2017 Largest Private High Schools in Maryland

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    McDonogh School

    • Owings Mills, MD
    • 113 reviews
    High School Junior:McDonogh has undoubtedly been the best thing to happen to me. I was looking at many other private schools in the area (Saint Pauls, Garrison, Bryn Mawr, NDP, etc) and nothing compares to the amazing faculty, staff, and facilities. The school is well-endowed and as a result the campus is like a fully-equipped college! The only thing I would change is to have a little more focus on arts.
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    Senior:Our Lady of Good Counsel is a great school. It has great lunches and is in a nice area. Most of all the teachers at Good Counsel are really amazing, always there to help!
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    Calvert Hall College High School

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 196 reviews
    Senior:The fact Calvert Hall grooms teenagers to be young men ready to take on the world starting with going to College is one of the main reasons I love my High School. From the teachers to the classrooms to the athletics even the food is great! I have been at Calvert Hall for 3 years I am graduating this June, my guidance counselor and college counselors are doing everything they can to help me get accepted into ALL of the colleges I have applied to. I started out in public schools, and I will state going to this all male high school was an experience one that I would highly recommend to teenage males. There is truly a real sense of Pride and Brotherhood! Go Hall!
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    Archbishop Spalding High School

    • Severn, MD
    • 256 reviews
    Senior:Spalding has been my second home for the past four years now and it has been great. With rigorous courses, outstanding athletics, and a caring community, Spalding offers something for everybody and welcomes everyone with open arms. Receiving a catholic education at Spalding has impacted me spiritually and also has lead me to rise above my peers, in the classroom and community. Spalding's school spirit is one of the best and has even won local awards for our fans participation and excitement. This spirit helps athletes get excited and perform to their best ability. Spalding and my fellow students have grown to be like family to me and has prepared me for my next steps in life.
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    Mount Saint Joseph High School

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 116 reviews
    Parent:Mount Saint Joseph has been a God send to my boys. Their DePaul program gives tremendous support for creating an environment that allows them to understand how they learn and is giving them the tools they need to continue on to the college of their choice. They transition boys to men that you will be proud of and they will be proud of themselves!
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    Loyola Blakefield High School

    • Towson, MD
    • 56 reviews
    Junior:Loyola Blakefield is a fantastic Jesuit institution that knows how to shape boys into young men. Since entering in 6th grade, teachers have given me fantastic guidance, resources, and respect as I progress upward. Every don that comes out of Loyola is part of an everlasting brotherhood created at Blakefield. The dons care, stick up, and look out for each other. Above all, the people at Loyola care about each and every don that walks through the halls, not prioritizing them by their athletic ability, academic performance, or their looks.
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    Gilman School

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 40 reviews
    Parent:Gilman gets boys! Across all levels, lower, middle and upper school, the teachers, administrators and staff understand and relate to the boys. I have been particularly impressed with how they help to develop boys into independent, confident, honorable young men. My boys have been challenged and pushed to strive to be better in academics, sports, leadership and other areas. The school continually pushes itself as an institution to better itself - stay on top of changes in education, changes in the way boys learn - constantly wanting to improve itself. It turns to parents, to the community, to its alums to find the answers. Setting an example of being a leader for their own students.
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    Friends School of Baltimore

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 56 reviews
    Alum:I attended The Friends School of Baltimore for 13 years and fell in love with every aspect of the school. I carry the SPICES (Quaker values) with me everyday. Along with great academics and student life, the opportunities and preparation for further education is unparalleled. One concern I had was the lack of diversity. However, this issue is in the works of being resolved. I made it my duty to speak with the diversity counselor, high school principal, and the head of school about the issue before I graduated. They were all very understanding and willing to make a change.
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    Annapolis Area Christian School

    • Severn, MD
    • 136 reviews
    Senior:This school is amazing overall! The teachers genuinely care about their students, and offer after-school tutoring for free for any student that needs help. The students also seem to really enjoy going to school and learning there. The school community is a strong Christian community, with a mandatory Bible class every year to help reinforce the students' faith.
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    Bishop McNamara High School

