A balanced, holistic philosophy of learning that fosters strong intellectual discipline and superior academic skills...as well as athletics, the arts, leadership, friendship and cultural understanding. Situated on 86 beautiful acres, the School’s natural setting is as much a part of the learning environment as are the small class sizes and caring teachers. Frequent communication with parents creates a vital partnership.
This is the true country day school model, est. in 1954 as a nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory alternative in the beautiful countryside of Howard County, MD. The tradition of academic excellence, healthy living and strong community continues, from the integrated curriculum to the high levels of family involvement. The friendships and connections that each child makes last a lifetime. Motivated students and teachers from diverse cultures, religions and nationalities enhance the community with different perspectives...and share the same high regard for realizing their greatest potential.
GCS graduates aspire to lead and achieve, serving as president of Student Council at Princeton, attending Harvard Business School, winning Emmy awards, coaching the Finnish National U19 LAX Team, teaching at universities, running national banks, and advancing knowledge in science and medicine. A healthy balance continues to be a part of their lives. Ask alumni who inspired them to begin their journey - most will name a teacher at Glenelg Country School.
Glenelg Country School is often referred to as GCS
School Colors: Green and White
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