Lucy School

Tel: (301)293-1163
  • 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
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded2002

Student Body

Total Students167 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
9%
State avg.: 33%
Students by GradeLucy 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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