Now, Belfast has a beautiful new consolidated elementary school for all neighborhoods on the Belfast harbor side of town and a separate elementary school on the East Side, across the bridge in East Belfast. The middle school is consolidated from all neighborhoods in Belfast and the other seven district towns, grades 6 through 8 and is also a relatively new facility with a fantastic gardening program for the students http://(www.schoolgardenproject.com).
A busy mom with children involved in after school and weekend activities would probably prefer to be located in Belfast itself where car-pooling will ease the transportation burden, although raising children in the other towns of the school district could be the best choice for your children.
I suggest you arrange for visits and tours of a couple of the elementary schools. It will be evident to you which schools share your education goals.
These school districts are away ahead of any school districts outside of Maine because of the communities in which they serve. The people are great, very little crime, lot's to do and lots of giving.
So you may get an honest prejudices view of the schools from people who are participating in or that where active in the school districts one time or another.
As a Northport resident since 1994 and living in between Camden and Belfast by choice because I didn't want to live in a town or city atmosphere and that's the key. It will be your choice and the only way to find out is by driving around, talk to the residents and you'll be surprised at your findings because ultimately it will be your choice. Welcome to the neighborhood. We all love it here either it be Camden, Belfast, Northport, Lincolnville and surrounding area. Welcome to you and your family. Charlie
Belfast has it's issues and challenges. So does Camden. The affluence of the Camden schools bring another set of challenges to the kids. Neither one is a panacea.