Severn School

Severn School is an independent, coeducational college preparatory day school for students in preschool through grade 12, located in Severna Park, MD. At Severn, we believe that there are many ways to lead and that every student has the potential to be exceptional.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 894 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,752
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5
  • Source: Verified school update

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Top Rankings

Severn School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
894 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Severn School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
13 students
Number of AP Courses
22 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP 2-D Design, AP 3-D Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Drawing, AP English Language, AP English Literature, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Latin, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 2: Algebra-Based, AP Physics C: Mechanics, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, AP World History: Modern
Average SAT score
(Out of 1600)
Average ACT score
(Out of 36)
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Khaki shorts/pants, polo or oxford shirt, blazer

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 5
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Grades 6-12: $30,140 Grades 1-5: $23,365 Kindergarten: $21,265 PK 5 full days: $19,050 PK 5 half days: $14,540 PS 5 full days: $19,050 PS 5 half days: $14,350 PS 3 full days: $11,780 PS 3 half days: $8,945
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kim Slade, Preschool-12th Grade
Admissions Associate
Joe Christie, 6-12th Grade



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
50 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
3D Printing Club, Admiral Marketing Club, Admiral TV, Amnesty International, Archery Club, Astronomy Club, Book Club, Ceramics Club, Chess Club & Team, Civil Discourse, Common Knowledge Club, Community Service Committee, Connect4Cancer, Cyber Team, Debate Club, Eco Club, Economics Club, Engineering Club, Faces of Severn, Film Club, French Club, Games Club, Improv Club, Intro to Medical Studies Club, Investment Club, Latin Club, Literary Magazine, Math Team, Mock Trial, Model UN, Multicultural Alliance, Music Club, Outing Club, Peer Counselors, Photography Club, Prom Committee, Random Acts of Kindness Club, Red Cross Club, Robotics Club, Run Club, Severn Oratorical Society, Severn River Fishing Club, Spanish Club, Spirit Captains, Sports Breakdown Club, SWAG (Supporting Women Around the Globe), The Anchor Newspaper, Umbrella Club, United Spectrum, Yearbook Club

School Notes

  • Students at Severn School are empowered to develop the character, skills and intellectual agility that is required of today`s leaders. What you will learn here is that education is about more than what you know. Instead, it`s about who you are. And who we are is a student-centered learning community committed to modeling excellence, courage and scholarship as we strive to make meaningful contributions to the world around us.
  • 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 800studentsfrom 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 Centeris a 2-acre outdoor learning center situated on the Severn River.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Severn School cost?
Severn School's tuition is approximately $26,752 for private students.
What sports does Severn School offer?
Severn School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Sailing, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Wrestling. Severn School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for most sports offered.
What is Severn School's ranking?
When is the application deadline for Severn School?
The application deadline for Severn School is Jan. 5.

School Calendar

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School Closed
June 19, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Break
March 17, 2025 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Enrollment: 894 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,752
  • Average class size: 13 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5
  • 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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