Lucy School

The Mission of Lucy School is to provide a student-centered, arts enriched program (including drama, creative movement, dance, puppetry, music and visual arts) that will stimulate, nurture, and enhance the intellectual, emotional, physical, social, aesthetic and creative development of children, ages three through eighth grade. By example, we will nurture a love and respect for community, family, nature and the environment.We seek to do this within a small and familiar environment on a 17-acre farm setting that integrates the elements and aesthetics of nature into the learning process.
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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 174 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
174 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Lucy School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
13 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Cost is for K-4. Cost for PK 5 Day Program is $12,800. Cost for grades 5-8 $13,200. Two-day and Three-day program options for preschool are pro-rated. We also offer a before and afterschool program.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Chris Islieb


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
4 extracurriculars
Solfege or other Music and Movement styles.

Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Nature Classes

Arts and Music Programs:
Piano and Dalcroze

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lucy School cost?
Lucy School's tuition is approximately $13,200 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Lucy School?
The acceptance rate of Lucy School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 82%.
Does Lucy School offer a summer program?
Yes, Lucy School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for Lucy School?
The application deadline for Lucy School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 174 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $13,200
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Frederick County, MD is $10,622 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Frederick County, MD is 93% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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