MDIS - Outside PhotoMaryland International School (MDIS) is Howard County's newest private school and is the first school in the region to offer all three International Baccalaureate (IB) programs in conjunction with a STEM academy. We are currently accepting applications for students in grades 1 through 11 for the 2019-2020 school year.

MDIS is located on a beautiful nine-acre campus in Elkridge, MD, conveniently located and easily accessible to major commuter routes with bus transportation services available from most areas.

Children's Magnet Montessori School, the preschool located at MDIS, offers care for children aged 2-years-old through Kindergarten.


The mission of Maryland International School (MDIS) is to provide an academically rigorous and supportive college-preparatory education with an interdisciplinary and applied focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines in order to prepare students to become creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and tomorrow's leaders who think ethically, independently, and globally.  

We believe that culture must be intentionally developed in order to live our mission, realize our vision, and achieve our educational purpose and responsibilities. Therefore, our academic focus is aligned to our school culture. Accordingly, we promote:

1. A culture that is welcoming.
2. A culture in which the conditions for learning are ever-present.
3. A culture in which we examine how our behaviors affect us, others, and our world.
4. A culture in which there is a shared belief that we are a part of something special and great.
5. A culture in which the language creates and facilitates personal pride, purpose, and empowerment.

 (Fisher, Douglas, Frey, Nancy and Pumpian, Ian. How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom. ASCD, 2012. Print.)


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