Our schools - public and private - are safe, happy places where kids can concentrate on their main reason for being there: learning. School personnel work closely with the city's police force in ensuring that our schools are safe, calm places where those who want to learn can learn. A number of students safely walk to school each day. Schools are well equipped with computers, both IBM and Macintosh.
Number of elementary schools: 4 public, 2 private
Number of middle schools: 2 public, 2 private
Number of high schools: 2 public, 2 private
Our schools host a number of academic competitions for students, including the Stock Market Game, Science Olympiad, Science Fair, Spell-A-Thon, Maryland Facts Quiz Bowl, the National Children's Creative Writing Contest Elementary and Middle School Spectra Quiz Bowl, Math Counts, Mock Trial Teams, Secretarial Science Contest Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee, Voice of Democracy, and the Maryland Science Quest.
Athletic programs also abound, with competition in everything from football, soccer, baseball, volleyball and track to tennis, bowling, wrestling and golf.