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Founded in 1954 by local families in the holistic country day school model as a nonsectarian, college preparatory school.
Howard County, Maryland, in a 90-acre natural setting.
780 students age 2 through Grade 12; 49% minority student representation.
115 faculty members and 24 assistant teachers; 54% of all faculty members—and 72% in the Upper School—hold advanced degrees.
Average Class Size
Integrated, college preparatory school designed to foster strong intellectual discipline and superior academic skills with above grade level instruction available; STEAM program; 24 Advanced Placement courses.
Two full-time college counselors; mean SAT score for those that sat for the SAT in class of 2022 was 1274 (critical reading & math). 92% of Students matriculate into a four-year college or university. Other post-secondary choices made by students include International experiential learning experiences, Gap Year, service academies, or community college.
Physical education begins at age 2; interscholastic sports available grades 6-12; 15 championships in the last five years; 85% of Upper School students participate in one or more of the following MIAA, IAAM or IAE associated sports:
- Cross Country
- Field Hockey
- Ice Hockey
- Indoor Track
- Track and Field
Music and art classes begin at age 2. A variety of offerings include choruses, recorder and jazz ensembles, bell choirs, bands, woodwind trios, string quartets, plays and musicals, photography, 2D and 3D classes, graphic design and videography.
Leadership and Service
Middle and Upper School student councils; civic leadership training; all grades participate in community service, with Upper School students averaging 50 hours per year.
Student clubs and enrichment activities begin in Pre-Kindergarten and include field trips; guest speakers; international travel; Upper School internships; robotics; yearbook; newspaper; elective offerings; summer camp programs.
Fully integrated into the curriculum:
Over 400 computers on campus with network, Internet and SMART Board access
More than 45 online subscription research resources
Innovative educational software in music, world languages, filmmaking and more
Six computer labs
Management system for resources, class notes and homework assignments
Four separate divisional buildings, including an 18th century Manor House
Four libraries housing over 33,000 volumes
Multiple science labs
Pond and outdoor environmental labs and classrooms
Fully equipped art facilities in each division
350-seat Mulitz Theater with scene shop and spacious dressing rooms
Outdoor theater in the woods
35,000-square-foot athletic center with two basketball courts, a wrestling room, fitness and training centers, locker rooms and offices
Four beautifully maintained playing fields and a baseball field
Dragon Stadium: turf field, six-lane track, 500 stadium seats and press box
Outdoor saline swimming pool
Five tennis courts
Our graduates go on to establish foundations, speak at TED, sing professionally, own companies, run corporations, produce documentaries and act as stewards of the environment by defining urban farming protocols for major cities.
An active Parent & Friends Association provides multiple opportunities to support the school through the academic year. Learn more!