Application deadlines are just around the corner. 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. Exploring independent school options? Check out our Baltimore Independent School Partners.

baltimore independent school open houses this winter

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. Application and financial aid application deadline is January 13th and save the day for their spring open house: April 5th. MORE

The Bryn Mawr School
Save the date for their Spring Event:Tuesday, April 25th, 9 AM – 11 AM

The Bryn Mawr School’s K-12 Spring Visiting Day is a great time for prospective parents to get a first look at Bryn Mawr. Join them to hear from current parents, faculty, alumnae and administrators about all that Bryn Mawr has to offer your daughter. Enjoy a continental breakfast followed by parent and student-led tours of the Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. Let them show you Bryn Mawr!

Friends School of Baltimore
January 12th,  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM | March 28th, 9 AM – 11 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

Garrison Forest School
Ongoing Campus Visits

Garrison Forest welcomes visitors to campus weekdays throughout the fall and early winter. Please call to make an appointment to tour campus, have your daughter visit classes and learn more about all that Garrison Forest has to offer.

Gilman School
Ongoing Tours

Learning at Gilman is an adventure that celebrates boys. Gilman’s dynamic curriculum encourages each boy at each stage of his educational, emotional, and social development to discover his own innate talents and interests. Contact their admissions office for more information.

Greenspring Montessori School
Ongoing Tours/Information Sessions

Interested in learning more about Greenspring Montessori? Schedule a small group tour or attend one of their upcoming Information Sessions to get started.

McDonogh School
Shadow Visit Days through January for Middle and Upper School

To experience McDonogh on a first-hand basis, prospective students can spend the day visiting academic classes and eating lunch with a Middle School or High School guide. With the exception of rising fifth  and ninth graders, all students are hosted in their current grade. (Rising fifth graders shadow with the fifth grade and rising 9th graders shadow with the 9th graders). MORE

Park School of Baltimore
Get to Know a Park Student – Ongoing
Save the Date: Park School Spring Admissions Event, May 5th,8:45 AM – 10:45 AM

Follow this link to view a sampling of first-person profiles — real students in their own words — and, of course, the school welcomes you to campus to experience Park to familiarize yourself with an academic setting that encourages each student to challenge him/herself, to meet their faculty who inspire and support and truly connect, and to understand the ways in which excellence, as embodied by each of their students, is the natural outcome at Park.  To set up an appointment please contact the Admission Office at 410-339-4130. You may also inquire online to receive an information packet.

Roland Park Country School
Lower School Visiting Day: Friday, January 20, 8AM – 3PM
Middle School Visiting Day: Wednesday, January, 8:30AM – 3PM

Roland Park Country School does not have a Winter Open House planned, but they do have visiting days still open! Upper School Visiting Days are full but we are happy to arrange individual appointments. Please contact their Admissions Office

St. James Academy
January 20, 8:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Interested in learning more about St. James Academy? Attend their Open House on Friday, January 20 at 8:30 am. Visitors will observe classrooms, tour the campus, meet faculty and students, and experience the community at St. James Academy. You may even want to read our interview with Karl Adler, head of school, before you go!  MORE

St. Paul’s School
Lower School: January 11th, 8:45 AM
Middle School: January 10th, 8:45 AM
Upper School: January 12th, 8:45 AM

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
Tuesday, April 11th,  8:30 AM – 10 AM
Tuesday, May 16th, 8:30 AM – 10 AM

Take a first look at an SPSG education for your daughter! Hear from administrators, students, and parents about our community that feels like home, their “best of both worlds” approach to balancing a single sex and coed learning environment, and their range of real world experiences, both in and out of the classroom, that they provide for students. At SPSG, your daughter’s strengths are made stronger. MORE

St. Pius X School
February 1st, 8:30 AM – 11 AM

The mission of St. Pius X School is to provide a challenging environment of academic excellence and a strong spiritual foundation of Catholic values that will enable every student in the diverse school community to reach their full potential.  As the only Catholic Montessori school in Maryland, St. Pius X School offers a unique and cohesive program that inspires a love of learning and quest for success. In the event of weather related closures, they follow Baltimore County Public Schools and will reschedule the Open House if there’s a school delay or cancellation. MORE

Waldorf School of Baltimore
Tuesday, January 31st, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Windows into Waldorf Tours: January 21st, January 27th, February 21st, February 24th, March 21st, 11 AM – 12 PM

Waldorf Education is one of the fastest growing independent school movement in the world. Come and experience this innovative curriculum first-hand, and imagine the possibilities for your child on January 31st. Be inspired by our classroom tours from Early Childhood to 8th grade.  Drop in or stay for the entire time. They are excited to meet you! Snow date: February 3rd.  MORE


Image courtesy of Greenspring Montessori School. Check out their listing in our (cool) school directory!