Tidewater School

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We are a small, non-profit, independent Montessori school that promotes strong academic and critical thinking skills, encourages our students to contribute to the community and the world, helps our students develop as fair-minded, compassionate leaders, and supports their development in becoming self-directed decision makers. This happens through the guidance of teachers who care deeply about their students, strong family connections and partnership, and a sincere belief in the capacity of all children.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 67 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1986

Student Body

Total Students
67 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
26%
State avg.: 38%
Students by Grade
Tidewater School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size
16 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Half Day Primary: $9,400.00 Full Day Primary: $13,894.00 Elementary: $15,373.00
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$5,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Alisa Anania, Head of School

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Music classes and private lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Physical Education

School Notes

  • We are a small, non-profit, independent Montessori school that is focused on preparing students to navigate middle and high school with strong academic, critical thinking, leadership, community service, and decision-making skills.. For over 30 years, our students have experienced learning in a compassionate and stimulating environment, respectful of individual learning styles and within a community of friends. Our Montessori program is a mixed-age, hands-on model with small teacher to student ratios and a collegial and nurturing atmosphere. The Montessori curriculum provides a platform for genuine mastery of math, language arts, the social and natural sciences as well as art, music, and physical education. Children also earn the freedom to make lots of choices within that structure and participate in caring for the indoor and outdoor class environments. All of our students, ages 3-12, study Spanish, environmental education, music, physical education, and engage in outdoor play daily. Our music teacher also offers private, on-site music lessons for children after school. We have before and aftercare programs and a dynamic parent education program.
Source: Verified school update

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Tidewater Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like The Calverton School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Tidewater School?
The acceptance rate of Tidewater School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 82%.
When is the application deadline for Tidewater School?
The application deadline for Tidewater School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Enrollment: 67 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 16 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Maryland is $13,695 for elementary schools and $18,226 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Maryland is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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