Awesome Day 10 - My High School Was Listed as Top School in Maryland

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According to the website Niche, my high school, Holton-Arms, was recognized as the best school in Maryland.  I am incredibly proud of the education that Holton gave me and my daughter.  It is a single sex, non-denominational school that starts in 3rd grade and goes through high school.  One of the many things that sets Holton apart is its diversity.  Families with many different cultures, values and religion choose to send their daughters to Holton because it is a single sex school which does not have a particular religious orientation.  Holton counts among its notable alumnae a princess of the Jordanian royal family, Christine LaGarde, former director of the International Monetary Fund, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, the actress from VEEP and Seinfeld and Patricia Richardson, actress from Home Improvement plus Shelley Moore Capito, the Senator from West Virginia.

I should also give a shout out to the Landon School, where my son went, which came in 5th on the list, and my local public high school, Walt Whitman, which came in 9th.  Our local elementary school, Burning Tree, came in 87th in the entire state and the middle school, Thomas Pyle, came in 94th.  Clearly, Bethesda has a lot of great schools to choose from.  

Here is some information about why Holton is so awesome!  Holton offers some exceptional programs to its students, encouraging them in STEM studies and global perspectives., recognizing that Holton graduates are members of the wider world beyond the Holton gates.  My daughter majored in math and economics at Boston College because of the strong STEM foundation she received at Holton.  Now she is working on her MBA at the University of Chicago. 

Holton's sights are high and the goal is clear: preparing Holton girls for fluency in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics so that they are prepared to innovate, advocate, and harness the power of STEM fields for the good of the world.

Girls enjoy a 10-year sequence of project-based encounters with STEM disciplines, from the Design Technology program in Lower School to engineering in Upper School.

Students are supported by state-of-the-art technology and facilities as they develop skills of data collection, research, analysis, design, and fabrication. 

 

In 2014, after my daughter graduated, Holton established the Global Scholar honors designation for students with an interest in global issues and international affairs. Upper School students interested in this program take a specialized global curriculum, including four years of world language study, the Global Issues and Perspectives course, participation in a Holton Junior Journey  such as to Costa Rica, an African country or India, and completion of a capstone Senior Project focusing on one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Holton annually hosts exchange students from China and sends some of its own students to study there.  This global perspective starts in the lower grades  from third grade on, when the girls dive into design thinking and global engagement, whether using 3D printers to bring their ideas to life or partnering with classrooms across the globe.

 

Here is the list of the best 100 schools in Maryland in descending order.

