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

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia/language-based and mild learning differences
Year Founded
1986
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost
$240
Summer Program Cost Notes
This amount is per week.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
54 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
29%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Glenwood Country Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(khaki pants and logo shirt or jumper)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
OT, SLP and tutoring offered, but not included in tuition.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Marisa 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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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
Thank you GCDS! When all other schools were virtual or hybrid this year, you made the courageous decision to go fully in person 5 days a week! And we made it through a whole school year with no COVID closings! On behalf of all working parents, THANK YOU!!!!!
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5  
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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5  
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 Howard County, MD is $12,930 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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