If you’re like many parents buying a home, you’re searching only in areas near schools you want your children to attend. In that case, you’ll be glad to learn that there are dozens of public and private schools in Ellicott City, and we’ve compiled a complete list (along with contact information, website addresses and more) so you can do your homework on which schools are best for your child.


The Complete Guide to Ellicott City Schools

The schools in Ellicott City are part of the Howard County Public School System, which contains a total of 77 schools. Here’s the breakdown:

  • 42 elementary schools
  • 20 middle schools
  • 12 high schools
  • 3 education centers

All these schools aren’t in Ellicott City – some are in neighboring communities – but here’s a look at which schools serve the kids here.


Public Elementary Schools in Ellicott City

The public elementary schools in Ellicott City are outlined in the table below. (Scroll down for private schools.)


School Address/Map Phone Website
Applications and Research Lab 10920 Clarksville Pike
410-313-6998 http://arl.hcpss.org/
Bellows Spring Elementary

8125 Old Stockbridge Drive


410-313-5057 http://bses.hcpss.org/
Centennial Lane Elementary

3825 Centennial Lane


410-313-2856 http://cles.hcpss.org/
Hollifield Station Elementary

8701 Stonehouse Drive


410-313-2550 http://hses.hcpss.org/
Ilchester Elementary

4981 Ilchester Road


410-313-2524 http://ies.hcpss.org/
Manor Woods Elementary

11575 Frederick Road


410-313-7165 http://mwes.hcpss.org/
Northfield Elementary

9125 Northfield Road


410-313-2806 http://nes.hcpss.org/
St. John’s Lane Elementary

2960 St. John’s Lane


410-313-2813 http://sjles.hcpss.org/
Triadelphia Ridge Elementary

13400 Triadelphia Road


410-313-2560 http://tres.hcpss.org/
Veterans Elementary

4355 Montgomery Road


410-313-1700 http://ves.hcpss.org/
Waterloo Elementary

5940 Waterloo Road


410-313-5014 http://wates.hcpss.org/
Waverly Elementary

10220 Wetherburn Road


410-313-2819 http://waves.hcpss.org/
Worthington Elementary

4570 Roundhill Road


410-313-2825 http://wes.hcpss.org/


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Public Middle Schools in Ellicott City

These are the public middle schools located in Ellicott City. (Scroll down for private schools.)


School Address/Map Phone Website
Bonnie Branch Middle School

4979 Ilchester Road


410-313-2580 http://bbms.hcpss.org/
Burleigh Manor Middle School 4200 Centennial Lane Map 410-313-2507 http://bmms.hcpss.org/
Dunloggin Middle School

9129 Northfield Road


410-313-2831 http://dms.hcpss.org/
Ellicott Mills Middle School

4445 Montgomery



410-313-2839 http://emms.hcpss.org/
Folly Quarter Middle School

13500 Triadelphia Road


410-313-1506 http://fqms.hcpss.org/
Patapsco Middle School

8885 Old Frederick Road


410-313-2848 http://pms.hcpss.org/


Public High Schools in Ellicott City

The public high schools in Ellicott City are listed below. (Scroll down for private schools.)


School Address/Map Phone Website
Centennial High School

4300 Centennial Lane


410-313-2856 http://chs.hcpss.org/
Howard High School

8700 Old Annapolis Road


410-313-2867 http://hohs.hcpss.org/
Mount Hebron High School

9440 Maryland 99


410-313-5545 http://mvms.hcpss.org/


Private Schools in Ellicott City

These are the private schools located in Ellicott City.


School Name Grades Served Address Phone Website
Children’s Manor Montessori PK – 4

4465 Montgomery Road


410-461-6070 https://childrensmanor.com/ellicott-city/
Glenelg Country School PK – 12

12793 Folly Quarter Road


410-531-8600 http://www.glenelg.org/
Linwood Center 6 – 12

3421 Martha Bush Drive


410-465-1352 http://www.linwoodcenter.org/
Our Lady of Perpetual Help School PK – 8

4801 Ilchester Road


410-747-4334 http://www.olphparish.org/
Resurrection St. Paul School PK – 8

3155 Paulskirk Drive


410-461-9111 http://www.resstpaul.org/
St. John’s Parish Day School PK – 5

9130 Frederick Road


410-465-7644 http://www.stjohnspds.org/
Trinity School PK – 8

4985 Ilchester Road


410-744-1524 http://www.trinityschoolmd.org/

Howard County Schools Performance

You can find school report cards for Howard County Schools here. Additionally, the following image is from the Howard County Public School System.


Howard County Public Schools Report - Are Howard County Schools Good

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Choosing a Home Near the School You Want Your Child to Attend

When you find a school you want your child to attend, let your REALTOR® know. We can search for homes in that school’s zone. However, it’s a good idea to pick more than one school – that way, you’ll have more options (and you’ll have something to fall back on if there aren’t any homes that meet your criteria in a certain school zone).


What to Look for in a School

When you’re looking for a school for your child, watch for:

  • High expectations of students. Most students will rise to the occasion when they’re challenged at school – both with academics and ethical behavior.
  • Busy students. Busy, engaged kids are learning.
  • Great teachers. Ask friends and family to find out about their experiences with a school you’re interested in sending your child to – they’ll give you their honest opinions.
  • A rigorous curriculum. School doesn’t have to be incredibly demanding, but the curriculum should match what’s happening in the rest of the state – and if possible, it should include fine arts and other enrichment programs.
  • Results you can live with on standardized tests and school report cards. You can check a school’s report card within Howard County Schools here.


Are You Buying a Home in Ellicott City?

There are several schools in Ellicott City for kids of all ages – so if you’re thinking about buying a home here, we’d love to help. Call us at 443-955-1227 to let us know what you’re looking for. If it’s easier, fill out the form below and tell us there.