Independent School Directory 2020-2021

Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools

ADDRESS: 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

WEBSITE: archbalt.org/schools

PHONE NUMBER: 410-547-5369

TUITION & FEES: $1,340-$21,900

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: Almost 25,000 students*

*2019-2020 School Year

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application deadlines vary by school. Please contact your Catholic school(s) of choice for application and admissions information.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Open Houses, shadow days, and tours will not be held in the same fashion this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Please contact your Catholic school(s) of choice for admissions event information.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed and single-sex Catholic school educational options available

GRADE LEVELS: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools

YEAR FOUNDED: Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton laid the foundation for the Catholic school system in the United States by opening her school for girls in Baltimore in 1810.

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore provide a Christ-centered education that is academically excellent and empowers students to reach their full potential – spiritually, intellectually, physically, socially, and morally. Catholic Schools offer a balanced curriculum, integrating music and arts, foreign language, and Catholic faith, while challenging students in the areas of science, math and technology. Catholic schools emphasize critical thinking and encourage students to collaborate, communicate, problem-solve, and ask questions. Teachers in Catholic schools do more than teach. They get to know their students and figure out how they learn best. The personal attention allows students’ best selves to come forth, creating a lifetime love of learning. Almost 25,000 students attend a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, which includes 45 elementary and middle schools and 19 high schools located in Baltimore City, Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard and Washington Counties.

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

ADDRESS: 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

WEBSITE: bethtfiloh.com/school

PHONE NUMBER: 410-413-2323

TUITION & FEES: $2,700-$22,100

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 950

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling admission; families are encouraged to submit applications by mid-January.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Lower School Virtual Open House: November 5, 2020, 7 p.m.; Middle School Virtual Open House: December 2, 2020, 7 p.m.; High School Virtual Open House: November 18, 2020, 7 p.m. View complete details at bethtfiloh.com/fishbowl

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-12, preschool included YEAR FOUNDED: 1941

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Jewish

OVERVIEW: As Baltimore’s premier Jewish private school, serving preschool through grade 12, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School provides a learning environment where students become self-reliant scholars and discover their unique potential. Beth Tfiloh students learn how to advocate for themselves, ask difficult questions, and pursue their aspirations. Beth Tfiloh combines rigorous academics with character development in a warm, caring and supportive atmosphere. Small class sizes allow Beth Tfiloh’s outstanding educators to provide their students personalized attention and to champion each child’s needs. Teachers are focused on developing minds, celebrating the joy of Judaism, instilling values, and fostering curiosity to prepare their students for future success and create positive change in the world. Beth Tfiloh’s unparalleled, individualized college guidance program ensures that 100% of BT seniors who apply to a four-year university get accepted to the one that is right for them.

The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland

ADDRESS: 822 West Lake Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: boyslatinmd.com

PHONE NUMBER: 410-377-5192

TUITION & FEES: $21,960-$31,600

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 625

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Open House and admission events dates coming soon. Please refer to boyslatinmd.com/virtualadmissions.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, boys

GRADE LEVELS: K-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1844

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Founded in 1844, The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is an all-boys independent school serving boys in grades k-12. At BL, each and every student is known – for who he is today, and all he will be tomorrow. The purposefully-small environment allows teachers to get to know each boy, learning what brings him joy and what drives him, while setting ever-higher standards so every boy can learn, and earn, the rewards of hard work. Boys’ Latin has been teaching boys for nearly two centuries, and they know that a close community builds a foundation of confidence. Of compassion. Of curiosity. This is how boys succeed in school, and in life. As leaders. As friends. As their best, authentic selves. Confident in who they are, and ready to make their mark on the world.

The Bryn Mawr School

ADDRESS: 109 West Melrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: brynmawrschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-323-8800

TUITION & FEES: $18,900-$34,770

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 697

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Bryn Mawr’s campus is closed to the public during school hours. Virtual visit days on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 12 p.m. and Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 5 p.m. Check brynmawrschool.org/visit for individual family tours and additional visiting opportunities.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls pre-k through grade 12; co-ed infant and preschool

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k through grade 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1885

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: The Bryn Mawr School is an independent all-girls pre-kindergarten through 12th grade school with a co-ed preschool and infant care. Bryn Mawr is known for its inquisitive girls, excellent teaching, strong student-teacher relationships and spirited sisterhood. At Bryn Mawr, girls lead, question, achieve, succeed, and are passionate about lifelong learning. In the classroom, on the fields and playground, across the stage and in the studio, Bryn Mawr raises the bar for girls and supports them as they achieve more than they ever thought possible.

Cambridge School

ADDRESS: 6200 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212

WEBSITE: cambridgeschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-486-3686

TUITION & FEES: $9,064-$12,684

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 125

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 18, 2020, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to cambridgeschool.org/admissions for Open House dates or to request a tour.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1998

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Christian, non-denominational

OVERVIEW: Cambridge School is classical, Christ-centered, and integral. They believe k-8 children are born with a sense of wonder and awe about the world around them that is meant to be unfolded, not “filled.” Children learn best when they see for themselves the inter-connectedness between subject matters and their world, not through isolated bits of information. At Cambridge, students understand how everything they learn is a part of the bigger picture, and they have a greater appreciation for each subject. It’s the difference between eating a delicious slice of cake as opposed to eating each ingredient separately. At Cambridge, there is space to absorb and ponder. Students relive historical events and identify with the characters of a book. Through a sense of wonder students learn and make connections. They inspire children’s imaginations by immersing them in time-tested, rich literature, history, art, and music within an environment where students are encouraged to question and explore. As genuine questions emerge and students examine truth that transcends history, they are transformed from passive participants into engaged and interested life-long learners.

The Catholic High School of Baltimore

ADDRESS: 2800 Edison Highway, Baltimore, MD 21213

WEBSITE: thecatholichighschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-732-6200

TUITION & FEES: $15,300; $1,100 for fees

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 320

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 18, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 17, 2020, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls

GRADE LEVELS: 9- 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1939

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic, rooted in the Franciscan tradition (founded by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia)

OVERVIEW: Empowered by the Gospel values and rooted in the spirit and tradition of Saints Francis and Clare of Assisi, The Catholic High School of Baltimore, a sponsored institution of the Sisters of Saint Francis of Philadelphia, is dedicated to the education of young women in an environment that fosters Christian attitudes of dignity and respect for the human person and all of creation. Through this mission, Catholic High recognizes that through education, the empowerment of women can affect the transformation of society. Catholic High offers the following academic programs: Honors, College Preparatory, STEM Program, Biomedical Program, McCafferty Visual and Performing Arts Program, Law and Leadership in the Franciscan Tradition, and the Archangel Program (learning support program). Students have the opportunity to enroll in courses offered through Notre Dame of Maryland University and Anne Arundel Community College to receive college credit.

Chapelgate Christian Academy

ADDRESS: 2600 Marriottsville Road, Marriottsville, MD 21104

WEBSITE: chapelgateacademy.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-442-5888

TUITION & FEES: $9,450-$14,900

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 300

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 31, 2020 for early decision, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to chapelgateacademy.org/admissions for Open House and Welcome Wednesday dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-12, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1991

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Presbyterian

OVERVIEW: Chapelgate Christian Academy is a dynamic, diverse, “can-do” community of families, faculty, and staff. During the COVID crisis, CCA never missed a day of school and has worked diligently to reopen for in-class learning on time. The level of commitment to academic, social, emotional, and spiritual growth is inspiring. CCA is an exciting place to be with numerous opportunities in STEM, fine arts, and athletics as well as a college-prep curriculum. Please call to schedule a tour of CCA!

Friends School of Baltimore

ADDRESS: 5114 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: friendsbalt.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-649-3211

TUITION & FEES: $21,050-$32,875

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 850

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please visit friendsbalt.org/firstlook for a complete list of our Virtual First Look events.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k through grade 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1784

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Quaker

OVERVIEW: Friends School of Baltimore is a Quaker school that is deeply committed to helping young people discover and become the person each of them is meant to be. As Baltimore’s oldest school, Friends has pioneered innovative teaching and learning in, of, and for Baltimore since 1784. Friends is guided by the Quaker testimonies of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship, and a core belief that there is that of God in each person. A Friends School education equips young people with the knowledge and confidence they need to become courageous changemakers wherever their paths lead.

Garrison Forest School

ADDRESS: 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

WEBSITE: gfs.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-363-1500

TUITION & FEES: $2,500-$32,575 (preschool to grade 12, day); $62,015 (k-12, boarding)

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 500

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2021 (day), February 5, 2021 (boarding)

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please visit gfs.org/openhouse for upcoming dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed preschool; single sex, girls; boarding program, grades 8-12

GRADE LEVELS: K-12, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1910

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Brave, compassionate, curious, spirited. Girls thrive at Garrison Forest School (GFS) where they can be their authentic selves as they create with purpose, pursue their passions and lead with confidence. Dedicated, highly engaged faculty members know each student and what’s important to her. Part of a comprehensive curriculum, STEM learning is fully integrated—from lower school programs focused on programming, technology and research, to a partnership with Johns Hopkins University that gives upper school girls an opportunity to work in research labs alongside Hopkins mentors. The 110-acre GFS campus gives girls the space to explore, featuring an outdoor classroom for younger students, state-ofthe-art athletic fields and an equestrian center that is home to nationally recognized riding and polo programs. National and international boarding students in grades 8-12 find a welcoming home base where they are supported by on-campus faculty residents and join a vibrant community.

Gerstell Academy

ADDRESS: 2500 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg, MD 21048

WEBSITE: gerstell.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-861-3300

TUITION & FEES: $11,100-$24,413

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 400

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 30, 2021. After January 30, Gerstell accepts applications on a rolling basis, and admission is based on classroom availability.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please visit gerstell.org to view Open House dates and events.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k through grade 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1996

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Gerstell Academy is a co-educational, non-sectarian private school for students entering pre-kindergarten through grade 12, dedicated to the mission and motto: Leadership, Honor, Courage. The school’s unique values-based approach to education is based on four pillars: leadership, rigorous academics, physical training/athletics, and modern language proficiency. With a beautiful 250-acre campus located in Carroll County, Maryland, Gerstell Academy has the reputation as one of the top academic schools in the region. Gerstell Academy’s unparalleled resources provide students with an excellent faculty, state-of the-art facilities and a unique approach to learning and leadership. Competitive athletics allow students the opportunity to showcase their talents and sportsmanship in a variety of team sports. A diverse student body contributes to a strong sense of community where each student’s potential to learn, to grow morally, to be physically fit and to compete is maximized as Gerstell Academy’s young leaders prepare to make a positive contribution to society.

Gilman School

ADDRESS: 5407 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: gilman.edu

PHONE NUMBER: 410-323-3800

TUITION & FEES: $17,750-$32,385

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 1,020

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to gilman.edu/admissions for virtual tours and visiting dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, boys

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k through grade 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1897

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Gilman School is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation, and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work. At Gilman, there are three school divisions dedicated to educating pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students. The programs and curriculum are specifically designed to be developmentally appropriate for boys and follow a logical sequential progression leading from one grade to the next. Gilman’s upper school also offers a coordinate program that combines Gilman’s resources with those of two excellent girls’ schools, which are connected to this campus by a system of bridges.

Glenelg Country School

ADDRESS: 12793 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, MD 21042

WEBSITE: glenelg.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-531-8600

TUITION & FEES: $11,395-$31,330

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 750

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to glenelg.org/discover for Open House dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed GRADE LEVELS: K- 12, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1954

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Glenelg Country School is a non-sectarian, co-educational independent day school serving students from age 2 through grade 12 on a 90-acre campus in Howard County. For over 65 years, GCS has been an educational community offering exceptional academics in a caring, family-oriented environment. The school values each individual in a supportive community, providing opportunities and balance for all. Integrity, mutual respect, responsibility, and service underscore community-held values, while critical inquiry, creative exploration, and independent thinking define its educational focus. GCS sets high standards, strong expectations, and provides personal support along the way. GCS is about options and opportunities. The arts, physical activity, and athletics are valued and encouraged. GCS is a dynamic community where 2-year-olds and 18-year-olds share the same campus and values. An outstanding faculty and beautiful campus with excellent facilities add to the overall quality of the GCS experience.

Immaculate Conception School

ADDRESS: 112 Ware Avenue, Towson, MD 21204

WEBSITE: theimmaculate.org or theics.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-427-4801

TUITION & FEES: $9,350-$10,590 (plus fees)

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 507

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 18, 2020, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: ICS 1st Look Virtual Visits are Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 22, 2020 through December 10, 2020. Register early at theics.org, as space per session is limited.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k3 through grade 8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1887

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Located in the heart of Towson, Immaculate Conception School is “not just a school, but a family” focused on academics, community and faith. ICS is a National Blue Ribbon, Catholic parish school offering a foundation for academic excellence in a safe and nurturing environment. The STREAM-infused curriculum engages students in science, technology, religion, engineering, the arts and math, developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills students will utilize as they remain immersed in all academic areas. ICS students share their Catholic values through service to the church, school, family, and society. The ICS pre-k program is certified by the Maryland State Department of Education as a MD Excels Level 5 Star provider, solidifying a commitment to high-quality childcare and early education. The Level 5 Star rating is the highest rating available. Immaculate Conception School offers an Extended Day Program, as well as a variety of athletics, clubs, and activities.

Jemicy School

ADDRESS: 11 Celadon Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

WEBSITE: jemicyschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-653-2700

TUITION & FEES: $35,200-$36,850

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 425

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 8, 2021

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please contact the Admission Office to schedule a tour of the school, which may include either a meeting with the admission staff to discuss your child’s learning profile or participation in an information session.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: 1-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1973

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Jemicy School, accredited by AIMS and the International Dyslexia Association, is a co-educational, independent school that provides a highly individualized, flexible, and challenging program for talented and bright, college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences. The school addresses students’ intellectual strengths and their learning needs by utilizing creative, multisensory, research-based programs and techniques to develop reading, writing, spelling, math, and organization skills; promote a love of learning; and prepare students for the intellectual and social challenges of college and life. Jemicy is an internationally recognized and preeminent leader in its field and provides a 21st century education for students between the ages of 6 and 18 on its two Owings Mills, Maryland campuses. The school maintains a student-faculty ratio of 4:1, and class size ranges from 4-12 students.  Academic and recreational summer programs are also offered.

The John Carroll School

ADDRESS: 703 East Churchville Road, Bel Air, MD 21014

WEBSITE: johncarroll.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-838-8333

TUITION & FEES: $17,950

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 720

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 18, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATE: November 7, 2020 Virtual Open House – please visit johncarroll.org/admissions for more information.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: 9-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1964

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: The John Carroll School offers a Catholic, co-educational, challenging college preparatory program that stimulates critical thinking, independent exploration and global perspective. Rigorous academics, integrated with real-life experiences, prepare students to transition to college-level courses with confidence, while highly qualified and engaging faculty nurture and motivate students to reach their full potential every day. Signature programs include the Archbishop John Carroll Scholar Program/AP Capstone Distinction; STEAM Academy; Computing Academy; College Preparatory Dance Program; St. Joseph Program for students with learning differences; and an international student program. New courses for 2020-21 include Artificial Intelligence with Data Analytics, AP Research and Exploration of Human Rights, Genocide, and the Pursuit of Justice. At John Carroll, “Every Patriot Has a Story” thanks to transformative experiences that not only provide students with a lifetime of memories but prepare them to make a tremendous impact on their communities and the world.

The Krieger Schechter Day School

ADDRESS: 8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

WEBSITE: ksds.edu

PHONE NUMBER: 410-486-8640

TUITION & FEES: $18,700-$21,400

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 300

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 18, 2020, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to ksds.edu/admissions/important-dates/ for Virtual Parlor Sessions dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1981

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Jewish

OVERVIEW: Krieger Schechter Day School is a co-educational, K–8 independent day school with high academic standards and a foundation of Jewish values. The school is committed to shaping intellectually engaged young people of strong character with a deep commitment to their Jewish identity.

Loyola Blakefield

ADDRESS: 500 Chestnut Avenue, Towson, MD 21204

WEBSITE: loyolablakefield.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-823-0601

TUITION & FEES: $21,100 + Fees: $725

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 950

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Virtual opportunities throughout the fall – please refer to loyolablakefield.org/virtualvisit for dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, boys

GRADE LEVELS: 6-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1852

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Roman Catholic – Society of Jesus

OVERVIEW: Loyola is Maryland’s premier school for boys in grades 6-12. Guided by Ignatian values, Loyola forms the “whole person” and nurtures a spirt of service to others and justice for all. The academic program prepares young men for a life of inquiry, decision making, and learning. Students explore diverse course offerings and come to read more closely, write more clearly, and think more carefully. Whether your son completes the four or seven-year program, he is the product of a unique formation, which prepares him for college and beyond. Loyola inspires and challenges students in ways that go beyond most college preparatory environments. Students develop knowledge for sure. But they also develop values, spiritual growth, responsibility for others and a lifelong love for learning – the core that really prepares them to transform into active members of the global community. In the words of St. Ignatius to St. Xavier they “Go forth and set the world on fire.”

Maryvale Preparatory School

ADDRESS: 11300 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093

WEBSITE: maryvale.com

PHONE NUMBER: 410-252-3366

TUITION & FEES: Tuition: $21,200; Fees: Security – $350, Technology – $350, Activity – $450

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 440

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 19, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Upper School Dates: October 6, 2020 & November 5, 2020; Middle School Dates: October 22, 2020 & December 3, 2020.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls

GRADE LEVELS: 6-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1945

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Maryvale is a Catholic, independent school for girls in grades 6 through 12. Affiliated with the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Maryvale combines tradition with the latest trends in technology and education to offer an invaluable, customized learning experience for each student. Situated on a beautiful, college-like campus in Green Spring Valley, Maryvale gives each girl the skills and confidence to learn and succeed throughout the school day and throughout life. With its manageable size, innovative teaching methods and flexible curriculum, Maryvale provides the individualized approach that each student needs to excel in all aspects of her education – academic, spiritual, and social. Opportunity is a word you hear a lot at Maryvale because this incredible school – with its perfect size, joyful environment, excellent teachers and innovative programs, such as the Leadership Institute – offers each girl something other schools cannot. Students have the opportunity to ace a test, lead a club, volunteer with a service organization, try something new, all the while fitting in. From AP classes and social justice programs to athletics and arts, students have immense opportunities to develop lifelong talents and friendships.

