Maryland School News and Updates

Academic summer camps are a fun way to prevent brain drain

Summer schoolBy Kristy MacKaben

Crunching numbers and summer vacation go hand-in-hand sometimes.

For Paige and Maddie Andrus of Gambrills and Trey and Morgan Miller of Severna Park, math camp is the highlight of the summer.

"I just can't believe my kids want to sit through two weeks of math camp in the summer, but they think math camp is fun," says Linda Andrus, mother to Paige, 11, and Maddie, 9.

The Andrus and Miller children have been attending a summer enrichment camp for a couple years. Though these camps, some of which carry hefty registration fees, are not labeled "summer school," their primary focus is on education. And education experts say that's what every child needs in the summer.

Encouraging Exceptional Kids at Indian Creek School

Indian Creek School thrives on providing students with a wide variety of talents and interest the opportunity to pursue excellence in broad and diverse ways. “Creekers” from Pre-K3 through grade 12 achieve great heights in many way which reflect the dynamic community that makes up our School.

Academically, Indian Creek students thrive in many ways, such as presenting capstone STEM projects, defending a senior thesis, excelling on college placement exams, being named National Latin Exam Scholars, or other impressive feats of the mind.

Artistically, ICS students have recently mastered the stage in the School’s outstanding spring production of “Heathers the Musical (High School Version),"  been named the Maryland State Champion of the Poetry Out Loud Competition, earned Cappies of Balitmore Nominations for the Fall Play, among others.

Athletically, the Eagles of Indian Creek have achieved success through not just winning on the field, but through coming together as teammates, mentoring younger students, and reaching personal goals.

Indian Creek students excel at being valuable members of the outside community as well, studying ecosystems of the Chesapeake Bay, serving as a US Youth Ambassador to Brazil, honoring Earth Day, being named Maryland Youth of the Year, observing a Day of Silence, and earning honors for diplomacy at the Model United Nations seminar.

Indian Creek supports students of all ages to achieve great things by intentionally fostering the non-cognitive skills of passion, resilience, optimism, and creativity (among others). The School’s neuro-science based teaching practices help students to manage stress in effective ways, resulting in the ability to strive for achievement in a variety of areas.

Read more about Indian Creek’s approach to helping students to thrive on the School’s website at this link, and read more Creek News stories about our exceptional students at this link!

School Open Houses Winter 2018

A school is like a family, each one has its own feel and environment. Will your child and family feel comfortable there? Learning is much easier when everyone feels at home. Visiting a school is the best way to decide if that school meets the needs of your child. Take advantage of the following open house dates at Maryland schools. Don't see a school you want to visit, or the open house is over? Don't let that stop you, give admissions a call and they will take you on a tour and answer all of your questions.


Free STEAM Program

Open House
January 21

Open House and Storytime
January 31


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Middle School Open House
January 10

  Lower School Annapolis Open House 
January 12

Lower School Severn Open House
January 23

Annapolis, Severn

   Christ Episcopal Church
Day School

February 7

March 15



  First Baptist School of Laurel 

January 30 


Bowie, 301-262-5355
Glenn Dale, 301-464-3215



2-5 year olds (with parent):
February 23, 9am-10am

  Walk in Wednesdays (both campuses) 
 February 21

Lower/Middle School: 
Upper School: 410-849-5151


Visit Key! 

  Call to schedule an individual tour  



March 9


  Lower School (Pre-school - 5th Grade)  

Early School (Pre-School & Pre-K):
February 9
March 8

Severna Park

 Severn Run Classical Christian
Homeschool Academy  

February 6

February 8


January 31 
9am-12pm & 7pm-8pm

Severna Park



January 18

January 19


January 17
9:30am-11:30am & 5pm-7pm

Severna Park


January 31
February 7
February 10
March 16




Walk in Wednesdays 
Weekly at 9am
St. Paul's
Lutheran School

February 12
February 22
March 19

Glen Burnie

Open House:
April 7

Drop-In Tours at 9am:

February 7
February 21

March 14
April 18
May 9
May 23



April 18


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