Boys' Latin School of Maryland
is an all-boys, college-preparatory school located in Baltimore, Maryland
. Founded in 1844, it is the oldest independent, non-sectarian secondary school in the state of Maryland
. The school is divided into Lower, Middle and Upper Schools. There are approximately 640 students in kindergarten through twelfth grades.
Boys' Latin was founded in 1844 by Evert Marsh Topping, a former classics
professor from Princeton University. The school was located in a downtown housing project (on Brevard Street) until the late 1950s, when its site was selected as part of a city-sponsored urban renewal project. The school relocated to its present campus spanning Lake Avenue
, on the border between Baltimore City
and Baltimore County
, in Roland Park, Baltimore
The faculty has an average of 13 years of teaching experience and 60% hold advanced degrees. With a student to faculty ratio of 8:1, class sizes are small and offer many opportunities for individual interaction with the teacher and for student-centered activities. In addition to the care and instruction of classroom teachers, students in the Middle and Upper Schools are assigned to faculty advisers who monitor their academic and social development. Skills are woven throughout the curriculum. Educational Support Services (ESS) provides learning and teaching support in all divisions.
The Lower School begins with Kindergarten classes where students are first exposed... Read More