Glenwood Country Day School

  • Glenwood Country Day School is unique! With only eight students per class our curriculum is tailored for your child.
  • The curriculum has both the flexibility to address each child's learning style and the structure to provide a coherent framework of clearly defined goals. We devote so much attention to this process because we want to give our students the best opportunity to succeed and feel great about their accomplishments.

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School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Orton Gillingham Academy of Practioners and Educators
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supporteddyslexia/language-based and mild learning differences
Year Founded1986
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost$200
Summer Program Cost NotesThis amount is per week.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students54 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Glenwood Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size8 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(khaki pants and logo shirt or jumper)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$10,000
Tuition NotesOT, SLP and tutoring offered, but not included in tuition.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorMarisa Poland

School Notes

Our challenging child-centered academic program emphasizes a strong foundation in the basics, the development of critical thinking skills, and applied problem solving.

The core curriculum is composed of

  • language arts
  • math
  • science
  • and social studies.

Traditional teaching methodology is mixed with use of hands-on materials and manipulative's to make learning attainable for every child. Each child's curriculum is personalized and presented in a multi-sensory approach. We offer an allergy-free environment and have a speech/language pathologist and occupational therapist on site.

  • art
  • music
  • computers
  • and physical education

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  • Columbia
    Grades: PK-1 | 183 students
    12.7 miles
    9151 Rumsey Road
    Columbia, MD 21045
    (410)715-9600
    12.7 PK-1
    183
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    11.8 miles
    4032 Blackburn Lane
    Burtonsville, MD 20866
    (301)570-0999
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    21
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    Grades: NS-3
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    Columbia, MD 21045
    (410)730-5056
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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I am happily satisfied with Glenwood Country Day School. The teachers and administrators are very respectful and nurturing. The children are always so happy. I am happy that my husband and I made this decision to send our 2 children here to GCDS. It is a wonderful private school in which the children can grow. We are very happy with our choice of school.
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We moved to GCDS after not being satisfied with our former daycare/preschool. GCDS has taught my 4 year old to read and my two year old can count with a purpose. They have fun but are still learning extremely fast! My children do not have any learning issues such as ADHD, dyslexia, etc. Sure there are cheaper options but you get what you pay for. Best decision we ever made.
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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $10,476 for elementary schools and $16,497 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).