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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 MISSION STATEMENT

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

Values: Respect. Lifelong Learning. Innovation.

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 be prepared to learn for a lifetime, at Springdale, in college and in their adult lives.

 

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.

 

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, a place that marries a unique culture with challenging academics to meet the demands of our complex world.

 

Together, our academic, athletic and extracurricular 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. This includes a focus on collaboration, which encourages a partnership relationship between students and adults, enabling students to achieve maximum success.

 

Our mission is to guide young people to create, think critically and shape purpose-filled lives through inquiry and experiential learning. They achieve this mission through our Life Skills Program’s four pillars: Stewardship, Presentation, Introspection/Self Awareness, and Resiliency. 

 

The Springdale Preparatory School academic program features a focus on life skills development and world languages immersion partnered with our international design of science, engineering, math, performance and visual arts, research, fundamentals of writing, and technology labs. This unique combination of concentrations prepares our students to compete with a talented 21st-century workforce. Our students are “doers” and solution-finders as active learning environments are spread through all academic areas for all grades. Students will spend approximately one-third of their instructional time throughout the school year on field experiences. Springdale is a place where students think critically, serve humanity, self-govern, and form meaningful interpersonal connections as they help build a better world.

 

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 in her or his respective neighborhood, nation, or our globe. Whether enrolled in our residential or day independent school program, students spend time in study halls, dorm rooms and the activities center during the week and on weekends, developing friendships, experiencing cultural exchanges and acquiring skills to last a lifetime.

 

In this country, more than 5.7 million students attend private or 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, love and challenge your child on a daily basis.

 

Johnny Graham
Head of School/CEO

Welcome to Springdale Preparatory School, a place that marries a unique culture with rigorous academics to meet the demands of our complex 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. This includes a focus on collaboration, which encourages a partnership relationship between students and adults, enabling students to achieve maximum success.

The Springdale Preparatory School academic program features an international design of science, engineering, math, and technology labs, preparing students to compete with a talented 21st-century workforce. Our students are “doers” and solution-finders as active learning environments are spread through all academic areas for all grades. Springdale is a place where students think critically, serve humanity, self-govern, and form meaningful interpersonal connections as they help build a better world.

From the first day, students discover 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 in her or his respective neighborhood, nation, or our globe.

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. I look forward to meeting you!

Johnny Graham
Head of School

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.