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  • The average private school acceptance rate in Maryland is approximately 80% per year (2018-19).
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The most selective school in Maryland is currently Georgetown Preparatory School, with an acceptance rate of 23%.

Most Selective Private Schools in Maryland (2018-19)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - 100% of our graduates go to four year colleges or universities. The top acceptances in the last three years are: Georgetown, Notre Dame, Boston College, University of Virginia, and Univsersity of Pennsylvania. We also send young men to Harvard, Cornell, Yale, Princeton, Vanderbilt, and Duke. Nearly $2 million in merit scholarships was awarded to our graduating class last year.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 23%
    Grades: 9-1210900 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • Rank: #22.
    The Siena School
    The Siena School Photo - The Siena School offers a rich educational program for bright, college-bound students in grades 4-12 with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: 4-121300 Forest Glen Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20901

  • Rank: #33.
    Gilman School
    Gilman School Photo - Middle School teacher, Dave Anderson, in his art class.
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-125407 Roland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • Rank: #44.
    St. Jerome Academy
    St. Jerome Academy Photo - 43rd Avenue Entrance
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 35%
    Grades: PK-85207 42nd Place
    Hyattsville, MD 20781

  • Rank: #55.
    Key School
    Key School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 38%
    Grades: NS-12534 Hillsmere Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21403

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Bishop McNamara High School
    Bishop McNamara High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-126800 Marlboro Pike
    District Heights, MD 20747

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Glenwood Academy
    Glenwood Academy Photo - Glenwood Academy now has classes through 11th grade with 12th grade beginning next year.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: K-1116151B Old Frederick Road
    Woodbine, MD 21771

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Sisters Academy Of Baltimore
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 5-8139 First Ave
    Halethorpe, MD 21227

  • Rank: #99.
    Greater Grace Christian Academy
    Greater Grace Christian Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: K-126063 Moravia Park Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21206

  • Rank: #1010.
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - If theater is you passion, then come to Oldfields! We produce excellent plays and musicals. We also offer a Directing course, where each student casts and produces a play of her choosing.
    Acceptance Rate: 46%
    Grades: 8-121500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152

  • Rank: #11-1311.-13.
    Glenwood Country Day School
    Glenwood Country Day School Photo - Reading Fun
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: NS-114785 Bushy Park Road
    Woodbine, MD 21797

  • Rank: #11-1311.-13.
    Mother Seton Academy
    Mother Seton Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 6-82215 Greenmount Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21218

  • Rank: #11-1311.-13.
    St. Philip The Apostle School
    St. Philip The Apostle School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-85414 Henderson Way
    Suitland, MD 20746

  • Rank: #1414.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - The picturesque campus is situated in a safe, rural environment, but only 65 miles away from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
    Acceptance Rate: 54%
    Grades: 8-1217641 College Road
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • Rank: #1515.
    St. Timothy's School
    All-girls (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: 9-128400 Greenspring Avenue
    Stevenson, MD 21153

  • Rank: #1616.Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: K-8501 W 30th St
    Baltimore, MD 21211

  • Rank: #17-2017.-20.
    Al-Huda School
    Al-Huda School Photo - 20 years of the Al-Huda School! - For more information please call us at 301-982-2402!
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-125301 Edgewood Rd.
    College Park, MD 20740

  • Rank: #17-2017.-20.
    Christ Episcopal School
    Christ Episcopal School Photo - NEW BUILDING COMING SOON! Old building on W. Jefferson St. being sold and new building coming soon around the corner on S. Washington St. alongside the school's Church Building and Preschool House!
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-822 W. Jefferson Street
    Rockville, MD 20850

  • Rank: #17-2017.-20.
    Jemicy School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 1-1211 Celadon Rd
    Owings Mills, MD 21117

  • Rank: #17-2017.-20.
    The Maryland International Day School
    The Maryland International Day School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-85408 Brinkley Road
    Fort Washington, MD 20744

  • Rank: #2121.
    Green Acres School
    Green Acres School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 62%
    Grades: NS-811701 Danville Drive
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • Rank: #22-2522.-25.
    Archbishop Spalding High School
    Archbishop Spalding High School Photo - A tradition of excellence since 1966
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-128080 New Cut Road
    Severn, MD 21144

  • Rank: #22-2522.-25.
    Concord Hill School
    Concord Hill School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-36050 Wisconsin Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

  • Rank: #22-2522.-25.
    Lanham Christian School
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: PK-128400 Good Luck Road
    Lanham, MD 20706

  • Rank: #22-2522.-25.
    Washington Christian Academy
    Washington Christian Academy Photo - WCA's beautiful 60-acre campus in Olney, MD
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-1216227 Batchellors Forest Road
    Olney, MD 20832

  • Rank: #2626.Acceptance Rate: 69%
    Grades: PK-12508 S Main St
    Berlin, MD 21811

  • Rank: #27-3327.-33.
    Cambridge School
    Cambridge School Photo - Kindergarteners on one of our many field trips
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-86200 N Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21212

  • Rank: #27-3327.-33.
    Glenelg Country School
    Glenelg Country School Photo - The campus boasts an outdoor amphitheater that is utilized not only for performances, but also impromptu class sessions on a beautiful day.
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-1212793 Folly Quarter Road
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

  • Rank: #27-3327.-33.
    Grace Brethren Christian School
    Grace Brethren Christian School Photo - New Library Addition
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-126501 Surratts Road
    Clinton, MD 20735

  • Rank: #27-3327.-33.
    The Highlands School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-112409 Creswell Rd.
    Bel Air, MD 21015

  • Rank: #27-3327.-33.
    The Primary Day School
    The Primary Day School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-27300 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817

  • Rank: #27-3327.-33.
    St. Mary's School
    St. Mary's School Photo - Discovering DNA with strawberries
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-87207 Annapolis Road
    Hyattsville, MD 20784

  • Rank: #27-3327.-33.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 9-121079 Firetower Road
    Colora, MD 21917

  • Rank: #3434.
    Mercy High School
    Mercy High School Photo - Mercy High School Baltimore
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 71%
    Grades: 9-121300 E Northern Pkwy
    Baltimore, MD 21239

  • Rank: #3535.
    Institute Of Notre Dame
    Institute Of Notre Dame Photo - IND stands proudly in its original location since 1847. Feel the history and tradition as you climb the slate stairs that over 11,000 alumnae have walked, and relish the stories that have been told from generation to generation. Did you know that IND was part of the Underground Railroad? Join us, become part of the past, change the future!
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 72%
    Grades: 9-12901 Aisquith Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

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