Howard County Private School

Find Howard 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.


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


Bethel Christian Academy PO Box 406 Savage MD 20763 301-725-4673

Brookfield Christian School 6347 10 Oaks Road Clarksville MD 21029 410-531-9443

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

Chapelgate Christian Academy 2600 Marriottsville Road Marriottsville MD 21104 410-442-5888

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

Crossroads Adventist School 3291 Saint Johns Lane Ellicott City MD 21042 410-465-6867

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

Global Children Montessori School 4512 Hidden Hollow Drive Ellicott City MD 21043 410-740-0499

Linwood Center 3421 Martha Bush Drive Ellicott City MD 21043 410-465-1352

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

Open Door Christian School 7300 Ridge Road Hanover MD 21076 410-859-5100

Our Lady of Perpetual Help School 4801 Ilchester Road Ellicott City MD 21043 410-744-4251

Resurrection-St. Paul School 3155 Paulskirk Drive Ellicott City MD 21042 410-461-9111

Saint Augustine School 5990 Old Washington Road Elkridge MD 21075 410-796-3040

Saint John's Parish Day School 9130 Frederick Road Ellicott City MD 21042 410-465-7644

About Howard County Private Schools

Howard County 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 Howard County, 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.

You may contact Private Schools for questions about:
  • Howard County Private School enrollment and applications
  • School tuition, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities
  • Howard County private school curriculum
  • College admission rates
  • Howard County private school test scores
Howard County Private School Accreditation

Licensing or registration of Private Schools may be conducted by the Maryland Department of Education. Likewise, teacher certification in Howard County 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 Howard County teachers and other school staff outside the confines of education bargaining units.

Howard County Religious Education

Howard County 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 Howard County, Maryland

Howard County Special Education Schools provide education to students with specialized learning needs. These Howard County 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

Howard County 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 Howard County Private Schools include Boarding Schools, Language Immersion Schools, Waldorf Schools, and Military Schools.