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What’s Up? 2017 Regional Private School Guide

Jan 23, 2017 01:45PM ● By Cate Reynolds

Greater Annapolis


The Alpert Family Aleph Bet Jewish Day School

1125 Spa Rd., Annapolis; 410-263-9044; alephbet.org; Founded: 1989; Enrollment: 40; Avg. class size: 8; Ratio: 7:1; Tuition: $13,200/year; Grades: K5–5th/Jewish; Open House Dates: January 10, 9-11:30 a.m.

Annapolis Area Christian School

Central Administration/Upper School: 109 Burns Crossing Rd., Severn; Annapolis Lower School: 710 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis
Severn Lower School: 61 Gambrills Rd., Severn; Middle School: 716 Bestgate Rd., Annapolis; 410-519-5300; AACSonline.org; Founded: 1971; Enrollment: 900; Ave Class size: 13–15 (Kindergarten) 18–25 (1st–12th grades); Ratio 13:1; Tuition $6,999 - $18,030 Grades: Pre-K (4-year-olds) to 12th/Christian
Open House Dates: January 10 (Middle School); January 13 (Annapolis Lower School); January 26 (Severn Lower School)
February 9 - Let’s Play Kindergarten (Annapolis Lower School); February 16 - Let’s Play Kindergarten (Severn Lower School); February 23 - Let’s Play PreK (Annapolis Lower School); March 11 (Severn Lower School)

Book of Life Academy

913 Cedar Park Rd., Annapolis; 410-263-2600; bookoflifeacademy.com; Founded: 1982; Enrollment: 85; Avg. class size: 12; Ratio: 6:1; Tuition: $4,500–$6,000/year; Grades: K2–5th/Christian; Open Houses: Call for appointment; check website

Calvary Center School

301 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis; 410-268-3812; calumc.org/calvarycenterschool; Avg. class size: 10; Ratio: 10:1; Grades: Pre-K/Methodist; Tours available by appointment

Chesapeake Montessori School

30 Old Mill Bottom Rd. North, Annapolis; 410-757-4740; chesapeake-montessori.com; Founded: 1977; Enrollment: 135; Avg. class size: 25; Ratio: Varies; Tuition: $9,700–$15,300/year; Grades: 18mos–8th/Nonsectarian; Open House Dates: January 29, 2–4 p.m.

The Harbour School at Annapolis

1277 Green Holly Dr., Annapolis; 410-974-4248; harbourschool.org; Founded: 1982; Enrollment: 180; Avg. class size: 8–10; Ratio: 2:1; Tuition: $38,174/year; Grades: 1st–12th/ Nonsectarian; Ages 6–21 with learning disabilities; Open Houses: Call for appointment

Indian Creek School

Lower & Middle Schools: 680 Evergreen Rd., Crownsville; 410-923-3660; Upper School: 1130 Anne Chambers Way, Crownsville; 410-849-5151; indiancreekschool.org; Founded 1973; Enrollment: 630; Avg. class size: 15; Ratio: 7:1; Tuition: Lower School: $8,500–$20,665/year; Middle School: $23,600/year; Upper School: $25,975/year; Grades: PK3–12th/Nonsectarian; Pre-K Discovery Days: February 7, March 14, April 4, 9 – 10 a.m.; Open Houses: Upper: January 24, 9-11 a.m.; Lower & Middle: March 8, 9–11 a.m.

The Key School

534 Hillsmere Dr., Annapolis; 410-263-9231; keyschool.org; Founded: 1958; Enrollment: 640; Avg. class size: 16–18; Ratio: 7:1; Tuition: $7,895–$26,985/year; Grades: Key-Wee (2.5 yrs.)–12th/Nonsectarian; Open House Dates: Individual tours by appointment

Montessori International Children’s House

1641 N. Winchester Rd., Annapolis; 410-757-7789; montessoriinternational.org; Founded: 1985; Enrollment: 165; Avg. class size: 12–25; Ratio: 15:1; Tuition: $8,700–$10,550/year; Grades: Pre-K–6th/Nonsectarian; Open Houses: January 29, 12–2 p.m.; Tours available Wednesday mornings, call to reserve

