About BL

All-boys education

For 175 years, we have created an environment where boys can succeed academically, develop deep personal relationships, and become men of courage, integrity, and compassion.
An all-boys education:
"I believe that the education of boys – and the formation of young men – has never been more important." Chris Post, Headmaster 

Research shows that the best education for boys happens when they are directly engaged in their learning. Our educational philosophy centers on hands-on, experiential learning and our curriculum is tailored to reflect how boys think and learn. Helping boys to understand the “whys” rather than simply the “hows” behind lessons allows the material to come to life, which increases engagement and learning. The outcomes speak for themselves: Boys’ Latin graduates attend top colleges and universities across the country and go on to become scientists, engineers, writers, business leaders, social workers, teachers, artists, lawyers, and much more.

World-class faculty:
Our faculty are experts in teaching boys; they focus on what is best for boys inside and outside the classroom. Research has shown that the relationship between students and teachers is directly linked to students’ academic and social development. Our faculty work hard to get to know each boy and develop deep personal relationships. The trust and mutual respect created between students and teachers give each boy the confidence to take risks, challenge himself, and achieve his full potential.

We live by our motto: Esse Quam Videri (to be, rather than to seem). Our motto inspires each boy to strive to be his best, ensuring that what he says is what he does.

We teach our boys that they have an ability and an obligation to foster healthy relationships.  Beginning with our youngest learners, we intentionally focus on teaching the skills of empathy and compassion.  We create age-appropriate instruction for our boys and our formalized advisory program is purposefully designed to create strong bonds between students.  

We work with the Freedom from Chemical Dependency (FCD) group to provide the most up-to-date information on drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.  We work in partnership with the One Love Foundation and the One Love Club is one of the most active clubs on campus. The club strives to educate our boys on the importance of healthy relationships, to help boys identify the warning signs of relationship violence, and, most importantly, to empower boys and young men to make a difference in their lives and the lives of other students. The One Love Club is active throughout the year, and their efforts culminate in our annual School-wide One Laker │One Love Day. This year’s theme, “One Brotherhood Strong,” focused on how Boys’ Latin, as a community, can improve how we treat each other every day.  One of the day's highlights was the aerial photograph of students and faculty standing in the formation of a checkered heart, the One Love logo. The photograph, taken with a drone, serves as a visual representation of Boys’ Latin's commitment to spreading the message of the club and empowering boys to speak out against relationship violence.

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Founded in 1844, Boys’ Latin School of Maryland is an all-boys private school serving boys in grades K-12. World-class faculty, challenging academics, and character development remain the hallmarks of a Boys’ Latin education. The outcomes speak for themselves, Boys’ Latin graduates attend top colleges and universities and are prepared for the real world and ready to make a difference.
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