Admissions

Right School. Right Reasons.

"After ten years now of being a BL family, we've only grown in our conviction that there's no better school for our boys. BL knows how to educate boys into young men of intelligence and integrity." -Brian Kagen, Dad to Justin and Brandon (BL Middle and Upper Schoolers)

From the Admissions Directors


Any parent who's gone through finding the right school for their child knows the process can be confusing and difficult. That's why our admissions team focuses on two things: helping our prospective families get to really know Boys' Latin, while we get to really know them.

It doesn't take long for us to get excited about prospective candidates, each with distinctive talents, that we know would be a perfect addition to our school community. Some bring academic firepower. Others a fantastic personality. Certain boys we already know will significantly impact and benefit from our performing arts. Others will further shape our athletic program. Most are a unique combination of these things, and more.

We also know that many of our incoming students could have gone anywhere, but choose BL because their admissions experience - whether that's shadowing a student or just walking around campus with their parents - reiterates what they've been told by someone they trust about BL. There's something truly special about our community - we're a family, and our boys are brothers for life.   

Our goal is to show you why Boys' Latin is the right school for your son, for all the right reasons. We can't do this without getting to know you first. Get in touch with us, so we can get started.

Hunt Heffner, Director of Enrollment Management and Upper School Admissions

James W. Currie '73, Director of Middle School Admissions

Kathleen M. Berger, Director of Lower School Admissions

Brian Farrell, Assistant Director of Upper School Admissions

Lower School Students

165

Middle School Students

150

Upper School Students

300

Total BL Students

615


Apply to Boys' Latin in five easy steps:

  1. Submit an Application: Apply online or mail in a completed application (download application here). The application deadline is December 15. Please note: there is a $50 application fee.
  2. Schedule a Student and Parent Interview and Tour (middle and upper school students): Contact the admissions office to arrange this student and parent interview/tour, which needs to be scheduled in the fall semester of the year preceding the anticipated entry to Boys' Latin. Schedule a Parent Interview and Tour (lower school students): Contact the admissions office to arrange this parent interview/tour, which needs to be scheduled in the fall semester of the year preceding the anticipated entry to Boys' Latin.
  3. Schedule for Student Testing: Contact the admissions office to schedule this test date. Please note: I.S.E.E. (Independent School Entrance Exam) scores are acceptable. Boys' Latin offers admissions testing under nonstandard conditions (e.g., extended time tests) only in January.
  4. Submit a Transcript Request Form (grades 2-12): Send the transcript request form to your son's school for your son's current grades and academic history to be forwarded to Boys' Latin. Submit a Parent Release Form (grades K-1): Send the parent release form to your son's school for your son's current grades and academic history to be forwarded to Boys' Latin.
  5. Submit AIMS Common Referral Form(s) (middle and upper school students): Print 3 copies of the AIMS common referral form and send one to your son's current English teacher, Math teacher and principal or guidance counselor (or another teacher who knows your son). Submit AIMS Common Referral Form (lower school students): Print one AIMS common referral form (grades K-1 form or grades 2-5 form) and send the form to your son's current teacher. These forms are confidential; as such, they should be sent directly from your son's school to Boys' Latin after the first marking period of the year preceding the anticipated entry to our school. Completed forms may be mailed or faxed to our Admissions office at (410) 433-2571.
  6. Use Boys' Latin School CEEB Code 210040 when submitting standardized test socres.

Application Materials

Downloadable Application

Parent Release Form (grades K-1)

Transcript Request Form (grades 2-12)

AIMS Common Referral Form (grades K-1) Print one copy.

AIMS Common Referral Form (grades 2-5) Print one copy.

AIMS Common Referral Form (grades 6-12) Print three copies.

Transportation 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. Several public and private transportation options are available.

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. Phone: (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.

Admissions Calendar

The Boys' Latin School of Maryland is the state's oldest independent, non-sectarian all-boys school. For students in kindergarten through 12th grade, we provide a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum that focuses on building 21st century skills and empowers each boy to achieve his true excellence.