County home to several private schools

August 08, 2004|By SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Among the private schools in Anne Arundel County:

Annapolis Area Christian School, 710 Ridgely Ave., Annapolis. Kingergarten and elementary grades. Enrollment: 252 students. Contact: 410-266-8255. www.aacsonline.org. The school offers small classes sizes in a Christian atmosphere. Before- and after-school care. Accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International and Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association. Tuition: $2,926-$7,161.

Annapolis Area Christian School, 716 Bestgate Road, Annapolis. Grade six to eight. Enrollment: 230 students. Contact: 410-266-8251. www.aacsonline.org. With small classes and academic studies, the school has fine arts and sports. Accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International and Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association. Tuition: $7,788.

Annapolis Area Christian School, 109 Burns Crossing Road, Severn. Grade nine to 12. Enrollment: 395. Contact: 410-266-8251. www.aacsonline.org. College preparatory curriculum with guidance and college counseling, fine arts and sports. Accredited with the Association of Christian Schools International and Mid-Atlantic Christian School Association. Tuition: $8,481.

Aleph-Bet Jewish Day School, 1125 Spa Road, Annapolis. Kindergarten to grade five. Enrollment: 61 students. Contact: 410-263-9044; www.alephbet.org. Coeducational elementary school offers general studies balanced with a grounding in Jewish history, language, tradition and values. Core curriculum supplemented with music, art, physical education and drama. Before- and after-school care available. Tuition: $7,300.

Archbishop Spalding High School, 8080 New Cut Road, Severn. Grades nine to 12. Enrollment: 1,050 students. Contact: 410-969-9105; www.archbishopspalding.org. Catholic, college preparatory secondary school has four recently renovated science labs. Spalding has five playing fields and plans to build more. Tuition: $8,200.

Chesapeake Academy, 1185 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., Arnold. Preschool to gradefive. Enrollment: 312 students. Contact 410-647-9612; www.chesapeakeacademy.com. Instruction is matched to children's capabilities and level of development. Art, music, physical education, Spanish, computer and library enhance the traditional curriculum. Before- and after-school care available. Tuition: $5,045-$10,300.

Chesapeake Montessori School, 30 Old Mill Bottom Road, North, Annapolis. Contact: 410-757-4740; Age eighteen months through gradefive. Enrollment: 120 students. Contact: www.chesapeake-montessori.com. The school is dedicated to helping children become confident, independent individuals with well-developed reasoning and enthusiasm for learning. Tuition: $6,500-$8,820.

Gibson Island Country School, 5191 Mountain Road, Pasadena. Pre-kindergarten to grade five. Enrollment: 95 students. Contact: 410-255-5370; www.gics.org. Student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Curriculum includes language arts, French, mathematics, science, social studies, music and physical education. Library and computers at all levels. Extracurricular activities involve community service, field trips and waterfront studies. Financial assistance, bus service, after-school care and tours available. Tuition: $6,400-$9,700.

Indian Creek School, 680 Evergreen Road, Crownsville. Pre-kindergarten to grade nine. Enrollment: 485 students. Contact: 410-987-0342 or 301-621- 7167; www.indiancreekschool.com. Indian Creek is opening an upper school in the fall. Middle school students enjoy a 15-to-1 student-teacher ratio. Computer labs, gymnasium with rock climbing wall, summer camps, cultural arts residences and bus service. Annual open house in November. Tuition: $9,615 to $16,330.

Severn School, 201 Water St., Severna Park. Grades six to 12. Enrollment: 560 students. Contact: 410-647-7700; www.severnschool.com. Independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school on 19-acre campus. New upper school academic building with state-of-the-art science and computer labs, a performing and fine arts program, and new facilities for library research and independent study. Tuition: $16,000.

St. John the Evangelist School, 669 Ritchie Highway, Severna Park. Grades preschool and three to 8. Enrollment: 600 students. Contact: 410-647-2283; www.stjohnsp.org. Catholic, co-educational, parochial school is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. Curriculum is under the auspices of the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Tuition: $1,375-$13,132.

St. Margaret's Day School, 1605 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis. Preschool and kindergarten. Enrollment: 70 students. Contact: 410-757-2333; www.st-margarets.org. Early childhood curriculum includes language arts, reading readiness, math and science centers in Christian environment. Before- and after-school care offered. Member of the National Association of Episcopal Schools. Tuition: $1,548-$4,819.

St. Mary's High School, 113 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. Grade nine to 12. Enrollment: 575 students. Contact: 410-263-3294; www.stmarysannapolis.org. Coed Catholic college preparatory high school operates under the sponsorship of the Redemptorist Fathers and the School Sisters of Notre Dame in downtown Annapolis. All courses given as college preparatory, honors or advanced placement. Tuition: $8,300 (parishioners), $9,370 (nonparishioners).

St. Paul's Lutheran School, 308 Oak Manor Drive, Glen Burnie. Preschool through grade eight. Enrollment: 450 students. Contact: 410-766-5790; www.stpaulsgb.org. Offers moderate class sizes, Christian staff and curriculum that emphasizes basic skills. The program also includes art, choir, drama performance, instrumental music, religious education, outdoor education, field trips, physical education and health classes. Before- and after-school care available. Tuition: $2,150-$4,600.

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