by Sylvia Blair

private schools

Carroll County offers a diverse range of choices for private schools.

Carroll Christian Schools

550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster
410-876-3838 • www.carrollchristian.com
Ages Served: 2 years-12th grade
Academic Focus: Prepares students for college and life success

Carroll Lutheran School

1738 Old Taneytown Rd., Westminster
410-848-1050 • www.clsedu.org
Ages Served: K-8th grade
Academic Focus: Exceptional education formed in faith

Gerstell Academy

2500 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg
410-861-4400 • www.gerstell.org
Ages Served: Pre-K (age 4) and kindergarten-12th grades
Academic Focus: College preparatory, leadership, non-sectarian, values-based education

Montessori School of Westminster

1055 Montessori Dr., Westminster
410-848-6283 • www.themsw.org
Ages Served: 2 years-9th grade
Academic Focus: Environmental education, with a focus on the outdoors, which complements a standard curriculum

North Carroll Community School

401 Stone Rd., Westminster
410-386-0655 • www.nccs.school
Ages Served: K-8th grades
Academic Focus: Curriculum for various levels and abilities of students; STEM; literature, history and other general subjects.

St. John Catholic School

45 Monroe St., Westminster
410-848-7455 • www.sjwestschool.org
Ages Served: Pre-K (age 3)-8th grades
Academic Focus: Faith-based STEM and technology-enriched programs

St. Stephen’s Classical Christian Academy

2275 Liberty Rd., Eldersburg
410-795-1249 • www.ststephensclassical.org
Ages Served: 4 years old (junior kindergarten)-8th grades
Academic Focus: Classical style: grammar and logic stages

Springdale Preparatory School

1000 Green Valley Rd., New Windsor
443-671-2531 • www.springdaleps.org
Ages Served: 6-12th grades
Academic Focus: International baccalaureate curriculum

The Legacy School

115 Terrapin Rd., Sykesville
410-549-1717• www.legacyschoolmd.org
Ages Served: Ages 6-14
Academic Focus: Students with dyslexia and related language-based learning differences

Note: This list of area private schools is for informational purposes and is not considered a referral or recommendation. Every effort was made to include a complete listing of the private schools in Carroll County. Schools that responded by the publication deadline were included. For more information about enrollment or openings, contact the school directly.

CHILD CARE CENTERS

Child care centers, early learning centers or preschool-based care offer a variety of programs in Carroll County.

ABC Care, Inc.

Locations throughout Carroll County
410-751-3700 • abccareinc.com

All About Kids Learning Center

601 Old Liberty Rd., Sykesville • 410-795-7802

Almost Family Child Care Center

1705 North Main St., Hampstead
410-374-5359 • care.com

Berry Patch Early Learning Center

4510 Lower Beckleysville Rd., Hampstead
410-374-3501 • berrypatchelc.com

Building Blocks

2967 Manchester Rd., Manchester
410-374-1114 • buildingblocksearlycare.com

Carroll Child Care and Learning Center

224 North Center St., Westminster
410-848-0644 • carrollchildcare.com

Carroll Lutheran School

1738 Old Taneytown Rd., Westminster
410-848-1050 • clsedu.org

Catholic Charities Head Start

255 Clifton Blvd., Westminster • 667-600-2571

Celebree School

Locations throughout Carroll County
410-515-8750 • celebree.com

Child’s Nurturing Center

2320 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg
410-833-7730 • childsnurturingcenter.com

Coppermine 4 Seasons

2710 Hampstead-Mexico Rd., Hampstead
410-239-3366 • coppermine4seasons.com

Fresh Start Early Learning Center

111 East Main St., Westminster
443-465-6882 • freshstartelc.com

Gerstell Academy

2500 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg
410-861-3000 • gerstell.org

Grace Bible Christian Preschool and Kindergarten

3250 Charmil Drive, Manchester
410-374-9286 • gbcnc.com/preschool

Holy Spirit Early Childhood Learning Center

2205 Old Liberty Rd., Eldersburg
410-795-2287 • hslceldersburgmd.org

Hot Spots

Locations throughout Carroll County • 443-591-5420

kindercare

1641 Liberty Rd., Eldersburg
410-781-4709 • kindercare.com

Little Feet

Two locations: 18132 Falls Rd. and
3459 Shiloh Rd., Hampstead
410-239-9349 • yourlittlefeet.weebly.com

Little Friends of Grace

21 Carroll Street, Westminster
410 -848-7020 • gracelc.org/little-friends-of-grace

Little People’s Place

604 Johahn Drive, Westminster
410-848-0834 • littlepeoplesplace.com

Little Sheep Christian Preschool

1402 N. Main Street, Mt. Airy
301-829-2185 • mtairybaptistchurch.com/get-involved/christian-preschool

Littlest Learners Child Development Center

Carroll Community College
1601 Washington Rd., Westminster
410-386-8470 • www.carrollcc.edu

Mt. Airy Day Care and Learning Center, Inc.

605 Ridge Ave., Mt. Airy
301-829-6364 • mtairydaycare.com

New Beginnings Christian Learning Center

501 East Baltimore St., Taneytown
410-751-0090 • newbeginningsclc.com

Our Children’s Place

37 South Cranberry Rd., Westminster
410-848-3694 • childcarecenter.us

Playtime

1550 Old Westminster Pike, Westminster
410-876-4464

Rhymes and Reasons

730 Old Liberty Rd., Eldersburg
410-549-0502 • rhymesreasons.com

St. John School

45 Monroe St., Westminster
410-848-7455 • sjwestschool.org

Stepping Stones

7300 Spout Hill Road, Sykesville
410-549-6585 • asteppingstonechild.com

Sunshine Child Development Center

4033 Lineboro Road, Lineboro
443-375-1114 • childcarecenter.us

The Goddard School

2002 Back Acre Circle, Mt. Airy,
301-829-5323
6300 Goddard Park Dr., Sykesville,
410-549-8822

The Montessori School

1055 Montessori Dr., Westminster
410-848-6283 • montessorischoolofwestminster.org

The Young School

400 Meadow Creek Dr., Westminster
410-848-5248 • youngschool.com

Union Bridge Early Learning Center

124 S. Main St., Union Bridge
410-775-2717 • childcarecenter.us

Wee Care Best

2893 Baltimore Blvd., Finksburg • 410-833-1155
1430 N. Main St., Hampstead • 410-239-3711
www.weecarebest.com

Wesley Freedom UMC

Early Years Learning Center
961 Johnsville Road, Sykesville
410-549-2257 • wesleyfreedom.org

The Y in Central Maryland Academic Center (before and after care at the Hill Y)

The Hill Y, 1719 Sykesville Rd., Westminster
410-848-3660 • ymaryland.org

The Y in Central Maryland Chipmunks Learning Enrichment Program

2101 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg
410-848-2772 • ymaryland.org

Note: This list is not considered a referral or recommendation. This list does not include home-based care. For more information about enrollment, openings, or costs of care, contact the centers directly.