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2017-2018 School Open Houses in Central Maryland

Considering private school for your children?

From preschool to high school, the Maryland schools listed below have something to offer almost everyone. An open house is a great way to see the campus, meet teachers and other families who attend the school, as well as learn more about the schools you're considering.

Aleph Bet Jewish Day School
Annapolis, 410-263-9044
October 22, 3-4pm
Walk-in Wednesday Tours, 10am

Annapolis Area Christian School
Annapolis, Severn, 410-519-5300
Upper School Showcase:
Oct 19, 9-11am
Middle School Showcase:
Oct 20, 9-11:30am
Annapolis Lower School Open House:
Nov 14, 9-10:30am
Severn Lower School Open House:
Nov 16, 9-10:30am

Archbishop Spalding High School
October 29, 11am-3pm

Bowie Montessori Children’s House
Bowie, 301-262-3566
Tours by Appointment – Please call

Chesapeake Montessori School
Annapolis, 410-757-4740
November 19, 2-4pm
January 7, 2018, 2-4pm

Christ Episcopal Church Day School
Stevensville, 410-643-8248
November 15, 9:30am-12pm

Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School
Bowie, 301-262-5355
Glenn Dale, 301-464-3215
Oct 15, 1-3pm
Nov 10, 9:30-11:30am
Jan 26, 2018, 9:30-11:30am
Feb 11, 2018, 1-3pm
Apr 27, 2018, 9:30-11:30am

Indian Creek School
Lower/Middle School: 410-923-3660
Upper School: 410-849-5151
Grades Pre-K 3 through 6: November 8, 9-11am
Grades 7-12: November 12, 1-3pm

Key School
Annapolis, 410-263-9231
2.5 year olds – Grade 4: October 28, 10am-12pm
Grades 5-12: November 4, 10am-12:30pm

Monsignor Slade Catholic School
Glen Burnie, 410-766-7130
November 10, 8:30-10:30am
January 28, 2018, 11am-1:30pm
Prospective PreK – Kindergarten: February 2, 6:30-7:30pm
Prospective Middle School: April 26, 6:30-7:30pm

Montessori International Children’s House
Annapolis, 410-757-7789
November 5, 12-2pm
January 28, 12-2pm
Wednesday Morning Tours available – please call to reserve

Saint Andrew’s Day School
Edgewater, 410-266-0952
November 10, 9-11am

Severn School
Severna Park, 410-647-7700
Lower School:
Oct 6, 9am
Middle School:
Oct 26, 7pm
Upper School:
Nov 2, 7 pm

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis
Annapolis, 410-263-8650
October 19, 9:30-11:30am

St. John the Evangelist
Severna Park, 410-647-9651
Nov 9, 9am-12pm & 7-8pm
Jan 31, 2018
9am-12pm & 7-8pm
Preschool information night:
Jan 18, 2018
Kindergarten information night:
Jan 25, 2018
Middle School information night:
Feb 22, 2018

St. Margaret’s Day School
Annapolis, 410-757-2333
October 12, 9:15-11:15am

St. Martin’s Lutheran School of Annapolis
Annapolis, 410-269-1955
Nov 17, 9-11am
Jan 26, 2018, 9-11am
Jan 31, 2018, 7pm
Feb 7, 2018, 7pm
Feb 10, 2018, 9am
Mar 16, 2018, 9-11am

St. Martin’s In-The-Field Episcopal School
Severna Park, 410-647-7055
October 25, 5pm-7pm
November 15, 9:30-11:30am

St. Mary’s Elementary
Annapolis, 410-263-2869
November 6, 9am

St. Paul’s Lutheran
Glen Burnie, 410-766-5790
November 11
November 30
December 11
December 21
January 11
January 25
February 12
February 22
March 19

St. Vincent Pallotti High School
Laurel, 301-725-3228
November 5, 2-5pm

The Summit School
Edgewater, 410-798-0005
October 7, 9-11am
Drop In Tour: October 25, 9am

Wye River Upper School
Centreville, 410-758-2922
Oct 19, 6-8pm
Jan 28, 2-4pm
Apr 18, 6-8pm

Tips for high school students navigating the college search

College campusFinding the right college is a process, and something students should start thinking about as early as freshman year of high school.

“It takes time, commitment and a lot of soul searching,” says Laura Burrell Baxter, director of college advising at The Key School in Annapolis. She adds, however, that it doesn't have to be stressful.

Tune in to what Anne Arundel County students are doing on CRAB Radio

Studio 39 Crab Radio WAfter eight years in the planning, the voices, talents and projects of students in Anne Arundel County can now be heard over the waves of CRAB Radio, a local station devoted to students and arts in the county.

The joint venture of Anne Arundel County Public Schools and Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, Community Radio for Arts and the Bay can be heard on 104.7 FM from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local listeners will hear a variety of programs, many produced by students, according to Sheila McEwan, senior manager, strategic initiatives for CRAB Radio.

“We are just beginning to build programing with our students and have a number of recordings,” McEwan says. “We are in the process of sharing this exciting opportunity with students and staff members and schools so that everyone is aware of the variety of programing we are excited to air.”

Linnell Bowen, who just retired from the post of president and CEO of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, came up with the idea for the station in a dream years ago.

“One night I thought, 'Oh, wow, wouldn't it be great to have a radio station that played the arts 24-7?” she explains in an on-air interview with local students. “CRAB radio is all about collaboration — with the Anne Arundel County school board, all your schools, your teachers, Anne Arundel County, the State of Maryland, and with Maryland Hall. ... This was an enormous task that took eight years, but we did it.”

Currently the station is cycling through its programming but will continue to build its cache as more students learn about the opportunity and submit possible programming, McEwan says.

“It's a great way for students to showcase their research projects, music and even their creative writing,” she says. “It's a way to highlight the things students are doing.”

Soon the station hopes to circulate a QR code so students can upload a recording to be considered for broadcast, she says.

“In five years, I expect that CRAB radio will have casts of thousands of young people,” Bowen says. “In five years it will be the hub of Anne Arundel County.”

The low-powered station can be heard from the north shores of the South River in Edgewater to the south shores of the Magothy River in Pasadena. The listening area includes the cities of Annapolis, Arnold, Crownsville, Edgewater, Severna Park and much of Pasadena. The station also can be heard online at

By Betsy Stein

Photo: Linnell Bowen cuts the ribbon at the CRAB Radio kickoff last May. Photo courtesy of CRAB Radio.

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