Indian Creek School

  • Indian Creek School is an independent, coeducational, Pre-K3 through Grade 12 college preparatory day school dedicated to providing students with an excellent education with a learner-centered approach.
  • At Indian Creek, teachers know, approach, and support their students as individuals.
  • Our approximately 500 students benefit from learning in a diverse community that is nurturing, engaging, and challenging.
  • Indian Creek students develop self-worth, the confidence to take intellectual risks, and the ability to work collaboratively.
  • ICS students are prepared to live in a dynamic and global community where achievement comes not only from knowing but knowing how to know.
  • The Indian Creek community is actively committed to valuing, celebrating, and respecting diversity in race, culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic means, abilities, affinities, and learning strengths.
  • Diversity, equity, and justice are core values of our community and we foster an inclusive environment in which every member of the school feels understood, valued, respected, and affirmed.

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Indian Creek School places among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1973
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesRange
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students495 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Indian Creek School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses22 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science (on-line), AP English Language & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French, AP Government, AP Literature & Composition, AP Microeconomics (on-line), AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics (on-line), AP United States History, AP World History (on-line)
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform-Khaki pants, skirts, polo and oxford shirts, ties)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15 / rolling
Tuition NotesRange: $8,910 - $21,660
% on Financial Aid
23%
Acceptance Rate
83%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorJohn Bonhom, Carol Mercer, Christina Mueller

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Equestrian, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
EquestrianField Hockey,
LacrosseSailing,
SoccerTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Creek 4 Peace Service, Drama, Engineering Club, Green Club, Musical Theater, National Honor Society, Newspaper, Quill and Scroll Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Student Government 6th-8th and 9th-12th, Tri M Music Honor Society, Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Class Government

School Notes

  • Indian Creek School is a private, co-educational, nonsectarian day school for students age three through grade 12, located on two campuses in Crownsville, Maryland. Founded in 1973, Indian Creek School is distinguished by its welcoming community, neuroscience-based approach to education, ample opportunities for extra-curricular involvement, differentiated teaching, innovative faculty, student-centered culture and commitment to being a family school.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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This school is great! I'm a "frosh" & I love it! Everyone is so nice, teachers, faculty & students!
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Excellent and strong academics. Nurturing environment . Make s everyone feel welcome. Strong parental support . Teachers are dedicated and know their students. My child is learning something new everyday child loves going to school everyday . Equal balance of academics and social activities . Field trip enhance learning . Glad I chose this school.
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5  
We as parents struggle and question if we are doing the right thing for our children's education, but when your child walks out of a school that he just shadowed and says, "I love it here." You know you are on the right track. We are immensely happy with Indian Creek Upper School and staff. We visited several private schools and public schools too. We wanted to make sure our son would fit in and more important, was the school focused on preparing our son for college. We found both. He has found friends and clubs to join. I need to mention that we think the school knows what colleges are looking for, the well rounded student. IC students must try for one semester an after school club in sports, arts and the sciences. This gives our son an opportunity to try different things he probably wouldn't and a good admission application. Our son is enjoying learning again. What a change from his last school. We thought he gave up on science, but now he comes home and talks about it and even decided to take a science class as an elective. We love it! I believe this is due to his teacher. The science staff really gets involved with their students and there are several hands on opportunities. He is taking two AP courses and taking an on line Chinese class. This school has guided our son in the right direction. The staff is energetic and knows their students well. They are involved and always ready to assist. We made the right choice and on top of that, our son is happy about it.
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