Admissions

Application Process

 

FROM THE ADMISSIONS DIRECTORS

Although we are working virtually, the Boys' Latin admissions team is prepared to guide you through your admissions experience. Whether you are ready to apply, want to learn more about our programs, or looking to connect with a teacher, coach, or admissions officer, we are here to help. Please email admissions@boyslatinmd for assistance. We can't wait to meet you (even if it is virtually, for now)!

Apply to Boys' Latin in five easy steps: (click on each step for details)

List of 5 items.

  • 1. Submit an Application

    Click here to apply online. Applications received after December 15 will be processed on a rolling basis throughout the spring and summer. Please note: there is a $50 application fee. Please contact the admissions office at 410-377-5192 x1137 or admissions@boyslatinmd.com if you have any questions.
  • 2. Schedule a Virtual Interview

    Click here to complete a visit registration form to schedule a student (grades 6-11) and parent interview (all grades).  This online meeting needs to be scheduled in the fall semester of the year preceding the anticipated entry to Boys' Latin. Feel free to contact the admissions office at 410-377-5192 x1137 or admissions@boyslatinmd.com if you have any questions.
  • 3. Schedule or Submit Admissions Testing

    Lower School Applicants:
    Applicants to kindergarten, pre-first or first grade need to schedule an individual assessment at Boys’ Latin with a member of our staff. A member of our team will work with you to schedule a date and time for this assessment once an application is completed.
     
    Applicants to grades two through five can complete admissions testing in one of two ways. Applicants may come to Boys’ Latin in December to take standardized skill and ability assessments. A member of our admissions team can help register you for this test date once an application is completed. Likewise, students applying to grades two through five who sit for admissions testing at another independent school can request that those results be shared with us. 
     
    Middle and Upper School Applicants:
    Given the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, Boys’ Latin has implemented a more flexible set of testing options for our middle and upper school applicants for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Candidates for grades six through eleven can complete our testing requirement through one of the following options:
    • Submit a result from one of the following standardized tests:  ISEE, SSAT or HSPT. Boys’ Latin typically accepts results only from the ISEE and we ask families electing this option to submit scores electronically to Boys’ Latin directly from ISEE (our school/CEEB code is 210040). A member of our team will be happy to talk to you about submitting results from the SSAT or HSPT, if you elect to use one of these options.
    • Submit a full psycho-educational evaluation completed within the last three years (testing and report completed from September 2017 through the present date). This documentation can be uploaded through your onCampus application portal or can be sent directly to our office at admissions@boyslatinmd.com.
    • Submit results from testing completed at your current school during the 2019-2020 school year. For candidates currently attending public schools, that would include tests such as MCAP, MSA, PARCC, etc. For candidates currently attending an independent school, that would include tests such as OLSAT, ERB, Stanford Assessments, etc. Those test results should be sent to Boys’ Latin from your school and appear on an official school transcript or test report. Please contact our office if you have any questions about using this testing option.
     
    Please note that Boys’ Latin reserves the right to request additional information or test results. If you have any questions, please contact the admissions office at admissions@boyslatinmd.com or 410-377-5192 x1137.
  • 4. Submit a Transcript Request Form

    Using our online application system, send a Parent Release Form for grades K, PF, 1  or Transcript Request Form for grades 2-11 to your son's school to have your son's current grades and previous year’s transcripts/report cards sent to Boys' Latin. If you or your son’s school prefer paper forms, click on the above links to print the forms and send to your son's school for processing.
  • 5. Submit AIMS Common Referral Forms

    Lower School Applicants:
    Applicants are required to submit one AIMS Common Referral Form to be completed by your son's current teacher (reading/language arts or math). Given some of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we also welcome an additional teacher referral form submitted by your son’s previous year teacher who provided in-person instruction. These forms are confidential and should be requested by following your son's current school's policy. 

    You may log in to your online application portal to send this form to your son's teacher electronically. If you, or your son's school, prefer hard copies, you may print the AIMS common referral form (grades K-1 form or grades 2-5 form) and send the form to his current teacher. Forms should be completed after the first marking period of the current school year, and should be sent directly from your son's school to Boys' Latin.

    Middle and Upper School Applicants:
    We require a common referral form from your son's current English teacher and math teacher. Given some of the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we also welcome a third, optional reference (submitted electronically or via hard copy) from one of your son’s previous year teachers who provided in-person instruction. These forms are confidential and should be requested by following your son's current school's policy. 
     
    You may log in to your online application portal to send this form to your son's teachers electronically. If you, or your son's school, prefer hard copies, you may print the AIMS common referral form for grades 6-12 and send one to your son's current English teacher and one to his current Math teacher.
     

DAY STUDENT TUITION SCHEDULE 2020-2021

List of 4 items.

