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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 25 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The Oak Ridge Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Maryland for:

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1963
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
25 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
100%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
The Oak Ridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
75%
Average Class Size
9 students
Classroom Dress Code
Formal
(Fall/Summer uniforms required)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is $200/week. Payments are preferred bi-weekly or monthly.
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Beverly Bailey
Admissions Associate
Susan 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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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Early Childhood / Day Care
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 25 students
  • Acceptance rate: 80%
  • Average class size: 9 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Baltimore County, MD is $13,067 for elementary schools and $19,824 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Baltimore County, MD is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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