Allegany County Private School

Find Allegany County Maryland private schools, including independent, parochial, religious and non-religious affiliated charter schools, boarding schools, Christian schools, preparatory prep schools, and accredited private k-12, middle schools, and high schools. Private schools provide information on tuition, school rankings, school enrollment, education, curriculum, classes, records, and teacher-student ratios.


Beginnings - A Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten PO Box 1163 Cumberland MD 21501 301-722-2220


Bishop Walsh School 700 Bishop Walsh Road Cumberland MD 21502 301-724-5360

Calvary Christian Academy 14517 McMullen Highway Southwest Cumberland MD 21502 301-729-0791

Flintstone Mennonite School 20020 West Flintstone Creek Road Northeast Flintstone MD 21530 301-478-2424

Lighthouse Christian Academy 2020 Bedford Street Cumberland MD 21502 301-777-7375

Salem School 2705 Lower New Germany Road Frostburg MD 21532 301-689-0322

The Jefferson School at Finian 10102 Country Club Road Southeast Cumberland MD 21502 301-777-2258

About Private Schools

Do Private Schools need to be accredited?

Most states do not require the accreditation of Private Schools. Some states give Private Schools the option of either being accredited or receiving some type of approval or license from the state. In some states, Private Schools are required to be accredited. Depending on the state, either the State Department of Education or an independent entity is the accrediting agency.

Is a Charter School a type of Private School?

Charter Schools are privately run but publicly funded. A Charter School has a charter or agreement with the state or sponsoring school board that allows it to operate with some degree of autonomy. Charter Schools are typically run by non-profit organizations or for-profit companies, but they receive taxpayer funding to cover part of their operating expenses.

Are Private Schools non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses?

Most Private Schools are non-profit organizations. This allows Private Schools to accept contributions that can be treated as tax-deductible. However, there are some Private Schools that operate as for-profit businesses. The for-profit structure of a Private School affords owners greater control over the school than would be the case with a non-profit.