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2012 Eastern Shore Private School Guide

Jan 15, 2012 05:39PM ● By Anonymous
Providing our readers with all the information they need to make living in the Chesapeake Region an outstanding, positive experience. There are few decisions more important than our children’s education. On the following pages we have compiled data that will help you narrow your search to find the ideal pathway to your child’s bright future. We’re sure you will agree that the stellar private schools of the Chesapeake Region are just another reason to be glad we live here.

Caroline County:

The Benedictine School
14299 Benedictine Lane. Ridgely
410-634-2112; benschool.org
Founded: 1959; Number of students: 95
Avg. class size: 7; Student/teacher ratio: 4:1
Tuition: varies; Affiliation: nonsectarian
Ages: 5 and up, developmentally disabled

Wesleyan Christian School
401 Aldersgate Dr., Denton
410-479-2292; wcsdenton.com
Founded: 1981; Number of students: 91
Avg. class size: 10; Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Tuition varies upon grade;
Grades: PK–12th
Affiliation: Wesleyan; multi-denominational

Dorchester County:


Cambridge Christian Academy
205 Maryland Ave., Cambridge
410-228-1188; cambridgechristianacademy.org
Founded: 2006; Number of students: 22
Avg. class size: 8; Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
Tuition: $4,200/year;
Grades: K–5th
Affiliation: nondenominational

Countryside Christian School
5333 Austin Rd., Cambridge
410-228-0574; countrysidechristianschool.org
Founded: 1974; Number of students: 100
Avg. class size: 10-12; Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Tuition: $3,100–3,600/year
Grades: JK–12th; Affiliation: Church of Christ

Kent County:


Chestertown Christian Academy
401 Morgnec Rd., Chestertown
410-778-5855; chestertownbaptistchurch.org
Year founded: 1979; Number of students: 100
Avg. class size: 12; Student/teacher ratio: 12:1
Tuition: $6,000/year
Grades: K4–12th; Affiliation: Baptist

Echo Hill Outdoor School
13655 Bloomingneck Rd., Worton
410-348-5880; ehos.org; Founded: 1972
Number of students: 160 max; Avg. class size: 8;
Student/teacher ratio: 10:1; Tuition: varies
All Ages; Affiliation: nonsectarian

Kent School
6788 Wilkins Lane. Chestertown
410-778-4100; kentschool.org
Founded: 1967; Number of students: 163
Avg. class size: 17; Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $8,225–12,980/year
Grades: PK–8th; Affiliation: nonsectarian

Radcliffe Creek School
Serving students with learning differences.
201 Talbot Blvd., Chestertown
410-778-8150; radcliffecreekschool.org
Founded: 1996; Number of students: 67
Student/teacher ratio: 3–5:1
Tuition: varies
Grades: PK–8th; Affiliation: nonsectarian

Two Rivers Montessori School
25528 Worton Lynch Road, Worton
410-778-5663; 2riversmontessori.org
Founded: 2011 (first classes fall of 2012)
Average class size: 17; Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $8,000; Grades: 1st–6th
(multi-age classrooms: ages 6–9, 9–12)

Queen Anne’s County:


Eastern Shore Junior Academy
407 Dudley Corners Rd., Sudlersville
410-505-4074; esja.org
Year founded: 1955; Number of students: 33
Avg. class size: 10; Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Tuition: $3,200/year
Grades: PK–12th; Affiliation: Seventh Day Adventist

Gunston School
911 Gunston Rd., Centreville
410-758-0620; gunstondayschool.org
Founded: 1911; Number of students: 136
Avg. class size: 8; Student/teacher ratio: 6:1
Tuition: $21,730/year
Grades: 9th–12th; Affiliation: nonsectarian

Kent Island Christian School
P.O. Box 260, Chester
410-643-9203; kiumc.org
Founded: 2005; Number of students: 25
Avg. class size: 10; Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Tuition: $4,500/year
Grades: K–5th; Affiliation: Christian

Lighthouse Christian Academy
510 Thompson Creek Rd.
(Moving to: 930 Lovepoint Road)
Stevensville
410-643-3034; lcacademy.org
Founded: 2001; Number of students: 55
Avg. class size: 9; Student/teacher ratio: 1:9
Tuition: $4,745–$7,575/year
Grades: K–12th; Affiliation: Christian

Talbot County:


Chesapeake Christian School
1009 N. Washington St., Easton
410-822-7600; chesapeakechristian.org
Founded: 1999; Number of students: 136
Avg. class size: 13; Student/teacher ratio: 20:1
Tuition: $4,200/year
Grades: K4–12th; Church of God

The Country School
716 Goldsborough St., Easton
410-822-1935 x130; countryschool.org
Founded: 1934; Number of students: 281
Avg. class size: 14; Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $9,750–13,250/year
Grades: K–8th; Affiliation: nonsectarian

Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School
900 High St., Easton
410-822-2251; ssppeaston.org
Founded: 1955; Number of students: 410
Avg. class size: 25; Student/teacher ratio: 15:1
Tuition: $6,000/year
Grades: PK–8th; Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Saints Peter and Paul High School
900 High St., Easton
410-822-2275; ssppeaston.org
Founded: 1958; Number of students: 213
Avg. class size: 15; Student/teacher ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $10,600/year
Grades: 9th–12th; Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Wye River Upper School
Serving bright students with unique learning styles.
P.O. Box 36, 1000 College Cir.
Wye Mills; 410-827-5822
wyeriverupperschool.org
Founded: 2002; Number of students: 46
Avg. class size varies; Student/teacher ratio varies
Tuition: $23,000/year
Religious affiliation: nonsectarian
Grades: 9th–12th; Affiliation: nonsectarian

Wicomico County:


Faith Baptist School
30505 Dagsboro Rd., Salisbury
410-742-9516; faithbaptist.ws
Founded: 1983; Number of students: 112
Avg. class size: 18; Student/teacher ratio: 18:1
Tuition: $3,600/year
Religious affiliation: Independent Baptist
Grades: K4–12th; Affiliation: Independent Baptist

Salisbury Baptist Academy
6413 Hobbs Rd., Salisbury
410-546-4455; salisburybaptisttemple.com
Founded: 1979; Number of students: 48
Avg. class size: 10; Student/teacher ratio: 10:1
Tuition varies
Grades: K5–12th; Affiliation: Baptist

Salisbury Christian School
807 Parker Rd., Salisbury
410-546-0661; salisburychristian.org
Founded: 1966; Number of students: 590
Avg. class size: 18; Student/teacher ratio: 12:1
Tuition: $1,747–5,876/year
Grades: PK–12th; Affiliation: Christian

The Salisbury School
6279 Hobbs Rd.; Salisbury
410-742-4464; thesalisburyschool.org
Founded: 1970; Number of students: 334
Avg. class size: 25; Student/teacher ratio: 11:1
Tuition: $5,800–13,500/year
Grades: PK–12th; Affiliation: nonsectarian

St. Francis De Sales School
500 Camden Ave., Salisbury
410-749-9907; sfos.ws
Founded: 1949; Number of students: 205
Avg. class size: 20; Student/teacher ratio varies upon grade
Tuition varies on how many students are in each family;
1 Student: $5,262-8,018/year
Grades: K–8th; Affiliation: Roman Catholic

Stepping Stones Learning Academy
402 West Main St., Fruitland
410-341-7668; steppingstoneslearningacademy.net
Founded: 1999; Number of students: 90-100
Avg. class size: 12; Student/teacher ratio: 12:1
Tuition: $98–123/week
Grades: K5–10th; Affiliation: nonsectarian

Wicomico Day School
1315 Old Ocean City Rd., Salisbury
410-546-5451; wicomicodayschool.com
Founded: 1990; Number of students: 323
Avg. class size: 16; Student/teacher ratio: 16:1
Tuition: $5,320/year
Ages: 6 weeks–14 years; Affiliation: nonsectarian

Eastern Shore Private School Open Houses


Chestertown Christian Academy
401 Morgnec Rd., Chestertown
410-778-5855; chestertownbaptistchurch.org
March 29th, all day

Kent School
6788 Wilkins Lane, Chestertown
410-778-4100; kentschool.org
January 19th
February 13th
March 21st
April 25th

Radcliffe Creek School
201 Talbot Blvd., Chestertown
410-778-8150; radcliffecreekschool.org
Tours available upon request.

Gunston School
911 Gunston Rd., Centreville
410-758-0620; gunston.org
January 29th, 4 to 5:30 p.m., 9-10:30 a.m., 7 to 8:30 p.m. (snow date, 1/31)

Lighthouse Christian Academy
510 Thompson Creek Rd.
(Moving to: 930 Lovepoint Road)
Stevensville
410-643-3034; lcacademy.org
January 25th
February 29th
March 14th
March 28th

The Country School
716 Goldsborough St., Easton
410-822-1935 x130; countryschool.org
January 10th, 9 a.m. (snow date, 1/17)
March 1st, 9 a.m.

Saints Peter & Paul Elementary School
900 High St., Easton
410-822-2251; ssppeaston.org
February 1st, 9 to 11 a.m.

Saints Peter & Paul High School
900 High St., Easton
410-822-2275; ssppeaston.org
Tours available upon request

Wye River Upper School
1000 College Circle, Wye Mills
410-827-5822; wyeriverupperschool.org
February 1st, 6:30 p.m.

The Salisbury School
6279 Hobbs Rd.; Salisbury
410-742-4464; thesalisburyschool.org
January 11th, 9 to 11 a.m.
February 8th, 9 to 11 a.m.
March 7th, 9 to 11 a.m.
Call ext. 123 to register for open houses.

Anne Arundel County and Adjacent Private School Open Houses


Aleph Bet Jewish Day School
1125 Spa Road, Annapolis
410-263-9044; alephbet.org
January 12th; 9 to 11:30 a.m.

