Since 1991, KidsPeace has offered families in 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 professionals who provide the quality programming and support that help these children advance and grow. 


Our year round educational programs are located at our Graham Lake Campus in Ellsworth as well as East Millinocket and Greenbush, and provide these services on site:


• Child and family community-based programs • BCBA services
• Psychological and Medication Services • Case Management Services
• Clinical services • Speech Pathology
• Occupational therapy • Physical therapy
• Dietician services

Using a fully aligned Common Core Standard Curriculum, students have access to the same educational opportunities as children in public school. High school courses are fully aligned with the academic credits needed for high school graduation and post-secondary education. KidsPeace also offers Extended School Year (ESY) services during the summer months.

KidsPeace’s Special Purpose Private Day Treatment Schools are open to public school students in need of a more structured small group educational environment. As a special-purpose private school, the KidsPeace schools provides a climate of understanding and safety. Our day treatment program provides individualized education programs, behavioral health interventions and social skills curriculums to help students overcome maladaptive attitudes, perceptions and beliefs that may cause self-destructive behaviors. Our goal is to re-teach and develop the essential skills students need to return to public school and to be successful there as well as with their families and in their lives.

The MileStones Preschool programs are designed to provide individualized supports to meet each child’s unique educational and developmental needs. Our sties provide these individualized supports through a wide variety of services provided by highly qualified professionals including: Special Education Teacher, specially trained educational professionals, Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) services overseen by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy, Clinical support, case management, and nursing services. Access to services is depended upon the needs of the individual, which is dependent upon the needs of the individual, which are determined by the child’s education and treatment teams. Classroom areas are arranged to maximize each child’s engagement. Children receive instruction in 1:1, 2:1, or small group formats with lessons range from highly structured (i.e. academic lessons) to natural environment teaching (i.e. social engagement and play skills)

The 90-day Diagnostic Day Treatment service consists of full evaluations and assessments including, but not limited to the following: ABAS II, Psychological, Functional Behavior Assessment, Speech and Language, Occupational Therapy. Other evaluations and/or assessments deemed appropriate or necessary will be provided for each individual student. Based on the results and recommendations of the testing, KidsPeace puts into place a very inclusive, in-depth behavior plan to support each of the identified needs. Included as part of the wrap-around approach for public school reintegration of the student, KidsPeace provides training to staff from the sending school to assist in carrying out the support plan.

Graham Lake

16 KidsPeace Way
Ellsworth, ME 04605
School Office Phone: (207) 664-1237



199 State Street (inside Stearns High School)
Millinocket, ME 04462
School Office Phone: 207-723-6813


Old Town

601 Stillwater Avenue
Old Town, ME 04468
207- 817-0682