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Boys' Latin Statistics

Boys' Latin is the oldest, independent and nonsectarian, college preparatory school for boys in Maryland, serving students in grades K-12. Boys' Latin is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS). Affiliations include the International Boys' Schools Coalition (IBSC) and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).


Boys' Latin is the oldest independent, nonsectarian college preparatory school for boys in Maryland.
The school offers a rigorous academic program that prepares young men for the challenges of the 21st century. The school's motto, Esse Quam Videri - "To Be Rather Than To Seem" - emphasizes the development of one's integrity, courage and compassion for others and has been the core value of a Boys' Latin education since 1844. Boys' Latin welcomes young men from diverse backgrounds and educates them in a supportive student-centered environment. A low student-teacher ratio fosters positive relationships, thereby challenging each student to reach his maximum potential while empowering him to mature with an increasing sense of self-worth and an awareness of his responsibilities toward himself and his community.


Boys' Latin is comprised of 37% students of color. Our average size class is 14 students, with a student-faculty ratio of 7-1.

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Our Faculty

The average teaching experience that a faculty member has is 16 years, and the average teaching experience specifically at BL is 10 years. 74% of BL faculty has advanced degrees.

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  • 94

    Full-Time Faculty Members:
  • 4

    Administrative and Teaching Faculty Members:
  • 98


School Schedule

We follow a seven-day schedule in the upper and middle schools to allow for rotation of core classes, electives and co-curricular activities. The lower school follows a traditional five-day schedule.

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  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Upper School (Grades 9-12):
    (interscholastic teams later)
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Middle School (Grades 6-8):
    (after-school programs until 6 p.m.)
  • 7:50 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

    Lower School (Grades K-5): 
    (after-school programs until 6 p.m.)

Class of 2018

Traditional college preparatory program with honors, Advanced Placement and college-level, post-Advanced Placement classes.

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    AP Coursework
  • 47%

    Honors Diplomas
  • 99%

    College Matriculation


The following breakdowns are for the 2019-2020 school year.

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  • $20,500

    Lower School (Grades K/P1):
  • $25,300

    Lower School (Grades 1-5):
  • $27,500

    Middle School (Grades 6-8):
  • $29,500

    Upper School (Grades 9-12):

Financial Aid/Scholarships

The total aid (SY 2018-2019) is over $4 million, given to more than 300 qualifying students.

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The Boys' Latin School of Maryland is the state's oldest, non-sectarian all-boys private school for students in grades K - 12. We provide a rich and rigorous academic program that prepares students to attend top colleges and provides them with the skills and confidence they need to be successful in the 21st century.
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