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2022 Best High Schools in the Baltimore Area

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  1. #1 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    The Bryn Mawr School

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    Private School,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    289 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says We chose Bryn Mawr to start our daughter’s educational journey, and having almost completed her kindergarten year, I can say with wholehearted enthusiasm that BMS is a special place. Girls can be girls. They can love unicorns and also build robots. Our daughter last week tromped in waders through the stream on campus with and found a salamander! She has told us about the values...There is an almost summer camp-like set of traditions and annual events that make the school feel cozy.The teachers bring learning to life through fun dances, songs and hysterical characters/skits!The 5th graders help younger students get out of their cars at drop-off with a cheerful “good morning” and “have a great day” and a thumbs up!The after-school dance program is fantastic and the seasonal music recitals are precious!.

    Read 289 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 705,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  2. #2 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Gilman School

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    Private School,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    70 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Over the course of my 7 years at Gilman, I have fallen in love with the community I became apart of. Like any school, Gilman certainly has its flaws, but I would say the pros outnumber the cons 100....

    Read 70 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,020,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  3. #3 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Key School

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    Private School,

    ANNAPOLIS, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    148 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Key School lives up to all expectations. In their marketing, they are presented as a rigorous, inquiry-based school for students who are curious about the world around them, and that is exactly who....

    Read 148 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 655,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  4. #4 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    The Park School of Baltimore

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    Private School,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    74 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Alum says I attended Park School for 13 years (Kindergarten-12th Grade) and I couldn’t have wished for a better experience. I received a phenomenal education which prepared me well for college and taught me....

    Read 74 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 827,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  5. #5 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    McDonogh School

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    Private School,

    OWINGS MILLS, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    158 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says McDonogh is an excellent school to help nurture your abilities and strengths before college. The school feels like a family, especially as you learn alongside your peers with smaller classes, diverse....

    Read 158 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,439,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 9 to 1,

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  6. #1 Best Public High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Marriotts Ridge High School

    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    319 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love Marriotts Ridge. Almost all of my teachers have genuinely cared for the student’s education and put in full effort to teach them. I had a lot of teachers I was very comfortable and close with.....

    Read 319 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,472,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  7. #2 Best Public High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    River Hill High School

    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    334 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I love this school. The students are surprisingly accepting of people: I have only ever encountered a few rude students. The academics are great, the afterschool activities are great... the only...I'm a part of the theatre department, and it is without doubt one of my favorite things about the school. Family friends who have come to see our shows say that they forgot that they were watching a...Similar praise goes to our band program. We have been asked to perform throughout Europe and the US, but we prefer to only travel once a year.The athletics are a huge part of the culture. All of the athletes are so talented. Fair warning, though: If you're looking for a good cheerleading school, cross River Hill off of the list..

    Read 334 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,378,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 17 to 1,

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  8. #6 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    St. Timothy's School

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    Private School,

    STEVENSON, MD,

    9-12,

    88 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Overall a fantastic school. Very welcoming. Great education through the IB program. My only request would be more parental involvement options for those who don't live close by and are unable to....

    Read 88 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 198,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  9. #7 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Glenelg Country School

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    Private School,

    ELLICOTT CITY, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    66 Niche users give it an average review of 4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter has been going to GCS for 7 years ago and is moving on to the Middle School next year. She is thriving academically and socially. The academics are challenging, but not overwhelming. She has become an exceptional writer and has fallen in love with STEM and the fine arts. Outside of the classroom, there is a positive sense of camaraderie among the students, faculty and parents. What stands out to me most is her relationship with her teachers. The teachers go above and beyond to mentor their students and instill a genuine love of learning. GCS continues to exceed our expectations in every way. GCS checked every box for us..

    Read 66 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 761,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  10. #8 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Friends School of Baltimore

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    Private School,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    99 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our son starts in First grade this year after an incredibly successful Kindergarten experience during the pandemic last year. As a parent who personally visited and evaluated 11 private schools in....

    Read 99 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 813,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  11. #9 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Severn School

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    Private School,

    SEVERNA PARK, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    107 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says This is our 3rd year at Severn School. We looked into every private school within 50 miles of our home, we toured Severn's Lower School and knew that Severn was a perfect fit for our son. Severn....

    Read 107 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 885,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  12. #3 Best Public High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Centennial High School

    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    358 Niche users give it an average review of 3.7 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Overall, my high school experience has been very good! This has been mostly because of the amazing teachers at Centennial. They exceed the expectation set on them by relating to their students rather....