Naval Academy Primary School

74 Greenbury Point Rd., Annapolis; 410-757-3090; naps.napschool.com; Founded: 1949; Enrollment: 254; Avg. class size: 15 Ratio: 5:1 (Pre-K) 16:1 (Kindergarten–5th); Tuition: $4,000–$8,800/year; Grades: PK–5th/Nonsectarian; Open Houses: Call for appointment

St. Andrew by the Bay Preschool

701 College Pkwy., Annapolis; 410-974-1994; standrewbythebay.org; Grades: Pre-K/Roman Catholic; Tours available by appointment

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis

3112 Arundel on the Bay Rd., Annapolis; 410-263-8650; St.AnnesSchool.org; Founded: 1992; Enrollment: 277; Avg. class size: 13; Ratio: 9:1; Tuition: $3,445–$18,900/year; Grades: Twos–8th/Episcopal; Open Houses: January 11, 9:30–11:30 a.m. (early childhood, 2–4 yrs. old); parents may visit our campus on Walk-in Wednesday, every Wednesday between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m.

Saint Martin’s Lutheran School of Annapolis

1120 Spa Rd., Annapolis; 410-269-1955; stmartinsonline.org; Founded: 1963; Enrollment: 125; Avg. class size: 15; Ratio: 10:1; Tuition: $4,115–$12,680/year ; Grades: Pre-K–8th/Lutheran; Open Houses: January 20, 9-11a.m.; January 25, 7p.m. (Middle School information night); February 8, 7p.m. (Kindergarten information night); February 10, 9-11a.m.; March 9, 9-11a.m.; also evening at 7p.m.; May 12, 9- 11a.m.

St. Mary’s Elementary School

111 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis; 410-263-2869; stmarysannapolis.org; Founded: 1862; Enrollment: 820; Avg. class size: 28; Ratio: 20:1; Tuition, in parish: $7,735/year; Tuition, out of parish: $8,310/year; Tuition, non-Catholic: $8,890/year; Grades: Kindergarten–8th/Catholic; Open House: Every week on Wednesday at 9 a.m.

St. Mary’s High School

113 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis; 410-263-3294; stmarysannapolis.org; Founded: 1946; Enrollment: 500; Avg. Class Size: 22; Ratio: 15:1; Tuition, in parish: $12,888/year; Tuition, out of parish: $13,630/year; Tuition, non-Catholic: $14,430/year; Grades: 9th–12th/Catholic; Open House: Call for appointment


Severna Park


Severn School

Teel Campus (6th–12th grades): 201 Water St., Severna Park; Chesapeake Campus (Preschool–5th grades): 1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd., Arnold; 410-647-7700; severnschool.com; Founded: 1914; Enrollment: 841; Avg. class size: 14; Ratio: 10:1; Grades: Preschool–12th/Nonsectarian; Tuition: Grade 6-12: $25,435; Grades 1-5: $18,945; Preschool/PreK/K: Varies; Open House: January 11: Lower School Open House, 9-11 a.m.; January 27: Early School Mini Maker Workshop, 10-11 a.m.; February 12: Early School Mini Matisse Workshop, 10-11 a.m.; March 10: Early School Mini Maker Workshop, 10-11 a.m.; April 12: Early School Open House, 9-11 a.m.

St. John the Evangelist School

669 Ritchie Hwy, Severna Park; 410-647-2283; stjohnsp.org/school; Founded: 1959; Enrollment: 450; Avg. class size: 25 Ratio: 14:1; Tuition: $4,545 (half-day)–$7,575 (full-day); Grades: Pre-K4–8th/Catholic; Open House Dates: February 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.; January 12, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Kindergarten information night); January 19, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Preschool information night); February 23, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (Middle school information night)

St. Martin’s Episcopal School

375-A Benfield Rd., Severna Park; 410-647-7055; stmartinsmd.org; Founded: 1957; Enrollment: 180; Average class size: 12–18; Ratio: 7:1; Tuition: $3,000–$12,200/year; Grades: Preschool 3s–8th/Episcopal Co-Ed; Open House: January 18, 9:30–11:30 a.m. & 5–7 p.m.; March 15, 9:30–11:30 a.m. & 5–7 p.m.; Tours available Monday through Friday


Edgewater


Saint Andrew’s Day School

4B Wallace Manor Rd., Edgewater; 410-266-0952; standrewsum.org; Founded: 1985; Enrollment: 275; Avg. class size: 14; Ratio: 9:1; Tuition: $4,730–$11,475/year; Grades: Preschool–8th/Methodist; Open House Dates: January 22, 9–11 a.m.; March 4, 9–11 a.m.

