The Banner School

1730 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701

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The Banner School The Banner School

In a small-class environment, Banner conducts a differentiated program that emphasizes basic skill development, critical thinking and problem solving. The school's liberal arts course of studies incorporates the arts, world languages and technology. Students explore interdisciplinary subject matter beyond the curriculum through published works, at school assemblies and in the community.

General Information

Academic OrientationPre-Preparatory, General Academic
Grade RangeDay — Coed Grades PS (Age 3)-8
Coed, Boys, or GirlsCoed
Full Address1730 N Market St, Frederick, MD 21701
Year Established1982
Legal StatusNonprofit
Religious Affiliation(None)

Tuition & Financial Aid

Day Tuition$12,349; estimated extras $250
Need-Based Scholarships Awarded65
Value of Need-Based Scholarships$290,175

Academics & Athletics

Academic CalendarTrimester
Supplemental InstructionDevelopmental Reading, Tutoring
Summer SessionRecreational. Tuition Day $125-275/weeks. 12 weeks
Interscholastic Boys' & Girls' SportsBasketball, Soccer, Track
Interscholastic Girls' SportsVolleyball

Graduate Placement

Graduate Reference Year2012
Graduates Attending College/Nonpublic Secondary School12
Most Common Graduate DestinationsSt John's Catholic 3, St James Sch-MD 2, St Andrew's Sch-DE 2


Applications DueRolling
Application Fee$50
New Students36
Percentage of Applicants Accepted83
Percent Admitted Who Choose to Enroll (Yield)81


AdministratorStephen R. Parnes
Administrator's TitleHead of School
In Office Since2010
Administrator's CredentialsBA, Carleton College, MEd, MA, Harvard Univ
Director(s) of AdmissionsLauren Webb, Director of Admission & Marketing

Enrollment & Faculty

Total Enrollment160
Day Students160
Elementary Enrollment (Through Grade 8)160
Student Body EthnicityWhite 79%, Latino 1%, African-American 7%, Asian 4%, Other 9%
Average Class Size15
Dress CodeCasual
Teaching Faculty23
Faculty with Advanced Degrees (%)34
Faculty EthnicityWhite 92%, Latino 4%, Other 4%

Campus & Endowment

Campus Acreage7
Buildings on Campus3
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