Boys' Latin

Our motto – Esse quam videri (to be, rather than to seem) encourages each student to grow to his fullest potential. At Boys' Latin, this happens in a boy-focused environment, with small classes, where each individual is uniquely known and cherished.

Our goal is that each boy to grows to be his best, authentic self. Founded in 1844, Boys' Latin is the oldest, non-sectarian school for boys in Maryland. Our ongoing experience shows that BL is a community purposefully focused on the best in education for boys.

Our campus has grown to 41-acres in Roland Park with state-of-the art classrooms and athletic facilities. With 600 students in grades K-12, BL is a small school.

Classes have about ten students, and our hands-on approach with real-world applications makes learning come to life. Our talented faculty members are teachers, advisors, mentors, coaches and often life-long friends.

Our focus is beyond quality academics and has a broader view with opportunities for the whole boy to grow.

Students have challenging goals with rigorous course work plus opportunities to compete in over twelve interscholastic sports, participate in the arts and co-curricular activities and discover the importance of helping others in school-wide community service.

In addition, our character development program focuses on core values – integrity, courage and compassion. BL graduates go on to attend some of the nation's top colleges and universities such as Yale, Princeton and Johns Hopkins or specialty schools such as Berklee College of Music or the U. S. Military Academy at West Point.

Individualized college counseling begins in the freshman year, so each boy is fully prepared and matched with his "best fit" college options.

BL alumni have gone on to be Pulitzer Prize winners, successful entrepreneurs, Rhodes Scholars, firefighters, philanthropists, cartoonists and more.

Learn more about BL at or call to schedule a campus visit (410-377-5192x1137).

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