The Oak Ridge Academy

The Oak Ridge Academy has been privately owned and operated in the Baltimore community for more than 50 years. Accredited by the Maryland State Board of Education and with a rich history of providing an extensive early-childhood curriculum in a loving and nurturing environment, Oak Ridge scholars are taught to soar like eagles and to unlock their full potential throughout their educational growth. Our small class settings allow each student the opportunity to have one-on-one attention from our certified teachers and aides. Our mission is to enhance the development of your child during early social, emotional, physical, and cognitive developmental stages of life.

School Overview

School TypeEarly Childhood / Day Care
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1963
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students25 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 32%
Students by Grade The Oak Ridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio25:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Fall/Summer uniforms required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesTuition is $200/week. Payments are preferred bi-weekly or monthly.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorBeverly Bailey
Admissions AssociateSusan Smith

School Notes

  • The Oak Ridge Academy is an informal, comfortable school, where children and parents can feel at home.  Learning, for the children, takes place through their experiences in daily living with a group in an environment where there is much to wonder about and explore.  It aims to build character, independence and initiative; to develop self-esteem; to promote self-discipline; and to create vitality that is necessary to achieve any goal.  The ultimate goal is to promote the optimum development of the individual child.
  • The Oak Ridge Academy teacher, who helps mold the morals and values of the child, is the extension of the parent.  The teacher lays the foundation of learning that stimulates creativity and develops personality and character.  Teaching basic letters and numbers, which ultimately transform into reading and arithmetic, the careful development of the mind facilitates further academic growth.
  • The teacher enhances interpersonal skills through her guidance of the student in interaction with others not of the same family group.  Thus, the social and emotional growth takes place, which carries the child through life.  The teacher is only as effective as the parents’ mutual willingness to support, participate, and embellish upon the foundation set in the child’s early learning.
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