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.

Thornton Academy Thornton Academy, 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 Sign 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 part-time basis. 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.

School Websites

Search FAQs

En français

Report a problem

How are we doing?
Complete a short survey

Get a form
Pay city bills
Register your car
Register your dog
Register your snowmobile
Register your boat
Get a fishing license
Pay traffic violations
Search marriage/death archives

Find your ward
City Hall telephone numbers
More information

You can now research property lots through the city's Geographic Information System (GIS) maps. Just follow this link. Note: This will take you off the City of Saco website.

Several departments have Facebook pages in addition to their presence on this site. You can follow the links below: