Independent School Directory 2022-2023

Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools

ADDRESS: 320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

WEBSITE: archbalt.org/schools

PHONE NUMBER: 410-547-5369

TUITION & FEES: $1,535-$22,700

TOTAL ENROLLMENT:

Over 24,000 students*

*2021-2022 School Year

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

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Open Houses dates vary by school. Please contact the Catholic school(s) of your choice for open house, shadow day, tours and other 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 work with them to reach their full potential. The personal attention allows students’ best selves to come forth, creating a lifetime love of learning.

Over 24,000 students attend Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, which includes 40 elementary and middle schools, 18 high schools, and one early learning center, located in Baltimore City, Allegany, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford, Howard, and Washington Counties.

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Baltimore Lab School

ADDRESS: 2220 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218

WEBSITE: baltimorelabschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-261-5500

TUITION & FEES: $41,100-$46,000

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 130

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling admission

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

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: 1-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 2000

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Baltimore Lab School educates bright students with language-based learning disabilities, such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, and/or ADHD in grades 1-12. Through an innovative, multisensory, arts-based curriculum, students go on to succeed in college and careers as engaged and compassionate members of a global society. In addition to mastering core academics with experienced faculty, students explore the visual and performing arts, engage in outdoor education, take part in service-learning projects, and participate in athletics. Students gain confidence, self-esteem, and self-awareness because of individualized instruction, research-based interventions, low student-teacher ratios, and commitment to intellectual curiosity.

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

ADDRESS: 3300 Old Court Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

WEBSITE: bethtfiloh.com/school

PHONE NUMBER: 410-413-2323

TUITION & FEES: $3,000-$22,550

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 875

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

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Lower School Group Tours: October 20, 2022 & November 8, 2022; Middle School Group Tours: November 10, 2022 & December 7, 2022; High School Group Tours: October 27, 2022, November 15, 2022 & November 30, 2022. 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: $23,400-$34,400 (K-12, day); $49,900 (9-12, boarding)

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 630

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 16, 2022, 10:00 a.m.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, boys

GRADE LEVELS: K-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1844

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Non-sectarian

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. Boys’ Latin thinks the results speak for themselves. Their boys go on to attend a wide variety of schools, including small liberal arts colleges, large public universities, Ivy League institutions, engineering and technology research universities, military academies, art schools, and music conservatories. When students graduate from Boys’ Latin, they are prepared for the future and ready to make a mark on the world.

The Bryn Mawr School

ADDRESS: 109 West Melrose Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

21210 WEBSITE: brynmawrschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-323-8800

TUITION & FEES: $19,500-$37,200

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 795

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Saturday, November 5, 2022. Check brynmawrschool.org/visit for more details and additional visiting opportunities.

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

GRADE LEVELS: K- 12, includes preschool and infant care

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.

Calvert School

ADDRESS: 105 Tuscany Road, Baltimore, MD 21210

21210 WEBSITE: calvertschoolmd.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-243-6054

TUITION & FEES: $19,995-$29,775

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 620

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 4, 2022; October 19, 2022; November 3, 2022

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K- 8, includes early childhood education

YEAR FOUNDED: 1897

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Centrally located in Baltimore, Maryland, Calvert School is an independent co-ed elementary and middle school that focuses on meeting each child at every stage of their development. Now in its 125th year, Calvert employs a time-tested approach to academics that tailors each lesson to a child’s unique needs while empowering students to pursue every sport, club, and co-curricular opportunity that interests them. Through these age-specific k-8 teachings and robust co-curriculars, Calvert students grow into confident, purpose-driven leaders and lifelong learners. As part of Calvert’s experiential learning program, the Institute for Leadership & Purpose, students across all grades also gain the passion, confidence, and cultural awareness needed to become change-making global citizens. As the oldest students on campus, the middle schoolers exhibit these traits on a daily basis while leading all major volunteer and community engagement activities, producing a full-scale annual musical, and becoming role models for their peers.

Cambridge School

ADDRESS: 6200 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212

WEBSITE: cambridgeschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-486-3686

TUITION & FEES: $13,115-$13,455

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 165

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022, 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: $15,600; $1,100 fees

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 300

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 23, 2022, 12:00-3:00 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 (Engineering and Biomedical Concentrations), 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.

Concordia Preparatory School

ADRESS: 1145 Concordia Drive, Towson, MD 21286

WEBSITE: concordiaprepschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-825-2323

TUITION & FEES: $10,400-$14,450; additional $4,200 for Giguere program

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 400

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022; admissions available after deadline if space available

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: 6-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1965

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Lutheran Church Missouri-Synod. CPS welcomes students from all backgrounds and religions.

OVERVIEW: Concordia Prep School is a compassionate, Christ-centered community of servant leaders. Started in 1965 as Baltimore Lutheran School, Concordia Prep has a rich history of excellence in education, faith development, and community service. Concordia Prep strives to create an environment that nurtures students’ spiritual, academic, physical, and social growth to become men and women of faith and service. Core values: faith, integrity, service, leadership, and community. In addition to honors and advanced placement courses, Concordia Prep offers the Giguere program for college-bound students with learning differences. Eighty percent of the student body participates in the school’s outstanding fine arts program: art, chorus, band, and theatre. The Concordia Prep “SAINTS” offers competitive sports teams for both upper and middle school students.

Friends School of Baltimore

ADDRESS: 5114 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: friendsbalt.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-649-3200

TUITION & FEES: $22,330-$34,875

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 835

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

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

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K- 12, includes preschool and infant care

YEAR FOUNDED: 1784

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Quaker

OVERVIEW: Friends School of Baltimore helps students become the people they are meant to be. They challenge students to find meaning in what they learn and to reach for the boundaries of academic opportunity. Friends School encourages students to continually ask why, and they offer countless ways for students to put their voices to work in the classroom, in Baltimore, and beyond. At Friends, they know each student faces tough challenges and will encounter exciting experiences. To navigate both successfully, students need the knowledge and confidence to be courageous change-makers. Equipping students with both is why their faculty and staff – and their students – come to Friends School of Baltimore, where the journey matters.

Garrison Forest School

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

WEBSITE: gfs.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-363-1500

TUITION & FEES: $2,575-$34,895 (preschool to grade 12, day); $65,790

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 15, 2023 (day), January 31, 2023 (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 financial literacy, tech competency 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-of-the-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: $12,100-$26,400

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 400

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 30, 2022, rolling admissions thereafter

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: Non-sectarian

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: $19,250-$34,165

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 1,040

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

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 the 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: $12,710-$32,630

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 780

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 two 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 and 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 two-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.

The GreenMount School

ADDRESS: 501 W. 30th Street, Baltimore, MD 21211

WEBSITE: greenmountschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-235-6295

TUITION & FEES: $14,000

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 109

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 2, 2022, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATE: Experience GreenMount, Sunday, October 16, 2022. Please refer to greenmountschool.org for more information and “Glimpse of GreenMount” tours!

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1993

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: The GreenMount School is a small, co-educational school with 110 students in grades kindergarten through 8. Faculty and staff know every student and understand their strengths and opportunities for growth. The GreenMount School uses challenging, immersive, and theme-based curricula that firmly root complex topics in a real-world context. The GreenMount School sees parents as partners, and parent involvement in the co-op is important to both student and school success. At The GreenMount School, every day is an opportunity to learn about patience, respect, responsibility, and acceptance of new ideas.

Harford Day School

ADDRESS: 715 Moores Mill Road, Bel Air, MD 21014

WEBSITE: harfordday.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-838-8333

TUITION & FEES: $14,000-$19,000

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 300

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2023, rolling admission on a space-available basis thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to harfordday.org/admissions/visit

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1957

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW:Harford Day is a private independent school in Bel Air, Maryland, enrolling more than 295 students from 3 years old to grade 8. The oldest private school and only AIMS accredited pre-k through grade 8 school in Harford County, Harford Day is known for a challenging, inquiry-based academic program and for building character in its students. Small classes supported by dedicated and experienced teachers are central hallmarks of the HDS experience. The results are evident as HDS graduates regularly attain 100% admission to first-choice high schools, many with merit awards.

Immaculate Conception School

ADDRESS: 112 Ware Avenue, Towson, MD 21204

WEBSITE: theics.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-427-4903

TUITION & FEES: $8,825-$10,125

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 610

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Thursday, October 13, 2022, 6:00-8:00 p.m.; Thursday, November 3, 2022, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Thursday, February 2, 2023, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k through grade 8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1887

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Immaculate Conception School (ICS) strives to be an exemplary Catholic preschool, elementary school, and middle school, whose graduates understand the responsibility of becoming productive, moral citizens and spiritually committed persons, and who are prepared academically to contribute and to compete in this 21st century global and technological world. ICS maintains a faculty of more than 40 certified teachers with an additional six instructional assistants. At ICS, each child is provided with the resources and opportunities they need to reach their fullest potential. Immaculate Conception School is proud to have been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education, which “recognizes and honors schools that exhibit performance and/or significant improvement in student achievement. Reducing the achievement gap for disadvantaged students is also a criterion.” Please visit theics.org to register for an open house, tours, and 1st Look Virtual Visits.

Jemicy School

ADDRESS: 11 Celadon Road, Owings Mills, MD 21117

WEBSITE: jemicyschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-653-2700

TUITION & FEES: $38,250-$39,900

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 450

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 6, 2023, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Contact the Admission Office to arrange a tour or attend an information session.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: 1-12 and Upper School Prep

YEAR FOUNDED: 1973

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Jemicy School, founded in 1973 and 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 (grades 1-12) 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.

The John Carroll School

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

WEBSITE: johncarroll.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-838-8333

TUITION & FEES: $18,700

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 725

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATE: Please refer to johncarroll.org/admissions for Open House dates.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: 9-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1964

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Guided by Catholic values and in the spirit of Archbishop John Carroll, a true Patriot, The John Carroll School seeks to inspire young men and women to learn enthusiastically, lead fearlessly and serve compassionately. Since 1964, John Carroll has provided a Catholic, co-educational, challenging, college preparatory program that incorporates critical thinking, independent exploration, a local perspective and real-life experiences. At John Carroll, every student is known and valued, and that translates to successful outcomes: the Class of 2022 notched acceptances to 203 colleges, earned millions of dollars in scholarships and will attend 91 different colleges in 22 states plus D.C.

Key School

ADDRESS: 534 Hillsmere Drive, Annapolis, MD 21403

WEBSITE: keyschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-263-9231

TUITION & FEES: $9,335-$31,980; 33% of families receive financial aid

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 660

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 17, 2023, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to keyschool.org/admission for Open House information.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-12, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1958

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Key School engages children from 2.5 years of age through grade 12 in a progressive, co-educational, college-preparatory program on its picturesque 15-acre campus, located four miles from downtown Annapolis. Key’s innovative approach to teaching and learning is what sets it apart from other independent schools. Key is renowned for its rigorous academic program, which emphasizes inquiry-based learning, interdisciplinary studies, and a global perspective, but students also experience meaningful connections, value and respect the differences of others, and have a positive outlook on learning and their future. Being a diverse, supportive, deliberately small community that values academic excellence and nurtures a love of learning is what makes Key School one of the most sought-after educations in Maryland.

The Krieger Schechter Day School

ADDRESS: 8100 Stevenson Road, Baltimore, MD 21208

WEBSITE: ksds.edu

PHONE NUMBER: 410-486-8640

TUITION & FEES: $19,800-$22,600

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 314

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling and continuous admission option

OPEN HOUSE DATES: No Open House; interested families are encouraged to contact Nissa Weinberg, Director of Admissions, nweinberg@ksds.edu, for a personal tour.

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: Tuition: $21,100-$21,500; Fees: $725

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 990

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 23, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Multiple opportunities offered throughout the fall. Visit loyolablakefield.org/visit for details.

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 a student 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.”

Maryland International School

ADDRESS: 6135 Old Washington Road, Elkridge, MD 21075

WEBSITE: marylandinternationalschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-220-3792

TUITION & FEES: $14,700-$18,700

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 180

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling admission

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

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: 1-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 2017

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW:Maryland International School (MDIS) is a private, International Baccalaureate World School located on a beautiful nine-acre campus in Howard County, offering grades 1 through 12. MDIS is the only school in the state of Maryland, and the second in the entire mid-Atlantic region, to offer all three IB programmes: Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). MDIS’s mission is to provide an academically rigorous and supportive college-preparatory education with an interdisciplinary and applied focus on the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to prepare students to become creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and tomorrow’s leaders who think ethically, independently, and globally. The academic program at MDIS integrates the IB curriculum with STEM-specific programs and pathways, including Project Lead the Way. High school students can earn up to 30 college credits by earning an IB Diploma.

Maryvale Preparatory School

ADDRESS: 11300 Falls Road, Lutherville, MD 21093

WEBSITE: maryvale.com

PHONE NUMBER: 410-252-3366

TUITION & FEES: Tuition: $22,700; Fees: Security – $350, Technology – $350, Activity – $450

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 425

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Upper School Meet Maryvale: October 21, 2022 & November 8, 2022; Middle School Meet Maryvale: October 28, 2022 & November 16, 2022

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: $20,900- $36,400

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 1,450

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 2, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Visit mcdonogh.org/admissions/ways-to-visit for details on information sessions and campus tours.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k through grade 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1873

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: McDonogh is an independent, co-educational day and five-day boarding school that enrolls students in pre-k through twelfth grade. Providing life-altering educational opportunities that inspire joy in learning and promote personal and intellectual growth is at the heart of the McDonogh experience. The school’s talented and caring teachers prepare students to lead and to be a force for good in a rapidly changing world. In addition to state-of-the-art academic, art, and athletic facilities, McDonogh’s 800-acre campus provides countless opportunities for exploration. A unique highlight is Roots, a 10-acre farm where students experience hands-on learning and harvest produce for The Maryland Food Bank. McDonogh’s fleet of 20 buses serves Baltimore City and surrounding counties. The five-day boarding option allows upper school students to experience activities, traditions, spirit, and community to the fullest. The school remains true to its founding mission of providing need-based 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: $17,180

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 440

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 22, 2022, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls

GRADE LEVELS: 9-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1960

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: At Mercy High School, girls develop a commitment to excellence, hospitality, service, justice, and compassion. A Catholic, college preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy educates bright and creative girls in grades 9 through 12. Founded in 1960, Mercy is proud to carry forward the extraordinary legacy of Mercy education, which began in Baltimore in 1867. Mercy’s vision for educating girls is bold. 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. At their 26-acre location in North Baltimore, exceptional faculty have 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 de Sales Academy for Girls

ADDRESS: 700 Academy Road, Catonsville, MD 21228

WEBSITE: mountdesalesacademy.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-744-8498

TUITION & FEES: $16,750

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 470

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Sunday, November 6, 2022

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls

GRADE LEVELS: 9-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1852

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Mount de Sales Academy fosters academic excellence within a vibrant Catholic community where each student is known and encouraged to develop her God-given talents. Administered by the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia, owned by a board of trustees, and staffed by lay and religious faculty, students come from 78 zip codes and 82 schools. Since 2004, Mount de Sales has been a Cardinal Newman Society School of Excellence. Mount de Sales’ first priority is the spiritual growth and total transformation of each student. Cultivating Catholic values, MDSA offers students opportunities in service, prayer, worship, and the Sacraments. The philosophy curriculum will offer students semester-based studies of relevant topics related to the human person and ethics, and it will teach students to view current issues through the lens of good reasoning. For six consecutive years, Mount de Sales has been named a Microsoft Showcase School for excellence in transforming the learning environment to deliver personalized education to students.

Mount Saint Joseph High School

ADDRESS: 4403 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229

WEBSITE: msjnet.edu

PHONE NUMBER: 410-646-6218

TUITION & FEES: $17,700

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 830

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: November 6, 2022. 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: 410-825-0590

TUITION & FEES: $21,950

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 815

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 16, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Saturday, October 15, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; also refer to notredameprep.com/admissions/visit-our-campus for opportunities to visit NDP.

SCHOOL TYPE: Single-sex, girls

GRADE LEVELS: 6-12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1873

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: Founded in 1873 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Notre Dame Preparatory School educates young women to transform the world. A Catholic, independent school for girls grades 6-12, NDP is a welcoming community committed to academic excellence, spiritual growth, and the practice of justice. The school offers a personalized, liberal arts-based education with signature programs for middle and high school students, including STEAM, Humanities, the arts, and language, so students may hone their interests. The Women In… (WIN) program provides career exploration in science, medicine, business, law, and more. Student clubs, meaningful traditions, and championship-level teams (15 high school sports; 9 middle school sports) complement an NDP education. The school has the longest-running service program of any area high school, as well as a vibrant campus ministry program grounded in Gospel values and the charism of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, the school’s founding order. NDP’s new Innovation Wing features a medical suite with a full-size Anatomage table; Cyber Center; state-of-the-art science lab supporting biotechnology; two-story Fabrication Lab; Architecture Studio; Digital Media Lab and Recording Studio; art studios; and more!

The Odyssey School

ADDRESS: 3257 Bridle Ridge Lane, Lutherville, MD 21093

WEBSITE: theodysseyschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-580-5551

TUITION & FEES: $35,500

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 160

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 13, 2023, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Thursday, January 19, 2023, 6:45-9:00 p.m.; Snow Date: Thursday, January 26, 2023, 6:45-9:00 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 in kindergarten through 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 environmental 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: $35,700, day tuition; $64,150, boarding tuition

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 100

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2023, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 15, 2022; please refer to oldfieldsschool.org/inquire/visit for more 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: $19,930-$35,965

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 827

APPLICATION DEADLINES: December 1, 2022 (Pre-K-Grade 5), December 15, 2022 (Grades 6-12)

OPEN HOUSE DATES: The Park School is hosting multiple opportunities for families to learn more about Park’s philosophy, curriculum, extra-curricular programming, and community. Some events introduce Park specifically to parents, some are geared towards children, and others are designed for the whole family. Please visit parkschool.net for the most up-to-date information on ways to experience Park this fall.

SCHOOL TYPE: Gender-inclusive

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-K through Grade 12

YEAR FOUNDED: 1912

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Non-sectarian

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: $23,900-$35,900

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 620

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

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. Students pursue excellence in their academic endeavors by exploring their passions, cultivating their curiosity and sharpening their analytical and creative abilities. 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: $10,954-$12,738

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 370

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2022, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 11, 2022; November 15, 2022; January 31, 2023 – please refer to schoolofthecathedral.org/admissions for details.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-K4-8

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.”

Severn School

ADDRESS: 201 Water Street, Severna Park, MD 21146

WEBSITE: severnschool.com

PHONE NUMBER: 410-647-7700

TUITION & FEES: $8,945-$30,140

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 888

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 6, 2023

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Lower School: October 4, 2022; Middle and Upper School: October 20, 2022. Please refer to severnschool.com/admissions/welcome.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-12, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1914

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW:Severn School is an independent co-educational college preparatory day school for students in preschool through grade 12, located in Severna Park, MD. Severn School challenges its students to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship, to marshal the courage to lead, and to contribute to the world around them. Severn School believes this is best realized in a community where adults model these qualities, where a culture of belonging is fostered, and where each student is known and valued.