McDonogh School

ADDRESS: 8600 McDonogh Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

WEBSITE: mcdonogh.org

PHONE NUMBER: 443-544-7020

TUITION & FEES: $18,700- $33,100

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 1,430

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 4, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Visit mcdonogh.org/admissions/ways-tovisit for Open House dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-K through grade 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1873

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: McDonogh is a welcoming community where students become LifeReady under the guidance of talented and caring teachers. Opportunities abound for deep thinking, innovating, discovering passions, and becoming strong leaders who stand for justice. In all endeavors, the McDonogh community is guided by the virtues of the School’s Character Compass: respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness, and service. Learning is enhanced with top-notch facilities, including an innovation center, STEM building, two theatres, a riding hall, an Olympicsized pool, and numerous playing fields. The 800-acre campus also includes a 10-acre farm where students experience hands-on learning and harvest produce for area food pantries. McDonogh operates a fleet of 27 buses with stops in Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard Counties. Five-day boarding is an option for Upper School students. The School remains true to its founding mission of providing needbased scholarships through the generosity of loyal supporters.

Mercy High School

 

ADDRESS: 1300 East Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21239

WEBSITE: mercyhighschool.com

PHONE NUMBER: 410-433-8880

TUITION & FEES: $16,275

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 425

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 18, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to mercyhighschool.com for virtual Open House dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls

GRADE LEVELS: 9-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1960

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: At Mercy High School, girls become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and principled leaders for a global society in a welcoming, inclusive, and creative community. An International Baccalaureate World School, Mercy offers a rich, rigorous, college preparatory experience distinguished by the prestigious IB Middle Years Programme, honors and AP courses, four unique STEM programs, fine arts offerings, and leadership and service opportunities. A global community of more than 100 Mercy-sponsored schools and universities is powered by the values of the Sisters of Mercy: excellence, hospitality, service, justice and compassion.   Mercy High School’s vision for educating girls is bold. Whether at the 26-acre location in North Baltimore or through the virtual campus, Mercy High School’s exceptional faculty has a special gift for—and deep experience in—challenging and guiding students to their fullest potential. Helping girls learn, lead, and thrive, the “Mercy Way” is distinguished by superb teaching, personal attention, and global perspective.

Mount Saint Joseph High School

ADDRESS: 4403 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229

WEBSITE: msjnet.edu

PHONE NUMBER: 410-646-6218

TUITION & FEES: $17,150

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 881

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 18, 2020, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to msjnet.edu/openhouse for more information.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, boys

GRADE LEVELS: 9-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1876

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: As a Xaverian Brothers sponsored school, Mount Saint Joseph offers young men a rigorous academic program steeped in the Xaverian values of humility, simplicity, compassion, trust, and zeal. Mount Saint Joseph students are expected to do more than the average student, getting involved and challenging themselves constantly. Parents can expect more out of Mount Saint Joseph too. With a focus on experiential and service learning, independent research, retreats, and community projects, a Mount Saint Joseph education extends far beyond the classroom walls. Mount Saint Joseph is more than a school. It’s a place to learn, to grow, to build lasting friendships; it’s a place to call home.

Notre Dame Preparatory School

ADDRESS: 815 Hampton Lane, Towson, MD 21286

WEBSITE: notredameprep.com

PHONE NUMBER: 410-825-6202

TUITION & FEES: $20,560

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 828

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 19, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Refer to notredameprep.com/admissions/opportunities-to-visit for opportunities to visit NDP.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls

GRADE LEVELS: 6-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1873

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Notre Dame Preparatory School educates young women to transform the world. A Catholic, independent school for girls grades 6-12, NDP focuses on academic excellence, spiritual growth, and the practice of justice. The school offers a personalized, liberal arts-based education with signature programs in the middle and high schools, including the arts, STEAM, and Humanities, so girls can hone their interests. The Women In… (WIN) program provides career exploration in science, medicine, business, and law. More than 30 clubs, meaningful traditions, and championship-level teams in 15 sports complement an NDP education. New at the school: an Innovation Wing featuring a medical suite with a full-size Anatomage table; Fabrication Lab for design/build projects; art studios and galleries; architecture and design classrooms; cyber-computing room; and more!

The Odyssey School

ADDRESS: 3257 Bridle Ridge Lane, Lutherville, MD 21093

WEBSITE: theodysseyschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-580-5551

TUITION & FEES: $33,600

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 158

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2021, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Thursday, January 21, 2021, 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Snow Date Thursday, January 28, 2021, 6:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1994

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Founded in 1994 by a group of dedicated parents, The Odyssey School is a unique, co-educational independent day school for students kindergarten to 8th grade with a 3:1 student/teacher ratio. Odyssey specializes in meeting the needs of bright students who have dyslexia or other related language learning differences. Widely recognized for academic excellence and evidence-based teaching techniques, Odyssey’s effectiveness is well-established. The program provides innovative multisensory teaching methods, small group instruction, and daily periods of reading tutoring. Odyssey’s 42 acres of campus include stream, meadow, woods, playground, and two athletic fields. The school building was designed to look like a home and includes a theater, gymnasium, computer lab, science labs, tutoring rooms, and lunchroom. Special programs include art, library, music, physical education, violin, journalism, community service, student clubs, and outdoor and envi- ronmental trips. Athletics after school include soccer, cross country, basketball, squash, lacrosse and track. What begins here changes everything!

