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KidsPeace Maine

Special Purpose Private Schools

Hope. Help. Healing. & Heroes

OUR MISSION: To give hope, help, and healing to children, adults and those who love them.

Our History

KidsPeace, established in 1882, has dedicated over 140 years to the prevention and treatment of mental health crises. KidsPeace has been in Maine for over 30 years and has continued to expand. Thousands of children and families receive treatment from KidsPeace across a broad spectrum that includes inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, residential care, educational services, foster care, community-based programming, services for youth on the autism spectrum, public education, and transition planning.

Since 1991,

KidsPeace has been supporting children and adults in and from Maine a range of educational services designed to meet the needs of special education students and children who can benefit from learning in a more structured, small group educational environment.  These students find opportunities for success in our individualized academic and behavioral programs, staffed by dedicated experts who provide the quality programming and support that help these children advance and grow.

Our Vision

To transform the lives of individuals struggling with emotional and behavioral difficulties with compassionate expert teams providing mental health care and educational services in a supportive and safe environment.

Graham Lake

16 KidsPeace Way
Ellsworth, ME 04605


199 Main State St
Millinocket, ME 04462

Old Town

601 Stillwater Ave, Suite 3
Old Town, ME 04468
(207) 817-0387

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Phone: 1.207.667.0909 x. 2311
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Have you ever wondered what exactly a KidsPeace school is or how it differs from the public schools?

Our three locations in Ellsworth, Old Town, and Millinocket, offer children’s preschool and day treatment programs, operating as certified Special Purpose Private Schools. These schools provide both educational and behavioral health services to approximately 80+ students, ranging from kindergarten to high school. Each location has a variety of services and tools to meet students’ needs including Clinical Services, ABA Services, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Fine Arts, and the integration of outdoor education and recreational activities. 

Maine Specialized Preschool Program “Milestones”

The Milestones Program, located at the Old Town, Millinocket and Graham Lake Campus, will provide individualized preschool programs and daycare services, including speech therapy, physical therapy, individual therapy, case management, and applied behavior analysis services. The program is designed to serve younger students ages 3-5 in need of a structured, small-group educational environment. Children in the Milestones Program can receive the education, support, and treatment to help them meet their developmental milestones in preparation for Kindergarten provided by their community school in which they reside in.

Maine Special Purpose Private Schools

KidsPeace SPPS provide both educational and behavioral health services ranging from kindergarten to high school. Our schools offer a variety of services and tools to meet students’ needs including Clinical Services, ABA Services, Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and integration of outdoor education. When a student enters a day treatment program, they are provided an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is customized to their needs. Then, inter-disciplinary teams work together to provide an IEP and a relevant Individualized Treatment Plan that align to state and federal standards.  Special designed instruction, often outlined in an IEP, outline accommodations and modifications to the school environment to be further carried over into the community school. Students also receive individualized and comprehensive Master Treatment Plan (MTP) in our programs, which includes educational programming, therapeutic environment and behavior plan. Programs include ongoing assessment and observation of various educational staff, trained in both educational and clinical practices, as well as highly structured programs. All services and staff follow an integrated plan and a daily schedule that are consistent and predictable to help students keep on course for learning and treatment.