by Heather Morris

private schools

If you are planning to send your child to private school, Carroll County has a wide variety to choose from. Many factors come into play when making this important decision for your family. Whether your concern is cost, academic focus, faith-based schooling, location, class size or learning environment, you are sure to find what you are looking for at one of the many local options.

Carroll Christian Schools

550 Baltimore Blvd., Westminster
410-876-3838 •
Ages Served: 2 years-12th grade
Tuition: $4,660-7,650
Academic Focus: Faith-based, college prep, leadership

Carroll Lutheran School

1738 Old Taneytown Rd., Westminster
410-848-1050 •
Ages Served: K-8th grade
Tuition: $7,500
Academic Focus: Exceptional education formed in faith

Gerstell Academy

2500 Old Westminster Pike, Finksburg
410-861-4400 •
Ages Served: Pre-K (age 4) and kindergarten-12th grades
Tuition: $12,100-26,400
Academic Focus: College preparatory, leadership, non-sectarian, values-based education

Montessori School of Westminster

1055 Montessori Dr., Westminster
410-848-6283 •
Ages Served: 2 years-9th grade
Tuition: Ranges from $4,750-13,070 depending on age and program selection
Academic Focus: Environmental education, with a focus on the outdoors that complements a standard curriculum

North Carroll Community School

401 Stone Rd., Westminster
410-386-0655 •
Ages Served: K-8th grades
Tuition: Grades K-5 $8,995; Grades 6-8 $9,995
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 •
Ages Served: Pre-K (age 3)-8th grades
Tuition: $6,872
Academic Focus: Faith-based STEM and technology-enriched programs

St. Stephen’s Classical Christian Academy

2275 Liberty Rd., Eldersburg
410-795-1249 •
Ages Served: 4 years old (junior kindergarten)-8th grades
Tuition: $5,950; does not include registration, curriculum, and other fees
Academic Focus: Classical style: grammar and logic stages

Springdale Preparatory School

1000 Green Valley Rd., New Windsor
443-671-2531 •
Ages Served: 6-12th grades
Enrollment Options: Day, 5-Day Boarding, and 7-Day Boarding
Tuition: Day student rate: $11,500; Five-day boarding school rate: $47,500; Seven-day boarding school rate: $52,500
Academic Focus: Co-educational, multicultural boarding and day school. Authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. The IB programmes encourage students to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who can understand and respect other people’s different views and opinions.

The Legacy School

115 Terrapin Rd., Sykesville
Ages Served: Ages 6-14
Tuition: $27,000
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.