Oldest Private High Schools in Maryland

The average private high school in Maryland was founded around 1954 (2024).
The oldest private high school in Maryland is West Nottingham Academy, founded in 1744.
Year Founded Range: 1744 1942 Avg. Year Founded: 1875

Oldest Private High Schools in Maryland (2024)

Founding Date
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.
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.
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)
Founding Date: 1789
Grades: 9-12
10900 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 493-5000
Rank: #44.
St. Frances Academy
St. Frances Academy Photo
Founding Date: 1828
Grades: 9-12
501 E Chase St
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 539-5794
Rank: #55.
St. John's Catholic Prep
Founding Date: 1829
Grades: 9-12
3989 Buckeystown Pike
Buckeystown, MD 21717
(301) 662-4210
Rank: #66.
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: 9-12
8400 Greenspring Avenue
Stevenson, MD 21153
(410) 486-7401
Rank: #77.
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.
Founding Date: 1842
Grades: 8-12
17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
(301) 733-9330
Rank: #88.
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-12
822 W Lake Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 377-5192
Rank: #99.
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)
Founding Date: 1845
Grades: 9-12
8102 Lasalle Road
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 825-4266
Rank: #1010.
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)
Founding Date: 1847
Grades: 9-12
901 Aisquith Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 522-7800
Rank: #1111.
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)
Founding Date: 1849
Grades: 5-12
11152 Falls Rd
Brooklandville, MD 21022
(410) 825-4400
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
Loyola Blakefield
Loyola Blakefield Photo
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1852
Grades: 6-12
500 Chestnut Avenue
Towson, MD 21204
(443) 841-3544
Rank: #12 - 1312. - 13.
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: #1414.
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: #1515.
Academy Of The Holy Cross
Academy Of The Holy Cross Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1868
Grades: 9-12
4920 Strathmore Ave
Kensington, MD 20895
(301) 942-2100
Rank: #1616.
Notre Dame Preparatory School
Notre Dame Preparatory School Photo
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1873
Grades: 6-12
815 Hampton Lane
Towson, MD 21286
(410) 825-6202
Rank: #1717.
Mount Saint Joseph High School
All-boys (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1876
Grades: 9-12
4403 Frederick Ave
Baltimore, MD 21229
(410) 644-3300
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
The Bryn Mawr School
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: PK-12
109 W Melrose Ave
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 323-8800
Rank: #18 - 1918. - 19.
Founding Date: 1885
Grades: 9-12
22600 Camp Calvert Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650
(301) 373-4184
Rank: #2020.
The Tome School
The Tome School Photo - Lower School students
Founding Date: 1889
Grades: K-12
581 S Maryland Ave
North East, MD 21901
(410) 287-2050
Rank: #2121.
Roland Park Country School
Roland Park Country School Photo - What makes RPCS such an empowering school? The unique relationships created between students from K-12. From our kindergarten and 1st graders being paired and performing with our Upper School singing and dancing groups, to Upper School STEM classes hosting probability carnivals for Lower School, or Middle School students speaking to Lower School, we treasure and nurture these bonds.
Founding Date: 1894
Grades: PK-12
5204 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 323-5500
Rank: #2222.
Gilman School
Gilman School Photo - Gilman's Upper School prepares young men to build the world of tomorrow. Students engage in a timeless and challenging college-preparatory program that emphasizes a strong work ethic, critical thinking skills, effective oral and written communication, and lifelong enjoyment of intellectual pursuits.
Founding Date: 1897
Grades: PK-12
5407 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210
(410) 323-3800
Rank: #2323.
Holton-arms School
Founding Date: 1901
Grades: 3-12
7303 River Road
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-6000
Rank: #2424.
Takoma Academy
Takoma Academy Photo - Takoma Academy
(Seventh Day Adventist)
Founding Date: 1904
Grades: 9-12
8120 Carroll Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 434-4700
Rank: #2525.
Garrison Forest School
Garrison Forest School Photo - The campus entrance on Garrison Forest Road
Founding Date: 1910
Grades: NS-12
300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
(410) 559-3111
Rank: #2626.
The Gunston School
The Gunston School Photo
Founding Date: 1911
Grades: 9-12
911 Gunston Rd
Centreville, MD 21617
(410) 758-0620
Rank: #2727.
Park School of Baltimore
Park School of Baltimore Photo - The Park School of Baltimore is an independent, gender-inclusive, non-sectarian progressive Pre-K through Grade 12 school located on a 100-acre campus just minutes from Baltimore city.
Founding Date: 1912
Grades: PK-12
2425 Old Court Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 339-7070
Rank: #2828.
Severn School
Severn School Photo
Founding Date: 1914
Grades: NS-12
201 Water St
Severna Park, MD 21146
(410) 647-7700
Rank: #2929.
St. Vincent Pallotti High School
Founding Date: 1921
Grades: 9-12
113 St Mary's Place
Laurel, MD 20707
(301) 725-3228
Rank: #3030.
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart Photo - Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart - Hamilton House
All-girls (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1923
Grades: NS-12
9101 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, MD 20814
(301) 657-4322
Rank: #3131.
Landon School
Landon School Photo - We believe requiring a boy to engage in an array of experiences introduces him to passions and abilities he didn't know he had, which is essential to his emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth.
Founding Date: 1929
Grades: 3-12
6101 Wilson Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 320-3200
Rank: #3232.
Bullis School
Bullis School Photo - At Bullis, students thrive in their pursuit of self-discovery, broaden their horizons, and ultimately transform our world.
Founding Date: 1930
Grades: K-12
10601 Falls Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 299-8500
Rank: #3333.
Barrie School
Barrie School Photo
Montessori School
Founding Date: 1932
Grades: NS-12
13500 Layhill Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
(301) 576-2800
Rank: #3434.
The Catholic High School Of Baltimore
The Catholic High School Of Baltimore Photo - Graduates go to colleges and universities all over America.
All-girls | Special Program Emphasis (Catholic)
Founding Date: 1939
Grades: 9-12
2800 Edison Highway
Baltimore, MD 21213
(410) 732-6200
Rank: #3535.
Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School
Special Program Emphasis (Jewish)
Founding Date: 1942
Grades: PK-12
3300 Old Court Road
Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 486-1905
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Maryland average Private High Schools founding year?
The Maryland average Private High Schools founding year is 1954 for 2024.
What are the Private High Schools with oldest founding year in Maryland?
The top ranked Private High Schools in Maryland include West Nottingham Academy, Friends School Of Baltimore and Georgetown Preparatory School.

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