St. James Academy

ADDRESS: 3100 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD 21111

WEBSITE: saintjamesacademy.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-771-4816

TUITION & FEES: $5,095-$21,230

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 345

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 9, 2023, rolling admission thereafter when spaces are available

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 6, 2022 – Prospective Parent Coffee, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; November 8, 2022 – Middle School Prospective Coffee, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; November 15, 2022 – Open House, 9:30-11:00 a.m.; December 6, 2022 – Open House Virtual, 12:00-1:00 p.m.; December 8, 2022 – Prospective Parent Coffee, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; January 10, 2023 – Prospective Parent Coffee, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1821

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Episcopal

OVERVIEW:St. James Academy is a community of families and educators who partner to nurture children, champion curiosity, prepare students for success, and help them find their spark. SJA students contribute to and benefit from co-educational preschool through eighth grade experience, where they develop the relevant skillset for the modern world. St. James Academy provides students with the tools and confidence to light the path for their educational success and personal growth. The talented faculty ignite the spark in classrooms and deliver a 21st century education that engages children of all ages in student-centered, inquiry-based problems and projects.

St. John’s Parish Day School

ADDRESS: 9130 Frederick Road, Ellicott City, MD 20142

WEBSITE: stjohnspds.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-465-7644

TUITION & FEES: $10,000-$16,000

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 310

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2023, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 15, 2022; October 17, 2022; November 17, 2022 (virtual)

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-5, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1963

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, STEM experiences, and a strong, supportive 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, Spanish, media, art, music, daily chapel, and physical education. Maintaining intentionally small class sizes allows students to become confident, compassionate, bright young individuals who understand the importance of living a purpose-driven life. 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.

St. Joseph School – Cockeysville

ADDRESS: 105 Church Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030

WEBSITE: sjpray.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-683- 0600 x2200

TUITION & FEES: $8,800

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 373

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling admission

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Open House Express: October 25, 2022, 9:30-10:30 a.m.; November 9, 2022, 1:00-2:00 p.m.; February 2, 2023 (Catholic Schools Week), 1:00-2:00 p.m.; Middle School Shadow Day: October 27, 2022, 8:10-11:00 a.m. RVSP required.

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 through 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. The school also offers a before and after care program.

St. Joseph School – Fullerton

ADDRESS: 8416 Belair Road, Baltimore, MD 21236

WEBSITE: stjoeschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-256-8026

TUITION & FEES: $6,788-$8,093

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 567

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 3, 2023, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATES:

Saturday, November 5, 2022; Saturday, November 12, 2022; Sunday, January 29, 2023. Check website for times.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Pre-k4 through grade 8

YEAR FOUNDED: 1869

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Catholic

OVERVIEW: St. Joseph School – Fullerton is a co-ed pre-k4 through grade 8 Catholic parish school located in Perry Hall, MD. Qualified teachers work students through a rigorous curriculum consisting of STEM, technology, art, Spanish, music, physical education, and all core subjects. The school is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology to provide students with a hands-on approach to learning. Extracurricular opportunities in the areas of academics, athletics, service, and leadership are offered. St. Joseph School – Fullerton’s mission is to cultivate an environment of academic excellence and spiritual growth within a loving, faithful community committed to family, discipleship, and evangelization. St. Joseph School – Fullerton was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education and welcomes families from all faiths and parishes.

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: $11,000-$28,000

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 391

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: October 14, November 14, December 7, January 9. Visit stpaulsmd.org/coed/admissions for a full list of opportunities – both on campus and virtual – to experience St. Paul’s and hear from students, faculty, and staff.

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: $32,400-$34.110

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 534

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Middle School: October 25, November 17 (virtual), December 9, January 10; Upper School: October 20, November 8, November 15 (virtual), December 6, January 6. Visit stpaulsmd.org/boys/admissions for a full list of opportunities – both on campus and virtual – to experience St. Paul’s and hear from students, faculty, and staff.

