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.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 495 students
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1973
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
495 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
Indian Creek School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
68%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 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. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniform-Khaki pants, skirts, polo and oxford shirts, ties)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Range: $8,910 - $21,660
Summer Program Cost Notes
Range
% on Financial Aid
23%
Acceptance Rate
83%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
John Bonhom, Carol Mercer, Christina Mueller

Sports

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.
Source: Verified school update

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
This school is great! I'm a "frosh" & I love it! Everyone is so nice, teachers, faculty & students!
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5  
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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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 495 students
  • Acceptance rate: 83%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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