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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
  • 1.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - Our students excel at a high level in 16 interscholastic sports programs. As a Jesuit school, we believe in the development of the whole person. Athletics help our students develop team work, leadership, and self confidence.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 23%
    Grades: 9-1210900 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • 2.
    The Siena School
    The Siena School Photo - Siena students have great creative strengths, and the arts programs help students build on those strengths in familiar and unfamiliar media. Arts offerings currently include drawing and painting, music, drama and photography.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: 4-121300 Forest Glen Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20901

  • 3.
    Gilman School
    Gilman School Photo - Middle School teacher, Dave Anderson, in his art class.
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: K-125407 Roland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • 4.
    Key School
    Key School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 38%
    Grades: NS-12534 Hillsmere Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21403

  • 5.-7.
    Bishop McNamara High School
    Bishop McNamara High School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 9-126800 Marlboro Pike
    District Heights, MD 20747

  • 5.-7.
    Glenwood Academy
    Glenwood Academy Photo - Math Fun!
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: K-1116151B Old Frederick Road
    Woodbine, MD 21771

  • 5.-7.
    Sisters Academy Of Baltimore
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 5-8139 First Ave
    Halethorpe, MD 21227

  • 8.
    Greater Grace Christian Academy
    Greater Grace Christian Academy Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: K-126063 Moravia Park Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21206

  • 9.
    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

  • 10.-11.
    Mother Seton Academy
    Mother Seton Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 6-82215 Greenmount Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21218

  • 10.-11.
    St. Philip The Apostle School
    St. Philip The Apostle School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-85414 Henderson Way
    Suitland, MD 20746

  • 12.
    St. James School
    St. James School Photo - Community service is an important area of learning at Saint James. Volunteering locally, nationally, and internationally with various organizations is commonplace.
    Acceptance Rate: 54%
    Grades: 8-1217641 College Road
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • 13.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - St. Timothy's Dance program offers students the opportunity to explore and continue their progress in a variety of dance techniques, from ballet to tap to modern, regardless of skill level.
    All-girls (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: 9-128400 Greenspring Avenue
    Stevenson, MD 21153

  • 14.
    Garrison Forest School
    Garrison Forest School Photo - Middle School Building
    Acceptance Rate: 57%
    Grades: NS-12300 Garrison Forest Road
    Owings Mills, MD 21117

  • 15.-16.Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: K-8501 W 30th St
    Baltimore, MD 21211

  • 15.-16.
    St. Jerome Academy
    St. Jerome Academy Photo - 43rd Avenue Entrance
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: PK-85207 42nd Place
    Hyattsville, MD 20781

  • 17.-20.
    Al-Huda School
    Al-Huda School Photo - A Fun Day at Al-Huda School's Annual Field Day!
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-125301 Edgewood Rd.
    College Park, MD 20740

  • 17.-20.
    Christ Episcopal School
    Christ Episcopal School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-822 W. Jefferson Street
    Rockville, MD 20850

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

  • 17.-20.
    The Maryland International Day School
    The Maryland International Day School Photo
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: PK-82317 Brinkley Road
    Fort Washington, MD 20744

  • 21.Acceptance Rate: 62%
    Grades: NS-811701 Danville Drive
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • 22.-25.
    Archbishop Spalding High School
    Archbishop Spalding High School Photo - Award winning Music and Visual Arts program
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-128080 New Cut Road
    Severn, MD 21144

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

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

  • 22.-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

  • 26.Acceptance Rate: 69%
    Grades: PK-12Po Box 1006
    Berlin, MD 21811

  • 27.-32.
    Cambridge School
    Cambridge School Photo - Kindergarteners on one of our many field trips
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-8110 Sudbrook Lane
    Pikesville, MD 21208

  • 27.-32.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-1212793 Folly Quarter Road
    Ellicott City, MD 21042

  • 27.-32.
    Grace Brethren Christian School
    Grace Brethren Christian School Photo - New Library Addition
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-126501 Surratts Road
    Clinton, MD 20735

  • 27.-32.
    The Highlands School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-112409 Creswell Rd.
    Bel Air, MD 21015

  • 27.-32.
    St. Mary's School
    St. Mary's School Photo - Challenge High Academic Standards
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-87207 Annapolis Road
    Hyattsville, MD 20784

  • 27.-32.Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 9-121079 Firetower Road
    Colora, MD 21917

  • 33.
    Mercy High School
    Mercy High School Photo - Students receive individual attention at Mercy High School Baltimore
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 71%
    Grades: 9-121300 E Northern Pkwy
    Baltimore, MD 21239

  • 34.Acceptance Rate: 74%
    Grades: 9-12PO Box 200, 911 Gunston Rd
    Centreville, MD 21617

  • 35.-42.
    Barrie School
    Barrie School Photo
    Montessori School
    Acceptance Rate: 75%
    Grades: NS-1213500 Layhill Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20906

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