Landon School

Landon School Photo #1 - We believe requiring a boy to engage in an array of experiences introduces him to passions and abilities he didn`t know he had, which is essential to his emotional, social, physical, and intellectual growth.
Landon School Photo #2 - Relationships drive our education. Our teacher-coach-mentors get to know your son in the classroom, on the playing field and on stage, meaning they understand how to challenge and support your son in multiple areas.
Landon School Photo #3 - With only 14 students in the average class, your son will be able to focus on college-prep academics and receive close, individualized attention from expert faculty.
Landon School Photo #4 - Every boy participates in athletics because it instills teamwork skills and healthy living habits. Boys choose from 22 sports.
Landon School Photo #5 - Every Landon boy participates in studio arts until 11th grade, and many continue through graduation.
Landon School Photo #6 - From our renowned handbells program to symphonic band, theater arts, and chorus, Landon`s 22 arts programs offer every boy the chance to develop his talents.
Landon School Photo #7 - Nestled in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside our nation's capital, Landon's beautiful 75-acre campus resembles that of a small college.
Landon School Photo #8 - Our diversity, equity, and inclusion programs include partnerships with A Call to Men and Connect DMV.
Landon School Photo #9 - Landon has an academic technology program that will soon feature 1-to-1 Microsoft Surface computers with developmentally appropriate use.
Landon School Photo #10 - Our emphasis on character education anchors our entire approach-from our comprehensive ethics, service, and leadership program to collaborations with Holton-Arms School.
  • Landon School is a private, non-religious, and college preparatory all-boys school for students in grades 3-12.
  • We are located on 75 acres in Bethesda, MD, outside of Washington, D.C.
  • We have six bus routes that serve MD, DC, and VA.
  • Our class size average is 14 students.  40% of our students are students of color.
  • 70%of our full-time faculty have advanced degrees.  53% of Class of 2020 graduates attending Top 50 universities or colleges on U.S. News & World Report lists.
  • 28% of our students receive financial aid.  We offer 22 arts and 22 athletics options.

School News

  • Staying active with athletics - 09/30/2020 - Our athletics program during distance learning is on campus, socially distanced, and in small groups following safety guidelines.
  • Week in Review #3 - 09/30/2020 - From music to athletics to academics and encouraging messages, our Bears had another week filled with creativity!
  • Students receive academic honors - 09/01/2020 - Seven Landon Upper School students received academic honors in September 2020. Kyle Radimer `21 has been named a National Merit Scholar semifinalist as a part of the 66th annual National ...moreMerit Scholarship Program. Kyle is one of 16-thousand semifinalists from around the country.The National Merit Scholarship program honors students who display the potential for excellence in their college studies. To be chosen as a Merit Scholar, Kyle will be evaluated on standardized test scores, academic work, extracurricular activities, a letter of recommendation, and a personal essay.Additionally, USA Water Polo has announced that varsity water polo student-athletes Charlie Alberino `22, Spencer Durbin `22, Logan Kalish `21, Jordan Rose `21, Pierce Ryan `22 and Christian Thomas `21 have been named as Academic All-Americans award winners for the 2019-20 school year. In individual emails notifying the students, USA Water Polo wrote, "We are proud to acknowledge your hard work and dedication in the pool and in the classroom." hide
  • Week in Review #2 - 09/01/2020 - In our latest week in review, the senior class learned about their legacy as leaders of the student body, students focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and chemistry students designed ...morevirtual lockers to introduce themselves to classmates. hide
  • Nine tips to wear and handle masks properly - 09/01/2020 - This blog post is part of a series of #WellnessWednesday tips. This week, the Landon wellness team shares tips on how to wear, clean, and maintain a mask. Masks are ...morean important part of the fight against COVID-19. According to medical experts, the main way the virus spreads is through large respiratory droplets that enter into your airway. This is done by either breathing it in or through contaminated hands that touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. In addition to practicing social distancing and frequent handwashing, masks are an essential tool to help block the transmission of the coronavirus. hide
  • Week in Review #1 - 09/01/2020 - Landon Bears started this week with virtual Convocation and on Wednesday small groups of students spent time on campus getting to know their peers, learning about college counseling, and talking ...moreabout growth mindset in Advisory. hide
  • Orientation Week 2020 - 08/26/2020 - During our week of small group on campus orientation, Landon Bears went on socially distant tours of campus, learned about the Landon Code of Character, and safely played games to ...moreget to know their peers.
    Click here to view our video to get an inside look at Orientation Week 2020.
  • Neighbors say "thank you" to Dr. Fauci - 08/07/2020 - he Washington Post reported on the efforts of the Bergstrom family to recognize their neighbor, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.Landon parent ...moreIda Bergstrom came up with the idea to sell "Thank you Dr. Fauci" yard signs after a neighbor asked about the one she had created and placed in her yard. Every other day, her sons (both Landon students) collect a list of addresses from their mother, fill their backpacks with signs, and crisscross the neighborhood to fulfill orders. They install the signs in the ground themselves, placing them near other lawn signs or strategically positioning them to face an intersection where drivers are likely to see them.The Bergstroms have sold nearly 200 signs. The initiative also has spread far beyond the neighborhood. Ida Bergstrom says, thanks to this endeavor, they have donated around $2,500 to Life Pieces to Masterpieces, an organization that, though art, helps African-American boys transform their lives and communities.You can find the full article here. hide
  • TJ '22 honored in Presidential Recognition Ceremony - 07/28/2020 - TJ '22 was honored in a Presidential Recognition Ceremony. Previously, TJ caught the attention of media outlets around the world when he used his flight training to fly much needed ...moresupplies to rural hospitals. hide
  • Three win Congressional art awards - 07/28/2020 - Three Landon Upper School students were honored by U.S. Representative Jamie Raskin (MD-8th) as part of the annual Congressional Art Competition. Peter Qiu `21 earned second place for his pastel ...moredrawing, "Two Wolves," which will be displayed in the representative`s Rockville office for a year. hide
  • Chess plays on - 07/28/2020 - The annual Landon Chess Tournament continued in a new way this year. Students competed online and streamed the event live. 
  • Distance learning in review #3 - 07/28/2020 - This week, students got creative with interactive final projects, faculty and staff taught the students "25 things every Bear should know," and the chess club continued their annual tournament online.
  • Tennis team makes, donates protective face shields - 07/28/2020 - Storm '21 and the Landon tennis team are making protective face shields and donating them to first responders. Their efforts were featured on ABC7 News. 
  • 13 seniors to play college sports - 07/28/2020 - Thirteen members of the Class of 2020 have committed to play college athletics next year. More than 170 Landon alumni have participated at the next level over the past decade, ...moreincluding 76 in the last four years. Congratulations to the student-athletes from the Class of 2020! hide
  • Distance learning in review #4 - 07/28/2020 - During distance learning this week, students created a poetry portfolio, Form II ancient history students shared folktales and art with Lower School students, and Upper School acting students presented their ...morefinal performance monologues. hide
  • Keep a routine, connect with others - 07/28/2020 - This blog post is part of a series of #WellnessWednesday tips. This week, the Landon wellness team focuses on Mental Health Awareness Month and how to be mindful of your ...moremental well-being.During this time of sheltering at home, it is important to create new routines in order to stay healthy. It may be even more important to stay in touch with family and friends during this time of social distancing. Be sure to express yourself, as well as share your thoughts and feelings with others. If you are bereaving and have experienced loss, do not hesitate to reach out to either of Landon`s school counselors, Richard Curtis or Justin Roman. hide
  • Bordley '66 elected to Hall of Fame - 07/28/2020 - Rob Bordley `66 has been elected to the 2020 class of the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame, recognizing his exceptional service to his players, the school, and the sport. US ...moreLacrosse, which runs the Hall of Fame and oversees the selection process, called him "one of the most successful boys` high school coaches ever." hide
  • Distance learning in review #5 - 07/28/2020 - As the school year wraps up, our students and teachers continued the creativity with hands-on projects, spray paint art, and celebrations for the Class of 2020.
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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Grades OfferedGrades 3-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1929
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students670 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%

