Howard Magazine - Page 24 - Schools and Education

Howard Magazine
- Page 24
Schools and Education

Private schools


Howard County is home to about four-dozen private and church-operated schools. Some of the largest private schools in the county include:


Bethel Christian Academy, with two campuses located in Savage and Jessup, enrolls roughly 325 children in prekindergarten through eighth grade.


Glenelg Country School is an independent college preparatory day school on a 90-acre campus in western Howard County. The school enrolls about 750 students age 2 through grade 12.


Also situated in western Howard County is Chapelgate Christian Academy, a school founded by the Chapelgate Presbyterian Church in 1991. It enrolls about 325 students in preschool and grades six to 12 at its 63-acre campus.


In Ellicott City, the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur sponsor Trinity School, an independent Catholic school on 48 wooded acres for children in prekindergarten through eighth grade that enrolls about 350 students.


Resurrection-St. Paul, also in Ellicott City, is a Catholic school serving the parishes of The Church of the Resurrection and St. Paul’s Church. The school enrolls about 420 students in prekindergarten through eighth grade.


Children’s Manor Montessori, which has locations in Columbia, Elkridge and Ellicott City in addition to others across the state, enrolls roughly 350 students in prekindergarten through fifth grade in Howard County.


In Clarksville, the Catholic St. Louis School has an enrollment of around 520 students in prekindergarten through eighth grade.


The Episcopal St. John’s Parish Day School in Ellicott City offers classes from prekindergarten through fifth grade and enrolls around 330 students.


Higher education


There are many opportunities for adults to pursue lifelong learning at Howard Community College and county branches of regional and national schools and universities.


Howard Community College in Columbia offers two-year degree, training and certificate programs in the arts, sciences, business and humanities, with a special emphasis on health-related fields such as nursing and cardiovascular technology. HCC’s selective Rouse Scholars program incorporates honors-level courses, leadership development, service learning, professional mentoring and international travel. The college also offers noncredit courses at various campus locations in such areas as history and culture, foreign languages, arts and crafts, and retirement planning, as well as classes for school-age children.


HCC’s Charles I. Ecker Business Training Center, located in Columbia Gateway, offers customized and individual training in management, computers and advanced technology, in person and online as well as business consulting services and co-sponsorships.


The Johns Hopkins University operates a Columbia center designed to serve adult students with upper-division and graduate programs in counseling and human services,