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  • The average private school in Maryland was founded around 1966 (2020).
  • 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 (2020)

  • School Founding Date Grades Location
  • Rank: #11. Founding Date: 1744
    Grades: 9-121079 Firetower Road
    Colora, MD 21917

  • Rank: #22.
    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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • Rank: #66.
    St Frances Academy
    St Frances Academy Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1828
    Grades: 9-12501 E Chase St
    Baltimore, MD 21202

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    St. John Regional Catholic School
    St. John Regional Catholic School Photo - Wildcat Morning News Crew
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1829
    Grades: NS-88414 Opossumtown Pike
    Frederick, MD 21702

  • Rank: #7-87.-8.
    St John's Catholic Prep
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1829
    Grades: 9-123989 Buckeystown Pike
    Buckeystown, MD 21717

  • 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

  • Rank: #1010.
    Saint James School
    Saint James School Photo - Boarding life at Saint James School prepares students for their college journey.
    Founding Date: 1842
    Grades: 8-1217641 College Road
    Hagerstown, MD 21740

  • Rank: #1111.
    Boys' Latin School Of Maryland
    Boys' Latin School Of Maryland Photo - Inspiring the best in every boy ... Boys' Latin School
    Founding Date: 1844
    Grades: NS-12822 W Lake Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • 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

  • 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 (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1847
    Grades: 9-12901 Aisquith Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202

  • Rank: #1414.
    St Pauls School
    Founding Date: 1849
    Grades: K-1211152 Falls Rd
    Brooklandville, MD 21022

  • Rank: #1515. Founding Date: 1852
    Grades: 6-12500 Chestnut Avenue
    Towson, MD 21204

  • Rank: #1616.
    The Maryland School For The Blind
    Special Education School
    Founding Date: 1853
    Grades: PK-123501 Taylor Ave
    Nottingham, MD 21236

  • Rank: #1717.
    St. Joseph School Cockeysville
    St. Joseph School Cockeysville Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1856
    Grades: PK-8105 Church Ln
    Cockeysville, MD 21030

  • Rank: #1818.
    St Augustine School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1857
    Grades: PK-85990 Old Washington Road
    Elkridge, MD 21075

  • Rank: #1919.
    St John Evangelist Elementary School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1858
    Grades: PK-813311 Long Green Pike
    Hydes, MD 21082

  • Rank: #2020.
    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

  • Rank: #2121.
    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

  • Rank: #2222.
    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

  • Rank: #2323.
    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

  • Rank: #2424.
    Academy Of The Holy Cross
    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1868
    Grades: 9-124920 Strathmore Ave
    Kensington, MD 20895

  • Rank: #2525.
    School Of The Cathedral Mary Our Queen
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1871
    Grades: K-8111 Amberly Way
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • Rank: #2626.
    Notre Dame Preparatory School
    All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1873
    Grades: 6-12815 Hampton Lane
    Towson, MD 21286

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

  • Rank: #2828.
    St. Joseph School-Fullerton
    St. Joseph School-Fullerton Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1877
    Grades: PK-88416 Belair Road
    Baltimore, MD 21236

  • Rank: #2929.
    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

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31.
    Bryn Mawr School
    Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: PK-12109 W Melrose Ave
    Baltimore, MD 21210

  • Rank: #30-3130.-31. Founding Date: 1885
    Grades: 9-1222600 Camp Calvert Road
    Leonardtown, MD 20650

  • Rank: #3232.
    Little Flower School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1887
    Grades: PK-820410 Point Lookout Rd.
    Great Mills, MD 20634

  • Rank: #3333.
    St Mark School
    St Mark School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1889
    Grades: PK-826 Melvin Ave
    Catonsville, MD 21228

  • Rank: #3434.
    St Mary Of The Mills School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Founding Date: 1893
    Grades: K-8106 Saint Marys Pl
    Laurel, MD 20707

  • Rank: #35-3635.-36.
    Calvert School
    Calvert School Photo - Calvert Lower School on Tuscany Road
    Founding Date: 1897
    Grades: K-8105 Tuscany Rd
    Baltimore, MD 21210

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