  1. Holton-Arms School, Bethesda
  2. The Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore
  3. Poolesville High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  4. Gilman School, Baltimore
  5. Landon School, Bethesda
  6. Georgetown Preparatory School, North Bethesda
  7. Winston Churchill High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  8. Key School, Annapolis
  9. Walt Whitman High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  10. The Bullis School, Potomac
  11. McDonogh School, Owings Mills
  12. Park School of Baltimore, Baltimore
  13. Thomas S. Wootton High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  14. Marriotts Ridge High School, Howard County Public Schools
  15. Walter Johnson High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  16. Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda
  17. River Hill High School, Howard County Public Schools
  18. Richard Montgomery High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  19. Centennial High School, Howard County Public Schools
  20. St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Potomac
  21. Rochambeau The French International School, Bethesda
  22. Saint James School, Hagerstown
  23. Friends School of Baltimore, Baltimore
  24. Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School, Rockville
  25. Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  26. The Heights School, Potomac
  27. Glenelg Country School, Ellicott City
  28. Severn School, Severna Park
  29. St. Paul's School for Boys, Broolandville
  30. Montgomery Blair High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  31. St. Timothy's School, Stevenson
  32. Roland Park Country School, Baltimore
  33. Atholton High School,Howard County Public Schools
  34. Quince Orchard High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  35. Loyola Blakefield, Towson
  36. Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School, Baltimore
  37. Mount Hebron High School, Howard County Public Schools
  38. Washington Waldorf School, Bethesda
  39. Our Lady of Good Counsel High School, Olney
  40. Urbana High School, Frederick County Public Schools
  41. Worcester Preparatory School, Berlin
  42. The Boys' Latin School of Maryland, Baltimore
  43. Notre Dame Preparatory School, Towson
  44. The Academy of the Holy Cross, Kensington
  45. St. Paul's School for Girls, Brooklandville
  46. Waverly Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  47. Hereford High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
  48. Burleigh Manor Middle School, Howard County Public Schools
  49. Glenelg High School, Howard County Public Schools
  50. Eastern Technical High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
  51. Sandy Spring Friends School, Sandy Spring
  52. Garrison Forest School, Owings Mills
  53. Northwest High School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  54. Clarksville Middle School, Howard County Public Schools
  55. Clarksville Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  56. Oldfields School, Sparks Glencoe
  57. George W. Carver Center for Arts & Technology, Baltimore County Public Schools
  58. Al-Huda School, College Park
  59. Washington Christian Academy, Olney
  60. Cold Spring Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  61. Wayside Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  62. Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School,Howard County Public Schools
  63. Centennial Lane Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  64. Reservoir High School, Howard County Public Schools
  65. Seven Locks Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  66. Lime Kiln Middle School, Howard County Public Schools
  67. Pointers Run Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  68. Stone Mill Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  69. Dulaney High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
  70. Folly Quarter Middle School, Howard County Public Schools
  71. Towson High School, Baltimore County Public Schools
  72. Herbert Hoover Middle School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  73. Mount View Middle School, Howard County Public Schools
  74. Travilah Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  75. Barrie School, Silver Spring
  76. Dunloggin Middle School, Howard County Public Schools
  77. Howard High School, Howard County Public Schools
  78. Ilchester Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  79. Fulton Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  80. West Nottingham Academy, Colora
  81. Ellicott Mills Middle School, Howard County Public Schools
  82. Farmland Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  83. Carderock Springs Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  84. West Friendship Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  85. Cabin John Middle School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  86. Bannockburn Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  87. Burning Tree Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  88. Spark M. Matsunaga Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  89. Oakdale High School, Frederick County Public Schools
  90. Connelly School of the Holy Child, Potomac
  91. Fallsmead Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  92. Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy, Rockville
  93. Patapsco Middle School, Howard County Public Schools
  94. Thomas W. Pyle Middle School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  95. Bells Mill Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  96. Robert Frost Middle School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  97. Clemens Crossing Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  98. Diamond Elementary School, Montgomery County Public Schools
  99. Northfield Elementary School, Howard County Public Schools
  100. Beverly Farms Elementary School, Montgomery County Public School

 

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Hello Lise Howe, What a great honor for your school and I can tell how proud you  are about it!

 

Jan 23, 2020 01:07 PM #1
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Lise this is great news, and the whole school district should be very proud of this recognition.

Jan 23, 2020 02:09 PM #2
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Morning Lise.

I so admire those who have knowledge in math and English, those subjects were and still are, difficult for me.  So, once your daughter graduates, what will be her focus for a career?

Jan 24, 2020 01:14 AM #3
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Hello Lise - a good salute to excellence in Maryland high schools.  It's particularly nice to share your personal connection as well.   

Jan 24, 2020 04:58 AM #4
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Lise Howe
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James Dray  lise Courtney is interested in something in the pharmaceutical world.  She is applying for summer internships now   Time will sort it all out

Jan 24, 2020 05:04 AM #5
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That sounds like a great school and I can see why it ended up at the top of the list.

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I like your theme of looking for awesome things - this is a source of pride. 

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Lise- what an awesome thing to be proud of!!!!!  Congratulations to education and learning. 

Jan 25, 2020 10:33 AM #8
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Kathy Streib - thanks so much - I had such a wonderful education at Holton and my daughter got such a great education too - and made so many wonderful friends - hard to believe that I am heading up to my 50th reunion this spring! UGH

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