BALTIMORE - Boys' Latin School of Maryland sits nestled in North Baltimore. It's the oldest independent school for boys in the state. It was founded in 1844.
With an enrollment of 600 students, the all male environment continues the long standing tradition of inspiring excellence in boys.
"We believe that Boys' Latin is a place where good boys grow to become great men, men of character, men of courage, integrity and compassion for others. We want them to have the skill set to go out and make a difference in this world," said Chris Post, Headmaster of Boys' Latin.
Students enjoy strong academic subjects, small class sizes, athletics and a certain comraderie. According to the International Boys' School Coalition, an all boy environment is where boys learn best.
Zachary Davis is the Student Body President. He has attended Boys' Latin since the sixth grade.
"It has really made me into a better young man I think. There is a big sense of family here at Boys' Latin. All my classmates and I are really close and we all have a good time learning inside the classroom and outside the classrooms," said Davis.
Here are five tips for parents to consider before sending your child to an all- boy independent school.
First, take a look at the school history to check out the learning environment.
Second, an all-boy environment is where boys learn best. They are comfortable. They participate and express themselves more and they are free from distractions.
Third, independent schools can tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of boys to help learning come to life and offer a hands on approach.
Fourth, it offers a sense of community to help boys learn to give back to the community.
And finally, set a standard of authenticity and humility teaching boys to be men with courage, integrity and compassion for others.
Hopefully these tips can help you find the right school for your child.
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