
www.daycarecenterssite.com/Brunswick-ME/McKeen-Street-Learning-Center-Nursery-School.html; 729-5054

  • Childcare and pre-school for ages 2-5
  • Before and after school care for ages 2-10 plus summer program

Merriconeag Waldorf School
57 Desert Rd., Freeport
www.merriconeag.org; 865-3900

  • See Private School below
  • Parent-infant (4-10 mos), parent-toddler (up to 3 yrs) full and half day classes; nursery-kindergarten, ages 3-6)
  • See Also: Camps

Pejepscot Day School
646 Lewiston Rd., Topsham
www.pejepscotdayschool.com; 725-1229

  • Preschool for ages 2.9-6

Region 10 Tech Community Preschool
68 Church Rd., Brunswick
perry@r10tech.org; 729-6622 X 3

  • See Public Schools, below
  • Preschool for 2 1/2 -5 yr olds taught by Early Childhood Development instructor and students

SweetPeaz Early Childhood Enrichment Center
40 Rupununi Run, Topsham
www.sweetpeazpreschool.com; 841-3619 or 721-7315

  • Preschool for ages 3-5; offer extended day

The Children’s Schoolhouse
223 North Street, Bath
http://thechildrensschoolhouse.net; 443-4771

  • Where parents and children learn together; promoting personal, social & environmental awareness and responsibility; preschool through first grade

The Little School House on Maine
368 Maine St., Brunswick
www.thelittleschoolhouseonmaine.com; 725-8877

  • Childcare and preschool for ages 6 wks to 5 yrs; after school care
  • Offers cooking and dance classes to toddlers, preschoolers & school age children

Other information:
www.savvysource.com/preschools/me–listing of area day care and preschools
www.rumpus-room.com — An indoor children’s play center for children/parents
www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org/casco-bay-ymca — Casco Bay Preschool; Freeport

Private Schools:

Hyde School
616 High St., Bath
www.hyde.edu; 443-5584

  • Boarding school, 9-12; focuses on students developing a set of “go-to” principles: Courage, Integrity, Leadership, Curiosity and Concern.

L’Ecole du Francais du Maine

  • See Pre-school, above for contact information
  • French immersion school for preschool through grade 6

Merriconeag Waldorf School

  • See Pre-school, above for contact information
  • Early childhood through grade 8; Grades 9-12 located at 83 Pineland Dr., New Gloucester
  • See Also: Camps

Pine Tree Academy
67 Pownal Rd., Freeport
www.pinetreeacademy.org/; 865-4747

  • Seventh-Day Adventist school for grades pre-K-12

St. John’s Catholic School
37 Pleasant St., Brunswick
www.saint-johns-brunswick.pvt.k12.me.us; 725-5507

  • Catholic school for K-8

Other Information
http://breakwaterschool.org–Portland; multigrade, interdisciplinary teaching & inquiry-based, collaborative learning; Pre-school –Grade 8

www.c-t-l.org–Center For Teching and Learning, Edgecomb; k-8 demonstration school; develops/disseminates authentic, rigorous, joyful teaching methods

http://choppointschool.com – Woolwich; biblically based; individually tailored learning experience; boarding and day students; k-12,

www.nya.org — North Yarmouth Academy: independent/college preparatory, coeducational day school; grades 5-12

www.waynflete.org – Waynflete School, Portland; fostering love of learning and commitment to community; early childhood (3 yrs.) to Grade 5

Public Schools:

  • Bath Public Schools
  • Regional School Unit 1, 34 Wing Farm Parkway, Bath
  • www.rsu1.org; 443-6601
  • Morse High School – 443-8250
  • Bath Regional Career & Technical Center – 443-8257
  • Bath Middle School – 443-8270
  • Dike Newell School – 443-8285
  • Fisher Mitchell School – 443-8265
  • Phippsburg Elementary School – 389-1514
  • W. Bath School – 443-9145

Brunswick Public Schools

46 Federal St. Brunswick
www.brunswick.k12.me.us; 319-1900

  • Brunswick High School– 319-1910
  • Brunswick Junior High School– 319-1930
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School (Grades 2-5)– 319-1960
  • Robert P. T. Coffin Elementary School (Grades K-1) — 319-1950

Maine Region 10 Technical High School
68 Church Rd.., Brunswick
http://region10.mainecte.org/; 729-6622

  • See Pre-school above
  • Offers career and technical education plus pre-apprenticeship programs to students from Brunswick, SAD 75, and RSU 5

Maine School Administrative District 75
50 Republic Ave, Topsham
www.link75.org; 729-9961

  • Mount Ararat High School; 729-2951
  • Mount Ararat Middle School; 729-2950
  • Harpswell Community School; 729-5177
  • Williams-Cone Elementary School; 725-4391
  • Woodside Elementary School; 725-1243

Harpswell Coastal Academy
9 Ash Point Rd, Harpswell,
http://harpswellcoastalacademy.org; info@harpswellcoastalacademy.org

  • Public charter school offering rigorous, personalized, project-based education

Other Information
www.gmri.org – Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Portland; Innovative education program that connects scientific discovery to natural resources, daily life

Post Secondary Education:

Bowdoin College
Upper Maine St., Brunswick
www.bowdoin.edu; 725-3000

Southern Maine Community College—2 locations

11 Park St., Bath
www.smccme.edu; 386-0013

29 Sewall St., Brunswick Landing, Brunswick
www.smccme.edu; 844-2102

  • 60 yr. history of educating and preparing Maine people for jobs vital to ME’s prosperity; 2-year career and liberal arts programs

Southern New Hampshire University, Brunswick Campus
10 Tibbetts Drive, Brunswick
www.snhu.edu; 725-6486

  • 100 undergraduate prog., 60 graduate prog. & over 35 certificate prog.

University College, Bath/Brunswick
9 Park St., Bath
http://learn.maine.edu/bath; 442-7736

  • Local connection to degree programs offered by University of Maine System

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