Rockbridge Academy

Rockbridge Academy is a private, K-12 classical Christian school located in Anne Arundel County serving Annapolis, Baltimore, and the surrounding Washington, DC areas. We are committed to the highest standards of Christian education using the classical method.
Rockbridge Academy students are taught to be critical thinkers with a Christ-centered worldview. Our methodology emphasizes analytical thinking and mastery of the tools of learning instead of teaching to tests.
In so doing we train our students to be life-long learners as we encourage them to glorify God in their hearts and lives and to seek after goodness, truth, and beauty.
We believe this is a biblical approach to education, and God has richly blessed our teachers and students as they have labored diligently in these efforts.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 416 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

Top Rankings

Rockbridge Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1995

Student Body

Total Students
416 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
Students by Grade
Rockbridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
55 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
55%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
All Upper School classes are taught at the Honors or College level:, College Calculus, College Chemistry, College Physics, Honors History, Honors Literature, Latin, Rhetoric
Average SAT score
1306
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
Varies by grade level and occasion

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15 / rolling
Tuition Notes
Junior Kindergarten Half Day $7,800 Junior Kindergarten Full Day $10,300 Kindergarten Full Day $10,300 Grades 1-6 $15,500 - $15,900 Grades 7-12 $17,800
% on Financial Aid
35%
Acceptance Rate
70%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Mrs. Julie Marsh
Admissions Associate
Julie Hall

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
32 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Basketball Club, Bible Club, Cheese Club, Creative Writing Club, Cultural Appreciation Club, Dance Club, Homework Club, House System, Math Counts Club, Model UN, Rhetoric Ladies Tea Club, Rockbridge Reporter, Rockbridge Review, Rockbridge Women's Prayer Club, Science Fair, Spikeball club, Sports Club, Students for Life, Swing Dancing Club, Uno Club, Volleyball Club, Young Men's Prayer

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Grammar Choir - Rockbridge Academy Singers, Junior and Senior Soirees, Men's and Women's A-Cappella Singing Groups, Musical and Variety Show, Orchestra, Rising Senior Grand Tour - Annual class 17-day trip to Europe

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Homecoming, Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • Rockbridge Academy is a classical Christian school which utilizes a time-proven method of education based on the Trivium. Rockbridge Academy is committed to offering a service to parents who are seeking a truly excellent education for their children, taught from a distinctively Christian world view.
  • Rockbridge Academy is centrally located near Rt.97 and Rt. 32 and is especially convenient for families driving from the Baltimore, Annapolis, Columbia, Crofton, Severna Park, and Bowie areas.
  • Rockbridge Academy seeks to individually challenge children at all levels and to teach them how to learn. Through a proven, centuries-old pattern of education called the Trivium, students are taught using specific methods which correlate to their natural, God-given developmental stages. All subjects are taught as parts of an integrated whole with Scripture at the center as students are encouraged to become "thinking Christians" and to develop a solid, Christ-centered worldview.
  • Our graduates earned an average of $45,000 in college aid/scholarships each for their first year of college!
  • The really important news is that in cooperation with the efforts of their parents and churches, graduates head off to college grounded in their faith and confident in applying Christian thinking to the world around them. They are poised young men and women of godly character who are prepared to stand for their faith in all situations.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Rockbridge Academy?
The acceptance rate of Rockbridge Academy is 70%, which is lower than the national average of 82%. Rockbridge Academy's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Maryland with low acceptance rates.
What sports does Rockbridge Academy offer?
Rockbridge Academy offers 7 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Track and Field.
What is Rockbridge Academy's ranking?
Rockbridge Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for: Highest average SAT score, Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body and Most extracurriculars offered.
When is the application deadline for Rockbridge Academy?
The application deadline for Rockbridge Academy is Jan. 15 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 15 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).

