Trinity School of Frederick
The Trinity School is located at 6040 New Design Road, and provides liberal arts education for students from K-8. With a relatively small student body of 123, and boasting a 7:1 student : teacher ratio (well below state-average), they offer an intimate and enriching environment to foster your young one’s development. Trinity offers a curriculum enriched with Spanish (taught 3 times per week from kindergarten), physical education (4 times per week) and religion (once per week.) Trinity carries an Episcopal-Lutheran affiliation, and focus on encouraging students to show respect and empathy for others, to be good role models and leaders in service to their communities.
The Banner School
The Banner School is co-educational, independent institution offering classes for students from pre-school through to grade 8. Located at 1730 N. Market Street, Banner boasts a student body of 218, and maintains an impressive 9:1 student:teacher ratio, with no religious affiliation. With excellent S.T.E.M as well as liberal arts programs, Banner also places an emphasis on incorporating technology into the classrooms to better prepare students for an increasingly tech-enabled work environment. The foundation of Banner’s approach to education is what they call “The Learning Triangle”, which emphasizes involvement from school, student and family working together to create the best possible educational experience – so this might be a good fit for parents looking to take a more active role in their children’s tutelage.
St. John Regional Catholic School
St. John began its life all the way back in 1829 as St. John’s Literary Institution, and has since evolved into the Pre-K-8 Catholic School it is today. With a student body of 574 (16:1 student : teacher ratio), it has the highest enrolment of any private school in Frederick – a testament to the quality of its staff and facilities. The grounds include a state-of-the-art media center, science lab, art room (complete with kiln!), music room and more. St. John takes faith and religious instruction very seriously – with all students, Pre-K and up receiving daily religious instruction. With an excellent sports program, a wide variety of clubs and a litany of volunteer opportunities, there is something for everyone at St. John. Take a closer look at their website to see just what they’re all about!