Oldfields School

ADDRESS: 1500 Glencoe Road, Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152-9321

WEBSITE: oldfieldsschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 443-662-1050

TUITION & FEES: $33,800, day tuition; $60,900, boarding tuition

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 100

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2021, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to oldfieldsschool.org/inquire/visit for visit options.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls; day and boarding

GRADE LEVELS: 8-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1867

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Why Oldfields? Because a small school creates big opportunities. Oldfields believes that the best learning happens in a space where students are known, their voices are celebrated, and failure is embraced as part of success. As an intentionally small school, they are flexible, creating unique immersive opportunities for each girl to achieve her goals in mind, body, and spirit. The guidance of trusted teachers and mentors is not confined to four walls of a classroom. All students, including day students, benefit from living and learning in the boarding school environment. With students from across the country and around the world, each girl’s individuality is valued, but it is the deep-rooted sense of belonging that makes Oldfields’ community a family and the campus a home. The result is education with a deeper level of personal connection that opens doors (and minds) to bigger and broader opportunities for discovery.

The Park School of Baltimore

ADDRESS: 2425 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

WEBSITE: parkschool.net

PHONE NUMBER: 410-339-7070

TUITION & FEES: $18,850-$34,080

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 806

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

Pre-K – Grade 5: December 1, 2020;

Grades 6-12: January 1, 2021

OPEN HOUSE DATES: The Park School is hosting multiple opportunities for families to connect with Park. Some events introduce Park specifically to parents, some are geared towards children, and others are designed for the whole family. This fall, although the events will look different, we are looking forward to offering options that will continue to provide families with a good sense of our philosophy, curriculum, extra-curricular programming, and community. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information on ways to experience Park this fall — whether online or on campus.

SCHOOL TYPE: Gender-inclusive

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-K through Grade 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1912

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None. Park is non-sectarian and, from the time of its founding, has welcomed religious diversity.

OVERVIEW: The Park School of Baltimore is an independent, gender-inclusive, non-sectarian progressive Pre-K through 12 school located on a 100-acre wooded campus minutes from the city. To get to know Park, talk to a student, engage a faculty member, follow the paths of its alumni, and consider the school’s mission statement: Devoted to intellectual inquiry, a collaborative spirit of learning, and an appreciation for the diversity of human experience, The Park School of Baltimore is a community founded on positive expectations of our students and respect for individual differences. We cultivate children’s innate curiosity by nurturing their interests and engaging them as active participants in their own education. We support young people in becoming confident questioners and responsible citizens of the world. Park graduates pursue further academic achievement, develop professional pursuits, and are prepared to continue the process of choosing for themselves from the wide range of possibilities life offers.

Roland Park Country School

ADDRESS: 5204 Roland Park Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: rpcs.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-323-5500

TUITION & FEES: $20,000-$32,930

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 571

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please visit rpcs.org/visit for Open House dates and details.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls, k-12; co-ed preschool

GRADE LEVELS: K-12, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1894

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: At Roland Park Country School, it is believed that young women who build each other up will thrive. As an independent school in Baltimore for girls in grades k-12, its all-girls culture is rooted in the notion that female empowerment begins with young women empowering each other. This enables RPCS students to build courage and confidence in an environment where female leadership across all areas of study is the norm, not the exception. The girls build a solid network here and constantly show up for each other and celebrate each other’s successes. Roland Park Country School’s Little Reds co-ed early childhood program for children ages six weeks up to five years old embraces the Reggio Emilia-inspired philosophy which emphasizes rich and deep learning through stimulating experiences.

The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen

ADDRESS: 111 Amberly Way, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: schoolofthecathedral.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-464-4100

TUITION & FEES: $10,376-$12,065

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 325

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2020, rolling admissions thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 12, 2020; November 3, 2020; February 2, 2021 – please refer to schoolofthecathedral.org/events/admissions for details.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1871

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: The School of the Cathedral, a co-ed, k-8 Catholic parish school, offers students a 21st century educational experience designed to challenge students academically and spiritually. The team of highly qualified teachers prepares students to be creative problem solvers and to collaborate and communicate effectively to meet the leadership needs of a quickly changing world. The students develop spiritually by learning about social justice issues and engaging in service projects in conjunction with the parish. Faith is woven into every student’s education in a way that ensures students will “act justly, love tenderly, and walk humbly with…God.”