  • $21,960

    KINDERGARTEN/PRE-1
  • $27,110

    GRADES 1-5
  • $29,730

    GRADES 6-8
  • $31,600

    GRADES 9-12

Applying for Financial Aid

New families should check the box on their admissions application to indicate their intent to apply for financial aid. Current Boys' Latin families already receiving financial aid will automatically receive additional information closer to the financial aid application deadline. Current families not receiving financial aid should contact the Admissions Office if they plan to submit a financial aid application for the upcoming academic year.  

If your son is applying to more than one school, completing one PFS will suffice as long as all of the schools your son is applying to use the School and Student Services (SSS) by the National Association of Independent Schools as their financial aid service provider. Please note that you must indicate on the PFS that your son is applying to Boys' Latin in order for the School to be able to access your financial information through SSS. Boys' Latin's School Code Number is 1786.

You need to submit only one PFS per household. Part B of the PFS allows you to list multiple applicants. If after submitting your PFS, you want to add an additional applicant, you can revise your PFS online to include the additional applicant. Please note that you may also need to make a change to item #19A in part E regarding the number of children who will be attending tuition-charging schools.

In cases of separation or divorce, both parents must submit a separate PFS and other financial information to SSS. If either parent has remarried, Boys' Latin will consider the financial resources of the entire household.

The Financial Aid Committee will send written notification of decisions to new applicants to the school on February 20, 2021. Financial aid awards will be mailed to returning financial aid students on or around April 12, 2021.
Day Student Application and Financial Aid Deadlines
Admissions Application – December 15 
Financial Aid Application – January 15
Notification Date – February 19
Applicant Response Date – March 5

Boarding Student Application and Financial Aid Deadlines
Application - January 15 
Financial Aid Application - February 1 
Notification Date by - March 10 
Applicant Response Date - April 10 

Boarding Tuition 2021-2022 - $48,500

SCHOLARSHIPS

Boys' Latin is proud to offer the following scholarship opportunities to qualifying boys in the middle and upper schools each year.

List of 3 items.

  • The Otis Read Scholarship

    The Otis Read Scholarship was established through the generosity of a Boys' Latin benefactor to honor Otis B. Read '55, who served as Head of Middle School at BL for 33 years and a combined 50 years as a BL teacher, coach, and advisor. The Read Scholarship of $8,000 is awarded to new middle school students who reflect Mr. Read's commitment to boys of great promise, character, and contribution. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, strong personal integrity and outstanding involvement in the life of the community.

    Scholarships are renewable each year contingent upon the student maintaining high academic performance and exhibiting strong character. 

    All candidates who have completed the application by the application deadline will be considered. Award winners will be announced on February 19th.
  • The Legacy Scholarship

    The Legacy Scholarship was established through the generosity of Boys' Latin benefactors to establish endowments for tuition assistance. The Legacy Scholarship is awarded to new upper school students. Awardees are selected on the basis of academic achievement, strong character and integrity, outstanding involvement in the life of the community, and, in most cases, demonstrated need.

    Scholarships are renewable each year contingent upon the student maintaining high academic performance and exhibiting strong character. 

    All candidates who have completed the application by the application deadline will be considered.  Award winners will be announced on February 19th.
  • Named Scholarships

    Each year a number of upper school students are selected to be Named Scholars who receive financial support from funds established by or in the name of long-time supporters and friends of Boys' Latin. Most of the 70 Named Scholars are recipients of need-based financial aid. Some receive merit awards. All Named Scholars must have applied for financial aid.

TRANSPORTATION & AFTER SCHOOL OPTIONS

Boys' Latin is conveniently located in Baltimore County, on the Baltimore City line, at 822 West Lake Avenue in the neighborhood of North Roland Park. The school offers an after-school program as well as several public and private transportation options:

List of 5 items.

  • Harford Heights

    BL's on-campus, after-school program allows for a smooth transition with all extracurricular activities, including sports and clubs, so children stay safe and engaged until pick up. Click here for more information.
  • Carpools

    If you're interested in carpooling, once enrolled, you may use our online student/parent directory to search by zip code for nearby families.
  • Kangaroo Coach

    This private transportation company provides motor coach service to and from Boys' Latin School from Baltimore, Howard, Harford and Anne Arundel Counties. The service is offered to Boys' Latin students at a subsidized rate. For additional information, click here or call (410) 536-5252 or (800) 727-5867.
  • MTA Bus Service

    Bus #61 arrives at Roland Avenue close to the Lake Avenue intersection. From there, it's about a five-minute walk to Boys' Latin. Many different buses arrive at the intersection of Northern Parkway and Roland Avenue. The walk from that intersection is about 20 minutes.
  • MTA Light Rail Service

    The Falls Road light rail stop is closest to Boys' Latin and the walk from there to our campus is about 20 minutes.
 

Event Calendar

List of 16 events.

View All Events

About

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.
©2019 The Boys' Latin School of Maryland

Follow Us