Lucy School

  • Lucy School is an Arts-Based School with faculty who specialize in the Early Childhood tthrough Middle School years: Preschool through 8th Grade.
  • Lucy School is located on a 17-acre campus complete with pond, waterfall, woodlands with learning trails and fields for running and jumping.
  • Our arts-based curriculum is designed to promote the transfer of learning between the arts and other subjects.
  • We follow Maryland State Department of Education's Voluntary Curriculum Objectives with additional arts-enriched coursework.
  • The children plant and harvest an organic garden and environmental stewardship is central to our science program.

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association for the Education of Young Children
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded2002
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students167 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
6%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade Lucy School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers14 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
45%
Average Class Size12 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(none)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,000
Tuition NotesCost is for Primary/Middle School and 5-day Preschool program. Two-day and Three-day program options for preschool are pro-rated. We also offer a before and afterschool program.
% on Financial Aid
16%
Average Financial Aid Grant$1,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorVictoria Brown, Ph.D.
Admissions AssociateSummer Irvin

Sports

Total Sports Offered1 sports
SportsDanceDance

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Nature Classes, Piano and Dalcroze, Solfege or other Music and Movement styles.

School Notes

  • Lucy School's arts-based curriculum uses the emotional, social, and sensory dimensions of the arts to engage students, encourage critical thinking, and influence development and learning across the curriculum. It connects the content of art to children's personal experiences and their need to make meaning from the world. Arts-based learning makes the arts an interdisciplinary partner with other subjects and orchestrates higher order thinking using the creative problem solving process. Students are provided rich experiences in the arts and thoughtful integrated curriculum that makes deep structural connections between the arts experiences and other subjects. This enables students to learn both deeply. Arts-based teaching is more hands-on than traditional teaching, offering children more opportunities to experience "living through situations" than they would in a traditional classroom, thereby developing a level of critical thinking and problem solving skills that is not afforded in traditional educational settings. This is supported by ample research in the field of arts integration.
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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
5  
As a former student of Lucy school I feel their middle school program is excellent and prepares you for high school by making you think outside the box and push yourselves to achieve more than you thought you ever could. It is a great school that uses creative thinking and problem solving to teach their students about the world around them. The teachers are amazing supportive people who created a safe learning environment for their students. The school is beautiful but the people truly make it special. I do not think I would be the person I am today without this school. Thank Lucy School for welcoming me with open arms and being my inspiration to become a teacher. - Isabelle Farber
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5  
Early childhood development is a wonderful experience, as is grades 1-4. The integrated learning program is deep and thoughtful and truly impressive, and the teachers are typically caring and supportive and very well qualified. The setting of the school is beautiful and there is a lovely community for current families. The school does not yet offer academic or athletic awards, nor does it have a structure to have kids participate in county wide events or testing. The music program is very enjoyable for the children and their music concerts are impressive, however, the school doesn't have the resources to offer instruments or any band/orchestra opportunities. The middle school seems to have grown too quickly and doesn't match peer schools in teacher qualifications, meaningful support of students or in the ability to teach kids with different learning needs. Kids at the top are mostly forced to go more slowly. As in the public school system, the school is still learning how to deal with bullying. Hopefully, in coming years, the middle school will mature to match the quality of education given for younger children.
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