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: $32,400-$34,110

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 462

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2022

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Middle School: October 18, November 8 (virtual), December 13, January 13; Upper School: October 21, November 9 (virtual), December 7, January 11. Visit stpaulsmd.org/girls/admissions for a full list of opportunities – both on campus and virtual – to experience SPSG and hear from students, faculty and staff.

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: $5,140-$15,070

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 250

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please refer to trinityschoolmd.org/admissions/visit_trinity for ways to visit.

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: $9,850-$23,650

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 173

APPLICATION DEADLINE: February 1, 2023, rolling admission thereafter

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

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: K-8, includes preschool

YEAR FOUNDED: 1971

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: None

OVERVIEW: Founded in 1971, the Waldorf School is a private, independent day school for children from early childhood (preschool) 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. Waldorf Education offers a renaissance in learning, 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 selves in relation to the rest of the world. As a Maryland Green School, The Waldorf School of Baltimore is deeply committed to developing each child’s capacity to stand in healthy relation to the earth. Located on a beautiful northwest Baltimore campus, on a hill adjacent to Cylburn Arboretum, the school reflects the diverse nature of its community drawing families from 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: $4,800-$11,850

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 130

APPLICATION DEADLINE: No deadline; based on class availability.

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Please email Michelle Gold, Director, at mgold@chizukamuno.org 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-$10,250

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 100

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling admission

OPEN HOUSE DATES: Tours are available upon request. Please email Tami James at tjames@gracepreschoolbaltimore.com to set up a tour of Grace.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Preschool through k; ages 12 months through 6 years

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 is a traditional preschool program with classes for children twelve months 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.

St. David’s Day School

ADDRESS: 4700 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210

WEBSITE: stdavidsdayschool.net

PHONE NUMBER: 410-366-2133

TUITION & FEES: $3,500-$10,250

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 70

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2023, rolling admission thereafter

OPEN HOUSE DATE: Please refer to stdavidsdayschool.net for ways to visit.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Preschool through k; ages 2-6

YEAR FOUNDED: 1957

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Episcopal

OVERVIEW: St. David’s Day School provides a positive foundation for the future of a child by offering a gently structured early education program, which respects and celebrates each child as an individual. St. David’s Day School is dedicated to introducing young children to the joys of learning through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. Small groups within small classes result in each child receiving much individual attention. Recognizing that children learn best through play and hands-on experiences, teachers encourage their students to explore the world around them, to express themselves, and to become ready for the school years ahead through individual attention to aspects of early growth and development: intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical.

St. John’s Lutheran School

ADDRESS: 13300 Manor Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057

WEBSITE: stjohnlutheranschool.org

PHONE NUMBER: 410-592-8019

TUITION & FEES: $1,800-$7,700

TOTAL ENROLLMENT: 80 (140 max)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling admission

OPEN HOUSE DATE: Please refer to stjohnlutheranschool.org for ways to visit.

SCHOOL TYPE: Co-ed

GRADE LEVELS: Preschool through k; ages 2-6

YEAR FOUNDED: 1955

RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION: Lutheran

OVERVIEW: St. John’s Lutheran is located in the desirable and picturesque area of Glen Arm, making it convenient to both Baltimore and Harford County residents. St. John’s Lutheran School offers programs for two year olds through kindergarten. Approved by the Maryland State Department of Education, the school is a ministry of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Glen Arm, MD.

FOR MORE PRESCHOOLS, PLEASE SEE THE FOLLOWING LISTINGS:

Archdiocese of Baltimore Catholic Schools

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

The Bryn Mawr School

Calvert School

Friends School of Baltimore

Garrison Forest School

Gerstell Academy

Gilman School

Glenelg Country School

Harford Day School

Immaculate Conception School

Key School

McDonogh School

The Park School of Baltimore

Roland Park Country School

Severn School

St. James Academy

St. John’s Parish Day School

St. Joseph School – Cockeysville

St. Joseph School – Fullerton

St. Paul’s Pre and Lower School

Trinity School

The Waldorf School of Baltimore