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Glenelg Country School
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  • Private
  • ELLICOTT CITY, MD

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

12793 FOLLY QUARTER ROAD
ELLICOTT CITY, MD 20143

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$31,330
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
48%
Average Financial Aid
$12,500
From Glenelg Country School

No matter when they start their journey at Glenelg Country School, students discover an abiding sense of self, a deep appreciation for community, and a shared understanding of purpose. When GCS graduates go out into the world, they take these qualities with them. They’re prepared to engage in life as they engaged at school.

GCS teachers and administrators know their students well with a 7:1 student-teacher ratio. They create a tight-knit, supportive community united in a commitment to acting with respect and compassion, elevating every voice and differentiating classroom learning, so students realize their own learning style.

Our instructional approach starts with the most effective characteristics of independent schools and intentionally designed programs to distinguish each student’s experience and establish enduring community ties. GCS fosters shared values and an educational philosophy that focuses on academic, social/emotional, and physical growth individually and together.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
122 responses
Average ACT
29
43 responses

The Scholars Program

The Scholars Program gives students the opportunity to pursue their passion, refine skills, and graduate with distinction in an interdisciplinary area of study: aesthetics and culture, convergent science, entrepreneurship, global leadership, or technology, engineering, and design. Aspects include a portfolio defense, extracurricular analysis, internships, teaching opportunities, and more.

Culture & Safety

Poll
60%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 10 responses
Poll
60%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 10 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
  • Family Day
    33%
  • All school relay
    25%
  • Halloween
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Bull Roast
    4%
  • Leaving for the day
    4%
  • none.
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
761
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 10 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$19,950
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
Poll
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
Poll
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
56%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 9 responses

Living in the Area

grade unavailable
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade unavailable
  2. Good for Families
    grade unavailable
  3. Housing
    grade unavailable
Median Household Income
$121,160
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,716
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$455,700
National
$217,500

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