McDonogh is an independent, coeducational day and boarding school that currently enrolls 1,409 students in PK -12. Our strong academic, arts, and athletic programs offer life-altering opportunities for students. Dedicated teachers and outstanding facilities combine to produce citizens who enter the world “LifeReady.”
McDonogh is a welcoming community where young people become LifeReady under the guidance of talented and caring teachers. Opportunities abound for deep thinking, innovating, discovering passions, and helping others. In all endeavors, students and adults are guided by the virtues on McDonogh’s Character Compass: respect, responsibility, honesty, kindness, and service.
Learning is enhanced with top-notch facilities, including an innovation center, STEM building, two theatres, a riding hall, an Olympic-sized pool, and numerous playing fields. The school’s 800-acre campus also includes a 10-acre farm where students experience hands-on learning by tending the crops and harvesting produce for the dining hall and area food pantries.
McDonogh operates a fleet of 27 buses with stops in four counties (Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, and Howard) and Baltimore City. Five-day boarding is an option for Upper School students.
Established in 1873, McDonogh remains true to its founding mission, providing need-based scholarships through the generosity of loyal supporters.