Columbia MD Private School

Find Columbia, 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.


Atholton Adventist Academy 6520 Martin Road Columbia MD 21044 410-740-2425


Bryant Woods Montessori Childrens House 10449 Green Mountain Circle Columbia MD 21044 410-730-7525

Celebration Christian Academy 6080 Foreland Garth Columbia MD 21045 410-997-2088

Childrens Manor School 9008 Red Branch Road Columbia MD 21045 410-730-3100

Columbia Academy Elementary and Middle School 10350 Old Columbia Road Columbia MD 21046 410-312-7413

Columbia Montessori School 10508 Marble Faun Ln Columbia MD 21044 410-772-8353

Gan Israel Day School 770 Howes Lane Columbia MD 21044 410-740-2424

Little Patuxent KinderCare 10820 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia MD 21044 410-730-5757

Nurturing Nest Montessori 5885 Robert Oliver Place Columbia MD 21045 410-772-6378

The Goddard School 8866 Columbia 100 Parkway Columbia MD 21045 410-730-1500

The Julia Brown Schools 9760 Owen Brown Road Columbia MD 21045 410-730-5056

About Columbia Private Schools

Columbia Private Schools are schools that provide all or some portion of Kindergarten through 12th grade education, but they do not operate as part of a public school district in Columbia, MD. Private Schools are largely funded through tuition and student fees, though they may also be supported by grants and private contributions. Some Private Schools may receive a small amount of public funding, such as Maryland Department of Education grants for school building renovations. Private Schools have selective admissions and can choose who may enroll as a student. Public Schools, in contrast, are subject to compulsory education laws that requires Maryland State to provide education to all children.

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Columbia Private School Accreditation

Licensing or registration of Private Schools may be conducted by the Maryland Department of Education. Likewise, teacher certification in Columbia Private Schools may or may not be required depending on the state. Maryland may also regulate the length of the school year, health and safety requirements, transportation, special education, reporting requirements, textbooks, or testing. Private Schools in Howard County maintain substantial autonomy in establishing their own administrative systems, including personnel. Private Schools have the ability to hire and manage Columbia teachers and other school staff outside the confines of education bargaining units.

Columbia Religious Education

Columbia Religious Schools and Parochial Schools are Private Schools that incorporate religion into the curriculum. A Religious School may receive some funding from a religious institution, but the primary source of revenue comes from tuition. In a Parochial School, funding from a religious institution is the primary source of revenue.

Special Education Schools in Columbia, Maryland

Columbia Special Education Schools provide education to students with specialized learning needs. These Columbia schools are equipped and staffed to accommodate students on the autism spectrum or with brain injuries, severe anxiety, and other neurological issues.

Other Types of Private Schools

Columbia Montessori Schools offer educational programming that emphasizes exploration and discovery experiences in the classroom. The classes are often structured to keep students and their teachers together for several years.

Other varieties of Columbia Private Schools include Boarding Schools, Language Immersion Schools, Waldorf Schools, and Military Schools.