Southern Midcoast Education

Proving that education is a significant aspect of life in the Southern Midcoast’s towns, residents are provided with only the best educational facilities, offering easy access to education from pre-Kindergarten through post-secondary.

Both public and private schooling is available throughout the region, affording top-rate education to each and every student. The towns of Arrowsie, Georgetown, West Bath, Phippsburg and Woolwich are served by School Union 47. The School Union is comprised of four elementary schools – Phippsburg Elementary, Georgetown Central, West Bath and Woolwich Central. Following the primary school education received at these schools, students can choose to enroll at a number of state-approved middle schools and high schools.

School Administrative District (SAD) #75 provides education to the towns of Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell and Topsham. Six elementary schools – Bowdoin, Bowdoinham, Harpswell Islands, West Harpswell, Williams-Cove and Woodside, one middle school – Mt. Ararat Middle School and one high school – Mt. Ararat High School, serve the communities.

Bath is served by Dike-Newell Elementary School and Fisher-Miller Elementary School, Bath Middle and Morse High School; Brunswick residents have access to Coffin Elementary School, Hawthorne Elementary School, Jordan Acres Elementary School and Longfellow Elementary School, as well as Brunswick Junior High School and Brunswick High School; and Richmond schools include the Marcia Buker Elementary School and Richmond Middle and High School.

The Maine Vocational Education Region 10 provides education to high school students from the school systems in Brunswick and Freeport, as well as SAD #75.

Private education can be found at four sites in the Southern Midcoast area. Chop Point School is a college preparatory school affording a Christian infused education to students in Kindergarten through 12th grade. Hyde School is also a college preparatory school with a campus located in Bath. Thirty-six faculty teach just over 200 students in the 9th through post-graduate years. Midcoast Montessori School, established in 1999, offers education in the grades pre-Kindergarten through six, while St. John’s Catholic School puts forth the traditional values of Catholic life for students in pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade.

Seven higher education facilities are accessible within Maine’s Southern Midcoast, affording students associates, bachelors and Masters degrees, along with certificates and specialized programs.

Bowdoin College is an undergraduate liberal arts college in Brunswick. The 1,710-student populace can receive their Bachelor of Arts degrees in more than 40 majors.

A Worldwide Campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is situated at the Brunswick Naval Air Station. The university offers associates, bachelors and Masters degrees in a number of aviation-related careers, learning everything about modern aircraft and their systems.

The Bath Campus of Southern Maine Community College affords 40 academic programs, with many providing associates degrees, while others offer an array of certificates.

Southern New Hampshire University offers a continuing educational center in Brunswick, offering evening, weekend and hybrid classes. Students have the opportunity to receive a variety of certificates, associates and bachelors degrees, as well as graduate-level certificates.

The University College of Bath-Brunswick offers continuing education courses and works hand-in-hand with a number of additional campuses to provide students with both associates and bachelors degrees in 39 programs. The college also offers the programs of College for Kids, for students in the 1st through 6th grades, and the Midcoast Senior College, affording opportunities for learning to the 55 years and older population.

Adult education is also a priority in the area, with facilities such as the Bath Adult Education Bailey Evening School, Merrymeeting Region Adult Education and the Maine Vocational Educational Region 10 Adult Education. Additional organizations include Literacy Volunteers of America and the Tri-County Literacy Volunteers, both allowing for free reading tutorials for adults.

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