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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

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Application Deadline
Application Fee
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Required/Recommended Tests

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$28,960
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)
$38,920
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
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.

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
Average SAT
1310
204 responses
Average ACT
31
74 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
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  • Spirit Week
    39%
  • Cardboard Boat Race
    21%
  • Student-Faculty Basketball Game
    11%
  • April Fools Day
    8%
  • Senior Assemblies
    5%
  • Holiday Bazaar
    3%
  • Holiday Assembly
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,350
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.17 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.17 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
Poll
95%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.16 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.16 responses

McDonogh School 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.
I started at McDonogh School in the eighth grade and I can not exaggerate how it has changed my life. McDonogh has not only given me the best education I can imagine, but has developed my character as well. The teachers are engaged, supportive, and genuinely caring both in and out of the classroom. The school is challenging but they stress integrity above all else. Many of my friends who have come back from college say that their freshman year was easy compared to McDonogh, not just because of McDonogh's academic rigor, but because every student graduates from McDonogh with a moral compass and the knowledge of how they want to show up in the world. Furthermore, the community is small enough to be tight knit and supportive, but big enough that there is a place for everyone. My experience in the upperschool has been free of cliques and I have close friends with varying interests. I can not recommend McDonogh higher and I wish I had more than one year left!