St. John’s Parish Day School

ADDRESS: 9130 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 20142

WEBSITE: stjohnspds.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-465-7644

TUITION & FEES: $4,020-$15,535

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 185

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2021, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please visit stjohnspds.org for Open House dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-5, preschool included

YEAR FOUNDED: 1965

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Episcopal

OVERVIEW: St. John’s Parish Day School (SJPDS) serves children ages 3 through grade 5 on a beautiful 14-acre campus. SJPDS incorporates the best of Episcopal education while maintaining the highest academic standards. Students benefit from small class sizes, differentiated instruction, thematic units, STEAM experiences, and sense of community. The personalized learning approach and stimulating curriculum give students strong foundational tools to discover their individual gifts and grow as independent thinkers of sound character. The programs include STEM, technology, art, Spanish, music, daily chapel, and physical education. Students learn beyond the classroom and gain authentic cultural experiences through project-based learning and real-world applications. SJPDS graduates go on to attend the best schools in the region but most importantly they are active stewards of the world. SJPDS offers in-person, online, and blended learning options for the 2020-21 school year. Choose what option works for your family without compromising on outstanding education.

St. Joseph School, Cockeysville

ADDRESS: 105 Church Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030

WEBSITE: sjpray.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-683- 0600 x2200

TUITION & FEES: $8,500

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 300

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling admission policy

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to sjpray.org/admissions for Open House dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k through grade 8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1856

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, St. Joseph School is a Catholic school serving children in pre-k to grade 8. Located in the heart of Cockeysville, St. Joseph School, an authentically Catholic community of diverse learners, prepares students to think critically, to work purposefully, and to live faithfully. The school curriculum utilizes innovative instructions as well as state-of-the art technology that keeps students engaged in learning. St. Joseph School offers a variety of extracurricular opportunities in the areas of academic, athletics, service and leadership. Founded in 1856, St. Joseph School welcomes families from all faiths and parishes. The Maryland PBIS organization and the Archdiocese of Baltimore have awarded St. Joseph School with Gold status recognition for Positive Behavioral Intervention & Supports (PBIS). St. Joseph School goes beyond the basics to nurture the best in each child.

St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School

ADDRESS: 11152 Falls Road, Brooklandville, MD 21022

WEBSITE: stpaulsmd.org/coed

PHONE NUMBERS:

PRESCHOOL: 410-823-0061

LOWER SCHOOL: 410-821-3060

TUITION & FEES: $10,150-$26,950

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 323

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please contact the Admission Office at [email protected] to learn more about virtual opportunities, to experience St. Paul’s and to hear from current faculty, staff, and students.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: 6 weeks through grade 4

YEAR FOUNDED: 1849

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Episcopal

OVERVIEW: St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School is a co-educational, independent day school serving children from 6 weeks through grade 4 in two buildings on one campus in Brooklandville, Maryland. As part of The St. Paul’s Schools, St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School is where the youngest learners begin their academic journey. St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School believes it is never too early for girls and boys to start adventuring every day. The expert faculty nurture children’s natural curiosity through an abundance of hands-on learning experiences and vary instruction to ensure that each child is consistently engaged and appropriately challenged. The foundation for this educational approach is a positive and nurturing setting where children feel safe to explore.

St. Paul’s School for Boys

ADDRESS: 11152 Falls Road, Brooklandville, MD 21022

WEBSITE: stpaulsmd.org/boys

PHONE NUMBER: 410-825-4400

TUITION & FEES: $30,320-$31,920

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 557

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please contact the Admission Office at [email protected] to learn more about virtual opportunities, to experience St. Paul’s and to hear from current faculty, staff, and students.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, boys

GRADE LEVELS: 5-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1849

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Episcopal

OVERVIEW: St. Paul’s School for Boys is a college-preparatory day school for boys in grades 5-12. At SP, boys thrive in an environment that provides a range of challenges and support and a world of opportunities, both in and out of the classroom. St. Paul’s offers the intensive International Baccalaureate (IB) program and immersive experiences for a wide range of levels. Boys develop strong bonds with peers and teachers and build a strong moral compass and the courage to positively impact their world. St. Paul’s School, St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School and St. Paul’s School for Girls share a 120-acre campus, an Episcopal affiliation, and a mission to develop the intellect and character of their students. The St. Paul’s Schools are conveniently located in Brooklandville, Maryland, on Falls Road off I-695.

St. Paul’s School for Girls

ADDRESS: 11232 Falls Road, Brooklandville, MD 21022

WEBSITE: stpaulsmd.org/girls

PHONE NUMBER: 410-823-6323

TUITION & FEES: $30,320-$31,920

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 445

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2020

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please contact the Admission Office at [email protected] to learn more about virtual opportunities, to experience St. Paul’s and to hear from current faculty, staff, and students.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls

GRADE LEVELS: 5-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1959

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Episcopal

OVERVIEW: St. Paul’s School for Girls (SPSG) is an independent, college-preparatory school serving girls in grades 5-12. Grounded in the Episcopal values of respect, integrity, and spiritual growth, SPSG cultivates a bold and courageous community of unique girls who will use their education and ethics to improve their world. Through its extensive connections and alumnae network, the school provides unparalleled learning through independent projects, professional internships, community service and nonprofit partnerships. As part of The St. Paul’s Schools, SPSG shares a campus with St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School and St. Paul’s School for Boys. As such, SPSG encourages and provides co-ed opportunities in and out of the classroom at just the right times. Students’ strengths are made stronger in an inclusive environment that feels like home, building not just lifelong skills, but lasting bonds.