    • Forestville, MD
    • 232 reviews
    Niche User:My overall experience with this school was an amazing journey! I felt like the faculty and staff really did their jobs of following the mission statement of educating the hearts and minds of the future generation. I feel like I could've done a better job making my experience an even better one. I have regrets that I didn't engage myself in more activities to help shape me into a better person. McNamara has offered me many opportunities to do so, but I never did for personal reasons.
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    Park School

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 40 reviews
    Parent:The people, philosophy, academics, and community make Park a great school. Thoughtful interactions and engagements the students experience every day will and does lead them to a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. Balance of education, play, arts, and sports offers a well rounded school life and many opportunities to grow. There is support and encouragement relected by all faculty and Staff. The school is beautifully set on a picturesque campus which fits its name.
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    Dematha Catholic High School

    • Hyattsville, MD
    • 128 reviews
    Alum:I am a senior in college right now and if it wasn't for DeMatha I would never had made it this far. Going to this school is one of the best things that ever happened to me. The culture is great, the classes and teachers are great, and the sports and other extracurricular activities are amazing. You will not be disappointed by sending your son to this school. They will turn him into a gentleman and scholar. This school made college easy for me. If it weren't for the teachers and staff pushing me, I would not be graduating college next May.
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    Severn School

    • Severna Park, MD
    • 42 reviews
    Parent:Severn's strength is in its community. Students are happy, evidenced by smiles & laughter throughout. The lower school is full of joy & creativity. Academics in the upper & middle schools are strong-not the most difficult or challenging but respectably solid. In today's heavy stress environment, emotional wellness has a high value. Students are challenged by the rigor but do so within a supportive environment.
    Upper school athletics are strong. Options are more limited in middle school. Performing arts have a way to go. Severn hasn't figured out how to schedule so there is a critical mass together at one time for choir & band. Though there are limited opportunities for students to perform musically, there are events during the year where faculty & outside musicians are brought in to play in what should be done by students. The new building provides exciting opportunities with its forward thinking design. Above all, there is a lot to be said for good emotional health.
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    The Bullis School

    • Potomac, MD
    • 67 reviews
    Alum:At Bullis, I was given an opportunity to excel in my strengths and improve my weaknesses. I was a year ahead in math and was able to take the classes necessary for me to continue rather than retaking a class or sitting out a year. I was able to overcome my weakness in writing with the help of the writing center and each of my English teachers, who had office hours and were very responsive to emails when I had questions. Any other academic struggles were settled with the help of the academic center, enrichment period, and the learning specialist. The fact that Bullis is a small school makes for individualized enrichment and allows specialized attention. If I could change anything at Bullis it would be the diversity. As a PWI, the school endures racial issues with microaggression, ignorance, and a lack of understanding. Bullis should make fewer accommodations to privileged children who get away with saying racist things.
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    St. Paul's School

    • Brooklandville, MD
    • 27 reviews
    Parent:We have 3 boys at St Paul's currently and all 3 love the school which positively impacts every aspect of their school experience; from academics to social and beyond. Our oldest is a Senior who summed up his love of the school. We were talking about his future in general terms and he said, "I don't exactly know what I want to do as a career, but I do know my kids will go to St Paul's."
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    Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 101 reviews
    Alum:Overall, Cristo Rey Jesuit has provided me with countless opportunities. Those opportunities range from my academics to my social life. Although, I would be considered an extrovert, one who is outgoing and easy to engage with, I possess a lot of qualities an introvert would have (ie. shyness and quietness). CRJ pushed me to explore new things and engage with different groups of people. While at CRJ, I was enrolled in all Honors and AP courses. I was also a two term member of the Student Government Association, National Honors Society, and many other clubs and organizations within the school. The school provided my classmates and I with the proper funding to visit a vast variety of college campuses. I was told repeatedly that I would always have an impact on the school, but they never realized how much of an impact the school had on me.
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    Notre Dame Preparatory School

