Best Maryland Alternative Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 26 alternative private schools serving 1,347 students in Maryland.
The top ranked alternative private school in Maryland is HCHC Leadership Academy.
The average acceptance rate is 78%, which is lower than the Maryland private school average acceptance rate of 82%.
42% of alternative private schools in Maryland are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Episcopal).

Top Ranked Maryland Alternative Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Fusion Academy Columbia
Fusion Academy Columbia Photo - Each Fusion campus has a state-of-the-art music studio with professional-grade tools. Students can explore instruments, vocals, songwriting, DJ performing arts, and more.
Alternative School
10175 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 120
Columbia, MD 21044
(877) 673-8893
Grades: 6-12
| n/a students
Washington New Church School
Washington New Church School Photo - WNCS Alumni lead the annual School Field Day... We love you alumni!
Alternative School (Christian)
(7)
11914 Chantilly Ln
Bowie, MD 20721
(301) 464-5602
Grades: PK-8
| 32 students
HCHC Leadership Academy
HCHC Leadership Academy Photo - Sprout Program
Alternative School
9091 Snowden River Parkway
Columbia, MD 21046
(802) 424-2099
Grades: K-10
| 39 students
All About Children Learning Center
Alternative School
1201 Maple Ave
Halethorpe, MD 21227
(410) 242-6009
Grades: K
| 10 students
Camp Olympia Country Day School
Alternative School
15107 Seneca Road
Germantown, MD 20874
(301) 926-9281
Grades: PK-K
| 28 students
Chesapeake Alternative School
Alternative School
301 E Patapsco Ave
Brooklyn, MD 21225
(410) 355-4698
Grades: NS
| 30 students
Chesapeake Christian School
Alternative School (Christian)
900 Trimble Road
Joppa, MD 21085
(410) 679-8815
Grades: K-12
| 73 students
Children's Home Diagnostic Center School
All-girls | Alternative School
205 Bloomsbury Ave
Catonsville, MD 21228
(410) 744-1083
Grades: 6-12
| 11 students
College Park Nursery School
Alternative School
4512 College Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
(301) 864-5355
Grades: PK-K
| 84 students
Firm Foundation & Faith Academy
Alternative School (Christian)
2261 Oxon Run Drive/also located at 8430 Glen Mar Road Ellicott City MD
Temple Hills, MD 20748
(301) 630-7994
Grades: NS-2
| 81 students
The Greentree School
Alternative School
6301 Greentree Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
(301) 365-4480
Grades: 7-12
| 5 students
Havenwood Church Preschool Center
Alternative School (Presbyterian)
100 E Ridgely Rd
Lutherville Timonium, MD 21093
(410) 252-5420
Grades: PK-K
| 148 students
Learning Community International The
Alternative School
9085 Flamepool Way
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 730-0073
Grades: K-12
| 39 students
Mount Providence Child Development Center
Alternative School (Catholic)
701 Gun Rd
Halethorpe, MD 21227
(410) 247-0449
Grades: PK-K
| 47 students
Nasa Goddard Child Development Center
Alternative School
(2)
NASA GSFC Code 200.9 Building 90
Greenbelt, MD 20771
(301) 286-8588
Grades: PK-K
| 194 students
North Carroll Community School
North Carroll Community School Photo - Our Campus
Alternative School
(2)
401 Stone Road
Westminster, MD 21158
(410) 386-0655
Grades: K-8
| 113 students
Oldtown Christian School
Alternative School (Mennonite)
14815 Bear Hill Rd Se
Oldtown, MD 21555
(301) 707-2130
Grades: 1-11
| 7 students
Open Bible Academy
Alternative School (Christian)
1619 Race St
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 924-7267
Grades: PK-11
| 42 students
Outreach Christian Center Academy
Alternative School (Christian)
6701 Clinton Manor Dr
Clinton, MD 20735
(301) 856-1183
Grades: PK-K
| 36 students
St. Anns High School
All-girls | Alternative School
4901 Eastern Avenue
Hyattsville, MD 20782
(301) 559-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 9 students
St. James' Children's School
Alternative School (Episcopal)
11815 Seven Locks Rd
Potomac, MD 20854
(301) 762-3246
Grades: PK-K
| 69 students
San Mar Children's Home Inc
All-girls | Alternative School
8504 Mapleville Rd
Boonsboro, MD 21713
(501) 733-9067
Grades: 8-12
| 10 students
6501 N Charles St - A Building
Towson, MD 21204
(410) 938-4498
Grades: 8-12
| 59 students
Wesley Grove Prekindergarten & Kindergarten
Alternative School (Methodist)
1320 Dorsey Road
Hanover, MD 21076
(410) 787-0745
Grades: NS
| 125 students
Woodbourne School
All-boys | Alternative School
1301 Woodbourne Ave
Baltimore, MD 21239
(410) 433-1000
Grades: 6-12
| 56 students
Yeshivas Lev Shlomo
All-boys | Alternative School (Jewish)
7201 Park Heights Avenue
Pikesville, MD 21208
(410) 764-6500
Grades: PK-8
| n/a students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked alternative private schools in Maryland?
The top ranked alternative private schools in Maryland is HCHC Leadership Academy.
How many alternative private schools are located in Maryland?
26 alternative private schools are located in Maryland.
How diverse are alternative private schools in Maryland?
Maryland alternative private schools are approximately 38% minority students, which is same as the Maryland private school average of 38%.
What percentage of alternative private schools are religiously affiliated in Maryland?
42% of alternative private schools in Maryland are religiously affiliated (most commonly Christian and Episcopal).

Recent Articles

Why Do Private Schools Get a Bad Rap?
Why Do Private Schools Get a Bad Rap?
The article encourages readers to look beyond stereotypes and consider the unique qualities each private school offers.
Unlocking the Future: The Power of STEAM Education
Unlocking the Future: The Power of STEAM Education
In this article we look at the benefits of a STEAM education, highlighting its interdisciplinary approach, the subjects involved, and the value it brings to students.
6 Schools and Their Beginnings
June 11, 2024
6 Schools and Their Beginnings
This article explores the rich histories of several prestigious schools in the United States, including the Allen-Stevenson School, Lycée Français de New York, Catherine Cook School, Shattuck-St. Mary's School, and The Spence School. It explores their origins, founders, growth, philosophies, and enduring legacies, highlighting their commitment to academic excellence and progressive education principles.