Oldest Private Schools in Maryland

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  • The average private school in Maryland was founded around 1966 (2018-19).
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).
  • The oldest private school in Maryland is West Nottingham Academy, founded in 1744.

Oldest Private Schools in Maryland (2018-19)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • 1. Founding Date: 1744
    Grades: 9-121079 Firetower Road
    Colora, MD 21917

  • 2.
    Friends School of Baltimore
    Friends School of Baltimore Photo - The world needs what our children can do.
    Founding Date: 1784
    Grades: PK-125114 N Charles St
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • 3.
    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 (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1789
    Grades: 9-1210900 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852

  • 4.
    Mother Seton School
    Mother Seton School Photo - The Daughters of Charity continue the mission of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton to provide an excellent, affordable Catholic education to all who seek it. We are conveniently located just 25 minutes north of Frederick, MD, with bus service and the most affordable tuition in the county.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1810
    Grades: PK-8100 Creamery Road
    Emmitsburg, MD 21727

  • 5.
    St. James Academy
    St. James Academy Photo
    Founding Date: 1821
    Grades: K-83100 Monkton Road
    Monkton, MD 21111

  • 6.-7.
    St. John Regional Catholic School
    St. John Regional Catholic School Photo - 1:1 iPad Program
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1829
    Grades: PK-88414 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21702

  • 6.-7.
    St John's Catholic Prep
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1829
    Grades: 9-123989 Buckeystown Pike
    Buckeystown, MD 21717

  • 8.
    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)
    Founding Date: 1832
    Grades: 9-128400 Greenspring Avenue
    Stevenson, MD 21153

  • 9.
    St. James School
    St. James School Photo - The Fine Arts Department is comprised of music, art, dance and theatre. The Mummers' Society has a Fall Play and a Spring Musical that are popular with the students.
    Founding Date: 1842
    Grades: 8-1217641 College Road
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • 10.
    Boys' Latin School Of Maryland
    Boys' Latin School Of Maryland Photo - Inspiring his love of learning...
    Founding Date: 1844
    Grades: K-12822 W Lake Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • 11.
    Calvert Hall College High School
    Calvert Hall College High School Photo - Calvert Hall students are proud of the legacy of our alumni.
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1845
    Grades: 9-128102 Lasalle Road
    Towson, MD 21286

  • 12.
    Institute Of Notre Dame
    Institute Of Notre Dame Photo - IND has 14 sports teams and competes in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM). Visit www.goindians.org for more athletic information.
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1847
    Grades: 9-12901 Aisquith Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

  • 13.
    St Pauls School
    Founding Date: 1849
    Grades: K-1211152 Falls Rd
    Brooklandville, MD 21022

  • 14. Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: 6-12500 Chestnut Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204

  • 15.
    The Maryland School For The Blind
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: PK-123501 Taylor Ave
    Nottingham, MD 21236

  • 16.
    St Augustine School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: PK-85990 Old Washington Road
    Elkridge, MD 21075

  • 17.
    St John Evangelist Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: PK-813311 Long Green Pike
    Hydes, MD 21082

  • 18.
    St Mary Elementary School
    St Mary Elementary School Photo - St. Mary's Elementary School enjoys a waterfront campus in historic downtown Annapolis, MD
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1862
    Grades: K-8111 Duke Of Gloucester Street
    Annapolis, MD 21401

  • 19.
    St Agnes School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-8603 Saint Agnes Ln
    Baltimore, MD 21229

  • 20.
    St. John Catholic School
    St. John Catholic School Photo - St. John Catholic School - Westminster. Carroll County's Premier Catholic School serving students from Pre-K through Grade 8.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1866
    Grades: PK-845 Monroe Street
    Westminster, MD 21157

  • 21.
    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.
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: 8-121500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152

  • 22.
    Academy Of The Holy Cross
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: 9-124920 Strathmore Ave
    Kensington, MD 20895

  • 23.
    School Of The Cathedral Mary Our Queen
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: K-8111 Amberly Way
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • 24.
    Notre Dame Preparatory School
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: 6-12815 Hampton Lane
    Towson, MD 21286

  • 25.
    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.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1874
    Grades: PK-8218 W Washington St
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • 26.
    St. Joseph School-Fullerton
    St. Joseph School-Fullerton Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-88416 Belair Road
    Nottingham, MD 21236

  • 27.
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1879
    Grades: PK-84801 Ilchester Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21043

  • 28.-29.
    Bryn Mawr School
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-12109 W Melrose Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • 28.-29. Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: 9-1222600 Camp Calvert Road
    Leonardtown, MD 20650

  • 30.
    Little Flower School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: PK-820410 Point Lookout Rd.
    Great Mills, MD 20634

  • 31.
    St Mark School
    St Mark School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-826 Melvin Ave
    Catonsville, MD 21228

  • 32.-33.
    Calvert School
    Calvert School Photo - Calvert School
    Founding Date: 1897
    Grades: K-8105 Tuscany Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • 32.-33.
    Gilman School
    Gilman School Photo - Middle School teacher, Dave Anderson, in his art class.
    Founding Date: 1897
    Grades: K-125407 Roland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • 34.-35.
    Holton-Arms School
    Founding Date: 1901
    Grades: 3-127303 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817

  • 34.-35.
    Roland Park Country School
    Roland Park Country School Photo - Lower School Art
    Founding Date: 1901
    Grades: PK-125204 Roland Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21210

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