Glenelg Country School
A Top-Rated Private College Preparatory School in Howard County.
Rigorous Academics, Caring Faculty, Stunning Campus
Our beautiful, 90-acre campus in Ellicott City plays an important role in a Glenelg education. Encompassing woods, open-meadow wetland, and both historic and state-of-the-art facilities, students at Glenelg experience an education like no other in Howard County.
As a college preparatory school, our mission is to engage our students in learning opportunities that shape their minds for higher education.
A rigorous, stimulating curriculum built around a variety of courses in the humanities and STEAM keeps students motivated as they work toward their collegiate goals, while athletics, theatre, community service, and other extracurricular activities foster personal growth and development.
Acceptance to Over 150 Colleges Across the Country
The Class of 2022, made up of 77 students, achieved a 3.89 GPA average and was accepted to over 150 schools across the country. Congratulations to this outstanding class of Dragons.
Academic excellence, driven by experiential learning and an integrative approach to education.
As an independent college preparatory school, Glenelg Country School has the freedom to develop curricula that provides well-rounded experiences to our students. This gives us the ability to educate the whole child, encouraging intellectual curiosity, compassion for others, and a strong ethical core.
We are proud of the diverse nature of our school, composed of children from a variety of backgrounds and accentuated by international students from around the globe. This fosters a natural world view to their education and interaction with their peers, helping to break down barriers and open minds.
Our students learn foreign languages, study planets in the observatory, excel on the fields of sport, perform at least 95 hours of community service, and entertain on the stage. Self-expression is always encouraged, and students gain confidence by seeing the rewards of just being themselves.
It is no surprise to us that 100 percent of our kids go off to college. This is a natural extension of a child raised by a community, who is taught to believe in their abilities, has strong intellectual discipline, and strives for academic distinction.
Middle School can be a time of difficult and awkward position for many students. That is why our middle school program is specifically designed to meet the mental, social, and physical needs unique to adolescent and pre-teen children. Close student-faculty relationships and a strong sense of belonging to help your child excel in these formative years.
While college and a satisfying career remain the top goals for high school students across the country, less than half feel they’re ready for life after graduation. As a leading college preparatory school, we have a proven track record of helping our students get into their top choices of colleges and universities; while instilling the values of honesty, integrity and civility that will inform all their life decisions.
We guide students to find the colleges that are the best match for their individual talents, interest, and goals.
The College Counseling Office’s primary aim is to assist each student in conducting a thorough and successful college search. We believe in making the process a “team effort”—involving parents, teachers, advisors, coaches, and administrators—but encouraging each student to “own” the experience.
Discovery Days are an opportunity to show you around our beautiful campus, give you tours of the schools, and introduce you to the learning environment that will shape your child’s future. They are held on regular school days, providing our guests with a genuine look at the student experience.
Personalized Tours may be scheduled if you are unable to attend a Discovery Day.
If interested in visiting our campus, be sure to let us know when inquiring and we will reach out with more details.
Humanities and the faculty here challenged me to think deeper about issues affecting our world. —Anna Gifty Opku-Agyeman '14
GCS prepared me for a rigorous curriculum in college and medical school as well as a demanding yet fulfilling career as a physician. —Matthew Woodford '00
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