Looking for the Best Schools in Maryland?
Maryland is consistently one of the best states in the nation in terms of K-12 academics. Combining both private and public schools, we have devised a list of the best schools in Maryland.
Holton-Arms School: Bethesda, Maryland
Ranked the best private K through 12 school in Maryland by Niche, a leader in education data, Holton-Arms School offers a well-rounded education for girls grades 3 through 12. Holton also ranks as the number one STEM high school in Maryland and the best private high school in Maryland. Holton has a 100% graduation rate with averages of 1380 SAT and 32 ACT scores.
Holton's thorough and cross-disciplinary curriculum helps students foster the knowledge and skills needed to handle the global changes of their generation. Holton provides students the opportunity with international travel to explore the world hands-on.
Landon School: Bethesda, Maryland
Top-ranked Landon School is Niche's best all-boys high school in Maryland. Landon serves male students from grade 3 through 12. With a 100% graduation rate, an average SAT score of 1340, and an average 31 ACT score, Landon academically ranks higher than any other all-boys school in the state.
Character enrichment is cultivated and at the center of Landon's instruction daily through small-group advisory meetings and required courses in service, leadership, and ethics.
Landon boats a six to one student-to-teacher ratio, 40 honors and AP courses, and a small student population of 690.
Chapelgate Christian Academy: Marriottsville, Maryland
Located on 63 elegant acres in Western Howard County, Chapelgate Christian Academy (CCA) serves students grades Pre-K to 12th in a coed, faith-based setting. CCA is split into three campuses - elementary, middle, and high school.
CCA provides students with an expanded fine arts program that offers everything from choir to drama, dance, and photography. The college prep school also offers a competitive sports program that regularly sees the playoffs.
With a 10 to 1 student-to-teacher ratio, students are allowed ample one-to-one instruction with their teachers. CCA has a 99% graduation rate, an average SAT score of 1230, and an average ACT score of 28, placing students in the top 10th percentile of the nation.
Howard County Public Schools
Clarkesville Elementary School and Clarksville Middle School, both located in Clarksville, and Waverly Elementary School in Elliot City are at the top of the list of best schools in the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). Since implementing the Maryland schools star system in 2018, the majority of all HCPSS schools consistently earn four and five stars, higher than any other Maryland public school system.
Howard County Public Schools System was ranked the number one Maryland public school district in 2021 by Niche. HCPSS is home to 77 schools (28 Pre-K, 43 elementary schools, 22 middle schools, and 14 high schools) and just over 58,000 students. The student-to-teacher ratio at HCPPS is 14 to 1, lower than the state average for public schools.
Maryland's Best Schools
Whether you are moving to Maryland or already live here, this list can help you narrow down the best educational institutions the state has to offer.
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