Saco's children are served by four public elementary schools and a private high school.
Grades K through 2 attend either the Governor John Fairfield School (377 students) or Young
School (291 students). Grades 3 through 5
attend C.K. Burns School (614 students), and grades
6 through 8 attend the Saco Middle School (645 students).
The public schools have earned a regional reputation for excellence.
a private high school in Saco founded in 1811, provides secondary
education to most high school students in Saco, as well as to many private pay students from
elsewhere in the region. During its 185 years, Thornton Academy has built a tradition of
excellence, both in academics and in athletics. The school now features a new wing, housing
an extensive arts program, a new library and a new theater.
University of Maine Saco-Biddeford Center on Saco Island offers
nearly 100 courses
each semester for both degree candidates or for personal interest. Course work and schedules
are oriented toward serving non-traditional students who are pursuing higher education on a
University of New England, Biddeford, is a 1,700 student coeducational institution with
both undergraduate and graduate programs, including the state's only medical school.
York County Community College, Wells, is a two year public college that offers Associate
Degrees and One year Certificates. Degree curricula include business administration, computer
technology, CAD, and other disciplines. Also, YCTC is able to conduct training and workshops
to meet the specific need of area business and industry.