The Banner School

1730 N Market St
Frederick, MD 21701-0217
Tel: (301)695-9320
Grades: PK-8 | 151 students
The Banner School, Frederick County's only non-sectarian co-educational, independent school is composed of a preschool (3- and 4-year-olds), primary school (kindergarten-4th grade), and a middle school for grades 5-8.  Its mission is to provide an academically challenging curriculum in a secure environment, to motivate students to achieve to the best of their abilities, and, in so doing, to stimulate a lifelong love of learning. The Banner School promotes a strong school-family partnership, individual self-worth, and respect for others and strives to graduate responsible individuals who will contribute positively to society.
Reflecting the diversity in today’s society and our student body, Banner provides an education with a global perspective through the study of various cultures, societies, and peoples of the world.
 The Banner School, through its Learning Triangle and its diverse community of learners, provides a nurturing yet challenging environment that motivates students to become responsible citizens who lead by example.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (JAIMS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 151 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade The Banner School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(traditional style khaki or navy pants and knee length skirts, polo shirts tucked in, dress shoes, belts)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $10,490
Tuition Notes Preschool (part-time and full-time) through 8th grade tuition. Part time options are available for Preschool. Preschool tuition has the option to include before and after care.
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Jamie Pratt, Admissions Coordinator


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Intramural Sports Only, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
Intramural Sports OnlySoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • Students must submit an application and $50 application fee to Admissions. Recommendation forms and transcripts are requested by Admissions. A visit day is scheduled and assessments are given in the student's current grade.

Profile last updated: 09/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Frederick Adventist Academy (3.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Good Shepherd Nursery-kinderga (1.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Taney Avenue KinderCare (0.7 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Frederick
    Taney Avenue KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.7 miles
    1420 Taney Ave.
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Frederick
    Good Shepherd Nursery-kinderga
    Daycare / Preschool (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
    Grades: PK-K | 190 students
    1.2 miles
    1415 W 7th Street
    Frederick, MD 21702
  • Frederick
    Grades: K | 5 students
    1.5 miles
    1601 Wheyfield Dr
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Frederick
    Calvary Weekday School
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: K | 16 students
    1.6 miles
    131 W 2nd St
    Frederick, MD 21701
  • Frederick
    Visitation Academy
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 154 students
    1.6 miles
    200 E 2nd St
    Frederick, MD 21701

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The average private school tuition in Frederick County, MD is $9,233 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Frederick County, MD is 69% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).