School Calendar

View the Rockbridge Academy yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Event
Date
School Closed
March 08, 2024 (Friday)
School Closed for Optional Parent-Teacher Conferences
March 15, 2024 (Friday)
School Closed-Easter and Spring Break
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
School Closed-Easter and Spring Break
March 26, 2024 (Tuesday)
School Closed-Easter and Spring Break
March 27, 2024 (Wednesday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (8 reviews)
5  
The Rockbridge community is a family, and it's been a hardship to be apart from it physically these past few months! Our children are eager to partake in summer camps with their beloved teachers and dear friends as soon as it is possible. What a joy it is to know that when our children are at school, they are loved as a whole people by the teachers and staff, other parents and their friends. The grammar school awards ceremonies, this year taking place online, are a testament to the way in which our children are loved. The teachers recognize in each individual child those characteristics which make her an original creation in the Lord and they take care to point out the areas each child has grown throughout the year. In addition, the children receive recognition for their achievement in academics and outstanding performance and commitment to the study of music, art and PE, all of which underpin their education as a whole person - heart, mind, body, and soul.
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5  
Since choosing Rockbridge for our child's education when he began Kindergarten we continue to receive affirmation about our decision. The teachers and staff are fully and lovingly committed to the students' success in academics as well as developing godly character. The academic program is comprehensive, and all subjects are presented from a biblical worldview. Due to the exceptional nature of the music and arts program people have wondered whether this was a music and arts school. There are many athletic opportunities as well.
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5  
My family has been in the Rockbridge Community for almost 20 years. Throughout that time, we've seen students and teachers change slightly, but the character of both is still outstanding. I know the school set me up for success in college, career, and personal life. The teachers are deeply invested in their students and work alongside parents to help them grow academically and spiritually, and the students are always striving to do their best to the glory of God. Being surrounded by peers who were striving to grow and do good was a huge motivator for me throughout my education.I highly recommend Rockbridge to any families who want to see their kids become a part of a new community, receive a rich education, and get excited to share their knowledge with those around them.
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5  
Both our children are in their fourth year at Rockbridge Academy. Our educational journey began as a homeschool family, and we later needed to find a school to place them. At the core of our search was a school that was Christ-centered and where parents were considered the primary educators of their child(ren). At Rockbridge, we have found that and more. Education there is perceived as the exploring, unpacking and understanding of God's creation, and this philosophy undergirds every subject area. They follow a classical curriculum, which essentially translates to an education that aligns with a child's natural development. The fruit of this form of education has been wonderful to witness as a parent. What really has been the "clincher" for my husband and I is the way they handle discipline. At the heart is forgiveness and restoration of the student. I am so incredibly grateful for the education they are receiving there and that they experience the Lord's grace there and at home.
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5  
We believe Rockbridge Academy is superior to any other school in this area. Teachers sincerely love their students and want them to succeed. In addition to a very strong academic program students are taught about their Creator and along with parents are trained in godly character. There are many extracurricular activities to choose from. The school culture fosters a strong sense of community.
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5  
My family has been part of the Rockbridge Academy community for a dozen years. I can recommend the school without hesitation. What makes it so great? Lots of things, but I'll name a couple. First, the teachers. They are dedicated, hardworking, and passionate about their subjects and about their own Christian faith. They have, without exception, loved my kids by caring about them and challenging and encouraging them to strive for growth in godly character and instilling in them a love of learning. Another of the school's strengths is a challenging curriculum focusing, as mentioned above, on a love for learning. The curriculum follows the natural stages of development as a student matures from kindergarten through 12th grade. The challenges have exercised my kids' "learning muscles" in a good way, but not so much that it is overwhelming. (Note: administrators and teachers are happy to work with any students who are feeling overwhelmed to guide them through difficulties and make accommodations as appropriate.) Is Rockbridge perfect in every way? No. Of course not. What school is? But I'm thankful for the teachers and administrators who truly desire to honor Christ and serve the families in the pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness.
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5  
Great education taught with a Christian worldview. I compared a lot of schools before selecting Rockbridge Academy and this was by far the best program for my children. Now graduated, my son is working on his Master's in Engineering; he was well prepared for higher education and the world.
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5  
The academic program is excellent. I appreciate the emphasis put on teaching students how to process their thoughts logically and speak before an audience. The teachers are awesome and the administration is helpful.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 416 students
  • Acceptance rate: 70%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Anne Arundel County, MD is $12,449 for elementary schools and $17,452 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Anne Arundel County, MD is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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