Best Alternative Schools in Maryland 2021: Rating, Grades & More

Hi readers! In this post, I’ve compiled a list of best alternative schools in Maryland. The list consists of both public and private schools. Here, readers will find the following details – top alternative schools, their address, grades, student teacher ratio and more.

Alternative Schools Maryland

Best Public Alternative Schools in Maryland for 2021

Rank

School

Low Grade

High Grade

Address

City

Student Teacher Ratio

1Calvert County Alternative School0912330 Dorsey RoadPrince Frederick0.5000000
2Crossroads Middle School060845 Kate Wagner RoadWestminster1.3000000
3Mary Moss at Adams Academy0709245 Clay StreetAnnapolis1.4000000
4Green Valley Academy at Edgar Allan Poe07102001 Shadyside AveSuitland2.7000000
5Homewood School061210914 Clarksville PikeEllicott City2.9000000
6Rosedale Center06127090 Golden Ring Road Suite 1Baltimore2.9000000
7PRIDE School01051100 Gist RoadWestminster3.0000000
8Robert D. Stethem Educational Center06127775 Marshall Corner RdPomfret3.4000000
9Gateway School091245 Kate Wagner RoadWestminster3.8000000
10Center for Educational Opportunity0812253 Paradise RdAberdeen4.2000000
11Eager Street Academy0812926 Greenmount AvenueBaltimore4.4000000
12Meadowood Education Center07081849 Gywnn Oak AveBaltimore4.8000000
13Catonsville Center for Alternative Studies0912901 S Rolling RdBaltimore5.0000000
14Tall Oaks High11122112 Church RdBowie5.1000000
15Annapolis Road Academy09102112 Church RdBowie5.3000000
16Croom High11129400 Surratts RdCheltenham5.4000000
17Crossroads Center071211640 Crossroads CircleBaltimore7.3000000
18Community Based Classrooms12125150 Annapolis RdBladensburg10.0000000
19Achievement Academy at Harbor City High09122201 Pinewood AvenueBaltimore17.9000000
20Excel Academy at Francis M. Wood High08121001 W Saratoga StreetBaltimore22.1000000
21Northwestern Evening/Saturday High09127000 Adelphi RoadHyattsville138.0000000
22Alternative Programs071214501 Avery RoadRockville
23Anne Arundel Evening High091260 Robinson RoadSeverna Park
24Applications and Research LaboratoryUGUG10920 Clarksville PikeEllicott City
25Baltimore County Home & HospitalUGUG105 W. Chesapeake AvenueTowson
26BCDC Educational Center0912105 W. Chesapeake AvenueTowson
27Central EDLP at Loch Raven High School1212105 W Chesapeake AveTowson
28Crossland Evening/Saturday High09126901 Temple Hill RdTemple Hills
29Evening High SchoolUGUG40 W. Oak Ridge DriveHagerstown
30F. B. Gwynn Educational CenterUGUG5998 Radio Station RdLa Plata
31Flexible Student Support091245 Kate Wagner RoadWestminster
32Frederick County VirtualUGUG1799 Schifferstadt BlvdFrederick
33Heather Ridge06121445 Taney AveFrederick
34Home Assignments-Elementary0406105 W. Chesapeake AvenueTowson
35Home Assignments-Secondary0712105 W. Chesapeake AvenueTowson
36Howard B. Owens Science CenterUGUG9601 Greenbelt RdLanham
37Judith P. Hoyer Early Childhood CenterUGUG1405 Glasgow StreetCambridge
38Northeast EDLP at Parkville High School1012105 W Chesapeake AveTowson
39Northwest EDLP at Milford Mill Academy1112105 W Chesapeake AveTowson
40Post Secondary Program1212495 South Center StreetWestminster
41Southeast EDLP at Dundalk High School1012105 W Chesapeake AveTowson
42Southwest EDLP at Woodlawn High School0912105 W Chesapeake AveTowson
43St. Mary’s County Evening HighUGUG20833 Great Mills RoadLexington Park
44Studio 39UGUG291 Locust AvenueAnnapolis
45Wicomico County Evening High0912201 Long AveSalisbury
46William Schmidt Environmental CenterUGUG18501 Aquasco RdBrandywine

