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.)
|Applications and Research Lab||10920 Clarksville Pike
|Bellows Spring Elementary||
8125 Old Stockbridge Drive
|Centennial Lane Elementary||
3825 Centennial Lane
|Hollifield Station Elementary||
8701 Stonehouse Drive
4981 Ilchester Road
|Manor Woods Elementary||
11575 Frederick Road
9125 Northfield Road
|St. John’s Lane Elementary||
2960 St. John’s Lane
|Triadelphia Ridge Elementary||
13400 Triadelphia Road
4355 Montgomery Road
5940 Waterloo Road
10220 Wetherburn Road
4570 Roundhill Road
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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.)
|Bonnie Branch Middle School||
4979 Ilchester Road
|Burleigh Manor Middle School||4200 Centennial Lane Map||410-313-2507||http://bmms.hcpss.org/|
|Dunloggin Middle School||
9129 Northfield Road
|Ellicott Mills Middle School||
|Folly Quarter Middle School||
13500 Triadelphia Road
|Patapsco Middle School||
8885 Old Frederick Road
Public High Schools in Ellicott City
The public high schools in Ellicott City are listed below. (Scroll down for private schools.)
|Centennial High School||
4300 Centennial Lane
|Howard High School||
8700 Old Annapolis Road
|Mount Hebron High School||
9440 Maryland 99
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
|Glenelg Country School||PK – 12||
12793 Folly Quarter Road
|Linwood Center||6 – 12||
3421 Martha Bush Drive
|Our Lady of Perpetual Help School||PK – 8||
4801 Ilchester Road
|Resurrection St. Paul School||PK – 8||
3155 Paulskirk Drive
|St. John’s Parish Day School||PK – 5||
9130 Frederick Road
|Trinity School||PK – 8||
4985 Ilchester Road
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.
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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.