Top 10 Best Howard County Private Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 45 private schools serving 7,380 students in Howard County, MD (there are 74 public schools, serving 53,690 public students). 12% of all K-12 students in Howard County, MD are educated in private schools (compared to the MD state average of 14%).
The best top ranked private schools in Howard County, MD include Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School, Glenelg Country School and Glenwood Country Day School.
The average tuition cost is $13,573, which is lower than the Maryland private school average tuition cost of $14,256.
33% of private schools in Howard County, MD are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

Top Ranked Howard County Private Schools (2024)

School
Location
Grades
Students
Glenelg Country School
Glenelg Country School Photo - Upon entering our beautiful 90-acre campus, you first see our Upper School building which also connects to our Athletic Center.
(2)
12793 Folly Quarter Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 531-7347
Grades: NS-12
| 901 students
Glenwood Country Day School
Glenwood Country Day School Photo - A TRIP TO THE ZOO!!
Daycare / Preschool
(5)
14785 Bushy Park Road
Woodbine, MD 21797
(410) 489-5203
Grades: NS-K
| 70 students
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School
Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School Photo
(Catholic)
(17)
4801 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 744-4251
Grades: NS-8
| 215 students
St. John's Parish Day School
St. John's Parish Day School Photo
(Episcopal)
(4)
9130 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 465-7644
Grades: NS-5
| 326 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
| students
Bethel Christian Academy
Bethel Christian Academy Photo - Campus 1 is the home of Preschool - 2nd Grade.
(Christian)
(9)
8455 Savage-Guilford Road
Savage, MD 20763
(301) 725-4673
Grades: PK-8
| 294 students
Chapelgate Christian Academy
Chapelgate Christian Academy Photo - Chapelgate Christian Academy is on 63 beautiful acres located in Western Howard County complete with baseball and softball fields, as well as a stadium for soccer/lacrosse. We strive to fulfill the mission of educating our students with excellence to the glory of God. Students are challenged with loving support to realize their potential, activate their gifts, and realize their dreams!
(Presbyterian)
(6)
2600 Olive Branch Way
Marriottsville, MD 21104
(410) 442-5888
Grades: K-12
| 383 students
Children's Manor Montessori School - Ellicott City
Children's Manor Montessori School - Ellicott City Photo - Exterior of School
Montessori School
(1)
4465 Montgomery Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 461-6070
Grades: PK-3
| 384 students
10350 Old Columbia Road
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 312-5233
Grades: NS-8
| 339 students
Glenwood Academy
Glenwood Academy Photo - Glenwood Academy now has classes through 11th grade with 12th grade beginning next year.
Special Education School
(7)
3060 Roxbury Mills Road
Glenwood, MD 21738
(410) 489-6959
Grades: 1-12
| 61 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
10960 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044
(888) 260-4159
Grades: K-12
| 889 students
Resurrection St. Paul School
Resurrection St. Paul School Photo
(Catholic)
(3)
3155 Paulskirk Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 461-9111
Grades: PK-8
| 505 students
St. Augustine School
St. Augustine School Photo
(Catholic)
5990 Old Washington Road
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 796-3040
Grades: PK-8
| 264 students
St. Louis School
St. Louis School Photo
(Catholic)
(6)
12500 Clarksville Pike
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 531-6664
Grades: PK-8
| 534 students
Trinity School
Trinity School Photo - Middle School Students
(Catholic)
(5)
4985 Ilchester Rd
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 744-1524
Grades: PK-8
| 288 students
Atholton Adventist Academy
Atholton Adventist Academy Photo - Atholton Adventist Academy is a Christ-centered Seventh-day Adventist school providing quality education and a warm community for students.
(Seventh Day Adventist)
(12)
6520 Martin Road
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 740-2425
Grades: PK-12
| 237 students
Bet Yeladim Inc
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
8910 Route 108, Suite D
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-7378