    • Towson, MD
    • 123 reviews
    Senior:I never could have imagined the incredible opportunities I have been given at Notre Dame Prep. The community is so supportive, warm, and welcoming; I knew I belonged at NDP since the day I first set foot in there. I am so grateful for the relationships I have built with my friends, teachers, and coaches throughout my four years at NDP. Without them, there is no way that I would be the person I am today. They push me to my limits and help me discover my potential through their constant support, encouragement, and guidance.
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    Glenelg Country School

    • Ellicott City, MD
    • 19 reviews
    Middle School Student:The school is great and welcoming. There are no real bullies, and teachers try to provide a safe environment. The kids are welcoming to new students, but the kids join cliques almost immediately (faster than in public schools). But everyone is still very friendly, so basically every kid has a group of friends. Most teachers are nice, and I can only think of 1 or 2 that weren't the best, but still pretty good. All in all, it's a great school to attend
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    Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 69 reviews
    Parent:As a graduate of BT and now a BT parent I can't say enough good things about my alma matre. From the caring teachers to the most amazing Director of Education, who remembers every graduate's name, I believe that I received a stellar education and am so pleased to provide the same experience for my children.

    We really consider Beth Tfiloh home. It's not perfect, but nothing is. It is as close to perfection as we have found and are surprised monthly by how much better they are today than they were when I was a student (22 years ago).
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    The Bryn Mawr School

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 126 reviews
    Alum:In my opinion, there was not enough done to promote respect for all and positive friendships/collaboration across cultures. As is predictable in an all-girls environment, I found that gossip and drama greatly impacted learning. Student support services on campus also failed to appear as advocates for all students. Unfortunately, there was favoritism and politics that colored much of my experience.
    At the same time, the BMS environment was where I developed my love for learning. It was the first place I ever felt close connections with teachers and adults at school. It supported me to think critically, creatively, and with passion for my interests. These sparks created at BMS have stayed with me throughout the past almost-decade since my graduation. I will always feel a deep sense of belonging and connectedness to the campus and the Mawrtian identity.
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    Landon School

    • Bethesda, MD
    • 24 reviews
    Niche User:Landon offers a very diverse curriculum, supported by an exceptional teaching staff, and they prepare the boys very well in order to matriculate to an enviable variety of the best schools across the county. The music and arts departments, along with athletics, are collectively well staffed by leading teachers, instructors, mentors and coaches -- Tops!
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    Riverdale Baptist School

    • Upper Marlboro, MD
    • 91 reviews
    Senior:My experience at Riverdale Baptist School has been good. There is not much to complain about. I am genuinely pleased. There could be a better improvement with communication between administration and teachers. There are times where things take place that the teachers have not been notified, this causes class to be interrupted which leads to students having to find time to make up for the lesson.
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    St. Mary's Ryken High School

    • Leonardtown, MD
    • 139 reviews
    Alum:I had an above average experience that St. Mary's Ryken. I'm not saying this to boost the school's credibility or simply for this scholarship opportunity. Not only was I genuinely prepared for a college course load, I was also taught many important life lessons that have led me to make intelligent and calculated life decisions that will benefit me in the future academically and financially.This high school is private and Catholic and their teachings reflected that in and outside the classroom. Above all else throughout high school, I learned how to honestly treat people with the dignity and respect that we all deserve.
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    Roland Park Country School

    • Baltimore, MD
    • 109 reviews
    Alum:Roland Park was absolutely amazing. I went there for 7 years (6th-12th grades) and absolutely loved it! I found it to be a great balance of academics, athletics and arts and produced some of the most well-rounded girls I know. I'm still very close with a lot of the girls from my class, even though we graduated over 8 years ago, went off to different colleges, and moved to different cities. I was a better college student because of the leadership and study skills I learned at RPCS and I'm a better professional from the confidence that I built up in my time at Roland Park. If I still lived in Baltimore and had a daughter, I would without a doubt send her to Roland Park in hopes she would have the same wonderful experience I had.
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