Oldest Private Schools in Maryland

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  • The average private school in Maryland was founded around 1966 (2020-21).
  • The oldest private school in Maryland is West Nottingham Academy, founded in 1744.
  • The oldest private schools are listed below (where sufficient data available).

Oldest Private Schools in Maryland (2020-21)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11. Founding Date: 1744
    Grades: 9-121079 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)
    Founding Date: 1784
    Grades: PK-125114 N Charles St
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 649-3211

  • Rank: #33.
    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)
    Founding Date: 1789
    Grades: 9-1210900 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 214-1215

  • 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.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1810
    Grades: PK-8100 Creamery Road
    Emmitsburg, MD 21727
    (301) 447-3161

  • Rank: #55.
    St. James Academy
    St. James Academy Photo - The "a-ha!" moment happens for our teachers, too!
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1821
    Grades: PK-83100 Monkton Road
    Monkton, MD 21111
    (410) 771-4816

  • Rank: #66.
    St Frances Academy
    St Frances Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1828
    Grades: 9-12501 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
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1829
    Grades: NS-88414 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21702
    (301) 662-6722

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    St John's Catholic Prep
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1829
    Grades: 9-123989 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)
    Founding Date: 1832
    Grades: 9-128400 Greenspring Avenue
    Stevenson, MD 21153
    (410) 486-7401

  • Rank: #1010.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Boarding life at Saint James School prepares students for their college journey.
    (Episcopal)
    Founding Date: 1842
    Grades: 8-1217641 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-12822 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 (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1845
    Grades: 9-128102 Lasalle Road
    Towson, MD 21286
    (410) 825-4266

  • Rank: #1313.
    St Pauls School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1849
    Grades: K-1211152 Falls Rd
    Brooklandville, MD 21022
    (410) 825-4400

  • Rank: #1414.
    Loyola Blakefield
    Loyola Blakefield Photo
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: 6-12500 Chestnut Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 823-0601

  • Rank: #1515.
    The Maryland School For The Blind
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: PK-123501 Taylor Ave
    Nottingham, MD 21236
    (410) 444-5000

  • Rank: #1616.
    St. Joseph School Cockeysville
    St. Joseph School Cockeysville Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: PK-8105 Church Ln
    Cockeysville, MD 21030
    (410) 683-0600

  • Rank: #1717.
    St Augustine School
    St Augustine School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: PK-85990 Old Washington Road
    Elkridge, MD 21075
    (410) 796-3040

  • Rank: #1818.
    St John Evangelist Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: PK-813311 Long Green Pike
    Hydes, MD 21082
    (410) 592-9585

  • Rank: #1919.
    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
    (410) 990-4135

  • Rank: #2020.
    St Agnes School
    St Agnes School Photo - Safety Patrol 2019-20
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1865
    Grades: PK-8603 Saint Agnes Ln
    Baltimore, MD 21229
    (410) 747-4070

  • Rank: #2121.
    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
    (410) 848-7455

  • Rank: #2222.
    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
    Founding Date: 1867
    Grades: 8-121500 Glencoe Road
    Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152
    (410) 472-4800

  • Rank: #2323.
    The Academy Of The Holy Cross
    The Academy Of The Holy Cross Photo
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: 9-124920 Strathmore Ave
    Kensington, MD 20895
    (301) 942-2100

  • Rank: #2424.
    School Of The Cathedral Mary Our Queen
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: K-8111 Amberly Way
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 464-4100

  • Rank: #2525.
    Notre Dame Preparatory School
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: 6-12815 Hampton Lane
    Towson, MD 21286
    (410) 825-6202

  • Rank: #2626.
    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
    (301) 733-1184

  • Rank: #2727.
    St. Joseph School-Fullerton
    St. Joseph School-Fullerton Photo - St. Joseph School - Fullerton School Building
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-88416 Belair Road
    Nottingham, MD 21236
    (410) 256-8026

  • Rank: #2828.
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
    Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1879
    Grades: NS-84801 Ilchester Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    (410) 744-4251

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30.
    The Bryn Mawr School
    All-girls
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-12109 W Melrose Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210
    (410) 323-8800

  • Rank: #29-3029.- 30. Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: 9-1222600 Camp Calvert Road
    Leonardtown, MD 20650
    (301) 373-4183

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Immaculate Conception School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: PK-8112 Ware Ave
    Towson, MD 21204
    (410) 427-4801

  • Rank: #31-3231.- 32.
    Little Flower School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: PK-820410 Point Lookout Rd.
    Great Mills, MD 20634
    (301) 994-0404

  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    St Mark School
    St Mark School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-826 Melvin Ave
    Catonsville, MD 21228
    (410) 744-6560

  • Rank: #33-3433.- 34.
    The Tome School
    The Tome School Photo - Lower School students
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: K-12581 S Maryland Ave
    North East, MD 21901
    (410) 287-2050

  • Rank: #3535.
    St Mary Of The Mills School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: K-8106 Saint Marys Pl
    Laurel, MD 20707
    (301) 498-1433

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