Grades: NS-PK
| 160 students
Brookfield Christian School
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
11830 W Market Pl Suite A And B
Fulton, MD 20759
(301) 362-3580
Grades: PK-K
| 48 students
Brookfield Christian School
Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
6347 Ten Oaks Rd
Clarksville, MD 21029
(410) 531-9443
Grades: PK-K
| 64 students
Bryant Woods Montessori Childrens House
Bryant Woods Montessori Childrens House Photo
Montessori School
(6)
10449 Green Mountain Cir
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 730-7525
Grades: PK-K
| 24 students
Celebration Christian Academy
(Christian)
(2)
6080 Foreland Garth
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 997-2384
Grades: PK-6
| 110 students
Children's Manor Montessori School
Montessori School
(1)
9008 Red Branch Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 730-3100
Grades: NS-K
| 102 students
Columbia KinderCare
Columbia KinderCare Photo - Columbia KinderCare
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
7195 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 290-0928
Grades: NS-PK
| 123 students
Columbia Montessori School
Montessori School
10508 Marble Faun Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 772-8353
Grades: PK-1
| 54 students
Ellicott City Children's House
Montessori School
3604 Chatham Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
(410) 461-2911
Grades: PK-K
| 11 students
Gan Israel Day School
Daycare / Preschool (Jewish)
770 Howes Ln
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 740-2424
Grades: PK-K
| 9 students
Global Children Montessori School
Montessori School
4790 Baugher Farm Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 241-5771
Grades: PK-K
| 44 students
The Goddard School
The Goddard School Photo
Daycare / Preschool
(1)
10220 Old Columbia Road, Suite A
Columbia, MD 21046
(410) 531-1511
Grades: NS-PK
| 154 students
The Goddard School
The Goddard School Photo
Daycare / Preschool
5633 Waterloo Road
Ellicott City, MD 21043
(410) 730-1500
Grades: NS-K
| students
Hickory Ridge KinderCare
Hickory Ridge KinderCare Photo - Infant Classroom
Daycare / Preschool
6185 Sunny Spring
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 730-8449
Grades: NS-PK
| students
High Road Academy
Special Education School
9705 Washington Blvd N
Laurel, MD 20723
(301) 483-8605
Grades: 6-12
| 67 students
The Julia Brown School
Montessori School
(3)
9450 Madison Ave
Laurel, MD 20723
(301) 498-0604
Grades: PK-3
| 92 students
Julia Brown Schools
Julia Brown Schools Photo - Call us to schedule a tour of our Montessori School in Columbia!
Montessori School
9760 Owen Brown Rd
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 730-5056
Grades: NS-3
| students
Learning Community International The
Alternative School
9085 Flamepool Way
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 730-0073
Grades: K-12
| 39 students
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Howard County Private Schools (Closed)

School
Location
Grades
Students
5810 Timberview Dr
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 796-2727
Grades: NS-12
| 40 students
9151 Rumsey Road
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 715-9600
Grades: PK-3
| 150 students
5885 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia, MD 21045
(410) 772-6378
Grades: NS-K
| 74 students

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked private schools in Howard County, MD?
The top ranked private schools in Howard County, MD include Our Lady Of Perpetual Help School, Glenelg Country School and Glenwood Country Day School.
How many private schools are located in Howard County, MD?
45 private schools are located in Howard County, MD.
How much do private schools cost in Howard County, MD?
The average tuition cost is $13,573, which is lower than the Maryland private school average tuition cost of $14,256.
How diverse are private schools in Howard County, MD?
Howard County, MD private schools are approximately 43% minority students, which is higher than the Maryland private school average of 38%.
What percentage of students in Howard County, MD go to private school?
12% of all K-12 students in Howard County, MD are educated in private schools (compared to the MD state average of 14%).
What percentage of private schools are religiously affiliated in Howard County, MD?
33% of private schools in Howard County, MD are religiously affiliated (most commonly Catholic and Christian).

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