The Summit School

664 East Central Ave., Edgewater; 410-798-0005; thesummitschool.org; Founded: 1989; Enrollment: 105; Avg. class size: varies; Ratio- 4:1; Tuition: $29,500/year; Grades: 1st–8th; Open House Dates: Drop in tours, 9a.m. on select Wednesdays. Check our website for details


Gambrills/Odenton


Odenton Christian School

8410 Piney Orchard Pkwy, Odenton; 410-305-2380; ocs1.org; Founded: 1977; Enrollment: 200; Avg. class size: 20; Ratio: 14:1; Tuition: (K3–6th) $4,990–$7,090/year (7th–12th) $5,290–$7,290/year; Grades: K3–12th/Baptist; Open Houses: Call for specific dates and times

School of the Incarnation

2601 Symphony Ln., Gambrills; 410-519-2285; schooloftheincarnation.org; Founded: 2000; Enrollment: 800; Avg. class size: 27; Ratio: 14:1; Tuition: (Catholic) $6,950/year; (Other Faiths) $7,700/year; Grades: Pre-K–8th/Catholic; Open House Dates: January 28, 1-3 p.m.


Millersville


Church on the Rock Christian Academy

649 Old Mill Rd., Millersville; 410-987-4714; mdcotr.org; Founded: 1974; Enrollment: 117; Avg. class size: 15; Ratio: 13:1; Tuition: $4,000–$5,000/year; Grades: PK3–12th/Nondenominational; Open Houses: Call for specific dates and times

Elvaton Christian Academy

8422 Elvaton Rd., Millersville; 410-647-3224; elvatonacademy.com; Founded: 1995; Enrollment: 61; Avg. class size: 8; Ratio: 10:1; Tuition: $1,440-$5,500; Grades: PK2–8th/Christian; Open Houses: Call for specific dates and times

Rockbridge Academy

Main Campus: 911 Generals Hwy, Millersville; K-3 Campus: 1485 Waterbury Road, Crownsville; Manor House/Belvoir: 1487 Generals Highway, Crownsville; 410-923-1171; rockbridge.org; Founded: 1995; Enrollment: 350; Avg. class size: 15; Ratio: 8:1; Tuition: $7,520–$13,340/year; Grades: Kindergarten–12th/Christian; Open House Dates: January 16, 7:30 p.m. (Main Campus); Weekly Walk-in Wednesday tours available, 9 a.m.


Severn / Glen Burnie


Archbishop Spalding High School

8080 New Cut Rd., Severn; 410-969-9105; archbishopspalding.org; Founded: 1966; Enrollment: 1,218; Avg. class size: 23; Ratio: 14:1; Tuition: $14,950/year; Grades: 9th – 12th/Catholic; Open House: Students may schedule a visit online

Granite Baptist School

7823 Oakwood Rd., Glen Burnie; 410-761-1118; granitebaptist.org/gbs; Founded: 1975 Enrollment: 275; Avg. class size: varies; Ratio: varies; Tuition: $4,100-$5,300/year ; Grades: K3–12th/Baptist; Open Houses: February 9 and March 16, 9 a.m.–12 p.m.; Personal tours by appointment

Monsignor Slade Catholic School

120 Dorsey Rd., Glen Burnie; 410-766-7130; msladeschool.com; Founded: 1954; Enrollment: 595; Avg. class size: 25; Ratio: varies; Tuition: $7,099/year (Catholic); $7,829/year (Non-Catholic); Grades: Pre-K2–8th/Catholic; Tours are offered most weekday mornings, call to schedule a tour or submit an inquiry on our website.

