About Us


About Severn School

We Believe
We believe that there are many ways to lead, and that every student has the potential to be exceptional.
Every day, our teachers model what it means for students to lean into academic challenges, step into personal growth opportunities, and have the tough conversations needed to enact social change. Because when we define leadership by the positive impact we have on others, we become the empathetic, dynamic individuals on which our world depends.


Mayo, Class of 2026

I have grown as both a leader and a member of the community because of how welcoming Severn is. My teachers and my classmates have helped me to step out of my comfort zone, encouraging me to try new things that I ended up really enjoying.

Our Mission

Severn School challenges its students to pursue excellence in character, conduct, and scholarship, to marshal the courage to lead, and to contribute to the world around them. We believe this is best realized in a community where adults model these qualities, where a culture of belonging is fostered, and where each student is known and valued.

Our Vision

We envision a world where education is about the who.

Our Values & Academic Philosophy

We believe in an education that uplifts the dignity, self-worth, and potential of everyone to build a community of lifelong learners and leaders. Our values are the heart and soul of Severn School, and they’re the code by which we live.

At Severn:



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  • Our History

    Throughout a rich history of more than 100 years, Severn has always been a vibrant place where students are encouraged to explore, create, discover, investigate, and inquire about the world that surrounds them. As we adapted to an educational landscape that advanced throughout the decades, those principles have remained at the core of our school, and continue to serve as our essence today.
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