Mission: Situated on a beautiful 800 acre campus in owings mills md, mcdonogh school is a coeducational, college preparatory, independent prekindergaren through 12 school with an optional five-day boarding program for students in grades 9-12. Mcdonogh school is a community that finds joy in work, in play, in discovery, and in the realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships inspire a passion for teaching and learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide life-altering opportunities and to develop in students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good. "
Programs: Mcdonogh school is a highly regarded coeducational, independent school with approximately 1,370 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. An optional five-day boarding program is available for students in grades 9-12. Mcdonogh's academic program is designed to foster a love of learning. The lower school provides a solid foundation with an emphasis on reading, writing, and mathematics. Teachers welcome children as individuals, tailoring the academic curriculum to develop their full potential-intellectually, physically, socially, and emotionally. The middle school builds on that foundation with appreciation for the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional needs of young adolescents. Students learn the elements of responsible scholarship in reading, english, world languages, mathematics, science, social studies, and technology. The upper school combines rigorous academics with a wide variety of extracurricular activities. In an environment that fosters versatility, students select honors and advanced placement courses, develop their athletic and artistic abilities, learn leadership and teamwork skills, and graduate well prepared for college.