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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 are encourage to pursue their talents in every aspect of life. Our athletes are world class musicians. Our artists are retreat leaders and top debaters. You can try out our recording studio or act in the Figge Theater. The Georgetown Prep graduate is well rounded and open to growth in many areas.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 23%
    Grades: 9-1210900 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • 2.
    The Siena School
    The Siena School Photo - The Siena School is committed to a strong athletic and physical education program. Time is set aside daily for informal activity, even in the high school. Students also participate in physical education classes throughout their time at Siena, and have the option of participating in team sports.
    Special Education School
    Acceptance Rate: 25%
    Grades: 4-121300 Forest Glen Road
    Silver Spring, MD 20901

  • 3.
    Gilman School
    Gilman School Photo - Gilman Lower School students smile for the camera.
    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
    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 - Since its founding in 1842, Saint James School has been dedicated to inspiring students to become leaders for good in the world.
    Acceptance Rate: 54%
    Grades: 8-1217641 College Road
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • 13.
    St. Timothy's School
    St. Timothy's School Photo - Dedicated in 2012, the Grass Family Turf Field is a FIFA II/quality synthetic field with 100% organic infill. It is the home field for St. Timothy's field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer teams.
    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 - The Future Looks Bright at 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

  • 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.-26.
    Archbishop Spalding High School
    Archbishop Spalding High School Photo - In service to others locally, nationally, and internationally
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-128080 New Cut Road
    Severn, MD 21144

  • 22.-26.
    Concord Hill School
    Concord Hill School Photo
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-36050 Wisconsin Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

  • 22.-26.
    Lanham Christian School
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: PK-128400 Good Luck Road
    Lanham, MD 20706

  • 22.-26.
    St Vincent Pallotti High School
    St Vincent Pallotti High School Photo - Pallotti Athletics
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: 9-12113 Saint Marys Place
    Laurel, MD 20707

  • 22.-26.
    Washington Christian Academy
    Washington Christian Academy Photo - Our Middle School students enjoy fun and games at one of our Quarterly House Festival Days!
    Acceptance Rate: 65%
    Grades: NS-1216227 Batchellors Forest Road
    Olney, MD 20832

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

  • 28.-33.
    Cambridge School
    Cambridge School Photo - 4th grade girls at recess
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-8110 Sudbrook Lane
    Pikesville, MD 21208

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

  • 28.-33.
    Grace Brethren Christian School
    Grace Brethren Christian School Photo - New Library Addition
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-126501 Surratts Road
    Clinton, MD 20735

  • 28.-33.
    The Highlands School
    Special Program Emphasis
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: K-112409 Creswell Rd.
    Bel Air, MD 21015

  • 28.-33.
    St. Mary's School
    St. Mary's School Photo - Pre-K Celebrates Thanksgiving
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 70%
    Grades: PK-87207 Annapolis Road
    Hyattsville, MD 20784

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

  • 34.
    Mercy High School
    Mercy High School Photo - Mercy High School Baltimore at the O.J. Brigance Brigade
    (Roman Catholic)
    Acceptance Rate: 71%
    Grades: 9-121300 E Northern Pkwy
    Baltimore, MD 21239

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

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