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2014 Eastern Shore Private School Guide

Jan 16, 2014 11:56AM ● Published by Cate Reynolds

Caroline County

The Benedictine School
14299 Benedictine Lane, Ridgely
410-634-2112; benschool.org
Founded: 1959; Enrollment: 95
Avg. class size: 7; Ratio: 4:1
Tuition: varies / Nonsectarian
Ages: 5 and up, developmentally disabled

Dorchester County

Image title Countryside Christian School
5333 Austin Road, Cambridge
410-228-0574; countrysidechristianschool.org
Founded: 1974; Enrollment: 90
Avg. class size: 10–12; Ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $3,200–3,600/year
Grades: JK (4-year-olds)–12th / Church of Christ
Open Houses: Check website for exact dates. Open enrollment begins April 1st.

Kent County

Chester River Adventist School
305 North Kent St, Chestertown
410-778-4333
Year founded 2013; Enrollment: 6
Avg. class size 6, Tuition; $3,000/year
Grades 1st–8th

Image title Chestertown Christian Academy
401 Morgnec Road, Chestertown
410-778-5855; cc-academy.org
Year founded: 1979; Enrollment: 110
Avg. class size: 12; Ratio: 12:1
Tuition: $5,600–$6,900/year
Grades: K4–12th / Baptist
Open House: March 11th, 9 a.m.–2 p.m. and 6–8 p.m.

Kent School
6788 Wilkins Lane, Chestertown
410-778-4100; kentschool.org
Founded: 1967; Enrollment: 150
Avg. class size: 16; Ratio: 7:1
Tuition: $5,635–14,350/year
Grades: PK–8th / Nonsectarian

Image title Radcliffe Creek School
Serving students with learning differences.
201 Talbot Blvd., Chestertown
410-778-8150; radcliffecreekschool.org
Founded: 1996; Enrollment: 60
Student/teacher ratio: 5:1
Tuition: $10,000–23,475/year
Grades: PK–8th / Nonsectarian
Open Houses:
January 23rd, 9–10 a.m.
February 20th, 5:30–6:30 p.m.
April 10th, 9–10 a.m.

Queen Anne’s County

Eastern Shore Junior Academy
407 Dudley Corners Road, Sudlersville
410-505-4074; esja.org
Year founded: 1955; Enrollment: 24
Avg. class size: 8–10; Ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $3,500/year
Grades: PK–8th / Seventh Day Adventist

Image title Gunston School
911 Gunston Road, Centreville
410-758-0620; gunston.org
Founded: 1911; Enrollment: 153
Avg. class size: 8–12; Ratio: 6:1
Tuition: $22,390/year
Grades: 9th–12th / Nonsectarian
Open Houses: January 26th, 4 p.m.
April 3rd, 4 p.m.

Kent Island Christian School
P.O. Box 260, Chester
410-643-9203; kiumc.org/KICS/
Founded: 2005; Enrollment: 20
Avg. class size: varies; Ratio: 4:1
Tuition: $3,600-4200/year
Grades: K–7th / Christian

Lighthouse Christian Academy
930 Lovepoint Road, Stevensville
410-643-3034; lcacademy.org
Founded: 2001; Enrollment: 70
Avg. class size: 8; Ratio: 8:1
Tuition: $5,200–$8,000/year
Grades: K–12th / Christian

Talbot County

Chesapeake Christian School
1009 N. Washington Street, Easton
410-822-7600; chesapeakechristian.org
Founded: 1999; Enrollment: 172
Avg. class size: 15; Ratio: 15:1
Tuition: $4,200/year
Grades: K4–12th / Church of God

Image title The Country School
716 Goldsborough Street, Easton
410-822-1935; countryschool.org
Founded: 1934; Enrollment: 261
Avg. class size: 12–19; Ratio: 9:1
Tuition: $9,950–14,000/year
Grades: K–8th / Nonsectarian

Image title Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School
900 High Street, Easton
410-822-2251; ssppeaston.org
Founded: 1955; Enrollment: 345
Avg. class size: 20; Ratio: 15:1
Tuition: $6,500/year
Grades: PK (4-year-olds)–8th / Catholic
Open house: January 28th, 9–11 a.m.

Image title Saints Peter and Paul High School
900 High Street, Easton
410-822-2275; ssppeaston.org
Founded: 1958; Enrollment: 173
Avg. class size: 14; Ratio: 14:1
Tuition: $10,380–11,460/year
Grades: 9th–12th / Catholic

Image title Wye River Upper School
Serving bright students with
unique learning styles.
P.O. Box 36, 1000 College Circle
Wye Mills; 410-827-5822
wyeriverupperschool.org
Founded: 2002; Enrollment: 47
Avg. class size: varies; Ratio: 5:1
Tuition: $24,000/year
Grades: 9th–12th / Nonsectarian
Open houses: January 29th, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
January 30th, 9–11 a.m.

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