Severn School

Severn School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool through grade 12, located in Severna Park, MD. We believe in character-driven education and academic excellence fostered by a supportive community that values the dignity, self-worth, and the potential of each individual.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1914

Student Body

Total Students844 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade Severn School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size14 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 12
Yearly Tuition Cost$26,190
Tuition NotesGrade 6-12: $26,190 Grades 1-5: $20,305 Kindergarten: $18,480 Prek 5 full days: $16,550 Prek 5 half days: $12,630 Preschool 5 full days: $16,550 Preschool 5 half days: $12,465 Preschool 3 full days: $10,245 Preschool 3 half days: $7,770
Admissions DirectorMolly Green, 6th-12th Grade
Admissions AssociateEllen Murray, 6th-12th Grade


Total Sports Offered14 sports
SportsArchery, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, WrestlingArcheryBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
Track and FieldWrestling,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.43 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Amnesty International, Ancient World Club, Archery Club, Art Club, Chess Club & Team, Community Service Committee, CyberPatriot, Dance Club, Eco Club, Economics Club, Faces of Severn, Film Club, French Club, French Student Exchange, History Journal, Humane Society, Improv Club, Intro to Medical Arts Club, Investment Club, It's Academic Team, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, Multicultural Alliance, Music Club, Newspaper, Outing Club, Peer Counselors, Photography Club, Prom Committee, Red Cross Club, Robotics Club, Severn Oratorical Society, Spanish Club, Spanish Student Exchange, Spirit Captains, SWAG, Umbrella Club, United Spectrum, Vinyl Club, Yearbook Club, Z-Club

School Notes

  • We strive to meet the needs of college-bound students from preschool through grade twelve while challenging them to realize personal excellence. We provide varied opportunities to demonstrate scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship both in and out of the classroom.
  • Severn School is located approximately six miles from Annapolis on two separate campuses in Arnold and Severna Park, Maryland.  Severn School was originally founded in 1914 to provide academic preparation for the United States Naval Academy. Today we are a day school enrolling over 800 students from preschool through 12th grade. 
  • Severn School is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education. Severn is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
  • Situated on two campuses, Severn School has state of the art facilities to meet the needs of all students. The 4-acre Chesapeake Campus in Arnold houses Severn's Lower School: Preschool through grade 5. Included on that campus are the Flinchum Gymnasium, Troy Media Center, and Sivvy Theatre. There are 2 fully equipped outdoor playgrounds, an outdoor science learning area, learning pavilion, and trike and scooter path for early childhood students.   The 19-acre Teel campus in the heart of Severna Park includes the McCleary Student Center, Price Auditorium, Creeden Hall, four athletic fields (including 2 turf fields), the Alumni Walkway, Memorial Gymnasium, and the Edward St. John Athletic Center. The most recent addition is the beautiful new Teel Academic Center which is a state of the art facility housing the Zimmerman Library, Graw Innovation Center, and the Hoehn-Saric Center for Academic Excellence. The Stine Environmental Center is a 2-acre outdoor learning center situated on the Severn River.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Crownsville
    Grades: NS-12 | 495 students
    4.5 miles
    1130 Anne Chambers Way
    Crownsville, MD 21032
    (410) 923-3660
    4.5 NS-12
  • Annapolis
    Grades: NS-12 | 650 students
    10 miles
    534 Hillsmere Drive
    Annapolis, MD 21403
    (410) 263-9231
    10 NS-12
  • Severn
    Grades: 9-12 | 1265 students
    6.4 miles
    8080 New Cut Road
    Severn, MD 21144
    (410) 969-9105
    6.4 9-12
  • Severn
    Grades: K-12 | 826 students
    7.6 miles
    109 Burns Crossing Road
    Severn, MD 21144
    (410) 519-5300
    7.6 K-12
  • Annapolis
     St. Marys High School
    St. Marys High School Photo - St. Mary's Field
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 495 students
    7.2 miles
    113 Duke Of Gloucester St
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    (410) 990-4211
    7.2 9-12

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