Lucy School

Tel: (301)293-1163
Grades: NS-5 | 102 students
Lucy School is an Arts-Based School with faculty who specialize in the Early Childhood years: Preschool through 5th Grade.
Lucy School is located on a 17-acre campus complete with pond, waterfall, woodlands with learning trails and fields for running and jumping.
Our arts-based curriculum is designed to promote the transfer of learning between the arts and other subjects.
We follow Maryland State Department of Education's Voluntary Curriculum Objectives with additional arts-enriched coursework.
The children plant and harvest an organic garden and environmental stewardship is central to our science program.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association for the Education of Young Children
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
Year Founded 2002

Student Body

Total Students 102 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Lucy School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $9,200
Tuition Notes Cost is for Primary Grades and 5-day Preschool program. Two-day and Three-day program options for preschool are pro-rated. We also offer a before and afterschool program.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Victoria Brown, Ph.D.
Admissions Associate Summer Irvin


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports DanceDance


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Nature Classes, Piano and Dalcroze, Solfege or other Music and Movement styles. Nature Classes, Piano and Dalcroze,
Solfege or other Music and Movement styles.,

School Notes:

  • Lucy School's arts-based curriculum uses the emotional, social, and sensory dimensions of the arts to engage students, encourage critical thinking, and influence development and learning across the curriculum. It connects the content of art to children's personal experiences and their need to make meaning from the world. Arts-based learning makes the arts an interdisciplinary partner with other subjects and orchestrates higher order thinking using the creative problem solving process. Students are provided rich experiences in the arts and thoughtful integrated curriculum that makes deep structural connections between the arts experiences and other subjects. This enables students to learn both deeply. Arts-based teaching is more hands-on than traditional teaching, offering children more opportunities to experience "living through situations" than they would in a traditional classroom, thereby developing a level of critical thinking and problem solving skills that is not afforded in traditional educational settings. This is supported by ample research in the field of arts integration. Since the primary grades were established at Lucy School, the majority of children leaving are above grade level in all subject areas.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Boonsboro Christian Academy (4.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Thomas More Academy (3.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Thomas More Academy (3.8 miles away)
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  • Middletown
    St. Thomas More Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 43 students
    3.8 miles
    103 Prospect Street
    Middletown, MD 21769
  • Boonsboro
    Grades: PK-12 | 41 students
    4.7 miles
    7605 Old Natl Pike
    Boonsboro, MD 21713
  • Boonsboro
    San Mar Children's Home Inc
    All-girls  | Alternative School
    Grades: 8-12 | 10 students
    5.5 miles
    8504 Mapleville Rd
    Boonsboro, MD 21713
  • Middletown
    Middletown United Methodist Church Preschool And
    Daycare / Preschool (Methodist)
    Grades: PK-K | 128 students
    5.7 miles
    7108 Fern Ct
    Middletown, MD 21769
  • Jefferson
    The Jefferson School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 82 students
    6.1 miles
    Po Box 9
    Jefferson, MD 21755

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