Glenelg Country School

  • Glenelg Country School is a nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school in Howard County, Maryland.
  • The School provides a vigorous academic curriculum in addition to strong programs in athletics, the arts, and community service.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1954
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students788 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeGlenelg Country School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses19 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Latin, AP Macro Economics, AP Micro Economics, AP Physics: Mechanics, AP Spanish, AP Spanish Literature, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art: 2D, AP Studio Art: 3D, AP Studio Art: Drawing
Average SAT score1320
Average ACT score27
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants & ties for boys, plaid or khaki skorts, jumpers, or pants for girls)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,870
Tuition NotesTuition rate given is for grades 9-12 for 2015-2016; tuition is lower for age 2 - grade 8.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorKaren Wootton
Admissions AssociateJennifer Schiller


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryEquestrian,
Field HockeyGolf,
Ice HockeyIndoor Soccer,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWinter Track,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.29 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Anime/Graphic Novels, Battle of the Books, Black Awareness Club, Common Ground, Community Service, Debate/Seminar, DragonTV, Environmental Club, Food and Culture Club, Garden Club, International Club, It's Academic, Knitting Club, Literary Magazine, Math Club, Mock Trial, Newspaper Club, Photography Club, Robotics, Rocketry, School Council, Sign Language Club, Ski and Snowboard Club, Spirit Club, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Drama, Instrumental Music

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dance Fitness Clu
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Columbia
    Grades: NS-8 | 138 students
    7.2 miles
    10350 Old Columbia Road
    Columbia, MD 21046
    7.2 NS-8
  • Marriottsville
    Grades: NS-12 | 373 students
    4.5 miles
    2600 Marriottsville Rd
    Marriottsville, MD 21104
    4.5 NS-12
  • Ellicott City
    Grades: PK-8 | 230 students
    10.2 miles
    4801 Ilchester Rd
    Ellicott City, MD 21043
    10.2 PK-8
  • Laurel
    Grades: 9-12 | 441 students
    12.2 miles
    113 St Mary's Place
    Laurel, MD 20707
    12.2 9-12
  • Owings Mills
    Grades: PK-12 | 1340 students
    13.2 miles
    8600 Mcdonogh Rd
    Owings Mills, MD 21117
    13.2 PK-12

School Reviews

This is my older son's 9th year at GCS. My younger son is currently in kindergarten. Both are very different. The school does an excellent job of meeting their different learning styles and needs. The teachers, particularly the middle school teachers are wonderful. I'm so thankful our boys go here. Do not underestimate the value of an independent school. Much can be accomplished by eliminating bureaucracy. As a parent, you will never feel ignored by an administrator or teacher. They have a policy to respond to all communication within 24 hours, and they usually get back to you the same day. Soft skills and public speaking are also stressed. I cannot understate the real world value of possessing those skills prior to college. It's just an all-around great school.
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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $9,994 for elementary schools and $16,471 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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