Rockbridge Academy

Tel: (410)923-1171
Grades: K-12 | 351 students
Rockbridge Academy is a K-12 classical Christian school in the Annapolis area committed to the highest standards of Christian education using the classical method.
Rockbridge Academy students are taught to be critical thinkers with a Christ-centered worldview. Our methodology emphasizes analytical thinking and mastery of the tools of learning instead of teaching to tests.
In so doing we train our students to be life-long learners as we encourage them to glorify God in their hearts and lives and to seek after goodness, truth, and beauty.
We believe this is a biblical approach to education, and God has richly blessed our teachers and students as they have labored diligently in these efforts.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
Religious Affiliation Christian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded 1995

Student Body

Total Students 351 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade Rockbridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 13 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses All Upper School classes are taught at the Honors level, College Calculus, College Chemistry, College Physics, Honors History, Honors Literature, Latin, Rhetoric,
Average SAT score 1934
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Varies by grade level)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Kindergarten Half Day M-F $7,370 Kindergarten Full Day M-F $10,720 Kindergarten Full Day 2 days: T, Th $8,870 Kindergarten Full Day 3 days: M,W,F $9,620 Grades 1-6 $11,950 Grades 7-12 $12,950
% on Financial Aid
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Julie Marsh


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, TennisBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryLacrosse,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 16 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Bi-annual Musical and Bi-annual Variety Show, Black Tie Club, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Finance Club, Grammar Choir - Rockbridge Academy Singers, Junior and Senior Soirees, Latin Certamen, Men's and Women's A-Cappella Singing Groups, Orchestra and Chamber Music, Philosophy Club, Recorder Club, Rising Senior Grand Tour - Annual class 17-day trip to Europe, Running Club, Science Olympiad, Swimming Club, Young Engineers and Scientists Club Black Tie Club, Finance Club, Latin Certamen, Recorder Club, Running Club, Swimming Club, Bi-annual Musical and Bi-annual Variety Show,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
Grammar Choir - Rockbridge Academy Singers,
Junior and Senior Soirees,
Men's and Women's A-Cappella Singing Groups,
Orchestra and Chamber Music,
Philosophy Club,
Rising Senior Grand Tour - Annual class 17-day trip to Europe,
Science Olympiad,
Young Engineers and Scientists Club,

School Notes:

  • Rockbridge Academy is a classical Christian school which utilizes a time-proven method of education based on the Trivium. Rockbridge Academy is committed to offering a service to parents who are seeking a truly excellent education for their children, taught from a distinctively Christian world view.
  • Rockbridge Academy is centrally located near Rt.97 and Rt. 32 and is especially convenient for families driving from the Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia, and Bowie areas.
  • Rockbridge Academy seeks to individually challenge children at all levels and to teach them how to learn. Through a proven, centuries-old pattern of education called the Trivium, students are taught using specific methods which correlate to their natural, God-given developmental stages. All subjects are taught as parts of an integrated whole with scripture at the center as students are encouraged to become "thinking Christians" and to develop a solid, Christ-centered worldview.
  • Our graduates earned an average of $45,000 in college aid/scholarships each for their first year of college!
  • The really important news is that in cooperation with the efforts of their parents and churches, graduates head off to college grounded in their faith and confident in applying Christian thinking to the world around them. They are poised young men and women of godly character who are prepared to stand for their faith in all situations.

Profile last updated: 09/17/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Christian Community Fellowship (3.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Play & Learn At Community Place (2.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Gambrills KinderCare (2.1 miles away)
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  • Gambrills
    Gambrills KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.1 miles
    1069 Md Rt 3, North LA
    Gambrills, MD 21054
  • Crownsville
    Grades: PK-KG | 79 students
    2.7 miles
    50 Community Pl
    Crownsville, MD 21032
  • Severna Park
    Severna Park KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    2.8 miles
    488 Jumpers Hole Rd.
    Severna Park, MD 21146
  • Crownsville
    Grades: 6-12 | 23 students
    3.1 miles
    830 Birch Trail
    Crownsville, MD 21032
  • Crownsville
    Ridge School Of Anne Arundel County
    Special Education School (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    Grades: 9-12 | 28 students
    3.3 miles
    16 Romig Dr
    Crownsville, MD 21032

School Reviews

My family has been part of the Rockbridge Academy community for a dozen years. I can recommend the school without hesitation. What makes it so great? Lots of things, but I'll name a couple. First, the teachers. They are dedicated, hardworking, and passionate about their subjects and about their own Christian faith. They have, without exception, loved my kids by caring about them and challenging and encouraging them to strive for growth in godly character and instilling in them a love of learning. Another of the school?'s strengths is a challenging curriculum focusing, as mentioned above, on a love for learning. The curriculum follows the natural stages of development as a student matures from kindergarten through 12th grade. The challenges have exercised my kids?' "learning muscles" in a good way, but not so much that it is overwhelming. (Note: administrators and teachers are happy to work with any students who are feeling overwhelmed to guide them through difficulties and make accommodations as appropriate.) Is Rockbridge perfect in every way? No. Of course not. What school is? But I'm thankful for the teachers and administrators who truly desire to honor Christ and serve the families in the pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness.
- Posted by Parent, 07/17/15
Great education taught with a Christian worldview. I compared a lot of schools before selecting Rockbridge Academy and this was by far the best program for my children. Now graduated, my son is working on his Master's in Engineering; he was well prepared for higher education and the world.
- Posted by Parent, 07/17/15
The academic program is excellent. I appreciate the emphasis put on teaching students how to process their thoughts logically and speak before an audience. The teachers are awesome and the administration is helpful.
- Posted by Parent, 05/02/13

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