It’s Fall Open House season! If you’re considering an independent school education for your son or daughter next school year, here are upcoming open houses and visiting opportunities from our partner schools.

baltimore independent school open houses this fall

Bryn Mawr School
Sunday, October 30th, 11 AM – 1 PM

Bryn Mawr’s Fall Visiting Days are a great opportunity for you to see Bryn Mawr during a real school day and to meet and speak with the director of the academic division to which your daughter will apply. Enjoy a campus tour, classroom visits, hearing from our students, and seeing firsthand the value and power of a girls’ education. Fall Visiting Days are designed for prospective parents and guardians. Prospective K-12 students and parents are invited to join us on Sunday, October 30, for our Fall Open House. The Fall Open House is a weekend opportunity to tour our campus and to hear from administrators, teachers, and students from your prospective division. There will be plenty of time for questions and answers. The event begins at 11 a.m. and will conclude by 1 p.m. MORE

Cambridge School
Ongoing Tours

Experiencing Cambridge in action is the best way to know if they are the right fit for your family. They encourage you to schedule a tour and see their classrooms for yourself. MORE

Friends School of Baltimore
Thursday, December 1st,  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

First Look @ Friends takes place during the school day, providing prospective parents the opportunity to see their teaching and learning in action. Enjoy a campus tour, sit in on classes, share a morning or midday meal with their Head of School, faculty and parents, engage with their students and ask them: What makes a Friends education so wonderfully unique?  If you need an alternative date, please call the Admission Office at 410.649.3211 or email them to schedule a tour at your convenience. MORE

Gilman School
Saturday, October 29th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Prospective middle and upper school boys and their families are invited to join us for an active morning exploring the exciting learning opportunities available at our school. Campus tours, classroom visits, and the chance to speak with students and faculty follow a brief welcome presentation. Stay after for the best of Gilman wrapped into an afternoon! Experience school spirit and see student activities in action when the Traveling Men sing the National Anthem, the Barbecue Club serves you lunch and the Drum Line keeps the beat! MORE

McDonogh School
Lower School: Wednesday, October 19th or Tuesday, November 8th, 9 AM – 11 AM
Middle School: October 23rd, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Parents of prospective Lower Schoolers are invited to attend one of their open houses on: Wednesday, October 19, 2016  or Tuesday, November 8, 2016.  These programs start at 9 a.m. in Elderkin Hall and you should plan to spend about 2 hours with us. Highlights include: Words of wisdom from Headmaster Charlie Britton and Head of Lower School Barbara Robins; “Life in the Lower School” DVD presentation; Parent-led tours of campus (please wear comfortable shoes!); and a reception and opportunity to ask questions of the staff. You may sign up online, or call 443-544-7020 today to reserve your place. Lower School open houses fill up quickly. MORE

Families of prospective Middle School students are invited to McDonogh’s Fall Open House on Sunday, October 23, 2016 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. The program will begin in the Horn Theater, and no preregistration is necessary. Parking is available in the Woods Lot off the Lamborn Road Entrance. This is your chance to talk with students, teachers, and administrators; learn about the Middle School’s academic, arts, and athletic offerings; take a student-led tour of classrooms, studios, and athletic facilities; and discover why our students, faculty, and parents say, “There’s No Place Like McDonogh.” MORE

Park School of Baltimore
Lower School:Saturday, October 15th, 10–11:30 a.m. (Note: Saturday in the Park  – a fun, family festival – follows!)
Middle and Upper School: Sunday, October 23rd, 1–3 p.m.

The Park School hosts a range of admission events this fall, including “Hands-On, Minds-On” Open Houses. Park’s inspired and inspiring faculty members lead these Open House experiences for students and their parents — offering a selection of curricular and co-curricular activities with the opportunity to engage hands and minds. Park students are on site to share their perspectives and to participate in the activities along with visiting families. Parents and students are invited to visit Park’s 100-acre campus and learn more about their unique approach to learning!

Prospective parents are also invited to attend fall tours with Park’s Lower, Middle, and Upper School Principals  on Friday, November 4th from 8:45 am – 10:30 am or Thursday, December 1st from8:45 am – 10:30 am. In addition to touring Park’s Pre-K through Grade 12 academic settings, you’ll get to know Head of School Dan Paradis and learn about the attributes and affordability of a Park education. 

Park also offers neighborhood coffee and information sessions, Park Perspectives, as an opportunity for families to get to know additional members of their school community.

Roland Park Country School
Sunday, October 16th, 1 PM

Join Roland Park Country School on October 16 at 1:00 pm for a fun-filled day of exploration and learning. The day features hands-on activities for prospective students Preschool through Grade 12. Meet their new Head of School Caroline Blatti and get to know their Administration and Faculty. MORE

St. James Academy
Saturday, October 29th, 3 PM – 5 M or Walk-In-Wednesdays

On Saturday, October 29th from 3-5 PM, Saint James Academy will open our doors to the community for a family Halloween party. We will have “DIY” slime, Halloween crafts, and SO MUCH MORE! Their popular Walk-In Wednesdays are a convenient opportunity for prospective students and parents to meet one on one with the Admission Director – no appointment necessary! Every Wednesday, their team members will be available to discuss with you the benefits of the SJA program. Whether you want to learn about the curriculum or wish to take a tour, Walk-In Wednesdays is a great way to do this! MORE

St. Paul’s School
Lower School – October 19th, 9 AM – 12 PM

A hallmark of the way St. Paul’s prepares its graduates for life in an ever-changing world is the personalized, individual attention that they provide every student throughout their time at the School. This personalized attention begins with the Admissions process. As you consider where to apply for the 2017-18 school year, you’re invited to visit St. Paul’s and learn about our School at their upcoming Lower School Open House. MORE

St. Paul’s School for Girls
Thursday, October 27th, 8:30 AM-10 AM
Wednesday, November 9th, 6:30 PM -7:30 PM
Thursday, December 1st, 8:30 AM -10 AM

St. Paul’s School for Girls offers several parent information sessions throughout the fall to learn more about their school, faculty, students, and teaching philosophies. MORE

Waldorf School of Baltimore
Friday, October 21st, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Experience the Waldorf School of Baltimore’s unique curriculum first-hand, and imagine the possibilities for your child. Join us for a morning of immersive classroom tours showcasing our innovative approach to instilling a life-long love of learning from Early Childhood to the 8th Grade. Drop in or stay for the entire time, either way they’re excited to meet you! Register online at or call 410-367-6808. MORE