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Private Schools

Allegany County presents many options for parents regarding childhood educations. Among these options, are the various private Catholic and non-denominational schools in the area. These learning institutions emphasize spirituality, humanism, and ethics along with strong academic curricula. The schools operate in a Christian environment where students are consistently exposed to the philosophies of tolerance, understanding, and reverence.

Children attending these schools will participate in rigorous academic programs to prepare them for the educational and personal demands of their futures. Well-trained and dedicated staff members help to reinforce high academic standards while focusing on morals and values. Young people of all faiths and social backgrounds are welcome and tuition assistance may be available.

In addition to these schools, the area also offers an alternative learning institution that gives parents an option for those children (ages 11-18) who are troubled and in need of extra guidance and encouragement.

For more information, contact the schools below or view their websites.


  • Bishop Walsh School
    700 Bishop Walsh Road
    Cumberland, Maryland 21502
    (301) 724-5360


  • Calvary Christian Academy
    14517 McMullen Highway

    Cresaptown, Maryland 21505
    (301) 729-0791
  • Lighthouse Christian Academy
    2020 Bedford Street

    Cumberland, Maryland 21502
    (301) 777-7375


  • Maryland Salem Children’s Trust
    605 Salem Drive

    Frostburg, Maryland 21532
    (301) 689-3022
  • Educare, LLC
    1068 National Highway
    LaVale, Maryland 21502
    (301) 707-8582