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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
Address
8600 Mcdonogh Rd
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Telephone
(410) 363-0600

Applying

Application Deadline
December 1
Application Fee
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$31,640
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$42,310
Received Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid
$18,500
From McDonogh School

Steeped in tradition with an eye toward the future, McDonogh is a welcoming community where young people in prekindergarten through twelfth grade become "LifeReady" under the guidance of talented and caring teachers. It is a place where joy is ever present and opportunities abound for deep thinking, innovating, collaborating discovering passions, and helping others.

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McDonogh School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1310
236 responses
Average ACT
31
86 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 34 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    41%
  • Cardboard Boat Race
    21%
  • Student-Faculty Basketball Game
    12%
  • April Fools Day
    6%
  • Senior Assemblies
    6%
  • Founder's Day & Headmaster's Day
    3%
  • Holiday Bazaar
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    A-
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,399
    94%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.16 responses
    69%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.16 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.16 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
    Poll
    90%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
    Poll
    95%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    87%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
    73%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses

    McDonogh School Reviews

    140 reviews
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    Mcd brings in athletic/ academic talent vs. develop from their K-8. They are then able to list the colleges of recruited stand outs in brochures . They talk about their moral compass while making sure they win in every possible catagory by displacing long standing students with recruits. It isn’t normal to win all of the last 100 or so games in any sport?! Athletes are given some pass on behavior. Not truly diverse, unless diverse students show athletic or academic success prior to being at Mcdonogh. Parents concerns are disregarded and not welcome, punishments are often over reaching. No student academic support program or center. After 13 years at Mcd it isn’t uncommon for admin or athletics to have no idea who your kid is, as emphasis is on the recruits winning and shining academically. Mcd doesn’t grow talent, they buy it and you might be the paying for it if you are not on scholarship b/c of academics, athletics or the best yet...because your parents work there!
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    Wonderful experience. McDonogh is one of the warmest, most welcoming environments. It seems as though all students are involved in most if not all aspects of the school, whether it be sports, arts, and/or academics!

    Supportive teachers who will work with you to understand concepts.

    It's not a perfect community, but it is definitely a loving one that has lots of opportunity.
    Great atmosphere, emphasis on athletics rather than arts, good facilities (new Naylor STEM building, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School dining halls). Planned new Middle School Building under demolition / construction in the next few years. Athletics - good program with Middle School, Junior Varsity, and Varsity sports. Teachers care about their students and make the most out of the schedule (4 classes a day, 7 classes in total. 3 70-minute periods and 1 100-minute period a day, with a break between 1st and 2nd for Community Time, Advisory Time, or Assembly Time). Lunch is a good amount of time (40 minutes) and for Upper Schoolers, sports start at 4pm