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Baltimore, MD
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5204 Roland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21210

(410) 323-5500
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October 04, 2015
Very poor academics, especially compared with the abundant choices available in the area. Administration is laughable - completely unable to control rampant bullying and poor instruction.

- submitted by a teacher

September 01, 2015
Our daughter started with RPCS in Kindergarten and we stayed until fifth grade. We lived in an area with very good school districts, so attending RPCS was a choice. We ultimately left partly because of financial issues; the sacrifice was significant for us. We also left because we felt that the school was just not a good fit for us anymore. The experience we had over the first few years from Kindergarten through until about third grade was relatively positive. RPCS became less of a fit for us as our daughter got into third grade and beyond. Part of our problem related to our proximity to RPCS. Most of the children that attend RPCS live in and around the Roland Park area. We did not. It was a logistical challenge to organize get togethers with school friends. The school had a standing rule against children making play date arrangements in school. Our child had difficulty reaching her friends by telephone outside of school, as many parents did not maintain home telephones and cell phones were not a reliable way for our daughter to directly reach friends because of parents' busy work schedules. Our daughter became an outsider in what we felt was a very unhealthy cliquish culture that started to form in third grade, and cemented at fifth grade. The class sizes, a small pool of children that was around 35 kids in all per grade, exacerbated this problem. We think this toxic element of the culture was due in part to an abundance of social privilege that existed at the school. Having now been in the public school system for a few years, we can say with confidence that the academics at RPCS are no better than that which is offered in our community's public school system. The resources RPCS could provide as a privately funded institution were no better than the resources that our county school system offer. We feel our daughter is in a healthier social environment, and we would add that the public school children are more grounded. Our daughter is immersed in an environment that is real- with real kids from real families. She has made many friends and is turning into a well rounded young adult.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2015
The bullying is terrible and pervasive - children were physically hurt - and the administration did nothing because the families involved either attended the school or have made substantial donations

- submitted by a community member

May 22, 2015
RPCS is a private single-sex school in Baltimore. It provides very rigorous academics in a nuturing environment. Extracurricular opportunities are numerous, varied, accessible and very well supported with ample resources; very enriching. The administration is passionate, approachable and responsive to families. The College Counseling department is out-of-this-world!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2015
Very poor teachers (yelling in class, never available for questions, not organized), dirty bathrooms, so many cliques, very unfriendly.

- submitted by a student

July 08, 2013
It was good for academics due to the coordination of classes with Gilman and Bryn Mawr. Socially it is very clique oriented and lousy. The SAT Prep Class required in grades 9-11 does not make improvements. The required tablets are also ridiculously expensive and are prone to viruses. The college counseling is stellar.

- submitted by a community member

April 14, 2013
This is a really good school that cares about the your child academically and emotionally. The school balances rigorious academics in a caring and cooperative learning. They really try to get the best out of every child.

- submitted by a parent

January 10, 2012
My sister and I attended RPCS, our daughters also attended and now my granddaughter is in her 10th year there. It is a very special place. The academics are superior but also, very importantly, learning how to be a person of good character, a compassionate human being and a contributor to the community are stressed. These are life lessons not taught in many schools and, I believe are vital in life. The school is concerned about the whole child, not merely the academic program. Teachers are readily available to the student and her parents for help and encouragement. The academic program is very challenging, the atmosphere is nurturing. And, you hear a lot of laughter and see a lot of smiles in the halls!

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2010
I cannot say enough good things about RPCS and I have several daughters there. My oldest has been there for 13 years and does not want to leave! She entered as a shy child and now she is a leader on the field and in the classroom. She is in a class of great young women who I am sure will be life long friends. Very unique and special school!

- submitted by a parent
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September 10, 2009
RPCS is a wonderful school where the mission is well defined, the faculty focused and the education wonderful. This is a nurturing yet demanding educational environment that promotes individual growth and emphasizes important values for life, but group involvement and cooperation have a high priority. I have been particularly impressed with the faculty and how well they deal with the children. The graduates of this institution are well educated, poised and polished. The facilities have to be as good as those anywhere in this country. I am so happy my children go to this school and cannot say enough good things about it.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2009
Roland Park provides outstanding single sex education. The supportive environment, especially in the lower school, establishes the foot print for success. My daughter has maintained a 40 gpa and is a Division 1 athlete. She would not have found success as easily if she had not had the foundation provided by RPCS.

- submitted by a parent

March 16, 2006
Roland Park is an outstanding private school in Baltimore. Each teacher cares for each individual student. The bond the girls develop throughout the years is immeasurable. RPCS offers great extra curriculars and pushes each girl to reach their potential in every area of their desire.

- submitted by a student

December 12, 2005
This school is great. You really appreciate an RPCS education when you get to college and can hit the ground running. You really see the advantage the school gives you over the years. They prepare excellent writers, leaders, and critical thinkers. You may get tired of the same old classmates, but the variety experiences you have over the years there cannot compare to any other school.

- submitted by a student

September 27, 2004
I agree with the people who say that RPCS was great in lower school. After that I got tired of being with the same people. It was like having too many sisters for too long. I wish that I had gone somewhere else for high school.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2004
The lower school is wonderful but because of poor leadership and permissive upper school parents who want to be popular with their children's friends, boarding school is a better option for Baltimore girls. Because the girls are together for so many years, they hold each other back.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2004
This school was great, i loved it! It has a very strong academic curriculum, and many extracurricular activities! THANK YOU RPCS!

- submitted by a student

August 03, 2004
RPCS equals excellence in education, and is well worth every tuition dollar spent! My daughter is now in Upper School, and has been challenged at every level. Check out the school's website to see the college choices of the class of 2004. That speaks for just how well prepared our students are!

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2004
The lower school is good, but the middle and upper schools are weak. There are better choices in Baltimore.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
The Best. Our Girls are leaders on and off the field and will go many places in their years to come. Thanks to the education and leadership they have at RPCS.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2003
This school provides an excellent environment for academic achievement.

- submitted by a parent
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Roland Park Country School
5204 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD  21210
(410) 323-5500
Last modified Roland Park Country School is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Roland Park Country School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top