About Us

Lyseth Elementary School offers a full elementary program for kindergarten through fifth grade to our al most 500 students. Our dedicated staff of 75+ professionals create a nurturing, yet academically rigorous school experience for our students.

Our mission statement is "To Provide a Nurturing Environment Where All Learners Will Excel." Our students will make continuous progress with learning across the curriculum with a specific focus in the areas of reading, writing and mathematics. Our students will attend a school which is committed to a consistent understanding and implementation of child-centered programming. Our students will benefit from staff communications that promotes teamwork and common understanding, and this communication will transfer to strong connections with parents and the community at large.

School Address & Hours

175 Auburn Street
Portland, Maine 04103 - Map
Phone: (207) 874-8215
Fax: (207) 874-8218

The school office is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily. School is in session from 8:50 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Students should not arrive on the school grounds before 8:30 a.m. There is no supervision prior to that time. Between December 1 and through April vacation, or during inclement weather, children may enter the building at 8:35 a.m. Students are dismissed at 3:00 p.m. Students should not reenter the building.

Learning Features

  • Looping
  • Team-Teaching
  • Differentiated Learning
  • Student-involved conferences
  • Portfolio Shares/Author Teas
  • First Innings extended learning opportunities
  • Study Buddies

Library/Media Center - The Lyseth Library Media Center offers a dynamic learning environment in which reading and research are promoted. The library boasts a collection of more than 12,000 books, magazines, audio books and videos. 


Lyseth PTA

The Lyseth PTA holds many events during the year. Their Fall Fundraiser helps directly benefit your children by purchasing items such as playground equipment, classroom supplies, and
making playground improvements.

This year the PTA supported efforts to purchase new projectors and document cameras for classroom teachers.  In past years, PTA funds have provided money to help create outdoor classroom learning and creative play spaces, musical instruments for the music program, classroom computers, a new school sign, and cafeteria tables...and that's just to name a few of the items.

Lyseth's Business Partners

  • PROP Foster Grandparents (Station of the Year Award - 2005)
  • Cumberland County Teachers Federal Credit Union
  • Bath Savings Institution
  • Shaw's
  • Hannaford Brothers

Program Support

  • Lyseth Bank
  • Wee Deliver Post Office
  • Student Mentor Program
  • Service Learning
  • Technology Education K-5
  • Physical Education
  • Art Education
  • Music: Choral, Classroom, Band, Strings