The Banner School

The Banner School, Frederick County's only non-sectarian co-educational, independent school is composed of a preschool (3- and 4-year-olds), primary school (kindergarten-4th grade), and a middle school for grades 5-8.
Its mission is to provide an academically challenging curriculum in a secure environment, to motivate students to achieve to the best of their abilities, and, in so doing, to stimulate a lifelong love of learning.
The Banner School promotes a strong school-family partnership, individual self-worth, and respect for others and strives to graduate responsible individuals who will contribute positively to society.
Reflecting the diversity in today`s society and our student body, Banner provides an education with a global perspective through the study of various cultures, societies, and peoples of the world.
The Banner School, through its Learning Triangle and its diverse community of learners, provides a nurturing yet challenging environment that motivates students to become responsible citizens who lead by example.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 142 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,765
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8
Year Founded
1982

Student Body

Total Students
142 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
20%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
The Banner School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
33%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(traditional style khaki or navy pants and knee length skirts, polo shirts tucked in, dress shoes, belts)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Preschool (part-time and full-time) through 8th grade tuition. Part-time options are available for Preschool. Preschool tuition has the option to include before and after care.
% on Financial Aid
33%
Admissions Director
Jeff Mott, Director of Admissions

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Chess Club, Homework Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Intramural Sports

School Notes

  • Students must submit an application and $50 application fee to Admissions. Recommendation forms and transcripts are requested by Admissions. A visit day is scheduled and assessments are given in the student's current grade.
Profile last updated: 10/13/2020

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Students: 142 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $11,765
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Frederick County, MD is $9,580 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Frederick County, MD is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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