Oldest Private Schools in Maryland

The average private school in Maryland was founded around 1967 (2024).
The oldest private school in Maryland is West Nottingham Academy, founded in 1744.
Year Founded Range: 1744 1889 Avg. Year Founded: 1850

Oldest Private Schools in Maryland (2024)

School
Founding Date
Grades
Location
Rank: #11.
West Nottingham Academy
West Nottingham Academy Photo - Our 120-acre campus is just an hour's drive from Baltimore or Philadelphia and 25 minutes from the Univ. of Delaware's campus - all perfect for weekend activities and cultural events.
(4)
Founding Date: 1744
Grades: 9-12
1079 Firetower Road
Colora, MD 21917
(410) 658-5556
Rank: #22.
Friends School Of Baltimore
Friends School Of Baltimore Photo - The world needs what our children can do.
(Friends)
(5)
Founding Date: 1784
Grades: PK-12
5114 N Charles St
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 649-3210
Rank: #33.
Georgetown Preparatory School
Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - Small classes averaging 16 students, and a student to teacher ratio of 8:1 provides personal attention that encourages success. Our young men also create and maintain strong bonds with our faculty through personal interaction outside of the classroom.
All-boys (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1789
Grades: 9-12
10900 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 493-5000
Rank: #44.
Mother Seton School
Mother Seton School Photo - Mother Seton School offers more than a solid academic and ethical foundation. A genuinely loving and welcoming community--a true family of teachers, students, and parents--helps shape children who grow strong and true.
(Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1810
Grades: PK-8
100 Creamery Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
(301) 447-3165
Rank: #55.
St. James Academy
St. James Academy Photo - The "a-ha!" moment happens for our teachers, too!
(Episcopal)
(7)
Founding Date: 1821
Grades: NS-8
3100 Monkton Road
Monkton, MD 21111
(410) 771-4816
Rank: #66.
St. Frances Academy
St. Frances Academy Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1828
Grades: 9-12
501 E Chase St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-5794
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
St. John Regional Catholic School
St. John Regional Catholic School Photo - Pre-K Playground
(Catholic)
(36)
Founding Date: 1829
Grades: NS-8
8414 Opossumtown Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 662-6722
Rank: #7 - 87. - 8.
St. John's Catholic Prep
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1829
Grades: 9-12
3989 Buckeystown Pike
Buckeystown, MD 21717
(301) 662-4210
Rank: #99.
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)
(1)
Founding Date: 1832
Grades: 9-12
8400 Greenspring Avenue
Stevenson, MD 21153
(410) 486-7401
Rank: #1010.
Saint James School
Saint James School Photo - Small classes ensure engagement and mastery of material. A variety of AP and post-AP courses (17 total) allow interested students to pursue subjects in greater depth.
(Episcopal)
(1)
Founding Date: 1842
Grades: 8-12
17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 733-9330
Rank: #1111.
Boys' Latin School Of Maryland
Boys' Latin School Of Maryland Photo - Inspiring the best in every boy ... Boys' Latin School
All-boys
Founding Date: 1844
Grades: NS-12
822 W Lake Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 377-5192
Rank: #1212.
Calvert Hall College High School
Calvert Hall College High School Photo - Calvert Hall students love to support their peers and cheer on teams, like at volleyball matches pictured here.
All-boys (Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1845
Grades: 9-12
8102 Lasalle Road
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 825-4266
Rank: #1313.
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 (Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1847
Grades: 9-12
901 Aisquith Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 522-7800
Rank: #1414.
St. Pauls School for Boys
St. Pauls School for Boys Photo - St. Paul's School for Boys upper school building was designed to foster the supportive relationships and unique learning opportunities that are at the heart of the St. Paul`s experience.
All-boys (Episcopal)
(3)
Founding Date: 1849
Grades: 5-12
11152 Falls Rd
Brooklandville, MD 21022
(410) 825-4400
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Loyola Blakefield
Loyola Blakefield Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
(2)
Founding Date: 1852
Grades: 6-12
500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
(443) 841-3544
Rank: #15 - 1615. - 16.
Mount de Sales Academy
Mount de Sales Academy Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1852
Grades: 9-12
700 Academy Rd
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 744-8498
