There are more than 30 Blue Ribbon award-winning Christian schools in Maryland, including Washington Episcopal School, Archbishop Spalding High School, Cardinal Hickey Academy and Notre Dame Preparatory School. Schools with Blue Ribbon distinction are nationally recognized for their commitment to educational excellence and their ability to overcome outstanding odds to properly educate their students.
Washington Episcopal School is located in Bethesda. Founded in 1986, its curriculum includes Episcopalian doctrine, and it offers classes for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. It has a student body of fewer than 300, and the student to teacher ratio is 6 to 1, as of 2015.
Archbishop Spalding High School is located in Severn and is a Roman Catholic school. It was founded in 1966 and was selected as a Blue Ribbon school in 1992. As of 2015, the school has more than 1,200 students and more than 20 Advanced Placement courses. The percentage of teachers with advanced degrees is 73, and the student to teacher ratio is 12 to 1.
Cardinal Hickey Academy belongs to the National Catholic Educational Association and is located in Owings, Maryland. The school received Blue Ribbon status in 2015. The co-ed student body consists of 247 students from pre-kindergarten to eighth grade, and the student to teacher ratio is 16 to 1.
The Notre Dame Preparatory School is an all-girls school in Towson, Maryland. It has more than 800 students in grades six through 12.