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Springdale Preparatory School

Springdale Preparatory School is a co-educational, boarding and day school located on 51 acres in northern Maryland’s rolling countryside. A college preparatory school with a diverse student population from Maryland counties, other states across the country, and from all over the world, Springdale offers challenging, inquiry-based, experiential curriculum, equipping all learners with the tools needed to meet all of life’s challenges.

 

Springdale’s private school education prepares students of all ages and grades for enduring success beginning with a foundation of respect for other students, faculty, and the world around them. Students develop strong relationships with each other and with faculty, who help to shape them to become tomorrow’s leaders. Whether in the classroom, in the dormitory, on the athletic fields, students learn and discover through experience and innovation, and develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners who will make a difference. 

Springdale Preparatory School

Springdale Preparatory School is a co-educational, boarding and day school located on 51 acres in northern Maryland’s rolling countryside. A college preparatory school with a diverse student population from Maryland counties, other states across the country, and from all over the world, Springdale offers challenging, inquiry-based, experiential curriculum, equipping all learners with the tools needed to meet all of life’s challenges.

 

Springdale’s private school education prepares students of all ages and grades for enduring success beginning with a foundation of respect for other students, faculty, and the world around them. Students develop strong relationships with each other and with faculty, who help to shape them to become tomorrow’s leaders. Whether in the classroom, in the dormitory, on the athletic fields, students learn and discover through experience and innovation, and develop the skills needed to become lifelong learners who will make a difference. 

SPRINGDALE PREPARATORY SCHOOL MISSION STATEMENT

Through inquiry and experiential learning, Springdale Preparatory School guides young people to create, think critically, cultivate global literacy, and shape purpose-filled lives.

Values: Respect. Lifelong Learning. Innovation.

Respect. All aspects of life at Springdale reflect an immense sense of respect. This begins with a student’s respect for himself and his peers while at work and at play. This includes respect for elders, whether faculty, administration, and other school professionals or those outside of the school walls, like interscholastic opponents, family members and others in the community.

 

Lifelong Learning. As our students build on what they learn each day, they become lifelong learners who take every opportunity to advance their minds. They are taught to be inquisitive, take academic risks and seek solutions. They understand that learning never ends and are prepared to learn for a lifetime, at Springdale, in college and in their adult lives.

 

Innovation. Students at Springdale Preparatory School become innovators. They don’t just hear about learning, they experience it. Transformational learning allows students to recreate moments in history or make models to demonstrate theories. It’s this innovative model that enables all students to be thinkers and doers as they develop their own revolutionary ways to build a better world.

Together, our academic, residential, and athletic offerings, through our 360-degree life skills program, support lifelong experiential learning and prepare students to meet the challenges and adversity they will face in their adult lives.
Side view of the main dormitory and auditorium

Welcome to Springdale Preparatory School in northern Maryland, a place that marries a unique culture with challenging academics to meet the demands of our complex world.

 

Our mission is to guide young people to create, think critically and shape purpose-filled lives through inquiry and experiential learning. Our comprehensive program is a fusion of college preparatory and life preparation experiences that build the skills students will need to meet the challenges and adversity they will face as adults in the 21st century.

 

Because the jobs that our students will have one day do not yet exist, it is our responsibility to provide the tools they will need in the future. At Springdale Preparatory School, they learn to think critically, find innovative solutions and become impactful leaders.

 

From the first day, students achieve through inquiry and experiential learning, building confidence as they develop competence. Our culture challenges each student to become an immediate innovative and positive agent of change locally and globally. Whether enrolled in our residential or day independent school program, participating on athletic or robotics teams, or working alongside faculty and staff to contribute to the school community, students spend time developing friendships, exchanging cultures and acquiring skills to last a lifetime.

 

In this country, more than 5.7 million students attend independent schools to meet their individual academic, social and emotional needs. We are honored that you are investing valuable time in getting to know Springdale Preparatory School. I hope you will visit our campus soon, so we may get to know you as well. Please feel free to contact me in advance of your visit or to just inquire about our program.

 

Springdale Preparatory School’s promise to you:  we will know, care for and challenge your child to make their mark on the world.

 

Maryland State Department of Education Certification

Springdale Preparatory School is a Maryland State Department of Education approved boarding and day academic community.


Non-Discrimination Policy: Springdale Preparatory School will not discriminate against students or employees on the basis of race; national or ethnic origin; religion; gender; sexual orientation; age; or disability in the administration of its educational policies, admissions decisions, employment practices, financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs and activities.