St. Paul’s Lutheran School

308 Oak Manor Dr., Glen Burnie; 410-766-5790; stpaulslutheranschoolgb.org; Founded: 1950; Enrollment: 344; Avg. class size: 16; Ratio 20:1; Tuition: $1,255-$6,870; Grades: 2 Year olds - 8th grade / Lutheran; Open House Dates: January 12, 9-11a.m.; January 26, 9-11a.m.; February 13, 9-11a.m.; March 16, 9-11a.m.


… And Beyond


Boys Latin School of Maryland

822 West Lake Ave., Baltimore; 410-377-5192; boyslatinmd.com; Founded: 1844; Enrollment: 625; Avg. class size: 14 Ratio: 7:1; Tuition: $20,500–$27,375/year; Grades: Kindergarten–12th; All boys/Nonsectarian; Parent visiting days: January 11; April 6; Every day is a student shadow day, call to schedule

Bowie Montessori Children’s House

5004 Randonstone Ln., Bowie; 301-262-3566; bmch.net; Founded: 1967; Enrollment: 150; Avg. class size: 16–25; Ratio: varies; Tuition: $10,200/year; Grades: PreK–8th/Nonsectarian; Open Houses: Call for appointment

The Calverton School

300 Calverton School Rd., Huntingtown; 410-535-0216; calvertonschool.org; Founded: 1967; Enrollment: 300; Avg. class size: 14; Ratio: 11:1; Tuition: $6,355/year (3K, three half days)–$21,060/year (9th–12th day student); Grades: Preschool–12th/Nonsectarian; Open Houses: November 12th, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

DeMatha Catholic High School

4313 Madison St., Hyattsville; 240-764-2200; dematha.org; Founded: 1946; Enrollment: 850; Avg. class size: 22; Ratio: 12:1; Tuition: $16,975/year; Grades: 9th–12th; All boys/Catholic; Open Houses: Call for specific times and dates; Student shadowing begins late September and ends in February

Elizabeth Seton High School

5715 Emerson Street, Bladensburg; 301-864-4532; setonsh.org; Founded: 1959; Enrollment: 570; Avg. class size: 16; Ratio: 11:1; Tuition: $12,300/year; Grades: 9th–12th; All girls/Catholic; Open House Date: April 29

Grace Christian School

7210 Race Track Rd., Bowie; 301-262-0158; gcsbowie.org; Founded: 1975; Enrollment: 244; Avg. class size: 16; Ratio: 10:1; Tuition: $7,000/year; Grades: Kindergarten–8th/Baptist; Open Houses: February 22, March 21, and April 25, all 9 a.m.; February 8, 6:30 p.m.

St. Augustine School

5990 Old Washington Rd., Elkridge; 410-796-3040; staug-md.org; Founded: 1857; Enrollment: 269; Avg. class size: 25; Ratio: 13:1; Tuition: $6,100/year (Members); $7,000/year (Non-members); *There are discounts available; Grades: Pre-K–8th/Catholic; Open Houses: February 9, 6:30p.m.

St. Philip Neri School

6401 S. Orchard Rd., Linthicum Heights; 410-859-1212; st.philip-neri.org; Founded: 1965; Enrollment: 353; Avg. class size: 20; Ratio: 25:3 (Pre-K), 17:1 (1st–8th); Tuition: $5,990/year; Grades: Pre-K–8th/Catholic; Open House Dates: January 29, 9:30a.m.-12p.m.

St. Vincent Pallotti High School

113 St. Mary’s Place, Laurel; 301-725-3228; PallottiHS.org; Founded: 1921; Enrollment: 485; Avg. class size: 19; Ratio: 10:1; Tuition: $14,750; Grades: 9th–12th/Catholic; Open House Dates: April 12th, 6-8p.m. 6:00; Student Shadowing begins in September; Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.