Best Private Alternative Schools in Maryland for 2021

Rank

School

Low Grade

High Grade

Address

City

Student Teacher Ratio

1EXECUTIVE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER236006 EXECUTIVE BLVD STE 100ROCKVILLE1
2ST JAMES’ CHILDREN’S SCHOOL2411815 SEVEN LOCKS RDPOTOMAC1
3GOOD SHEPHERD SCHOOL231401 CARROLLTON AVEBALTIMORE1.05
4MILFORD MILL CHURCH CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER23915 MILFORD MILL RDBALTIMORE1.05
5LITTLE SEEDLINGS CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL & KDGN23PO BOX 2260LEONARDTOWN1.61
6OUTREACH CHRISTIAN CENTER ACADEMY236701 CLINTON MANOR DRCLINTON1.81
7THE GODDARD SCHOOL245633 WATERLOO RDELLICOTT CITY2
8VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY2613701 ANNAPOLIS RDBOWIE2.12
9GOVANS PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL235826 YORK RDBALTIMORE2.14
10WALDORF BAPTIST KINDERGARTEN & PRESCHOOL2310045 BUNKER HILL RDWALDORF2.5
11COLLEGE PARK NURSERY SCHOOL244512 COLLEGE AVECOLLEGE PARK3.33
12ST DAVIDS DAY SCHOOL234700 ROLAND AVEBALTIMORE3.6
13MANN RESIDENTIAL SCHOOL13176501 N CHARLES SBALTIMORE3.78
14KINGS LANDING ACADEMY12172490 KINGS LANDING RDHUNTINGTOWN4
15ALLEGANY BOYS CAMP1120700 WAGNER CUTOFF RD SEOLDTOWN4.34
16COMMUNITY INITIATIVES ACADEMY2171001 N CAROLINE STBALTIMORE4.54
17CREATIVE GARDEN NURSERY SCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN241560 CROFTON PKWYCROFTON4.8
18CHURCH OF THE REDEEMER PARISH DAY SCHOOL255603 N CHARLES STBALTIMORE5.12
19CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN PROGRAM2365 WASHINGTON RDWESTMINSTER5.55
20CAMP OLYMPIA COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL245511 MUNCASTER MILL RDROCKVILLE6
21MOUNT PROVIDENCE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER23701 GUN RDBALTIMORE7
22BEAVER CREEK CHILDCARE & KINDERGARTEN232165 DAVIDSONVILLE RDGAMBRILLS7.14
23CENTER FOR YOUNG CHILDREN234028 VALLEY DRCOLLEGE PARK8.09
24HOLLYWOOD UMC CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN2324422 MERVELL DEAN RD RR 1 # 100HOLLYWOOD8.27
25ACADEMY PRIMARY SCHOOL & CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER2410107 DARNESTOWN RDROCKVILLE10
26ALL ABOUT CHILDREN LEARNING CENTER331201 MAPLE AVEARBUTUS10
27CORKRAN UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL AND KINDERGARTE235200 TEMPLE HILL RDTEMPLE HILLS10
28FAITH BAPTIST CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER237378 E FURNACE BRANCH RDGLEN BURNIE11
29CHILDREN’S HOME DIAGNOSTIC CENTER SCHOOL1117205 BLOOMSBURY AVECATONSVILLE12
30QUALITY TIME LEARNING CENTER238101 GEORGIA AVESILVER SPRING12
31GENEVA DAY SCHOOL2311931 SEVEN LOCKS RDPOTOMAC12.5
32ST MARGARET’S DAY SCHOOL231605 PLEASANT PLAINS RDANNAPOLIS12.66
33ST JOHNS LUTHERAN SCHOOL2313300 MANOR RDGLEN ARM13
34HAVENWOOD CHURCH PRESCHOOL CENTER23100 E RIDGELY RDLUTHERVILLE14
35NASA GODDARD CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER23NASA/GSFC CODE 200.9 BLDG 90GREENBELT14
36GAITHERSBURG PRESBYTERIAN PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN23610 S FREDERICK AVEGAITHERSBURG16
37CALVARY WEEKDAY SCHOOL23131 W 2ND STFREDERICK18
38NIST CHILD CARE CENTER210100 BUREAU DR STOP 1915GAITHERSBURG18
39THE GODDARD SCHOOL OF FREDERICK242080 YELLOW SPRINGS RDFREDERICK22.72
40ST MATTHEW’S EARLY EDUCATION CENTER21714900 ANNAPOLIS RDBOWIE31

 

For ranking the schools, I’ve relied upon the ‘Student Teacher Ratio’ factor. What is student teacher ratio, some of you may ask. It is the number used to indicate the number of students for every teacher in a school.

 

For example, a student teacher ratio of 16 indicates that a teacher is available for 16 students in that school. When it comes to quality of education, student teacher ratio plays an important role. If the student teacher ratio is 100, it means that few teachers are available to attend to the needs of students in a school. This may lead to inadequate attention, inadequate engagement, and may even have a negative impact on student success!

 

Student teacher ratio is like a two way street. Fewer students per teacher setup is an ideal classroom where students may enjoy adequate individual-attention from teachers. Under this setup, a teacher may take care of individuals’ needs and weaknesses. Similarly, under this setup, teachers may modify/adapt their teaching techniques according to learning styles/needs of the students.

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