Holly Grove Christian School

  • Holly Grove Christian School partners with families to provide excellence in Christ-centered academics by preparing students to live God-honoring lives.
  • We started in the fall of 1976 with nineteen students and have grown to the current enrollment of 540 students.
  • For over 30 years Holly Grove Christian School has provided a quality education to the families of the Eastern Shore, offering a traditional program for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • During those years we have greatly expanded, but have maintained a commitment to a debt-free school, enabling us to offer affordable tuition rates.
  • Today the buildings are all paid for because of people who sacrificed and gave willingly so that we can make an investment in the lives of students.
  • HGCS is fully accredited by both the Association of Christian Schools International and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • Our students consistently outperform other Maryland schools in SAT and ACT testing and in percentage of college attendance.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationMennonite
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1976

Student Body

Total Students552 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Holly Grove Christian School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses7 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Physics 1, AP Statistics, AP US History
Average SAT score1110
Average ACT score23
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(khaki, blue pants, white, blue, maroon tops)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$4,200
Tuition NotesDoes not include application fee, book fee or bus transportation fee
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,600
Admissions DirectorChristy Scarborough


Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cheering, Field Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
CheeringField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes

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    • School Location Miles Grades Students
    • Annapolis
      St Martins Lutheran Church School
      Montessori School (Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (formerly AELC, ALC, or LCA))
      Grades: PK-8 | 114 students
      76.8 miles
      1120 Spa Rd
      Annapolis, MD 21403
      (410) 269-1955
      76.8 PK-8
    • Brandywine
      Grades: K-12 | 11 students
      80.2 miles
      12406 Brandywine Rd
      Brandywine, MD 20613
      (301) 372-6345
      80.2 K-12
    • Capitol Heights
      Village Academy Of Maryland
      Special Education School
      Grades: 9-12 | 47 students
      85.4 miles
      8601 Ashwood Dr
      Capitol Heights, MD 20743
      (301) 336-1904
      85.4 9-12
    • Easton
      Grades: PK-12 | 171 students
      54 miles
      1009 N Washington St
      Easton, MD 21601
      (410) 822-7600
      54 PK-12
    • Essex
      St. Stephens Christian Academy
      (African Methodist Episcopal)
      Grades: K-4 | 91 students
      95.6 miles
      1525 Old Eastern Ave
      Essex, MD 21221
      (443) 772-3447
      95.6 K-4

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