The Tome School

The Tome School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school founded in 1889 by Port Deposit philanthropist Jacob Tome.
The school's curriculum provides a broad liberal arts education for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade in an environment emphasizing academic success, high standards of personal behavior, and full participation in school life.
For a student to be successful at Tome, parents must hold similar expectations and standards.
The curriculum differs in important respects, and in rigor, from that of typical American elementary and secondary education.
Tome is organized into three divisions: the Lower School, comprised of Kindergarten and the first four grades, the Middle School, grades five through eight, and the Upper School with grades nine through twelve.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 423 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,400
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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

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Attribute
Sports offered
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
Year Founded
1889

Student Body

Total Students
423 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
7%
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade
The Tome School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
We do not offer AP Courses but many of our students take AP Exams. Pass rate average is about 85%
Average SAT score
1270
Average ACT score
28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Formal

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Admissions Director
Christine Szymanski
Admissions Associate
Priscilla Joyce

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Engineering, Envirothon, FCA, Girls on the Run, Key Club, Lego League, Newspaper, NHS, Quiz Bowl, Stage Crew, Student Council, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Chorus, Drama, Orchestra

School Notes

  • The Tome School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school founded in 1889 by Port Deposit philanthropist Jacob Tome. The school's curriculum provides a broad liberal arts education for students from kindergarten through twelfth grade in an environment emphasizing academic success, high standards of personal behavior, and full participation in school life. For a student to be successful at Tome, parents must hold similar expectations and standards. The curriculum differs in important respects, and in rigor, from that of typical American elementary and secondary education. Tome is organized into three divisions: the Lower School, comprised of Kindergarten and the first four grades, the Middle School, grades five through eight, and the Upper School with grades nine through twelve.

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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked MD School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 423 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $8,400
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $12,420 for elementary schools and $16,535 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 80% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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