Academics and Faculty

% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size14 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus AB and BC, Chemistry, Computer Science, Computer Science Principles, Economics (Micro & Macro), Environmental Science, Music Theory, Physics 1 and C, Psychology, Psychology (AP), Statistics, Studio Arts, U.S. History
Average SAT score1320
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Jacket and Tie)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 10
Tuition NotesGrades 3-5 $41,290 Grades 6-12 $44,960
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$23,458
Admissions DirectorSarah Powers
Admissions AssociateKareena Mims


Total Sports Offered22 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Flag Football, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Riflery, Rugby, Soccer, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDiving,
FencingFlag Football,
Ice HockeyLacrosse,
Track and FieldUltimate Frisbee,
VolleyballWater Polo,
Winter TrackWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.27 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ally Council, Bad Movie Club, Black Student Union, Community Service Club, Debate Team, Honor Council, Investments Club, Model UN, Sports Analytics Club, STEM, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Choral Groups, Drawing, Instrumental Music, Jazz Ensemble, Mixed Media Art, Painting, Photography, Sculpture, Studio Arts, Theater Arts, Vocal Ensemble

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fencing, Rugby, Street Hockey, Ultimate Frisbee

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  • Rockville
    Georgetown Preparatory School
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    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 496 students
    3.3 miles
    10900 Rockville Pike
    Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 214-1215
    3.3 9-12
  • Bethesda
    Grades: PK-12 | 1101 students
    1.4 miles
    5100 Edgemoor Lane
    Bethesda, MD 20814
    (202) 537-6900
    1.4 PK-12
  • Potomac
    Grades: K-12 | 837 students
    4.8 miles
    10601 Falls Rd
    Potomac, MD 20854
    (301) 299-8500
    4.8 K-12
  • Silver Spring
    The Avalon School
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    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-12 | 207 students
    5 miles
    11811 Claridge Rd.
    Silver Spring, MD 20902
    (301) 963-8022
    5 K-12
  • Olney
    Grades: 9-12 | 1200 students
    11.1 miles
    17301 Old Vic Boulevard
    Olney, MD 20832
    (240) 283-3367
    11.1 9-12

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