Top Maryland Private Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 871 top private schools in Maryland, serving 143,647 students.
- The average private school tuition is $10,476 for elementary schools and $16,497 for high schools (view national tuition averages).
- The average acceptance rate is 80% (view national acceptance rates).
- Minority enrollment is 30% and the student:teacher ratio is 9:1.
Riverdale Baptist School Photo - CRUSADER NATION! The entire student body together for a group photo during Spirit Week in 2012.
Rockbridge Academy Photo - A joyful, supportive, Christ-centered community where your child can flourish!
Barnesville School of Arts & Sciences Photo - Our interdisciplinary program is designed to strengthen critical thinking and understanding of real-world concepts.
West Nottingham Academy Photo - Our 120-acre campus is just an hour's drive from Baltimore or Philadelphia and 25 minutes from the Univ. of Delaware's campus - all perfect for weekend activities and cultural events.
Park School of Baltimore Photo - The Park School of Baltimore is an independent, coeducational, non-sectarian progressive Pre-K through 12 school located on a 100-acre campus just minutes from the city.
The Calverton School Photo - At Calverton we have students from Pre-K3 through 12th grade, but we are truly one Calverton Family!
Kent School Photo - Kent School is located on a beautiful, rural campus along the banks of the Chester River. Our school's nurturing environment is the perfect place to begin or continue a joyful educational journey.
Top Maryland Private Schools by County (2020)
- County# Schools# Students% Minority
- 10 Schools1,066 Students8% Minority
- 88 Schools15,465 Students17% Minority
- 141 Schools28,567 Students20% Minority
- 97 Schools15,708 Students37% Minority
- 5 Schools779 Students17% Minority
- 1 Schools75 Students19% Minority
- 21 Schools2,498 Students23% Minority
- 11 Schools1,667 Students10% Minority
- 14 Schools2,456 Students39% Minority
- 3 Schools191 Students25% Minority
- 32 Schools3,721 Students18% Minority
- 7 Schools219 Students2% Minority
- 28 Schools3,320 Students10% Minority
- 44 Schools6,707 Students34% Minority
- 5 Schools375 Students5% Minority
- 187 Schools34,888 Students28% Minority
- 106 Schools16,033 Students76% Minority
- 3 Schools324 Students7% Minority
- 27 Schools2,944 Students11% Minority
- 2 Schools537 Students7% Minority
- 4 Schools1,096 Students5% Minority
- 28 Schools3,173 Students18% Minority
- 10 Schools1,980 Students10% Minority
- 5 Schools769 Students7% Minority
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