Trinity School

ADDRESS: 4985 Ilchester Road, Ellicott City, MD 21043

WEBSITE: trinityschoolmd.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-744-1524

TUITION & FEES: $5,015-$14,700

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 265

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2021, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to trinityschoolmd.org/admissions/visit_trinity for more information.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1941

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Trinity School is culturally diverse, rich in tradition, and offers a strong curriculum based on core subject areas. In fact, Trinity students’ test scores exceed the national average. Teaching for values permeates the curriculum. Technology is incorporated throughout the curriculum. Prayer, scripture, social justice and morality are essential components of the religion curriculum. Developing an attitude of self-discipline within each student is a priority in Trinity’s philosophy. At Trinity, the qualities of love and respect are fostered to create a caring Christian community.

The Waldorf School of Baltimore

ADDRESS: 4801 Tamarind Road, Baltimore, MD 21209

WEBSITE: waldorfschoolofbaltimore.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-367-6808

TUITION & FEES: $16,450-$21,825

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 125

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2021

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to waldorfschoolofbaltimore.org/visit-our-school for tour dates and times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8, preschool included

YEAR FOUNDED: 1971

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Founded in 1971, the Waldorf School of Baltimore (WSB) is a private, independent day school from nursery age through eighth grade. Its mission is to educate and inspire children to think, feel and act with depth, imagination and purpose. The school believes every child is an enthusiastic and engaged learner and places an emphasis on the role of creativity and the imagination in learning. The Waldorf method offers a renaissance in education, favoring hands-on, experiential academics over rote memorization and technological reliance. Students are immersed in a rigorous academic environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, emotional resiliency and a strong sense of self in relation to the rest of the world. As a Maryland Green School, Waldorf fosters a deep appreciation for the planet with outdoor parent and child classes, nature studies, forest aftercare, farm trips, school-wide composting and terracycling. Its beautiful campus is a certified wildlife habitat that boasts a thriving beehive, pollinator gardens and several chickens. WSB is conveniently located in scenic northwest Baltimore and attracts families from diverse communities in and around the greater Baltimore metropolitan area. The school is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), fully licensed by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS).

PRESCHOOLS

Goldsmith Early Childhood Center

ADDRESS: 8100 Stevenson Road, Pikesville, MD 21208

WEBSITE: chizukamuno.org/gecc

PHONE NUMBER: 410-486-8642

TUITION & FEES: $4,050-$11,915

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 105

APPLICATION DEADLINE: No deadline; based on class availability.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please email Michelle Gold, Director, at [email protected] for more information.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Preschool; ages 2-5

YEAR FOUNDED: 1958

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Jewish

OVERVIEW: For children 18 months through 5 years of age, Goldsmith Early Childhood Center uses active learning to promote cognitive, social, emotional, physical, creative and Jewish development. Children are given the opportunity to observe, explore, create and experience through a child-centered curriculum and nurturing environment. Goldsmith Early Childhood Center’s classrooms balance academic structure with creative social interaction.

Grace United Methodist Preschool

ADDRESS: 5407 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: gracepreschoolbaltimore.com

PHONE NUMBER: 410-532-2235

TUITION & FEES: $2,500-$8,900

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 60

APPLICATION DEADLINE: No deadline; based on class availability.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Tours are available upon request. Please email Tami James at [email protected] to set up a tour of Grace.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Preschool and kindergarten; ages 2-6

YEAR FOUNDED: 1961

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: United Methodist

OVERVIEW: Grace Preschool is located in the Homeland/Roland Park area of Baltimore. Grace is an outreach program of the Grace United Methodist Church offering an excellent educational program to the community. Grace offers a traditional preschool program with classes for children 2 years of age through kindergarten. Meeting the needs of working families is something Grace is passionate about! Children in the Fours and Kindergarten can attend school from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. each day.

FOR MORE PRESCHOOLS, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LISTINGS:

Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools

The Bryn Mawr School

Chapelgate Christian Academy

Friends School of Baltimore

Garrison Forest School

Gerstell Academy

Gilman School

Glenelg Country

School Immaculate Conception School

McDonogh School

The Park School of Baltimore

Roland Park Country School

St. John’s Parish Day School

St. Joseph School, Cockeysville

St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School

Trinity School

Waldorf School