Eastern Shore


Caroline County


The Benedictine School

14299 Benedictine Ln., Ridgely; 410-634-2112; benschool.org; Founded: 1959; Enrollment: 72; Avg. class size: 7; Ratio: 3:1; Tuition: varies; Ages: 5–21 years of age, with autism, intellectual disabilities, and multiple disabilities; Open Houses: Call for an appointment


Dorchester County


Countryside Christian School

5333 Austin Rd., Cambridge; 410-228-0574; countrysidechristianschool.org; Founded: 1974; Enrollment: 50; Avg. class size: 5; Ratio: 5:1; Tuition: $3,400/year; Grades: Pre-K–7th/Church of Christ; Open Houses: Call for specific dates and times


Kent County


Chestertown Christian Academy

401 Morgnec Rd., Chestertown; 410-778-5855; chestertownchristian.org; Year founded: 1979; Enrollment: 120; Avg. class size: 12; Ratio: 12:1; Tuition: $5,740–$7,030/year; Grades: K4–12th/Baptist; Open House: March 10, 6-8p.m. & March 11, 9a.m.-12p.m.

Kent School

6788 Wilkins Ln., Chestertown; 410-778-4100; kentschool.org; Founded: 1967; Enrollment: 144; Avg. class size: 14; Ratio: 7:1; Tuition: $4,800–$15,400/yearGrades: Pre-K–8th/Nonsectarian; Open House Dates: February 18, 1–6 p.m.; March 22, 1–6 p.m.; April 21, 1–6 p.m.

Radcliffe Creek School

201 Talbot Blvd, Chestertown; 410-778-8150; radcliffecreekschool.org; Founded: 1996; Enrollment: 85; Student/teacher ratio: 3:1; Tuition: $16,500/year (Kindergarten), $21,500/year (1st grade), $25,730/year (2nd–8th grades); Grades: Kindergarten–8th/Nonsectarian; Open Houses: Call for appointment


Queen Anne’s County


The Gunston School

911 Gunston Rd., Centreville; 410-758-0620; gunston.org; Founded: 1911; Enrollment: 188; Avg. class size: 10–12; Ratio: 9:1; Tuition: $23,980/year; Grades: 9th–12th/Nonsectarian; Open Houses Dates: November 13, 3 p.m.; January 29, 3 p.m.; April 23, 3 p.m.

Lighthouse Christian Academy

931 Love Point Rd., Stevensville; 410-643-3034; lcacademy.org; Founded: 2001; Enrollment: 60; Avg. class size: 6-7; Ratio 7:1; Tuition: $5,450 - $9,350 per year (full time); Grades: K – 8th/Classical Christian; Open Houses: Walk-in Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The McArdle Center

210 Pier 1 Rd, Stevensville; 410-588-6583; mcardleschool.com; Avg. class size: 3; Ratio: 3:1; Grades: Pre-K–8th; Call for appointment/tour

Wye River Upper School

316 S. Commerce St., Centreville; 410-758-2922; wyeriverupperschool.org; Founded: 2002; Enrollment: 48; Avg. class size: 7–8; Ratio: 4:1; Tuition: $28,000/year; Grades: 9th–12th/Nonsectarian; Open House Dates: January 29, 2pm-4pm; April 26, 6pm-8pm


Talbot County


Chesapeake Christian School

1009 N. Washington St., Easton; 410-822-7600; chesapeakechristian.org; Founded: 1999; Enrollment: 175; Avg. class size: 15; Ratio: 15:1; Tuition: $4,300/year; Grades: K4–12th/Church of God; Open Houses: Call for specific times and dates

The Country School

716 Goldsborough St., Easton; 410-822-1935; countryschool.org; Founded: 1934; Enrollment: 288; Avg. class size: 16; Ratio: 9:1; Tuition: $10,880–$15,525/year; Grades: Kindergarten–8th/Nonsectarian; Open House Date: April 4, 9:15 a.m.

Saints Peter and Paul School

900 High St., Easton; 410-822-2275; ssppeaston.org; Founded: 1955; Enrollment: 560; Avg. class size: 20; Ratio: 15:1; Tuition: Elementary School: $6,530 (Parishioner); $7,175 (Non-Parishioner); High School: $11,330 (Parishioner); $12,750 (Non-Parishioner); Grades: PK–12th/Catholic; Open House Date: February 2, 9-11a.m. (Elementary School)