Most Selective Private Schools in Maryland

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  • The average private school acceptance rate in Maryland is approximately 80% per year (2020-21).
  • The most selective school in Maryland is currently Georgetown Preparatory School, with an acceptance rate of 23%.
  • The most selective private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Most Selective Private Schools in Maryland (2020-21)

  • School Acceptance Rate Grades Location
  • Rank: #11.
    Georgetown Preparatory School
    Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - Georgetown Prep Students are committed to doing justice. Inspired by their faith, they are called to service to the less fortunate in many capacities.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 23%
    Grades: 9-1210900 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 214-1215

  • 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
    (301) 244-3600

  • Rank: #33.
    Gilman School
    Gilman School Photo - Middle School teacher, Dave Anderson, in his art class.
    All-boys
    Acceptance Rate: 30%
    Grades: PK-125407 Roland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 323-3800

  • 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
    (301) 277-4568

  • Rank: #55.
    Key School
    Key School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 38%
    Grades: NS-12534 Hillsmere Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    (410) 263-9231

  • 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
    (301) 735-8401

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Glenwood Academy
    Glenwood Academy Photo - Glenwood Academy now has classes through 11th grade with 12th grade beginning next year.
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 1-1216151B Old Frederick Road
    Mount Airy, MD 21771
    (410) 489-6959

  • Rank: #6-86.-8.
    Sisters Academy Of Baltimore
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 40%
    Grades: 5-8139 First Ave
    Halethorpe, MD 21227
    (410) 242-1212

  • Rank: #99.
    Oldfields School
    Oldfields School Photo - Our community has a wonderful reopening experience under our belts, and we are looking forward to the months ahead! Oldfields is operating on campus and in person for the 2020-2021 school year.
    All-girls
    Acceptance Rate: 42%
    Grades: 8-121500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
    (410) 472-4800

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    Greater Grace Christian Academy
    Greater Grace Christian Academy Photo
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: K-126063 Moravia Park Drive
    Baltimore, MD 21206
    (410) 485-0700

  • Rank: #10-1110.- 11.
    St Ignatius Loyola Academy
    St Ignatius Loyola Academy Photo - All students participate in community service throughout the year
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 45%
    Grades: 5-8300 E. Gittings St.
    Baltimore, MD 21230
    (410) 539-8268

  • Rank: #12-1412.- 14.
    Glenwood Country Day School
    Glenwood Country Day School Photo - Language Arts
    Daycare / Preschool
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: NS-K14785 Bushy Park Road
    Woodbine, MD 21797
    (410) 489-5203

  • Rank: #12-1412.- 14.
    Mother Seton Academy
    Mother Seton Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: 6-82215 Greenmount Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21218
    (410) 563-2833

  • Rank: #12-1412.- 14.
    St Philip The Apostle School
    St Philip The Apostle School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 50%
    Grades: PK-85414 Henderson Way
    Suitland, MD 20746
    (301) 423-4740

  • Rank: #1515.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Boarding life at Saint James School prepares students for their college journey.
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 54%
    Grades: 8-1217641 College Road
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    (301) 733-9330

  • Rank: #1616.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - Completed in 2012, Dixon Hall is our state-of-the-art academic building. The technology-rich facility features the Taft Lecture Hall, the Coleman World Languages and Cultures Center, and a Center for Learning and Teaching.
    All-girls (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 55%
    Grades: 9-128400 Greenspring Avenue
    Stevenson, MD 21153
    (410) 486-7401

  • Rank: #1717.Acceptance Rate: 58%
    Grades: K-8501 W 30th St
    Baltimore, MD 21211
    (410) 235-6295

  • Rank: #18-2118.- 21.
    Al-Huda School
    Al-Huda School Photo - Always Fun at the Al-Huda Pre School! 301-982-7135preschool@alhuda.org
    (Islamic)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-125301 Edgewood Rd.
    College Park, MD 20740
    (301) 982-2402

  • Rank: #18-2118.- 21.
    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!
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: NS-822 W. Jefferson Street
    Rockville, MD 20850
    (301) 424-6550

  • Rank: #18-2118.- 21.
    Jemicy School
    Acceptance Rate: 60%
    Grades: 1-1211 Celadon Rd
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    (410) 653-2700

  • Rank: #18-2118.- 21.
    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
    (301) 567-9101

  • Rank: #2222.
    St Frances Academy
    St Frances Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 61%
    Grades: 9-12501 E Chase St
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    (410) 539-5794

  • Rank: #2323.
    Green Acres School
    Green Acres School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 62%
    Grades: NS-811701 Danville Drive
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 881-4100

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    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
    (410) 969-9105

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-36050 Wisconsin Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    (301) 654-2626

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Lanham Christian School
    (Brethren)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: PK-128400 Good Luck Road
    Lanham, MD 20706
    (301) 552-9102

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    St. John's Episcopal School
    St. John's Episcopal School Photo - Our Graduation Class of 2017
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: PK-83427 Olney Laytonsville Road
    Olney, MD 20832
    (301) 774-6804

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Washington Christian Academy
    Washington Christian Academy Photo - Our Middle School students enjoy fun and games at one of our Quarterly House Festival Days!
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-1216227 Batchellors Forest Road
    Olney, MD 20832
    (240) 390-0429

  • Rank: #24-2924.- 29.
    Washington Episcopal School
    Washington Episcopal School Photo
    (Episcopal)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-85600 Little Falls Pkwy
    Bethesda, MD 20816
    (301) 652-7878

  • Rank: #30-3630.- 36.
    Cambridge School
    Cambridge School Photo - 3rd graders replicating Egyptian artwork in class
    (Christian)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-86200 N Charles Street
    Baltimore, MD 21212
    (410) 486-3686

  • Rank: #30-3630.- 36.
    Cristo Rey Jesuit High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: 9-12420 S Chester St
    Baltimore, MD 21231
    (410) 727-3255

  • Rank: #30-3630.- 36.
    Glenelg Country School
    Glenelg Country School Photo - Upon entering our beautiful 90-acre campus, you first see our Upper School building which also connects to our Athletic Center.
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: NS-1212793 Folly Quarter Road
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    (410) 531-7347

  • Rank: #30-3630.- 36.
    Grace Brethren Christian School
    Grace Brethren Christian School Photo - New Library Addition
    (Brethren)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-126501 Surratts Road
    Clinton, MD 20735
    (301) 868-1600

  • Rank: #30-3630.- 36.
    The Primary Day School
    The Primary Day School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-27300 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 365-4355

  • Rank: #30-3630.- 36.
    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
    (301) 577-0031

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