    Read 358 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,597,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  13. #10 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    St. Paul's School for Boys

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    Private School,

    BROOLANDVILLE, MD,

    5-12,

    48 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says St. Paul's has been an amazing school in preparing me for my next journey in life! The school has an amazing culture that revolves around the students. From the first day I attended St. Paul's in 9th....

    Read 48 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 573,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  14. #11 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Roland Park Country School

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    Private School,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    182 Niche users give it an average review of 4.5 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says My daughter has been at RPCS since Kindergarten and is now in high school. We couldn't love the school more! From my very first kindergarten parent-teacher conference, I was amazed at how well her....

    Read 182 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 610,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 5 to 1,

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  15. #12 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Garrison Forest School

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    Private School,

    OWINGS MILLS, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    102 Niche users give it an average review of 4.6 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Our daughter started at Garrison Forest in 5th grade (switched from a Baltimore County Public School) and we wish we moved her sooner! She is currently in 6th grade and has blossomed into a wonderful....

    Read 102 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 600,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  16. #13 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Oldfields School

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    Private School,

    SPARKS GLENCOE, MD,

    8-12,

    100 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Finding Oldfields has been incredible! My daughter absolutely loves it, has made incredible friends, and is receiving an excellent education. Oldfields values her for who she is, and has broadened....

    Read 100 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 100,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 4 to 1,

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  17. #14 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

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    Private School,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    92 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Beth Tfiloh is a private Jewish day school offering strong academics, a wide variety of extra curricular activities, and a very strong social support network. The school embodies community while....

    Read 92 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 871,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 6 to 1,

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  18. #4 Best Public High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Mount Hebron High School

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    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    461 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Going into my last year at Mount Hebron High School, the past three years have taught and shown me a lot. I’ve experienced new things, met lot of new people, friends and teachers, and I’ve learned to....

    Read 461 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,695,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  19. #5 Best Public High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Atholton High School

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    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    450 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Atholton is a great school. It is diverse and one can gain a lot of experiences from it. Although we have faced recent redistricting accommodations, it has lead our community to grow closer.....

    Read 450 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,460,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 15 to 1,

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  20. #15 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    The Boys' Latin School of Maryland

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    Private School,

    BALTIMORE, MD,

    K-12,

    38 Niche users give it an average review of 4.2 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Boys' Latin has been an excellent school for both of my boys. The teachers are enthusiastic and go out of their way to make sure that our boys are challenged, engaged and thriving. The administration....

    Read 38 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 635,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 7 to 1,

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  21. #6 Best Public High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Eastern Technical High School

    Baltimore County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    632 Niche users give it an average review of 3.9 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says Being a magnet school, Eastern Technical High has diverse programs like Allied Health and Law & Public Policy. The teachers are very diligent in their teaching styles and are, for the most part,....

    Read 632 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,172,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 18 to 1,

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  22. #16 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Loyola Blakefield

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    Private School,

    TOWSON, MD,

    6-12,

    86 Niche users give it an average review of 4.3 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Academics- The curriculum is definitely harder than public school. But it helps prepare students for college. Teachers are very helpful with half of them having masters or PhDs. I wish we had dual...High school experience- As fun as an all-boys Catholic High School gets....Tons of clubs and activities. Sports teams are well funded and very competitive. School pride is vivid. Most of the students...Other- I think the school did a great job with handling covid. The school's new facilities, teachers, and programs this year have improved the experience making me think Loyola is going in the right....

    Read 86 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 957,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 10 to 1,

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  23. #7 Best Public High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Glenelg High School

    Howard County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    206 Niche users give it an average review of 3.8 stars.

    Featured Review: Senior says Glenelg is a great school in general- good sports, lots of clubs, lots of students that go on to attend prestigious colleges. A lot of that isn't because of the school, but Glenelg and its staff do....

    Read 206 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,197,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 16 to 1,

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  24. #17 Best Private High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Indian Creek School

    Blue checkmark.

    Private School,

    CROWNSVILLE, MD,

    PK, K-12,

    77 Niche users give it an average review of 4.4 stars.

    Featured Review: Parent says Exceptional academics and school culture! So thrilled we picked ICS as it's been everything we hoped and more. Our two boys have very different interests and the school has been a fantastic fit for....

    Read 77 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 534,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 8 to 1,

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  25. #8 Best Public High Schools in Baltimore Area.

    Century High School

    Carroll County Public Schools, MD,

    9-12,

    374 Niche users give it an average review of 4.1 stars.

    Featured Review: Junior says I enjoyed Century High School because it was a very welcoming environment the minute I stepped into the building. Coming from middle school to high school changed my perspective drastically. It was....

    Read 374 reviews.

    Overall Niche Grade: A+,

    Students: 1,139,

    Student-Teacher Ratio: 19 to 1,

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