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History

Peaks Island School is over 150 years old. It is the heart of the Peaks Island Community. We treasure our connection to the history of the island and take pride in our connection to its future.

Our school building provides learning opportunities for  PreKindergarten through 5th grade students. Our school is rich in history and has original artwork by Claude Montgomery entitled “Portland Harbor” that is displayed on our stage  (special thanks to his daughter and island summer resident Nancy Montgomery Beebe). ”Sandy Beach” by island parent and resident Suzanne Parrot is displayed in our school library. 

Our students use the shores and forests of the island as their classroom. We also connect to the many island institutions, such as: 

  • Peaks Island Land Preserve (PILP) This group’s mission is to protect the island’s natural resources including land and birds. 
  • Peaks Island Historical Society -  Shares the island history and watches over some of the island public lands. 
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum - This active museum is dedicated to informing others about the Fifth Maine Regiment as well as the importance of Peaks Island during World War II.
  • Peaks Island Branch of the Portland Public Library - partnering with our school to support literacy and information.