Severn School is located approximately six miles from Annapolis on two separate campuses in Arnold and Severna Park, Maryland. Severn School was originally founded in 1914 to provide academic preparation for the United States Naval Academy. Today Severn is a day school enrolling over 800 students from preschool through 12th grade. The School strives to meet the needs of college bound students while challenging them to realize personal excellence. Students are provided varied opportunities to demonstrate scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship both in and out of the classroom.
Severn School is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education. Severn is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).
Situated on two campuses, Severn School has state of the art facilities to meet the needs of all students. The 4-acre Chesapeake Campus in Arnold houses Severn's Lower School: Preschool through grade 5. Included on that campus are the Flinchum Gymnasium, Troy Media Center, and Sivvy Theatre. There are 2 fully equipped outdoor playgrounds, an outdoor science learning area, learning pavillion, and trike and scooter path for early childhood students.
The 19-acre Teel campus in the heart of Severna Park includes the McCleary Student Center, Price Auditorium, Teel Academic Center, Creeden Hall, four athletic fields (including 2 turf fields), the Alumni Walkway, Memorial Gymnasium, and the Edward St. John Athletic Center. The most recent addition is the Stine Outdoor Education Center which is a 2 acre outdoor learning center situated on the Severn River.
Douglas H. Lagarde
Faculty & Staff
There are 122 teaching faculty, 32 men and 90 women
71 members of the faculty and staff hold an advanced degree.
There are 808 students in grades PS through 12.
204 students in the Lower School (PS-5).
193 students in the Middle School (6-8).
411 students in the Upper School (9-12).
The 2014 graduating class totals 96 students.
Student to Teacher ratio is 10-to-1.
The average class size is 14.
100% of graduates attend a college or university.
46 Athletic teams
While admission is selective, qualified students are admitted without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.
In 2013, Severn awarded more than $2.3 million in need-based financial aid to students from both low and middle-income families.