Rank: #1717.
The Maryland School For The Blind
Special Education School
Founding Date: 1853
Grades: PK-12
3501 Taylor Ave
Nottingham, MD 21236
(410) 444-5000
Rank: #1818.
St. Joseph School Cockeysville
St. Joseph School Cockeysville Photo
(Catholic)
(9)
Founding Date: 1856
Grades: PK-8
105 Church Ln
Cockeysville, MD 21030
(410) 683-0600
Rank: #1919.
St. Augustine School
St. Augustine School Photo
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1857
Grades: PK-8
5990 Old Washington Road
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 796-3040
Rank: #2020.
Founding Date: 1858
Grades: PK-8
13311 Long Green Pike
Hydes, MD 21082
(410) 592-9585
Rank: #2121.
St. Mary Elementary School
St. Mary Elementary School Photo - St. Mary's Elementary School enjoys a waterfront campus in historic downtown Annapolis, MD
(Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1862
Grades: PK-8
111 Duke Of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 990-4135
Rank: #2222.
St. Agnes School
St. Agnes School Photo - Safety Patrol 2019-20
(Catholic)
Founding Date: 1865
Grades: PK-8
603 Saint Agnes Ln
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 747-4070
Rank: #2323.
St. John Catholic School
St. John Catholic School Photo
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1866
Grades: PK-8
45 Monroe Street
Westminster, MD 21157
(410) 848-7455
Rank: #2424.
Academy Of The Holy Cross
Academy Of The Holy Cross Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1868
Grades: 9-12
4920 Strathmore Ave
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 942-2100
Rank: #2525.
School Of The Cathedral Mary Our Queen
School Of The Cathedral Mary Our Queen Photo - The School of the Cathedral in Baltimore, Maryland.
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1871
Grades: PK-8
111 Amberly Way
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 464-4100
Rank: #2626.
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Notre Dame Preparatory School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1873
Grades: 6-12
815 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 825-6202
Rank: #2727.
St. Mary Catholic School
St. Mary Catholic School Photo - St. Mary Catholic School students extend an open invitation for you to witness a faith-filled education behind these doors.
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1874
Grades: PK-8
218 W Washington St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 733-1184
Rank: #2828.
Mount Saint Joseph High School
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: 9-12
4403 Frederick Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 644-3300
Rank: #2929.
St. Joseph School-Fullerton
St. Joseph School-Fullerton Photo - St. Joseph School - Fullerton School Building
(Catholic)
(5)
Founding Date: 1877
Grades: PK-8
8416 Belair Road
Nottingham, MD 21236
(410) 256-8026
Rank: #3030.
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Photo
(Catholic)
(17)
Founding Date: 1879
Grades: NS-8
4801 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 744-4251
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
The Bryn Mawr School
All-girls
(1)
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: PK-12
109 W Melrose Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 323-8800
Rank: #31 - 3231. - 32.
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: 9-12
22600 Camp Calvert Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
(301) 373-4184
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Immaculate Conception School
Immaculate Conception School Photo
(Catholic)
(11)
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: PK-8
112 Ware Ave
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 427-4801
Rank: #33 - 3433. - 34.
Little Flower School
(Catholic)
(1)
Founding Date: 1887
Grades: PK-8
20410 Point Lookout Rd.
Great Mills, MD 20634
(301) 994-0404
Rank: #35 - 3635. - 36.
St. Mark School
St. Mark School Photo
(Catholic)
(3)
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: PK-8
26 Melvin Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 744-6560
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Maryland average Private Schools founding year?
The Maryland average Private Schools founding year is 1967 for 2024.
What are the Private Schools with oldest founding year in Maryland?
The best top ranked Private Schools in Maryland include West Nottingham Academy, Friends School Of Baltimore and Georgetown Preparatory School.
What is private high school and private elementary school with the oldest founding year in Maryland?
The private high school with the oldest founding year in Maryland is West Nottingham Academy, with a year of 1744. The private elementary school with the oldest founding year is Friends School Of Baltimore, with a year of 1784.

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