About Us

Severn At A Glance

One School, Many Voices

We strive to meet the needs of college-bound students from preschool through grade twelve while challenging them to realize personal excellence. We provide varied opportunities to demonstrate scholarship, leadership, citizenship, and sportsmanship both in and out of the classroom.

Our School

Severn School is located approximately six miles from Annapolis on two separate campuses in Arnold and Severna Park, Maryland.  Severn School was originally founded in 1914 to provide academic preparation for the United States Naval Academy. Today we are a day school enrolling over 800 students from preschool through 12th grade.

Accreditation

Severn School is accredited by the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and approved by the Maryland State Board of Education. Severn is also a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

Campus

Situated on two campuses, Severn School has state of the art facilities to meet the needs of all students. The 4-acre Chesapeake Campus in Arnold houses Severn's Lower School: Preschool through grade 5. Included on that campus are the Flinchum Gymnasium, Troy Media Center, and Sivvy Theatre. There are 2 fully equipped outdoor playgrounds, an outdoor science learning area, learning pavilion, and trike and scooter path for early childhood students.   

The 19-acre Teel campus in the heart of Severna Park includes the McCleary Student Center, Price Auditorium, Creeden Hall, four athletic fields (including 2 turf fields), the Alumni Walkway, Memorial Gymnasium, and the Edward St. John Athletic Center. The most recent addition is the beautiful new Teel Academic Center which is a state of the art facility housing the Zimmerman Library, Graw Innovation Center, and the Hoehn-Saric Center for Academic Excellence.  The Stine Environmental Center is a 2-acre outdoor learning center situated on the Severn River.

Headmaster

Douglas H. Lagarde


Faculty & Staff

There are 110 teaching faculty: 37 men, and 73 women.
53 administrators/staff
74 members of the faculty and staff hold an advanced degree.

Students

There are 844 students in grades PS through 12: 439 boys and 405 girls.
216 students in the Lower School (PS-5).
210 students in the Middle School (6-8).
417 students in the Upper School (9-12).
The 2018 graduating class totals 99 students.
 

Academics

Our student to teacher ratio is 10-to-1. 
The average class size is 14. 
100% of graduates attend a college or university.


Athletics

We have 47 athletic teams including cross-country, field hockey, football, tennis, soccer, basketball, swimming, wrestling and lacrosse. 


Admission

While admission is selective, qualified students are admitted without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or national origin. 


Financial Aid

For the 2016-2017 school year, Severn awarded more than $2.5 million in need-based financial aid to students from both low and middle-income families.

Trustees

List of 5 items.

  • Officers

    Mr. Thomas L. Carter III '85, Chair (P, AP)
    Mr. James M. Murphy, Vice Chair (P)
    Mr. James P. O'Hare, Treasurer (P, AP)
    Ms. Jenny H. Baker, Secretary (P, AP)
  • Trustees

    Mr. Scott T. Bass (AP)
    Mr. Charles A. Belo (P, AP)
    Mr. David Cahouet (P
    Mrs. Catherine Dea Code (AP)
    Ms. Robyn M. Formica ’87 (P)
    Ms. Mary Chris Gay (P)
    Mr. Richard L. Gergar (P, AP)
    Honorable Beth P. Gesner (P, AP)
    Mrs. Lynne M. Harding (AP) 
    Mr. Kent L. Holtgrewe ’73
    Mrs. Lisa S. Kahan (P, AP) 
    Dr. Katherine Graw Lamond ’96
    Mr. R. Andrew Larkin Jr. (AP)
    Mr. Jon M. Mahan (P)
    Mrs. Jennifer L. Mann (P)
    Mrs. Shaun R. Mathis (P)
    Ms. Katherine W. Ostberg (AP)
    Mr. Eric V. Pikus (P)
    Dr. Diane C. Sweeney (P)
    Mr. Eric L. Veiel (P)
  • Admirals Parents’ Association Representatives

    Mrs. Ann Mooradian (P)
    Mrs. Kari Benoit (P)
  • Alumni Association Representative

    Mr. Darshan P. Kharod ’03
  • Honorary Trustee

    Mr. Thomas L. Carter ’54 (AP)
    • Severn School board of trustees join together on Teel Campus.

      Severn School board of trustees join together on Teel Campus.

The Board of Trustees

Severn School is fortunate to have caring, concerned, and committed individuals serving in a completely voluntary capacity as trustees to the School. 
 
The Board of Trustees exists to perpetuate the educational mission and philosophy of Severn School. It has fiduciary responsibilities and implements the School's vision through the strategic planning process. 
 
Trustees are non-paid members of the School community with varied expertise. They do not hear complaints, set curriculum, hire or supervise faculty (other than the headmaster), determine individual faculty salaries, or in any way intervene in daily operations. The Board supports the School and its leadership and seeks to advance both.

Lower School

Preschool-Grade 5
Chesapeake Campus
1185 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd
Arnold, MD 21012

Middle/Upper School

Grade 6-12
Teel Campus
Severna Park, MD 21146