Annapolis Area Christian School
716 Bestgate Road, Annapolis
410-263-9044; aacsonline.org
Middle School: January 27th, 9 a.m.
Lower School: January 20th, 9.a.m.
Upper School: February 3rd, 9 a.m.
Open Door Days: 8:30 to 10 a.m. beginning in October:
Lower School: Every Tuesday
Middle School: Every Wednesday
Upper School: Every Thursday

Archbishop Spalding High School
8080 New Cut Road, Severn
410-969-9105; archbishopspalding.org
Annual open house in October; by appointment during school year

Arundel Bay Christian Academy
968 C Lower Pindell Road, Lothian
301-952-0123; arundelbay.org
January 10th, 9 to 11 a.m.
February 9th, 9 to 11 a.m.
March 13th, 9 to 11 a.m.

Belair Baptist Christian Academy
2801 Belair Dr., Bowie
301-262-0578; bbcacademy.org
Bowie
March 13th, 7:30 p.m.

Benjamin Franklin Learning Center
1908 Forest Dr., Annapolis
410-216-7070; benjaminfranklincenter.info
January 19th, 5 to 6:30 p.m.
February 9th, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Eagle Cove School
5191 Mountain Rd., Pasadena
410-255-5370; Eaglecoveschool.org.
January 18th, 9 to 11 a.m.
January 25th, 6 to 8 p.m.
February 15th, 9 to 11 a.m.
March 7th, 6 to 8 p.m.
March 21st, 9 to 11 a.m.
April 11th, 9 to 11 a.m.
April 25th, 6 to 8 p.m.
May 16th, 9 to 11 a.m.

Grace Christian School
7210 Race Track Road, Bowie
301 262-0158; gcsbowie.org
Bowie
(all start at 9 a.m.)
January 23rd
February 27th
March 12th
April 30th

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
Bowie & Glenn Dale
301-464-3215; htrinity.org
Preschool/K/Middle School:
301-464-3215
Lower School: 301-262-5355
January 9th, 9:30 to 11.30 a.m.

Indian Creek School
Lower and Middle
680 Evergreen Rd., Crownsville
410-923-3660; indiancreekschool.com
April 11th, 9 to 11 a.m.
Upper School
1130 Anne Chambers Way
410-849-5151; indiancreekschool.com
January 22nd, 1 to 3 p.m.

The Key School
534 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis
410-263-9231, keyschool.org
January 11th, 9 to 11 a.m.

Montessori International Children’s House
1641 Winchester Rd., Annapolis
410-757-7789; montessoriinternational.org
January 29th, 1 to 3 p.m.

Monsignor Slade Catholic School
120 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie
410-766-7130; msladeschool.com
January 29th
Tours Tuesdays 9 to 10 a.m. by appointment

Rockbridge Academy
911 Generals Highway, Millersville
410-923-1171; rockbridge.org
Satellite Campus/Grammar School:
February 3rd, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., 7 to 9:30 p.m.

School of the Incarnation
2601 Symphony Ln., Gambrills
410-519-2285; schooloftheincarnation.org
January 28th

Severn School
201 Water St., Severna Park
410-647-7700; severnschool.com
Tours available upon request

St. Andrew’s Day School
4 B Wallace Manor Rd., Edgewater
410-266-6429; standrewsum.org
January 27th, 9 to 11 a.m. (snow date: February 3rd)
March 23rd, 9 to 11 a.m.

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis
3112 Arundel on the Bay Rd., Annapolis
410-263-8650; www.st.annesschool.org
Wednesdays at 9 a.m., no appointment necessary

St. Jane Frances School
8513 St. Jane Dr., Pasadena
410-255-4750; stjaneschool.org
January 24th, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. John the Evangelist School
669 Ritchie Hwy., Severna Park
410-647-2283; stjohnsp.org
February 1st, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

St. Martin’s in-the-field Day School
375 A Benfield Rd., Severna Park
410-647-7055; stmartinsdayschool.org
January 11th (snow date: January 18th)
March 21st
Walk-in Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon

St. Martin’s Lutheran Church School
1120 Spa Rd., Annapolis
410-269-1955; stmartinsonline.org
January 20th, 9 to 11 a.m.
March 2nd, 9 to 11 a.m.

St. Mary’s Elementary School
111 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-2869; stmarysannapolis.org
January 13th, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

St. Mary’s High School
113 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis
410-263-3294; stmarysannapolis.org
Annual open house November 6th
Tours also available upon request

St. Paul’s Lutheran School
308 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie
410-766-5790; stpaulslutheranschoolgb.org
All Open house from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
January 5th
January 12th
January 19th
January 26th
Private tours by appointment

The Summit School
664 Central Ave. East, Edgewater
410-798-0005; thesummitschool.org
Drop-in Tours:
January 4th & 18th
February 1st & 25th
March 7th & 21st
April 11th & 25th
May 9th and 30th