Top Maryland Boarding Schools
- For the 2020 school year, there are 8 top college-prep and junior boarding schools located throughout Maryland, serving 2,637 students.
Georgetown Preparatory School Photo - Boland Hall is the home to many of Prep's 110 resident students. Our campus is less than 5 miles from the Nation's Capital
Garrison Forest School Photo - View of Shriver Hall, which houses the health suite and dorm rooms for boarders.
St. Timothy's School Photo - The Commons is equal parts living room and dining room. The newest building on campus, the Commons is a gathering space that houses the dining hall and the new Redlands Cafe.
Saint James School Photo - Saint James' picturesque 689-acre campus is conveniently located only 70 miles from the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area.
Top Maryland Boarding Schools (2020)
- School Location Grades Students
- 300 Garrison Forest Road
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Grades: 8-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 548 students
- 17641 College Road
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Grades: 8-12 | 235 students
- 6279 Hobbs Road
Salisbury, MD 21804
Grades: 9-12, PG | Pre-K-12, PG (day) | 325 students
- 16923 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860
Grades: 9-12 | Pre-K-12 (day) | 600 students
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